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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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ENVIRONMENT
WaterHub marks sustainability milestones
As Emory celebrates Earth Day, the university's WaterHub reaches five years of milestones with more than 300 million gallons of campus wastewater reclaimed and recycled. The WaterHub continues to be a global model for water recycling.

 

RESEARCH
COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial begins enrolling older adults
Emory has begun enrolling adults over age 55 in the clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to prevent COVID-19.

 

UPDATE
Emory implements cost-saving strategies to address financial impact of COVID-19
Facing significant financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, Emory has implemented a series of cost-saving measures designed to ensure the continuation of the university’s core activities of teaching, research and health care.

STUDENTS
Emory prepares to celebrate the extraordinary Class of 2020
Emory University will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 next month with a series of Commencement experiences designed to unite graduates separated by a global pandemic in new and innovative ways.

 

SUPPORT
Join Emory for virtual Denim Day on April 22
The Emory community will show support for ending sexual violence by wearing denim on April 22. Although the event will be virtual, participants can still share their photos on social media.

 

EDUCATION
Classes that click: Psychology of leadership
For Caroline Wilkinson, transitioning to remote learning began with spending time creating her optimal learning environment. For professor Stephen Nowicki, it meant his first foray into incorporating remote technology into his lessons. "Classes that Click" explores how Emory is adapting to remote learning.

CAMPUS
Emory mourns sudden passing of Rose Library curator Pellom McDaniels
Pellom McDaniels III, curator of African American collections, passed away suddenly April 19. McDaniels, who earned his PhD at Emory after a career in the NFL, is remembered for “his life’s work to elevate and celebrate African American history.”
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TOWN HALL
 
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Be informed: Learn how the university is planning for the future and dealing with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic during a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. All faculty, staff and students are invited; a recording of the session will be available afterwards.
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TAKE NOTE
 
School of Nursing faculty selected as 2020 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
School of Nursing faculty selected as 2020 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Faculty: Access recordings of CFDE's webinars through their knowledge hub
Faculty: Access recordings of CFDE's webinars through their knowledge hub

Support the Carlos Museum by shopping the online bookstore
Support the Carlos Museum by shopping the online bookstore

EGHI/Georgia Tech virtual "Hack COVID-19" competition set for May 8-16
EGHI/Georgia Tech virtual "Hack COVID-19" competition set for May 8-16
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COVID-19 UPDATES
 
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Coronavirus and our community: Emory is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors. See the latest coronavirus updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and resources if you need support.
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Webinar: "Technology and Keeping Your Kids Safe"

 

Webinar: "Technology and Keeping Your Kids Safe"
Learn ways to keep your children safe in a technology-heavy world, from protecting their privacy and adding parental controls to basic texting abbreviations and more.
When: April 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Children's Books with the Chaplain

 

Children's Books with the Chaplain
Gather your little ones for children's book readings with the Rev. Lyn Pace of Oxford College. Readings will be every Wednesday through the semester and will feature books appropriate for all ages.
When: April 22, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Webinar: "Walking Through Grief"

 

Webinar: "Walking Through Grief"
Join faculty and alumni of Candler School of Theology for a 3-part series focused on faith and ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series begins with “Walking Through Grief,” followed by other topics on April 29 and May 6.
When: April 22, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Earth Day Celebration with Alexis Rockman

 

Earth Day Celebration with Alexis Rockman
Celebrate Earth Day with artist Alexis Rockman, whose work portrays a "world shaped by human excess and environmental corruption."
When: April 22, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
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EMORY EXPERTS ON COVID-19
 
How a coronavirus symptom checker came to steer patients to care from Texas to Estonia

 

How a coronavirus symptom checker came to steer patients to care from Texas to Estonia
April 21 |  Justin Schrager and Anna Quay Yaffee |  STAT

Olympics: Organizers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say

 

Olympics: Organizers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say
April 20 |  Zach Binney |  Reuters

The critical issue Congress must include in the next COVID-19 funding package

 

The critical issue Congress must include in the next COVID-19 funding package
April 20 |  Dabney P. Evans |  The Hill

Coronavirus FAQs: Can sunlight kill the virus? How risky is an elevator ride?

 

Coronavirus FAQs: Can sunlight kill the virus? How risky is an elevator ride?
April 17 |  Juan Leon and Julia Silva Sobolik |  National Public Radio

Coronavirus anxiety and sadness: Tips for coping

 

Coronavirus anxiety and sadness: Tips for coping
April 17 |  Nadine Kaslow |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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