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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021
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CAMPUS
Emory University sets tuition for 2021-22 academic year
Emory President Gregory L. Fenves has set the academic year 2021-22 tuition and fee schedule for Emory’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. The tuition review process included leaders from across the university.

 

SCIENCE
Viral sequencing can reveal how SARS-CoV-2 spreads and evolves
The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants that are adding twists in the battle against COVID-19 highlight the need for better genomic monitoring of the virus, says biologist Katia Koelle. The published work included PhD student Michael Martin as first author and postdoctoral fellow David VanInsberghe as co-author.

 

CONNECTIONS
Boldness defines first John Lewis Case Competition finalists
The “good trouble” legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis permeated the first nationwide business case competition honoring him, created by students at Goizueta Business School and culminating during King Week.

OBSERVANCE
Emory commemorates Black History Month with events throughout February
Departments across Emory will host numerous virtual activities during February in recognition of Black History Month, including panel discussions, a film screening and conversations with artists and authors.

 

INSPIRATION
MLK Lecture connects King’s legacy with economic responsibilities today
Emory alum Maggie Anderson gained international attention in 2009 as her family lived out her public pledge to only “buy Black” for an entire year. Anderson shared her empowerment experiment as the university’s 2021 MLK Jr. Lecture speaker.

 

PARTNERSHIP
Emory joins Morningside Foundation on competition to solve critical global health challenges
Emory University and the Morningside Foundation have deepened their long partnership by collaborating on a multidisciplinary international student competition aimed at addressing real-world, critical global health challenges.

GROWTH
Master planning update anticipates investment that will shape Emory’s future
In 1915, architect Henry Hornbostel drafted Emory’s first master plan, establishing the foundation for strategic growth that continues today. The new framework plan includes the Graduate Student Housing Initiative, which will provide housing along Haygood Drive for graduate students to live within walking distance to campus.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
 
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Stay informed: Emory’s next community update on the COVID-19 vaccine will be Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. The virtual town hall will feature President Gregory L. Fenves; Amir St. Clair, associate vice president and executive director for COVID-19 response and recovery; Alan Anderson, assistant vice president, university partnerships; Nicole M. Franks, chief quality officer and attending physician, Emory University Hospital Midtown; and Nadine Rouphael, professor, Department of Medicine. Join the live town hall or watch it later on the Emory Forward website.
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TAKE NOTE
 
2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12
2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12

International Awards recognize value of global work; watch on Feb. 4
International Awards recognize value of global work; watch on Feb. 4

Science Gallery Atlanta names curator for inaugural exhibition on addiction
Science Gallery Atlanta names curator for inaugural exhibition on addiction

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
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WEATHER AWARENESS
 
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Stay safe: Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia is Feb. 1-5. Learn about steps you can take to be prepared in case of emergencies, such as downloading Emory’s safety app, LiveSafe.
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
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
Panel Discussion: "The Insurrection at the Capitol: Where Do We Go from Here?"

 

Panel Discussion: "The Insurrection at the Capitol: Where Do We Go from Here?"
How can we heal as a nation when our country is more divided than ever? Hear from Emory College professors Jeffrey Lesser, Carol Anderson and Jeffrey Staton and discuss these questions in smaller groups.
When: Feb. 4, 7:30 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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