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Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020
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CREATIVITY
Emory students, faculty join forces with Atlanta artists to explore social justice
The new Emory University Arts and Social Justice Fellowship pairs six Atlanta artists with classes ranging from business to biology to design creative projects that reflect on racial or other inequities and explore how artistic expression can inspire change.

 

NATURE
Study shows how a single gene drives aggression in wild songbirds
Emory neuroscientists show the evolutionary role of a “supergene” at the molecular level, and provide a rare look at how genomic divergence can lead to behavioral divergence in a vertebrate. Graduate student Jennifer Merritt is first author of the paper.

 

INSIGHT
ICYMI: Undergraduate town hall with Emory leaders
President Gregory L. Fenves and Enku Gelaye, vice president and dean of Campus Life, hosted a town hall for undergraduate students Aug. 21. They answered questions from student leaders about campus health and safety amid COVID-19, racial justice and how to stay connected this semester. Click to watch.

 

RECOGNITION
Emory receives high rankings in latest Princeton Review survey
From best college dorms, libraries and lab facilities to overall quality of life, Emory University ranks highly in a wide range of categories in the Princeton Review’s 29th annual edition of “The Best 386 Colleges” guide.

 

FACULTY
'Building Resilience' a timely capstone to Bobbi Patterson’s Emory career
Bobbi Patterson has long studied how to reframe breakdowns and burnouts as opportunities, leading to her new book, "Building Resilience." With changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and her own retirement, she’s practicing her own advice.
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COVID-19 TRACKING
 
Emory Insider

 

Watch the webinar: Join President Gregory L. Fenves and members of the Emory leadership team on Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT for a discussion about the university’s COVID-19 testing efforts, new public COVID-19 dashboard and other campus updates. Join via Zoom here
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Take Note
 
Emory police chief discusses commitment to serve and protect the community
Emory police chief discusses commitment to serve and protect the community

Emory experts to discuss COVID-19 health concerns among minorities; free webinars Aug. 27 and 29
Emory experts to discuss COVID-19 health concerns among minorities; free webinars Aug. 27 and 29

Apply to be part of Ethics and Servant Leadership Forum; deadline is Aug. 28
Apply to be part of Ethics and Servant Leadership Forum; deadline is Aug. 28

Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
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Emory In The News
 
College students prepare to head back home a week into classes as coronavirus cases on campus climb

 

College students prepare to head back home a week into classes as coronavirus cases on campus climb
Aug. 25 |  Carlos del Rio |  CNBC

CDC: Prison COVID-19 cases undercounted without mass testing

 

CDC: Prison COVID-19 cases undercounted without mass testing
Aug. 21 |  Anne Spaulding |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

What you need to know if you plan to fly on an airplane during COVID-19

 

What you need to know if you plan to fly on an airplane during COVID-19
Aug. 20 |  Henry Wu |  Healthline
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Featured Events
 
Student Studio

 

Student Studio
Stop by, take a break and make the Quad your canvas as you create sidewalk chalk art. Monthly Student Studio events are hosted by the Carlos Museum and the Art History Department.
When: Aug. 28, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle in front of Carlos Museum/Carlos Hall
Admission: Free
Virtual Book Club: "Antisemitism: Here and Now"

 

Virtual Book Club: "Antisemitism: Here and Now"
Hear acclaimed historian Deborah Lipstadt discuss her book and share her responses to questions related to the past decade's uptick in antisemitic rhetoric and incidents.
When: Sept. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration requested
AJC Decatur Book Festival Keynote

 

AJC Decatur Book Festival Keynote
Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Emory's Creative Writing Program director, kicks off the festival discussing his book, “The Tradition.”
When: Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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