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Thursday, July 23, 2020
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IMPACT
Remembering John Lewis: A dear friend and inspiration to Emory
Emory lost one of its dearest friends and fiercest inspirations with the passing of civil rights luminary and longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis. As an activist, member of Congress and Emory Commencement speaker, Lewis forged strong connections with the university.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory mourns passing of civil rights leader C.T. Vivian
Civil rights leader Rev. C.T. Vivian worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and spent his life speaking out for equality for African Americans. Emory’s Rose Library is home to Vivian’s papers as well as those of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

 

RESEARCH
Researchers test repurposed cancer drug to reduce COVID-19 lung inflammation
Winship Cancer Institute and Emory investigators are testing whether the anticancer drug duvelisib can reduce lung inflammation in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, possibly preventing the need for intubation and lowering mortality.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Baseball player earns prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
NJ Kim 19C has been named a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, bestowed for excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership. Emory is second only to Stanford for the highest total of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships since 2000.

LEADERSHIP
Honoring President Claire E. Sterk: A legacy of compassion and resolve
Claire Sterk made history as Emory’s first woman president and advanced the university’s commitment to justice and humanity. That commitment has guided Sterk throughout her career, from her groundbreaking work as a researcher and teacher to her service as Emory’s provost and president.
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FALL SEMESTER
 
Emory Insider

 

Stay informed: Last week, Emory announced updated plans for the 2020 fall semester. Plans for returning students to campus have been revised to lower the number of students allowed to live in residence halls and take in-person classes, due to the current COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta. Visit the Emory Forward website for details.
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Take Note
 
Apply for Office of Sustainability Initiatives grants for general sustainability and social justice projects, green labs and green offices
Apply for Office of Sustainability Initiatives grants for general sustainability and social justice projects, green labs and green offices

Gain tips and tools for managing remote teams through short, interactive 'Supervisory Series' Zoom sessions
Gain tips and tools for managing remote teams through short, interactive 'Supervisory Series' Zoom sessions

Register for CFDE's Aug. 3-4 Summer Teaching Intensive, open to faculty, graduate students, post-docs and staff
Register for CFDE's Aug. 3-4 Summer Teaching Intensive, open to faculty, graduate students, post-docs and staff

Emory men's basketball recognized for academic excellence by coaches' association
Emory men's basketball recognized for academic excellence by coaches' association
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Emory In The News
 
CEOs of Delta and Emory Healthcare: Everyone should wear a mask in public

 

CEOs of Delta and Emory Healthcare: Everyone should wear a mask in public
July 22 |  Jonathan Lewin |  CNN

DeKalb County declares racism a public health crisis

 

DeKalb County declares racism a public health crisis
July 22 |  Jasmin Eatman |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Reform, defund, abolish: Understanding calls to re-imagine the police

 

Reform, defund, abolish: Understanding calls to re-imagine the police
July 21 |  Michael Leo Owens |  GPB

Vaccine trials show early promising results — but major challenges are ahead

 

Vaccine trials show early promising results — but major challenges are ahead
July 20 |  Carlos del Rio |  NBC News

Play ball? Experts send mixed signals on MLB 60-game season

 

Play ball? Experts send mixed signals on MLB 60-game season
July 18 |  Zachary Binney |  Associated Press
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Featured Events
 
Conversations about Race and Anti-Blackness in America: Dismantling Racialized Power Structures

 

Conversations about Race and Anti-Blackness in America: Dismantling Racialized Power Structures
Join Emory faculty members Tracy Scott, Chris Suh and Jessica Stewart in a Q/A panel discussion to learn more about the practical and historical sides of achieving structural change within institutions that are inherently racialized.
When: July 23, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Emory Climate Talks: Shan Arora

 

Emory Climate Talks: Shan Arora
Learn about sustainable design with Emory alum Shan Arora 96C 99L, director of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech, and take a virtual tour of the building.
When: July 27, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Using COVID19 Models to Inform Decisions on Campus and Beyond

 

Using COVID19 Models to Inform Decisions on Campus and Beyond
In the lastest installment in the Rollins Takes Action 2020 seminar series, hear from epidemiology professors Ben Lopman and Samuel Jenness.
When: July 29, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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