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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
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COMMITMENT
Healing our 'two traumas'
Physicians and alums Kevin L. Gilliam II and Iesha Galloway-Gilliam will discuss COVID-19 and systemic racism Feb. 17 for the annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture, part of Emory’s packed schedule of Black History Month events. Learn about their experiences at the collision point of health and social justice.

 

ANALYSIS
Student research helps explain historic U.S. Senate races
Undergraduate political science major Cara Waite worked with professor Bernard Fraga to analyze the voter demographics that shaped the outcome of Georgia's Senate races.

 

SUPPORT
Grant to help with work uncovering Atlanta’s racial history
Emory’s Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project will work with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on uncovering Atlanta’s racial history through a $17 million grant that will also fund an expansion of the Atlanta museum.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory joins launch of ATL Action for Racial Equity
Emory is a founding member of ATL Action for Racial Equity, launched Feb. 9 by the Metro Atlanta Chamber. The multi-year initiative is designed to help address the ongoing effects of systemic racism impacting the Black community.

 

CAMPUS
Rose Library welcomes new African American collections curator
The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library will introduce Emory alum Clinton Fluker as its new curator of African American collections at an online event Feb. 23 as part of Black History Month activities.

CONNECTIONS
Faculty Showcase to welcome new Emory faculty, feature poetry of Jericho Brown
Faculty Showcase, a Feb. 22 virtual event celebrating new Emory faculty, features professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown, who will read poems reflecting Emory’s nine schools and then engage with new faculty representing those units.
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COVID-19 NEWS
 
COLLABORATION
Emory and Georgia Tech students join forces to ‘Hack COVID-19’
The HACK COVID-19 competition, led by the Emory Global Health Institute and Georgia Tech, tackled an important topic: products that help schools and businesses safely reopen in light of the pandemic. Learn about the winning entries.

 

WELLNESS
Face coverings: Emory experts' advice to better protect yourself and others
In a Facebook Live event, infectious diseases expert Marybeth Sexton discussed “Everything You Need to Know about Masks” with public health expert Jodie Guest. Watch the recording to hear advice on the best types to wear, whether doubling up has benefits, how protective a face shield might be and more.

 

HEALTH CARE
Emory expanding post-COVID clinics for 'long haulers'
Emory physicians have established post-COVID clinics to provide follow-up care for people who continue to experience persistent symptoms. Researchers plan to investigate the origin of “long haul COVID,” which can take a variety of forms.

 

PERSPECTIVES
COVID-19 missteps could be used to help strengthen science, public health
As the U.S. continues to lead the world in coronavirus deaths and cases, Emory experts say the pandemic is a "clarion call" to examine ways to bolster and modernize systems that support and guide science, technology and public health in the country.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Watch Emory experts on Facebook Live: Hear the latest COVID-19 information during two Facebook Live events this week. Aneesh Mehta, chief of infectious diseases services, handled “COVID-19 Q&A” earlier today. Carlos del Rio, infectious diseases expert and executive associate dean of the School of Medicine, will address “Vaccine Hesitancy” on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. Watch both programs on the Emory University Facebook page.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Woodruff Physical Education (WoodPEC) recreational facilities reopened for residential students Feb. 8, by appointment only
Woodruff Physical Education (WoodPEC) recreational facilities reopened for residential students Feb. 8, by appointment only

2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12
2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12

Tenenbaum Lecture on Feb. 22 to explore how ghetto inmates saved works of art from Nazis
Tenenbaum Lecture on Feb. 22 to explore how ghetto inmates saved works of art from Nazis

Applications for Servant Leadership Summer Program are open; learn more
Applications for Servant Leadership Summer Program are open; learn more

Capital update: COVID-19 relief, executive orders and more
Capital update: COVID-19 relief, executive orders and more
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Discussion: “How Atlanta Is Striving to Become an Economically Just and Inclusive Community”

 

Discussion: “How Atlanta Is Striving to Become an Economically Just and Inclusive Community”
Hear a panel of exceptional leaders in the region share their insights on how their efforts are improving economic access and opportunities for historically underrepresented business enterprises in metro Atlanta.
When: Feb. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Lecture: "The Privileged Poor" with Anthony Jack

 

Lecture: "The Privileged Poor" with Anthony Jack
Anthony Jack, assistant professor at Harvard and author of "The Privileged Poor," will speak to the Emory community about the disadvantages faced by first-generation/low-income students at elite colleges and universities.
When: Feb. 11, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Concert: "Music of Love"

 

Concert: "Music of Love"
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with music of love? This next performance in the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series will feature William Ransom on piano and members of the Vega String Quartet.
When: Feb. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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