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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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LEADERSHIP
President Fenves outlines goals and strategies to increase Emory’s impact
In his first address to the Emory community, President Gregory L. Fenves praises the perseverance and innovation of faculty, staff and students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provides updates on actions to support racial and social justice, faculty eminence and student experiences across the university.

 

COMMITMENT
Emory to welcome all students back to campus for fall 2021
Emory will welcome all students back to campus for the fall 2021 semester. Hear from President Gregory L. Fenves about what returning students should expect.

 

PARTNERSHIP
Emory joins the Universities Studying Slavery consortium
Emory will take part in the Universities Studying Slavery consortium — institutions addressing historical and contemporary issues of race and inequality in university communities as well as slavery’s legacy in American society.

 

CREATIVITY
Theater Emory goes virtual with original, student-written ‘Viral Plays’
Student playwrights created 10-minute virtual plays with the help of award-winning Emory alumna Lauren Gunderson. All productions, including “It’s a Dream to Die For,” can be viewed through March 26.

COMMUNITY
President Biden, Vice President Harris visit Emory campus
Emory hosted President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on March 19 for a meeting with Asian American community leaders in the wake of the Atlanta-area spa shootings. View student reactions to the visit.

 

CELEBRATION
Emory’s student innovation center, The Hatchery, turns one
The Hatchery has fueled creativity and supported student innovators and entrepreneurs at every stage of their journeys for one year. Learn more about the center and celebrate its anniversary at a physically distanced party on March 26.

 

PERSPECTIVE
James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture to feature historian Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Award-winning scholar Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham will deliver the 2021 James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 1. She will speak on “History in the Face of Slavery: A Family Portrait.”

 

RESEARCH
Vaccine-induced antibodies still potent against SARS-CoV-2 variant
A more contagious coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7 is still susceptible to antibodies induced after COVID-19 infection or immunization with a currently available vaccine, according to Emory scientists.

MILESTONE
Emory medical students celebrate virtual Match Day
The traditional tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email, but the excitement was the same as Emory’s graduating medical students discovered where they will begin their careers as doctors.
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COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE
 
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Expanded vaccine eligibility: All Emory students, faculty and staff will be able to register for vaccines through Emory Healthcare starting Thursday, March 25. Read the latest from Amir St. Clair, executive director of COVID-19 response and recovery, and watch the community town hall.
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TAKE NOTE
 
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

Wonderful Wednesdays returns March 31; register your club for a table
Wonderful Wednesdays returns March 31; register your club for a table

Emory unveils new community engagement strategy
Emory unveils new community engagement strategy
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EVENTS
 
Conversation: Poet John Murillo and Jericho Brown

 

Conversation: Poet John Murillo and Jericho Brown
Award-winning poet John Murillo will give a reading from his work, followed by a conversation with Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner and director of Emory’s creative writing program. Attendees will be invited to join in with their own questions via chat.
When: March 25, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Student Studio: Islamic Art Sidewalk Chalk

 

Student Studio: Islamic Art Sidewalk Chalk
The “Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place” exhibit at the Carlos Museum shows that complex geometric design is everywhere in Islamic art. Explore the exhibition, grab a Turkish coffee from Ebrik, and then use oversized compasses, yardsticks and beautifully colored chalk to create your own geometric patterns on the sidewalks surrounding the quad. Limited to 25 students at a time. Masks and social distancing are required.
When: March 26, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Quadrangle
Admission: Free
2021 Pride Awards

 

2021 Pride Awards
Join the virtual celebration highlighting the contributions of our community members and celebrate graduating LGBTQ+ students.
When: March 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Discussion: "Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Populations"
When: March 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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The Hatchery's Birthday Party
When: March 26, 9:00 a.m.
Where: The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, 1578 Avenue Place, Suite 200
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Emory Collaborative Piano
When: March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Panel Discussion: "Decolonizing Global Health Education"
When: March 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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