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Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
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CAMPUS
Dr. Anthony Fauci to deliver Emory Commencement address
Dr. Anthony Fauci will deliver the 2021 Commencement address for Emory College of Arts and Sciences and receive the Emory University President’s Medal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he will give his remarks virtually.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Two recent Emory graduates selected for prestigious Luce Scholars Program
Emory College alums Zach Denton and Yaza Sarieh will embark on a year of immersive study in Asia, thanks to being named part of the 2021-2022 class of Luce Scholars.

 

CONNECTIONS
The Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation launches to global community
A new center led by Goizueta Business School will help develop students into the entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow. The work was funded by a gift from The Goizueta Foundation and includes partners such as The Hatchery (shown), an Emory Center for Innovation.

 

INVOLVEMENT
Dowe named to Kamala Harris Project’s advisory board
Pearl Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, has been selected as a member of the inaugural advisory board of the Kamala Harris Project.

PERSPECTIVES
Watch Monday's Faculty Showcase featuring conversations between Jericho Brown and new faculty across campus
In this interactive event, Pulitzer Prize-winning professor Jericho Brown read and discussed nine of his poems with new faculty members from each of Emory’s schools and colleges. Replay their conversations, which ranged from sharing childhood stories to living during a pandemic.
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RESEARCH NEWS
 

 

COLLABORATION
Emory, Curry College examine role of COVID-19 antibodies on reinfection
Public health researchers from Curry College in Massachusetts have partnered with Emory to conduct a new study on Curry’s campus to examine the role of antibodies and virus infection in the college community.

 

SUPPORT
Emory rises in rankings of federal research funding
Emory University received more federal research dollars from the National Institutes of Health than ever before and continued to climb in an independent ranking of peer institutions.

 

DISCOVERY
Study finds increased COVID-19 mortality among adults with Down syndrome
Emory researchers, in an international collaboration with the Trisomy 21 Research Society, have found increased COVID-19 mortality among those with Down syndrome compared to the general population.
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COVID-19 UPDATES
 
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Stay informed: The Emory Forward website is your resource for the latest information on COVID-19, including the gathering policy and implementation of twice-weekly mandatory screening testing for students living on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses. Visit often to stay up to date.
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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

Register now to watch the Women of Excellence Awards on March 4
Register now to watch the Women of Excellence Awards on March 4

EGHI case competition addresses mental health crisis of health care workers during COVID-19
EGHI case competition addresses mental health crisis of health care workers during COVID-19

Watch the 17th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture addressing the work of healing from our two traumas
Watch the 17th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture addressing the work of healing from our two traumas

Emory to include libraries and museum under new leadership structure
Emory to include libraries and museum under new leadership structure
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EVENTS
 
Discussion: “How Emory Takes Action to Provide Access and Opportunity for Diverse Business”

 

Discussion: “How Emory Takes Action to Provide Access and Opportunity for Diverse Business”
Join this conversation focused on how Emory University is taking action to provide more access and opportunity for diverse businesses in the metro Atlanta region by ensuring they gain access to contracts, mentors and other resources as the university develops partnerships. Randy Brown, manager of the university’s supplier diversity program, will moderate the discussion.
When: Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Oxford College Black History Month Program

 

Oxford College Black History Month Program
Join Oxford College and the City of Oxford for their inaugural Black History Month program for the community featuring local speakers, music and Oxford’s current Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars, Chris Ejike and Hannah Bodus. Hosted by alum Rev. Dr. Avis Williams and Oxford College chaplain Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace.
When: Feb. 28, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Climate and Health Conversation with Rollins Dean James Curran, Stacey Abrams, Renee Salas and Surili Patel
When: Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Wondrous Worlds Lecture: "Discovering Islamic Geometric Design"
When: Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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