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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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CELEBRATION
10 things to know about Emory’s 2021 Commencement
As Commencement weekend draws near, use this list to prepare for all the celebrations at the Georgia World Congress Center and online, beginning with Class Day on May 13 and continuing with Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies May 14-16.

 

GLOBAL
Undergraduate research spotlights health care challenges of migrants in Morocco
Emory College senior Madelyn R. Haden focused her honors thesis on sharing the stories of undocumented migrants in Morocco and how current policies affect their health care access and societal integration.

 

ENVIRONMENT
Sustainability leaders recognized with 2021 Innovator and Lifetime Achievement Awards
Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives has announced this year's winners of the Robert S. Hascall Sustainability Innovator Awards and the new Sustainability Lifetime Achievement Awards, given to students, faculty and staff who employ research, academics, engagement and leadership to foster sustainability across the university.

ARTS
Theater studies senior tackles how to produce live theater in a pandemic era
For her undergraduate honors thesis, Ruth Puryear directed a drive-in musical to explore how to create intimacy and vulnerability onstage — while actors kept to safety protocols and audience members watched from their cars.

 

SCIENCE
Human antibiotic use threatens endangered wild chimpanzees
New research led by disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie shows that nearly half of the fecal samples from endangered wild chimpanzees contain bacteria that is resistant to a major class of antibiotics commonly used by people in the vicinity of Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. First author of the study is Michele Parsons, who did the work as an environmental sciences doctoral student.

 

RANKINGS
Emory named among top universities in meeting social, intellectual, economic challenges
Emory has been named among the best American universities in the second annual QS USA University Rankings, designed to assess how well universities are responding to current social, intellectual and economic challenges.

CAMPUS
Circle of community: Restoring Emory’s living mandala
Led by Emory's new Buddhist chaplain, staff and students are replanting the living mandala, a vibrant round garden in front of Cannon Chapel. View their progress, and learn how you can attend Emory’s Buddha Day virtually on May 6.
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SAFETY REMINDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Finish safely: It’s the final stretch of the semester, so focus on your well-being and staying safe. Keep these tips from Emory Police in mind:
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Report suspicious behavior
  • Download the LiveSafe app
  • Avoid holding the door for anyone you don’t recognize
  • Call EPD 24/7 at 404-727-6111
For more information, visit the Emory Police website.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Congratulate the Class of 2021 by contributing to the Memory Wall
Congratulate the Class of 2021 by contributing to the Memory Wall

Graduates: Mark your calendar for virtual Class Day on May 13
Graduates: Mark your calendar for virtual Class Day on May 13

Emory golf teams earn bids to NCAA D-III Championships
Emory golf teams earn bids to NCAA D-III Championships

Interested in undergraduate research?  Apply to the Scholarly Inquiry and Research Experience (SIRE) program by May 28
Interested in undergraduate research? Apply to the Scholarly Inquiry and Research Experience (SIRE) program by May 28
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EVENTS
 
Virtual Buddha Day Celebration 2021

 

Virtual Buddha Day Celebration 2021
Commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha and the Buddhist values of nonviolence, compassion and interdependence. The program will include meditation, chanting, Dhamma talks and student reflections.
When: May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Webinar Series: "First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty on Race" with Bernard Fraga

 

Webinar Series: "First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty on Race" with Bernard Fraga
Bernard Fraga, associate professor of political science, will discuss the causes and consequences of racial/ethnic disparities in who turns out to vote in “Do Our Votes Count? Race and Political Inequality in American Democracy.”
When: May 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
06
May
 
Emory Community Conversation: "Exploring Asian Identity and Building Coalition"
When: May 6, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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May
 
Concert: Spring Composition Showcase
When: May 8, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
09
May
 
Film Screening: "If We Were a Love Song"
When: May 9, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Reading: "A Celebration of Indigenous Writing"
When: May 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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