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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
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COMMUNITY
Emory Votes Initiative encourages students to plan your 'path to the polls'
Emory celebrated National Voter Registration Day with a virtual voter registration event designed to share inspiration, information and resources. Learn more about why voting matters and how you can make your voice heard.

 

CAMPUS
Emory announces search advisory committee for next provost
As Emory’s chief academic officer, the provost provides essential leadership for education and research. The search advisory committee is chaired by President Gregory L. Fenves and includes faculty members, students, deans and a trustee.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Campus compost streams temporarily diverted to landfills
Although Emory's compost is currently being sent to landfills after the vendors that handle it were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is encouraged to keep sorting trash in the recycle, compost and landfill bins while Campus Services negotiates with new vendors.

 

RESEARCH
COVID-19 vaccine tested at Emory spurs immune response in older adults
A Phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults. Emory was one of three sites in the nation to enroll adults ages 56 and older as part of the trial.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Solar energy conversion focus of Emory chemist’s new research
Emory scientists will search for a way to convert sunlight into storable and transportable fuels as part of a multi-institutional research group receiving a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

CREATIVITY
October brings the arts to all with virtual concerts, theater productions and more
October arts activities at Emory include a free virtual concert featuring internationally acclaimed flutist, saxophone player and pianist Jane Bunnett Cuban with the award-winning jazz ensemble Maqueque on Oct. 2.
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Take Note
 
Watch last week's fireside chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Emory experts about the latest COVID-19 news
Watch last week's fireside chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Emory experts about the latest COVID-19 news

Stop by Ebrik Coffee Room at the Carlos Museum for to-go options
Stop by Ebrik Coffee Room at the Carlos Museum for to-go options

Goizueta students help Porsche with data strategy and sustainability efforts
Goizueta students help Porsche with data strategy and sustainability efforts
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'YOUR FANTASTIC MIND'
 
Emory Insider

 

Trace the opioid crisis: Watch episode 4 of the “Your Fantastic Mind” television series, focusing on the opioid crisis in Georgia. Hear firsthand stories and learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the crisis and what treatments hold hope for those affected.
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Featured Events
 
Virtual Theater: "Antigone in Ferguson"

 

Virtual Theater: "Antigone in Ferguson"
This performance of Sophocles' "Antigone" fuses dramatic readings with choral music. A discussion about racialized and gender-based violence, health inequity and other issues will follow; Emory junior Elizabeth Jones is a panelist. Presented by Theater of War Productions. Co-sponsors include the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
When: Oct. 2, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Decatur Book Festival: Endnote with Natasha Trethewey

 

Decatur Book Festival: Endnote with Natasha Trethewey
Hear poet and author Natasha Trethewey discuss her recent release, “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir” with interviewer Rosemary Magee.
When: Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Lecture: "Did You See Light Pour Out of Me? Literary Art and Racial Reckoning"

 

Lecture: "Did You See Light Pour Out of Me? Literary Art and Racial Reckoning"
Tameka Cage Conley, Oxford College assistant professor of English and creative writing, will read from her novel-in-progress.
When: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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Emory In The News
 
When being tired is actually depression

 

When being tired is actually depression
Sept. 28 |  Nadine Kaslow |  Huffpost

How a conservative 6-3 majority would reshape the Supreme Court

 

How a conservative 6-3 majority would reshape the Supreme Court
Sept. 28 |  Tom Clark |  ABC News

A theory about conspiracy theories

 

A theory about conspiracy theories
Sept. 28 |  Shauna Bowes |  New York Times
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