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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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DELAYED OPENING
 
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Emory University, including Oxford College, will delay opening until 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, due to potential inclement weather. Online courses will continue as scheduled. Students with in-person classes scheduled for Thursday morning should contact their professors to learn if classes moved online. Click here for shuttle service updates. Call Emory's weather information line at 404-727-1234 for an update regarding the university hours of operation or check the university’s website. Updates may also be found on the university’s Facebook page or Twitter feed.
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CAMPUS
Work on identity spaces underway as part of racial and social justice initiatives
Improvements to student identity spaces in the Alumni Memorial University Center are underway, driven by student input. By fall 2023, these spaces will relocate to new, extensively renovated locations in Cox Hall.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory president responds to tragic murders in Atlanta
“Our hearts go out to all who are hurting today throughout Atlanta and in the Asian and Asian American communities,” says Emory President Gregory L. Fenves. “All of Emory stands united in the face of this atrocity.” Read the full statement.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Emory Farmers Market returns on March 23
Pick up lunch, snack or other grocery items – and support local vendors – at the Emory Farmers Market on Tuesdays. You can also receive fresh vegetables from the Oxford Organic Farm or the Eagle Food Co-op.

SUPPORT
New Emory chaplains appointed to serve university’s religious diversity
Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist chaplains have joined the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, and Muslim and Christian chaplains are also being hired. Meet the new chaplains and learn about their faith journeys.

 

COMMUNICATION
Emory president issues statement on Schwartz Center name
Emory President Gregory L. Fenves has issued a statement about the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The Student Government Association and College Council passed resolutions calling for the center to be renamed.

 

OBSERVANCE
Emory-Tibet Week 2021 focuses on ‘Compassion, Practice and Well-being’
After canceling activities in 2020 due to the pandemic, Tibet Week returns to Emory March 21– 27 with film screenings, daily meditations and the traditional mandala sand painting exhibition.

EXPERTISE
Emory epidemiologist braves Alaskan tundra for COVID-19 testing at Iditarod
The Iditarod, the largest sled dog racing event in the world, began March 7. Emory epidemiologist Jodie Guest is the 2021 Iditarod COVID-19 czar, working to plan and adapt for every scenario. The robust plan included support from graduate students Lisa Chung and Zoe Schneider.
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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, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. 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
 
Submit your poetry or prose to the 2021 Creative Writing Contest by March 24
Submit your poetry or prose to the 2021 Creative Writing Contest by March 24

Inaugural graduation recognition ceremony scheduled for Asian and Asian American students; submit your information by March 26
Inaugural graduation recognition ceremony scheduled for Asian and Asian American students; submit your information by March 26

Be part of the Department of Medicine’s inaugural Health Equity Day; submit abstracts for consideration by March 31
Be part of the Department of Medicine’s inaugural Health Equity Day; submit abstracts for consideration by March 31

Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
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DAY OF GIVING
 
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Show support: Emory Day of Giving on March 24 creates life-changing opportunities for students through support for scholarships, academic programs, research and more. Give to an area that inspires you and and earn an Emory face covering by contributing during the early giving period March 17-21.
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EVENTS
 
Panel Discussion: "Beyond the Games: Black Women and Sports: Past, Present and Future"

 

Panel Discussion: "Beyond the Games: Black Women and Sports: Past, Present and Future"
Former WNBA player Renee Montgomery, executive and co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, and other panelists (Elisabeth Akinwale, LaNita Campbell and Keiko Price) will discuss topics related to Black women and sports, including athletic lessons beyond their playing days. Emory history professor Carl Suddler and student Emanuelle Mottley will moderate.
When: March 18, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series: Poetry Reading by Joy Harjo

 

Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series: Poetry Reading by Joy Harjo
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will give an online reading as part of Women’s History Month for the Rose Library at Emory University. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Harjo is the first Native American to hold the position.
When: March 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Emory President Gregory L. Fenves: First Address

 

Emory President Gregory L. Fenves: First Address
In his first address to the university community, Emory President Gregory L. Fenves will speak on the unprecedented journey we’ve undertaken during the past year, our bright future as a university and how we can build on our rich legacy of excellence and impact.
When: March 23, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Emory.edu home page
Admission: Free
 
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Anna Julia Cooper Lecture with Renita Weems
When: March 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Wondrous Worlds Lecture: "Early Indian Textile Trade to West Asia and Its Indonesian Afterlife"
When: March 21, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Bach Birthday Recital with Timothy Albrecht
When: March 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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