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Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
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COMMUNITY
Bringing connection and comfort to campus
“Hygge” refers to the Scandinavian way of creating a cozy, vibrant, comfortable environment that evokes feelings of wellness and contentment. A new Oxford College initiative brings the concept to life for students living on and off campus.

 

LEADERSHIP
Acclaimed biomedical scientist, former Emory professor Ravi Bellamkonda named provost
Biomedical scientist Ravi Bellamkonda will return to Emory on July 1 as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. He previously held a joint appointment as a faculty member at Emory and Georgia Tech.

 

HONOR
Emergency Medicine residency program wins inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Award
Emory’s Emergency Medicine residency program has received national recognition for its “innovation, commitment, thought leadership to create physician workforce diversity, and efforts to promote inclusivity.”

CAMPUS
Emory community invited to shape spiritual life
Students and other stakeholders are invited to help shape an inclusive way forward for Emory’s religious, spiritual and interfaith life through a new strategic planning process.

 

INSIGHT
Emory launches new vaccination tracker as part of online health equity dashboard
Emory researchers are enhancing a dynamic COVID-19 Health Equity dashboard to shine a light on how U.S. states are progressing on vaccination. Reports indicate that Black Americans, who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus, are lagging behind in getting the vaccine.

 

RECOGNITION
Emory alum awarded Omicron Delta Kappa graduate scholarship
Emory College graduate Alex Greven has received a graduate scholarship from national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. He will apply the award toward completing his MBA at Goizueta Business School.

RESEARCH
NIH grant funds Emory work on indoor air sensor for SARS-CoV-2
Emory received a National Institutes of Health grant to develop a sensor capable of detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the air of indoor spaces. The project will adapt technology developed by Emory graduate Kevin Yehl while he was a PhD student in Khalid Salaita's chemistry lab.
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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. 18, at 11:30 a.m. The virtual town hall will feature President Gregory L. Fenves and other presenters. Join the live town hall or watch it later on the COVID-19 vaccine page of the Emory Forward website.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Marion Luther Brittain Award 2021 nominations due by March 1
Marion Luther Brittain Award 2021 nominations due by March 1

Emory mourns passing of Theater Studies professor Alice N. Benston
Emory mourns passing of Theater Studies professor Alice N. Benston

Physicist Daniel Weissman awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship
Physicist Daniel Weissman awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship

Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
 
Emory Community Conversation: “The Black Box”

 

Emory Community Conversation: “The Black Box”
Valerie Babb, Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities, and Jessica Lynn Stewart, assistant professor of African American studies, will lead a conversation on the construction of race, the difficulties individuals experience with Black versus African American, intraracial dynamics and the many intersections of Black identity.
When: Feb. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Discussion with Artist Kevin Beasley: “Race, Social Justice and Contemporary African American Art”

 

Discussion with Artist Kevin Beasley: “Race, Social Justice and Contemporary African American Art”
This series of programs focuses on the representation of Black persons in contemporary African American art and on the various ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with the project of representing Blackness.
When: Feb. 18, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Lecture and Conversation: “Following the Path of a Transformed Nonconformist”

 

Lecture and Conversation: “Following the Path of a Transformed Nonconformist”
Hear Emory alum the Rev. Adam Russell Taylor speak. Taylor is the new president of Sojourners and a former faith and advocacy leader at the World Bank and World Vision. He is the author of "Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation."
When: Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Faculty Showcase with Jericho Brown and Emory’s New Faculty

 

Faculty Showcase with Jericho Brown and Emory’s New Faculty
Join in celebrating the extraordinary research, creativity and diversity of Emory’s faculty. Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs, the event features the poetry of Professor Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry in 2020, and offers interactive engagement with new faculty from across the campus and disciplines, ranging from the humanities to the social and natural sciences.
When: Feb. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Discussion: “Preserving Black History in the Archives: The Legacy and Future of Rose Library’s African American Collections”

 

Discussion: “Preserving Black History in the Archives: The Legacy and Future of Rose Library’s African American Collections”
Meet Clinton Fluker, the new curator of African American collections at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, and hear his curatorial vision and his plans for building on the Rose Library's legacy.
When: Feb. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Conversation with Roxane Gay and Tameka Cage Conley: “We Mend and Remember”

 

Conversation with Roxane Gay and Tameka Cage Conley: “We Mend and Remember”
Oxford College hosts Roxane Gay, iconic cultural critic and bestselling author whose widely revered work has advanced modern feminist thought, critical race theory and how we consider the world of politics and popular culture. She will be in conversation with Tameka Cage Conley, Oxford assistant professor of English and creative writing.
When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Discussion: “Black Men in White Coats”

 

Discussion: “Black Men in White Coats”
Watch the documentary dissecting the systemic barriers preventing Black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large, then join the online panel discussion moderated by Professor Sheryl Heron of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Yolanda Hood, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs within Emory School of Medicine.
When: Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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OTHER EVENTS
 
 
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Conversation and Cooking with Anissa Helou, Author of "Feast: Food of the Islamic World"
When: Feb. 20, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Candler TheoEd Talks
When: Feb. 21, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Tenenbaum Lecture with David E. Fishman: "The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto"
When: Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Mid-Week Musical Reflections
When: Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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