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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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ACHIEVEMENT
Emory prepares to celebrate the extraordinary Class of 2020
Emory University will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 next month with a series of Commencement experiences designed to unite graduates separated by a global pandemic in new and innovative ways.

 

EDUCATION
Classes that click: Psychology of leadership
For Caroline Wilkinson, transitioning to remote learning began with spending time creating her optimal learning environment. For professor Stephen Nowicki, it meant his first foray into incorporating remote technology into his lessons. "Classes that Click" explores how Emory is adapting to remote learning.

 

SCIENCE
'Things don’t always go as planned:' Emory biology labs reinforce learning from uncertainty
Transitioning to remote learning brought challenges for every class, especially those with hands-on components. But leaving the labs didn’t stop the science, as seen through Emory’s undergraduate biology classes.

RESEARCH
Bat ecology in the age of pandemics
Disease ecologist and Emory PhD candidate Amanda Vicente leads a team of students exploring how human pressures on the natural world boost the risk of a pathogen jumping from wildlife to people.

 

HEALTH
Emory Healthcare opens COVID-19 drive-through testing site
Emory Healthcare has opened a drive-through testing site at Executive Park for individuals suspected of having COVID-19. Testing visits are by appointment only.

 

COMMUNITY
'Science of Grief' web event will explore pandemic themes of loss, hope
As COVID-19 devastates communities around the world, Emory faculty and health care providers will collaborate with Science Gallery to host a virtual program on April 29 exploring loss, hope and creativity during this crisis.

HONORS
Emory student named 2020 Truman Scholar for promoting economic justice
Josh Kaplan, an Emory College junior, has been named a 2020 Harry S. Truman Scholar for his work on economic justice for marginalized communities. He is among only 62 college students in the U.S. to receive the highly competitive honor.
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EARTH DAY
 
ENVIRONMENT
WaterHub marks sustainability milestones
As Emory celebrates Earth Day, the university's WaterHub reaches five years of milestones with more than 300 million gallons of campus wastewater reclaimed and recycled. The WaterHub continues to be a global model for water recycling.

 

RECOGNITION
Sustainability Innovator Awards honor faculty, staff and students
Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives has announced this year's winners of the Robert S. Hascall Sustainability Innovator Awards, given to students, faculty and staff who employ research, academics, engagement and leadership to foster sustainability across the university.
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TOWN HALL
 
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Be informed: Learn how the university is planning for the future and dealing with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic during a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are invited; a recording of the session will be available afterwards.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Register for EGHI/Georgia Tech virtual "Hack COVID-19"; competition set for May 8-16
Register for EGHI/Georgia Tech virtual "Hack COVID-19"; competition set for May 8-16

Visit the Virtual Community Hub to connect with students, tap into activities and find ways to care for yourself and others
Visit the Virtual Community Hub to connect with students, tap into activities and find ways to care for yourself and others

Support the Carlos Museum by shopping the online bookstore
Support the Carlos Museum by shopping the online bookstore
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COVID-19 UPDATES
 
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Coronavirus and our community: Emory is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors. See the latest coronavirus updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and resources if you need support.
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
International Student Support Group

 

International Student Support Group
Login to connect with other international students to talk about your academic concerns, career/immigration stress and other things.
When: April 23, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Lunafest 2020 Film Festival

 

Lunafest 2020 Film Festival
Join the Center for Women during a synchronous watch party for Lunafest 2020, a national film festival that showcases original short films by, for and about women.
When: April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Workshop: "Prepare for Procrastination"

 

Workshop: "Prepare for Procrastination"
Is procrastination getting in the way of you completing homework, studying for finals or other activities? This workshop will help you identify what perpetuates your procrastination and develop skills to break the cycle.
When: April 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Workshop: "Virtually Mindful"

 

Workshop: "Virtually Mindful"
Join Emory's mindfulness community whether you're looking for new ways to improve your well-being or are a seasoned practitioner.
When: April 28, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
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EMORY EXPERTS ON COVID-19
 
How a coronavirus symptom checker came to steer patients to care from Texas to Estonia

 

How a coronavirus symptom checker came to steer patients to care from Texas to Estonia
April 21 |  Justin Schrager and Anna Quay Yaffee |  STAT

Olympics: Organizers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say

 

Olympics: Organizers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say
April 20 |  Zach Binney |  Reuters

The critical issue Congress must include in the next COVID-19 funding package

 

The critical issue Congress must include in the next COVID-19 funding package
April 20 |  Dabney P. Evans |  The Hill

Coronavirus FAQs: Can sunlight kill the virus? How risky is an elevator ride?

 

Coronavirus FAQs: Can sunlight kill the virus? How risky is an elevator ride?
April 17 |  Juan Leon and Julia Silva Sobolik |  National Public Radio

Coronavirus anxiety and sadness: Tips for coping

 

Coronavirus anxiety and sadness: Tips for coping
April 17 |  Nadine Kaslow |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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