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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021
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SPRING SEMESTER
 
STUDENTS
Photos: Spring classes begin
The Emory campus gained renewed energy Jan. 25 as most spring classes got underway. Face coverings and physical distancing are required for students, faculty and staff on campus, while many continue to learn, teach and work remotely.

 

WELCOME
Message from President Fenves: Start of the spring semester
President Gregory L. Fenves welcomes the Emory community as spring classes begin. Read the full message.

 

CAMPUS
New semester brings new initiatives and events across Emory
The nine schools that make up Emory University head into the new semester with innovative initiatives, achievements to celebrate and a full slate of engaging virtual speakers and events.

 

HEALTH
Video: Updates on COVID-19 as the new semester begins
Hear how Emory is uniting in the fight against COVID-19 and how you can keep up with the latest information.
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EMORY FORWARD
 
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COVID-19 update: Because of the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our region, the university is adjusting the campus gathering status until Feb. 8. Visit the Emory Forward website for details and to learn about the onboarding process and COVID-19 testing for students coming to campus this spring.
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NEWS
 
CREATIVITY
Emory students, faculty collaborate with Atlanta artists to inspire change
Emory’s Arts and Social Justice Fellows program brings together Emory students and faculty members with Atlanta artists to explore how creative thinking and expression can inspire change.

 

IMPACT
MLK Scholars program continues King’s legacy of service, leadership
Emory’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship has impacted lives for more than 50 years. Read how three recipients continue to carry King’s legacy into their communities.

 

HONOR
Annual MLK Jr. Lecture to focus on ‘Legacy and Responsibilities’
The MLK Jr. Lecture features Emory alum Maggie Anderson discussing "Economic Unity: Our Peaceful and Powerful Protest." Anderson, author of "Our Black Year," speaks Thursday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. Learn more and register to attend the online event.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Alumna wins selective fellowship to study, serve in U.S. Foreign Service
Mary Bohn, a 2020 Emory graduate, has been named a Thomas Pickering Fellow by the U.S. State Department. She is Emory’s fourth fellow in the highly competitive program, which requires a five-year commitment to the Foreign Service.

 

DISCUSSION
Film screening, conversation on life and work of Pellom McDaniels set for Feb. 7
To celebrate Black History Month, Emory Libraries will partner with Atlanta-based BronzeLens Film Festival to host “Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III” on Feb. 7 with special guests Fahamu Pecou, Valerie Boyd and others.

 

UPDATE
Virtual town hall highlights COVID-19 vaccine news
COVID-19 vaccine developments were the focus of a virtual town hall held Jan. 21 — part of an ongoing series of Emory community conversations intended to answer questions and share updated information. Read an overview or watch the full event.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Check out the events planned for Dooley After Dark this semester
Check out the events planned for Dooley After Dark this semester

Spring semester Race and Difference Colloquium Series has begun; view the upcoming programs
Spring semester Race and Difference Colloquium Series has begun; view the upcoming programs

New Carlos Museum exhibit presents Islamic art through time and place
New Carlos Museum exhibit presents Islamic art through time and place

Rollins School of Public Health launches new certificate in climate and health
Rollins School of Public Health launches new certificate in climate and health
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Nix Mann Endowed Lecture: “The Shifting Shape of Classical Art”

 

Nix Mann Endowed Lecture: “The Shifting Shape of Classical Art”
Caroline Vout of the University of Cambridge and the University of Leiden examines how different periods have reinvented what classical art is through digging, dealing, drawing. The lecture ends by asking whether classical art has a future.
When: Jan. 31, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Undergraduate Virtual Spring Student Activities Fair

 

Undergraduate Virtual Spring Student Activities Fair
Learn about activities and groups you can get involved with this semester. Sessions also will be held Feb. 2, 3 and 4.
When: Feb. 1, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
2021 Pellom McDaniels Sports History Lecture Series: "Bigger Than Sports"

 

2021 Pellom McDaniels Sports History Lecture Series: "Bigger Than Sports"
Just days before Super Bowl LV, join author and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant, New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden and Emory history professor Carl Suddler for a timely discussion about sports, politics and African American history.
When: Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Race Beyond Borders: "Understanding Race as a Global Concept: Power, Access and Policy"

 

Race Beyond Borders: "Understanding Race as a Global Concept: Power, Access and Policy"
This event will launch the multi-institutional Race Beyond Borders initiative and offer a first step in bringing voices together to begin a dialogue and process of inquiry about race: how we can start developing a shared understanding of race as a global concept, how concepts of race are constructed in different parts of the world and more.
When: Feb. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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