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For Students of Emory University
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
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COMMITMENT
Emory president updates actions university is taking for racial justice
In a community message, President Gregory L. Fenves discusses progress on the path to make Emory more inclusive. Steps include reappointing the Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations, establishing the Descendants Endowment and launching the University Committee on Naming Honors.

 

INTERNATIONAL
Emory celebrates Global Diversity Awareness Month
Misael Romero-Reyes, a chemistry PhD student in Laney Graduate School, is among the Emory students, faculty and staff members featured in the #GlobalDiversity2020 social media campaign.

 

ARTS
Emory University Symphony Orchestra plays from around the world during Oct. 24 concert
The Emory University Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the academic year on Saturday, Oct. 24. Featuring material recorded during the spring and fall, the virtual concert showcases Emory student musicians performing from their homes around the globe.

LEGACY
39th Carter Town Hall features message from President Carter, questions with grandson Jason Carter
With health in mind, Emory’s annual Carter Town Hall was held virtually, as students watched a special message from Emory professor and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, then heard his eldest grandson, Jason Carter, answer their questions live.

 

CLASSROOM
New hip-hop class reinforces the power of community through dance
Alumnus Julio Medina returned to campus last year as faculty with the Emory Dance Program. He’s already breaking new ground for the university, helping students connect through Emory’s first course in hip-hop dance.

 

FACULTY
Stewart’s new book ‘Black Women, Black Love’ examines African American marriage
Emory professor Dianne Stewart’s latest book, “Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage,” is a new look at a troubling topic and evolved from her own teaching, research and support of friends and colleagues.

CONNECTIONS
Minority-owned businesses get a boost from MBA students
Each year, Goizueta MBA students work closely with a range of companies and organizations on strategies to solve real-world business problems. These projects are part of Goizueta IMPACT, an approach to experiential learning that bridges theory to practice. (Photo taken in December 2019.)
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ELECTION 2020
 
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Path to the polls: Your vote is your voice, and Emory wants all students to be well informed during this election season. The Emory Votes Initiative website is a great place for you to access nonpartisan voter information, links to credible resources and more as you prepare to cast your votes.  
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Take Note
 
School of Medicine holds White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024; watch the virtual event
School of Medicine holds White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024; watch the virtual event

Rothschild Lecture on Oct. 29 features Eric K. Ward on 'Skin in the Game'
Rothschild Lecture on Oct. 29 features Eric K. Ward on 'Skin in the Game'

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October

Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff

Emory helps establish national standard of care for COVID-19 treatment
Emory helps establish national standard of care for COVID-19 treatment
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HOMECOMING 2020
 
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Emory celebrates Homecoming Oct. 19-25 with a wide range of activities for students and friends of the university. Most events will be held virtually. Highlights include a musical showcase featuring stars from Broadway’s “Hamilton” and Emory alumni bands Indigo Girls and the Shadowboxers. See the Emory Alumni Association's full schedule here and check out some featured events below.
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Featured Events
 
Homecoming Highlight: “SKITFest: A Twist on Emory's Beloved Songfest Tradition”

 

Homecoming Highlight: “SKITFest: A Twist on Emory's Beloved Songfest Tradition”
A spinoff of Songfest, SKITFest will feature skit and music video performances from all first-year residence halls and live judging from Emory VIPs, including President Gregory L. Fenves, Interim Provost Jan Love, and Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Enku Gelaye.
When: Oct. 23, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Homecoming Highlight: "Musical Showcase"

 

Homecoming Highlight: "Musical Showcase"
Gather around the computer to hear Sydney Harcourt and Lexi Lawson reprise their Broadway roles from "Hamilton" and share stories about their experiences. The musical journey will also feature exclusive performances by two Emory-born groups: Grammy Award-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls and the Shadowboxers.
When: Oct. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Homecoming Highlight: "Health and Justice for All: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Impact"

 

Homecoming Highlight: "Health and Justice for All: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Impact"
With the passing of Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. lost not only a tremendous legal mind but also an advocate for health, racial and ethnic equality, and women’s and LGBTQ rights. Hear how her work shaped the careers, lives and hopes for the future of three alumni.
When: Oct. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Big Visions: Outdoor Art Projections
When: Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Outside the Schwartz Building (wall along Clifton Road)
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Roll to the Polls with the Emory Votes Shuttle
When: Oct. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free; registration for a specific ride time required (service also available Sunday, Oct. 25)
 
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Webinar: "Debating Economic Policies of the 2020 Presidential Candidates"
When: Oct. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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