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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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COMMUNITY
Emory commemorates Juneteenth
Emory commemorated Juneteenth as an opportunity to learn and unite, featuring a series of conversations on race and social justice that will continue this week and into the future. Emory's Center for Creativity and Arts also provided supplies for a mural in South Atlanta. Learn about upcoming events you can join.

 

ANALYSIS
Dashboard helps visualize and target COVID-19 disparities nationwide
Although COVID-19 has swept the nation, some communities suffer higher infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths. A tool developed at Emory shines a light on the virus’ differential impact.

 

COMMITMENT
Emory University affirms support for DACA students
In a message to the Emory community, President Claire E. Sterk and President-elect Gregory L. Fenves reiterated support for DACA students and staff, following the Supreme Court ruling to allow the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to continue.

 

LEGACY
Campus remembers Donald Shockley, former Emory chaplain
Rev. Donald Shockley, who served as Emory University’s full-time chaplain from 1979-1990, died June 8. His legacy of expanding campus ministry to include groups across the university continues today.

SCIENCE
Cleaning tips from a chemist who researches disinfectants
Many people have become more “clean conscious” due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean common household cleaners are being used correctly. Chemist Bill Wuest shares insights on key ingredients and how to best use these products in the home.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Stay informed: The new Emory Forward website serves as a hub for information and resources as the university community continues a phased-in return to campus. Visit regularly to view videos, gain self-care tips and explore Emory’s detailed health and safety plan.
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TAKE NOTE
 
IRS adjusts Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) due to COVID-19; learn more
IRS adjusts Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) due to COVID-19; learn more

EHC partners with Atlanta Track Club to serve athletes on the road to the Olympics
EHC partners with Atlanta Track Club to serve athletes on the road to the Olympics

Expand your summer reading options by checking out free e-books through OverDrive
Expand your summer reading options by checking out free e-books through OverDrive
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NOTE TO READERS
 
Emory Insider

 

Summer schedule: Beginning next week, Emory Report will shift to weekly publication on Thursday for the remainder of the summer. Twice-weekly publication will resume the week of Aug. 17. Please visit the Emory News Center for daily headlines and events.
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Conversation with Richard Blanco: 'Belonging: Reflections on Identity, Exile and Home'

 

Conversation with Richard Blanco: 'Belonging: Reflections on Identity, Exile and Home'
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco discusses the concept of belonging, in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
When: June 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free; registration requested
Webinar: 'Protecting Essential Farm Workers'

 

Webinar: 'Protecting Essential Farm Workers'
Farm workers are essential during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet they often lack labor protection laws and sufficient access to health care. Learn how Emory alumna Roxana Chicas is making a difference in their health and safety.
When: June 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free; registration requested
Webinar: 'Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues'

 

Webinar: 'Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues'
Listen to a discussion of Juneteenth through the lens of slavery and slave resistance; freedom and liberation; and Emory University’s own legacies.
When: June 25, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free; registration requested
Virtual Summit: 'The State of COVID-19 in Atlanta and Our Community'

 

Virtual Summit: 'The State of COVID-19 in Atlanta and Our Community'
Emory Healthcare, Emory University and The Gathering Spot bring together Atlanta health officials, business leaders and community influencers to discuss the current state of the pandemic as local businesses move forward.
When: June 25, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration needed
Panel Discussion: 'Health Care Work as a Vocation'

 

Panel Discussion: 'Health Care Work as a Vocation'
Hear perspectives and ask questions as health care professionals reflect on their personal experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has challenged or strengthened their sense of vocation.
When: June 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free; registration requested
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
The next Congress will probably be the most diverse ever

 

The next Congress will probably be the most diverse ever
June 22 |  Bernard L. Fraga  |  Washington Post

The South is red. It's also Black

 

The South is red. It's also Black
June 20 |  Andra Gillespie |  CNN

Understanding the differences in underlying risk factors can help predict how the epidemic will unfold and how to prepare

 

Understanding the differences in underlying risk factors can help predict how the epidemic will unfold and how to prepare
June 19 |  Shivani Patel |  WSB-TV
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