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For Faculty and Staff of Emory University
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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ALL HANDS ON DECK
Emory Police: On call during uncertain times
While still handling routine calls and crime reports, Emory police are responding to events associated with COVID-19, including investigating “Zoom bombings,” organizing a parade to thank health care workers and increasing support for Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Watch video of the parade.

 

EXPERTISE
Physicians tapped to shape federal COVID-19 treatment guidelines
Three Emory University experts in critical care medicine and infectious diseases have been at the center of a national effort to establish comprehensive federal guidelines on the care of patients with COVID-19.

 

SCIENCE
'Things don’t always go as planned:' Emory biology labs reinforce learning from uncertainty
Transitioning to remote learning brought challenges for every class, especially those with hands-on components. But leaving the labs didn’t stop the science, as seen through Emory’s undergraduate biology classes.

RESEARCH
Bat ecology in the age of pandemics
Disease ecologist and Emory PhD candidate Amanda Vicente leads a team of students exploring how human pressures on the natural world boost the risk of a pathogen jumping from wildlife to people.

 

DISCOVERY
Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Research is an integral part of Emory, from the sciences to the humanities. Here’s a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

 

COMMUNITY
'Science of Grief' web event will explore pandemic themes of loss, hope
As COVID-19 devastates communities around the world, Emory faculty and health care providers will collaborate with Science Gallery to host a virtual program on April 29 exploring loss, hope and creativity during this crisis.

MILESTONE
40 years of community: Woodruff Scholars and Fellows pay it forward
Building on the 40th-anniversary celebration, Emory is bringing Woodruff Scholars and Fellows together, strengthening their relationships with the larger Emory community and the world.
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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 students, faculty and staff are invited; a recording of the session will be available afterwards.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Spread positivity by writing a note of appreciation for the "Thank an Emory Health Hero" campaign
Spread positivity by writing a note of appreciation for the "Thank an Emory Health Hero" campaign

Submit your events or resources to make the Virtual Community Hub more valuable for students
Submit your events or resources to make the Virtual Community Hub more valuable for students

Spend a few minutes centering yourself with FSAP's "Daily Refresh" times
Spend a few minutes centering yourself with FSAP's "Daily Refresh" times
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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
 
Friday Fitness Challenge

 

Friday Fitness Challenge
Join the Emory Recreation and Wellness staff for live and pre-recorded workouts and chats. There’s something for everyone: Mobility Monday, HITT Tuesday, Well Wednesday, Tune Up Thursday and Friday Fitness Challenge.
When: April 24, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Workshop: "Canvas Analytics for Evaluating Student Engagement"

 

Workshop: "Canvas Analytics for Evaluating Student Engagement"
Learn about the new analytics feature and course data in Canvas and see how learning analytics data can be correlated with student engagement.
When: April 24, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom; registration requested
Admission: Free
 Southern Circuit Virtual Film Screening: "Who Will Write Our History?"

 

Southern Circuit Virtual Film Screening: "Who Will Write Our History?"
Watch the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. A Q&A with filmmaker Roberta Grossman will follow.
When: April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online; registration needed
Admission: Free
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EMORY EXPERTS ON COVID-19
 
Americans too scared to go to work risk losing unemployment aid, experts say

 

Americans too scared to go to work risk losing unemployment aid, experts say
April 23 |  Thomas Smith |  Reuters

For hospital chaplains, coronavirus has shifted spiritual care

 

For hospital chaplains, coronavirus has shifted spiritual care
April 22 |  Regina Duncan, Beth Jackson-Jordan and Nadine Kaslow |  U.S. News and World Report

When will we know if COVID-19 antibodies prevent reinfection?

 

When will we know if COVID-19 antibodies prevent reinfection?
April 22 |  Aneesh Mehta |  ABC News

"It feels like another loss": What it’s like to pause fertility treatments because of coronavirus

 

"It feels like another loss": What it’s like to pause fertility treatments because of coronavirus
April 22 |  Jennifer Kawwass |  SELF

Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes coronavirus antibody test

 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes coronavirus antibody test
April 21 |  Sanjay Gupta and John Roback |  CNN
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