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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020
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ACCOMPLISHMENT
Outstanding students selected as new cohort of Woodruff Scholars
Five nationally ranked high school debaters are among the 29 members of the extraordinary class of Woodruff Scholars joining Emory this fall. Recipients of the university’s top merit scholarships also include a playwright, a poet, science researchers, musicians and community advocates.

 

LEADERSHIP
Message from President Fenves: COVID-19 tracking and community update
Read a message from President Gregory L. Fenves about the university's new COVID-19 dashboard, the importance of testing and more. You can also view a webinar with President Fenves, faculty, staff and student leaders discussing Emory’s prevention strategies and progress.

 

COMMUNITY
Help slow the spread of COVID-19 'For You. For Us. For Emory.'
A new public health campaign encourages members of the Emory community to take care of each other by continuing to wear face coverings, wash hands and follow physical distancing guidelines. Many student groups have also implemented their own initiatives to help slow the spread.

LITERATURE
Virtual 2020 Decatur Book Festival spotlights Emory-related authors
The Decatur Book Festival will be virtual this year, with several prominent Emory-related events. Highlights include Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Jericho Brown and Natasha Trethewey, as well as a remembrance film and discussion honoring Pellom McDaniels III. Brown, director of Emory's renowned Creative Writing Program, is the opening keynote speaker on Friday, Sept. 4.

 

HONORS
Immunologist Max Cooper to deliver 2020 Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Fifty years ago, Max Cooper made a historic discovery that forever changed the understanding of the human immune system. On Sept. 8, he will deliver this year’s Emory University Distinguished Faculty Lecture, titled “How Did Our Immune System Evolve?”

 

IMPACT
Emory acquires archive of Black Panther Party activist Kathleen Cleaver
The papers of former Black Panther Party member and retired Emory Law faculty member Kathleen Cleaver can help researchers learn the problems faced by those fighting for racial justice in the past.

REMEMBRANCE
Lifting every voice: The inspiration and impact of Pellom McDaniels III
Pellom McDaniels III was known for his enthusiasm and generous nature as the curator of African American collections at Emory’s Rose Library. His life and legacy will be honored Sept. 9 with a video and discussion during the Decatur Book Festival.
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Take Note
 
2020 Winship Win the Fight 5K goes virtual beginning Sept. 26
2020 Winship Win the Fight 5K goes virtual beginning Sept. 26

'Your Fantastic Mind' TV series features Emory's work on COVID-19, opioid crisis and more
'Your Fantastic Mind' TV series features Emory's work on COVID-19, opioid crisis and more

Check out the topics for JWJI's Race and Difference Colloquium Series this semester
Check out the topics for JWJI's Race and Difference Colloquium Series this semester

Emory Law alum named one of Billboard's top music lawyers for 2020
Emory Law alum named one of Billboard's top music lawyers for 2020

Read about recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Read about recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
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Emory In The News
 
'We the Africans': How two U.S. college students are fighting a hunger pandemic in Ghana and Nigeria

 

'We the Africans': How two U.S. college students are fighting a hunger pandemic in Ghana and Nigeria
Sept. 1 |  Koluchi Odiegwu and Mary Yeboah |  Ms. Magazine

USPS removes thousands of mailboxes each year; in 2020, mail-in ballots make it political

 

USPS removes thousands of mailboxes each year; in 2020, mail-in ballots make it political
Aug. 31 |  Bernard Fraga |  USA Today

New coronavirus cases nationwide are down, but experts warn not to relax mitigation measures

 

New coronavirus cases nationwide are down, but experts warn not to relax mitigation measures
Aug. 28 |  Ben Lopman |  U.S. News and World Report
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Featured Events
 
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
"In This Moment"

 

"In This Moment"
In this first program of a new lunchtime series, Carlos Museum curators Ruth Allen and Amanda Hellman discuss satire and masquerade as vehicles for political critique in both classical antiquity and contemporary African societies.
When: Sept. 4, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Reading Series with Poet Kaveh Akbar

 

Reading Series with Poet Kaveh Akbar
Poet Kaveh Akbar will present a brief craft lecture on — and reading of — "poems that break," followed by a conversation with Creative Writing Program faculty member Heather Christle. Attendees can join in with their own questions via chat.
When: Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Emory Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair

 

Emory Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair
Register through Handshake to learn how you can explore career options and experiential opportunities such as internships.
When: Sept. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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