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Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
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SCIENCE
Ancient DNA lab maps little-explored human lineages
In Emory’s new ancient DNA lab, students – including Rosseirys “Ro” De La Rosa, Yemko Pryor and Amanda Owings – are working with anthropologist John Lindo to map genetic lineages of the deep past to better understand modern-day populations of the Americas.

 

CAMPUS
Diversity Week celebrates the rich tapestry of Emory University
The Emory community is observing National Diversity Week Oct. 4-10 with events celebrating the rich tapestry of human experiences on campus. Topics include social and racial justice, Latinx music, voting rights and more. See the full schedule.

 

IMPACT
Nevertheless, they persisted: Scholars examine history of women’s suffrage
Eléonore Raoul, the first woman admitted to Emory and a graduate of Emory School of Law, played an important role in fighting for women’s voting rights. Emory marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with programs on Oct. 8 and Oct. 22.

RESOURCES
Emory expands access to free, anytime health services for all students
Whether on campus or off, all Emory students can now gain support through Emory Student Telehealth, which provides free, 24/7 access to licensed medical and mental health professionals.

 

INSIGHT
Catholic theologian Shawn Copeland to give Candler’s McDonald Lectures
As holder of the McDonald Chair, Shawn Copeland will present public lectures on Oct. 14 and during spring semester. She is recognized as one of the most important influences in North America in drawing attention to issues surrounding African American Catholics.

 

COMMUNITY
Scott Lilienfeld remembered for advancing psychology while embodying kindness
Scott Lilienfeld, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology at Emory, passed away Sept. 30. As colleagues and students share, he was a “master teacher” as well as a recognized authority on pseudoscience in psychology and a preeminent scholar of psychopathy.

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory student receives fellowship grant for humanities work
Emory junior Annie Li has received a fellowship grant for her work on the university’s Stories from the Pandemic website. The site collects and publishes stories about experiences related to COVID-19.
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Take Note
 
Submit entries for the Global Health and the Arts Prize by Oct. 9
Submit entries for the Global Health and the Arts Prize by Oct. 9

Watch Theater Emory's online production of 'The White Plague' through Oct. 11
Watch Theater Emory's online production of 'The White Plague' through Oct. 11

Spanish faculty member Lisa Dillman named National Book Award finalist
Spanish faculty member Lisa Dillman named National Book Award finalist

Emory shares in $18.2 million NIH award to continue work on COVID-19 tests
Emory shares in $18.2 million NIH award to continue work on COVID-19 tests
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Halloween safety: Have you wondered how to safely observe Halloween during COVID-19? Tune in to hear Colleen Kraft, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, answer questions during an Emory Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. 
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Featured Events
 
Webinar: "Wait, What's an Ombuds?"

 

Webinar: "Wait, What's an Ombuds?"
In celebration of Ombuds Day, join a lighthearted quiz show with prizes to learn what an ombuds is (and does) and get to know Emory ombuds Lynell Cadray and Brian Green.
When: Oct. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Virtual Concert: Beethoven Violin and Cello Sonatas

 

Virtual Concert: Beethoven Violin and Cello Sonatas
The Beethoven 2020 celebration continues with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) performing Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 4 and Violin Sonata No. 8. Part of the Cooke Noontime Concert Series.
When: Oct. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Webinar: "Why Compassion Matters Today and Tomorrow"

 

Webinar: "Why Compassion Matters Today and Tomorrow"
Hear internationally known psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence” and co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, an organization that has helped integrate emotional literacy into schools worldwide.
When: Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Lecture: "Revolutionary Love: See No Stranger"

 

Lecture: "Revolutionary Love: See No Stranger"
Valarie Kaur – Sikh activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer – shares her belief in hope and revolutionary love as described in her new book, "See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love." This Oxford Studies event is open to all Emory students, faculty and staff.
When: Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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Emory In The News
 
Same-sex marriage at risk as Supreme Court gets more conservative

 

Same-sex marriage at risk as Supreme Court gets more conservative
Oct. 6 |  Tim Holbrook |  CNN

Dogs’ brains ‘not hardwired’ to respond to human faces

 

Dogs’ brains ‘not hardwired’ to respond to human faces
Oct. 5 |  Daniel Dilks |  The Guardian

ICE is guilty of unsafe practices in detention centers causing COVID-19 to spread

 

ICE is guilty of unsafe practices in detention centers causing COVID-19 to spread
Oct. 5 |  Amy Zeidan |  The Hill
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