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Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
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STRATEGIES
Science Gallery Atlanta launches video series on coping and resilience
The "Connect and Cope" video series launches Friday, Nov. 20, with professor Jericho Brown sharing his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry and discussing the importance of creativity in connecting with the world. Emory students will host the online events, which will feature faculty and staff from across the university.

 

FACULTY
Laney Graduate School dean to step down at close of academic year
Lisa A. Tedesco, dean of the Laney Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs — graduate studies, has announced that she will step down at the end of the 2020–2021 academic year.

 

CREATIVITY
Challenges of 2020 prompt creative writing students to view life differently
The seminar Bodies in the World encourages students to explore themselves and their environments in the context of current situations such as the pandemic and Black Lives Matter. From classroom time to campus explorations, they examine their world with fresh perspective.

COMMITMENT
Stopping COVID-19
Emory earned a record $831 million in research funding for the past fiscal year and ranks #3 nationwide in NIH awards for COVID-19 among universities, as researchers shifted course rapidly to tackle the biggest public health crisis in more than 100 years. Plus: See how Emory is helping find answers to six big COVID-19 questions.

 

CLASSROOM
Data science course delivers new perspectives on language
Combining the humanities with the cutting-edge field of data science, an innovative course examines how turning text into data can lead to new insights on topics ranging from poetry to social media posts.

 

SCIENCE
Gaining better understanding of plants' role in antibacterial activity
Undergraduate and graduate students in Cassandra Quave's lab helped compile the first comprehensive review of plant natural products that play a role in antibacterial activity, to guide the search for new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

HONOR
Paying tribute to veterans and their leadership
Emory’s 12th annual Veterans Day commemoration featured a ceremony with student-veterans and a panel discussion with alumni service members sharing their perspectives on leading through crisis.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Flu shots required for students returning to campus spring semester; learn more
Flu shots required for students returning to campus spring semester; learn more

It's not too late to participate in Emory Cares; find a project that fits your schedule
It's not too late to participate in Emory Cares; find a project that fits your schedule

Study shows vaccine tested at Emory highly effective in preventing COVID-19
Study shows vaccine tested at Emory highly effective in preventing COVID-19

University to launch new main website later this month
University to launch new main website later this month

Warp Speed chief visits Emory, urges participation in COVID-19 vaccine trials
Warp Speed chief visits Emory, urges participation in COVID-19 vaccine trials
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COVID-19 SCREENING
 
Emory Insider

 

New procedures: Emory University’s COVID-19 screening program for asymptomatic individuals is transitioning to a saliva-based collection platform (replacing the rapid antigen nasal swab). This new testing platform is highly sensitive, provides increased testing capacity for the Emory community and employs a significantly more comfortable collection methodology. Students living on campus in residence halls during winter break will be required to test each week. Learn more.
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Featured Events
 
EGHI 2020 Global Health Scholars Symposium

 

EGHI 2020 Global Health Scholars Symposium
The Emory Global Health Institute's 2020 field scholars will share their global health research and lessons learned during their summer experiences. Winners of the HACK COVID-19 hackathon also will present their projects.
When: Nov. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
JWJI 2020 Election Forum: “What Happened and Why?”

 

JWJI 2020 Election Forum: “What Happened and Why?”
Panelists will discuss results of the 2020 elections, moderated by Andra Gillespie. Political scholars from Duke, University of California at Riverside, Princeton and Emory will participate.
When: Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Dooley's Players: "Arsenic and Old Lace"

 

Dooley's Players: "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Reserve your spot to watch Dooley’s Players perform the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Performances will be online Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When: Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
What Democrats are up against in Georgia

 

What Democrats are up against in Georgia
Nov. 14 |  Joseph Crespino |  New York Times

Black patients get worse care after cardiac arrest

 

Black patients get worse care after cardiac arrest
Nov. 13 |  Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula |  U.S. News and World Report

Choosing the best mask to protect you and others, according to new CDC guidelines

 

Choosing the best mask to protect you and others, according to new CDC guidelines
Nov. 11 |  Marybeth Sexton and Henry Wu |  CNN
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