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Thursday, July 2, 2020
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LEGACY
Emory alum makes ‘Good Trouble’ with new John Lewis documentary
Alumnus Ben Arnon helped produce one of the summer’s most-anticipated documentaries, "Good Trouble," a celebration of legendary civil rights activist and longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who has deep ties to Emory. The film debuts July 3 on video on demand.

 

RESEARCH
Inaugural global bidirectional grants awarded at Emory
The university has awarded seven grants to researchers studying ways to improve health outcomes for Atlanta’s at-risk immigrant population. The initiative will harness the expertise of faculty working with underserved populations around the world and bring it to Atlanta.

 

EXCELLENCE
Emory physicians represent nearly half of 2020 'Top Doctors' list
Almost 500 of the 1,002 physicians recognized in the 2020 “Top Doctors” issue of Atlanta magazine are physicians within Emory Healthcare, Emory Healthcare Network, Emory medical staff or faculty of Emory University School of Medicine.

 

RESOURCES
Emory libraries reopen on appointment-only basis effective July 6
Emory libraries will open July 6 for appointment-only, in-person research and services for Emory faculty members and graduate students. Virtual library services remain available to serve the majority of users' needs, with everything from digital downloads to video consultations and online chats.

PREPARATION
Virtual town hall answers student questions about fall return to campus
Campus leaders provide insight into what academics and student life will look like in the next school year, as well as how they’re working to protect everyone’s health and safety.

 

PARTNERSHIP
New program brings arts and social justice to classes across campus
Through the new Emory Arts and Social Justice Fellows program, Emory faculty and students will collaborate with Atlanta artists this fall to explore racial injustice and other inequities, leading to creative projects intended to spark conversations on campus and in the wider community. Faculty may apply by July 10.

 

STUDENTS
Emory suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2020-21
Emory University will not require standardized tests for first-year applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year. The disruptions to testing availability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are the impetus for this decision.

 

TREATMENT
Emory Healthcare offers minimally invasive prostate procedure
Emory Healthcare is the first health system in Georgia to offer a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure for prostate enlargement causing bothersome urinary symptoms.

SCIENCE
World Zoonoses Day: 'We have to act now to avoid even bigger catastrophes'
World Zoonoses Day, July 6, spotlights diseases caused by germs that spread between animals and people. “The primary risks for future spillover of zoonotic diseases are deforestation of tropical environments and large-scale industrial farming of animals,” says Emory disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Fight diabetes: Did you know that employees who have prediabetes or are at risk for Type 2 diabetes can participate in Healthy Emory's Diabetes Prevention Program for free? Learn more and get details on information sessions that begin July 15 before the next program launches in August.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Emory, Georgia Tech participate in six-year exercise research study
Emory, Georgia Tech participate in six-year exercise research study

Emory Johns Creek Hospital to add new parking deck, three floors to Physician’s Plaza
Emory Johns Creek Hospital to add new parking deck, three floors to Physician’s Plaza

Take advantage of these summer workshops from the Center for Digital Scholarship
Take advantage of these summer workshops from the Center for Digital Scholarship

Learn about Cherry Street Energy, Emory's partner for bringing renewable solar energy to Druid Hills campus
Learn about Cherry Street Energy, Emory's partner for bringing renewable solar energy to Druid Hills campus
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Workshop Series: 'Preparing Your Flexible Fall Course'

 

Workshop Series: 'Preparing Your Flexible Fall Course'
This practical step-by-step course development series will walk faculty through the process of setting up a course in Canvas that will be adaptable for an online, face-to-face or hybrid class environment.
When: July 6, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free; registration requested
Webinar: 'Emory Explores: LGBT Community, Resilience and Action'

 

Webinar: 'Emory Explores: LGBT Community, Resilience and Action'
Listen in to a conversation about the LGBT movement and how we move from bystanders to upstanders, from allies to advocates and from awareness to action.
When: July 7, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Facebook Live
Admission: Free; registration requested
Webinar: 'Defunding the Police: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Us?'

 

Webinar: 'Defunding the Police: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Us?'
In this guided conversation with Emory experts, get basic information on what the phrase "defund the police" means and the possible implications of the strategies associated with this call.
When: July 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration needed
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Emory experts urge Georgia leaders to require face masks

 

Emory experts urge Georgia leaders to require face masks
July 1 |  Jonathan Lewin and Carlos del Rio |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An enduring coronavirus mystery: Why do only some get sick?

 

An enduring coronavirus mystery: Why do only some get sick?
June 29 |  Marybeth Sexton |  NBC News

The race to find a COVID-19 vaccine

 

The race to find a COVID-19 vaccine
June 28 |  Nadine Rouphael  |  CBS Sunday Morning

Opinion: The need to fix Georgia’s broken elections systems

 

Opinion: The need to fix Georgia’s broken elections systems
June 27 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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