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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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ACHIEVEMENT
Emory professor Jericho Brown wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Jericho Brown, Emory’s Winship Distinguished Research Professor in Creative Writing, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his latest collection, “The Tradition.”

 

RESEARCH
Emory launches study on COVID-19 immune responses
Emory researchers are participating in a multi-site study across the U.S. to track the immune responses of people hospitalized with COVID-19 to learn how the disease progresses and potentially identify new ways to treat it.

 

LEADERSHIP
Sedatole appointed interim dean of Goizueta Business School
Karen Sedatole, Goizueta Advisory Board Term Professor of Accounting, has been appointed interim dean of the Goizueta Business School, effective May 30.

 

SCIENCE
Student makes mark in research, now prepares for medical school
Medical school is in senior Ashley Diaz’s immediate future, but she has already made her mark as a molecular researcher. She credits Emory for giving her opportunities to dive into science in ways she couldn’t elsewhere.

APPRECIATION
Thank an Emory faculty or staff member with new web-based tool
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many faculty and staff have gone above and beyond to help the university. Learn how you can submit a “thank you” message and read messages submitted by others.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory part of national program to fast-track COVID-19 tests
Emory, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology are teaming up to evaluate promising COVID-19 testing technology

 

GUIDANCE
Emory Law helps medical residents with estate planning during COVID-19 crisis
Emory Law’s Volunteer Clinic for Veterans has launched a program to provide advance directives, wills and other estate planning assistance to medical residents completing their training in Emory’s School of Medicine.

 

EVENTS
Emory Alumni Association offers webinars for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Emory Alumni Association is offering a series of free webinars kicking off Thursday, May 7.

CEREMONY
Preparing to celebrate the Class of 2020
The countdown to Emory’s 175th Commencement has begun, with a new website serving as a central hub for Class Day, Baccalaureate, school-specific events and the university's official May 11 ceremony. Share messages and memories with graduating students now, then watch events as they take place and after.
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Daily Refresh with FSAP

 

Daily Refresh with FSAP
Take a few minutes to refresh and unwind. The 15-minute sessions are held each weekday.
When: May 6, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Universities for a Greener Georgia Virtual Conference

 

Universities for a Greener Georgia Virtual Conference
This third annual conference features faculty and staff at universities across Georgia collaborating on strategies to address climate change through research, education and interdisciplinary engagement with environmental issues.
When: May 7, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online; registration needed
Admission: Free
Virtual Buddha Day Celebration

 

Virtual Buddha Day Celebration
Commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha with a program of meditation, chanting, Dhamma talks and student reflections.
When: May 7, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
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EMORY EXPERTS ON COVID-19
 
To find a coronavirus vaccine, can we ethically infect people with a disease with no cure?

 

To find a coronavirus vaccine, can we ethically infect people with a disease with no cure?
May 5 |  Paul Root Wolpe |  USA Today

Childbirth and coronavirus: The pandemic's toll on Atlanta mothers and midwives

 

Childbirth and coronavirus: The pandemic's toll on Atlanta mothers and midwives
May 4 |  Denise Jamieson |  WABE 90.1 FM

When will a second wave of coronavirus hit the U.S.? Here’s what you can do to prepare

 

When will a second wave of coronavirus hit the U.S.? Here’s what you can do to prepare
May 4 |  Jay Varkey |  Prevention

Rural doctors worry about lifting social distancing

 

Rural doctors worry about lifting social distancing
May 2 |  Rebecca Mitchell |  U.S. News and World Report

The ongoing medical necessity for social distancing

 

The ongoing medical necessity for social distancing
May 2 |  Marshall Fleurant, Erica Heiman, Tracey L. Henry, Francois Rollin and Stacie Schmidt |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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