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For Students of Emory University
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
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CAMPUS
Emory announces plan for spring 2021 semester
President Gregory L. Fenves announces the university’s plan for spring semester, including class formats, the academic calendar, a modest increase in residential students, changing to saliva-based COVID-19 testing and more.

 

INSIGHT
Decision 2020: Emory experts weigh in on the presidential race
While all elections shape history, the 2020 presidential race is poised to be one for the record books. With early voting now underway in Georgia, five Emory election experts pinpoint the key issues and what’s at stake.

 

ACTIVITIES
Live vicariously through Swoop on a Homecoming bucket list adventure
Emory celebrates Homecoming Oct. 19-25 with a wide range of activities for both students and alumni. Most events will be held virtually. Highlights include a conversation with Broadway stars from “Hamilton,” tributes to heroes such as U.S. Rep. John Lewis and the annual Student Talent Showcase.

CONNECTIONS
Prospective doctoral students SOAR with special Laney programs
Approximately 60 potential students learned more about their graduate programs of interest through "Learning about Laney," a preview vistation day that went virtual this year. The visit day and LGS-SOAR are two ways Laney Graduate School reaches diverse scholars.

 

COMMITMENT
Emory Community Compact: Meet students and staff helping Emory beat COVID-19
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the Community Compact outlines individual guidelines, including wearing face coverings and physical distancing. Meet the compact coordinators and proctors who help students remember these responsibilities.

 

VIEWPOINTS
Online seminar series examines Reconstruction and its modern-day impact
Emory’s Rose Library and Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry will host an online panel discussing "Defining the Black Reconstruction Archive" on Oct. 20. The event, moderated by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, is part of a tribute series honoring Pellom McDaniels III.

RECOGNITION
Emory PhD graduate receives 2020 MacArthur Fellowship
Tressie McMillan Cottom, a Laney Graduate School alumna, has received a prestigious 2020 MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of her work to shape discourse on issues related to race, gender, education and digital technology.
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day
 
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On Monday, Emory formally recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time, honoring the resilience, history, traditions and cultures of Indigenous and Native American peoples — including the Muscogee Creek Nation, the first inhabitants of the land our campus calls home. Read the announcement by President Gregory L. Fenves and Interim Provost Jan Love and watch a panel discussion led by English professor Craig Womack (Creek) on “McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding the Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Decision Across Native America.” 
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Take Note
 
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October

Join the fun of virtual Library Day on Tuesday, Oct. 20
Join the fun of virtual Library Day on Tuesday, Oct. 20

The Carlos Museum Bookshop is scheduling individual shopping appointments; learn more
The Carlos Museum Bookshop is scheduling individual shopping appointments; learn more

Nominate an outstanding individual to receive an honorary degree at Commencement; submit by Nov. 2
Nominate an outstanding individual to receive an honorary degree at Commencement; submit by Nov. 2

Gender parity review of psychological science shows progress and problems
Gender parity review of psychological science shows progress and problems
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Roll to the polls: If you are on or near campus and registered to vote in DeKalb County, your closest advanced voting site prior to the Nov. 3 elections is Bullock Science Center at Agnes Scott College. Emory Votes Initiative is running a safe, dedicated Emory Votes shuttle between Woodruff Circle and Agnes Scott on Oct. 17–18 and Oct. 24–25. Learn more and sign up for a ride.
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Featured Events
 
Student Studio: Rangoli Creation

 

Student Studio: Rangoli Creation
Create your own rangoli with stencils and colored rice powder, or make your own design. Face coverings and appropriate physical distancing are required. Gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided.
When: Oct. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 Virtual Race Through Space Day

 

Virtual Race Through Space Day
Download the new “Race Through Space” app and join other participants in a virtual race across galaxies. The app and race are from Science ATL, the engineers of Atlanta Science Festival.
When: Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Virtual
Admission: Free
Virtual Concert: Cellist Khari Joyner

 

Virtual Concert: Cellist Khari Joyner
Acclaimed musician and arts ambassador Khari Joyner is one of the leading cellists of his generation. Enjoy this recorded concert, followed by a live Q&A via Zoom.
When: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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Emory In The News
 
Medical residents learn to treat the growing health hazards of climate change

 

Medical residents learn to treat the growing health hazards of climate change
Oct. 12 |  Rebecca Philipsborn |  National Public Radio

The books that shaped me: Tayari Jones

 

The books that shaped me: Tayari Jones
Oct. 12 |  Tayari Jones |  Good Housekeeping

Dogs and cats: Their brains, faces, blinking eyes and us

 

Dogs and cats: Their brains, faces, blinking eyes and us
Oct. 11 |  Daniel Dilks |  Psychology Today
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