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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020
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LEADERSHIP
Emory’s new president connects with community through online forum
President Gregory L. Fenves engaged the Emory community through an online forum as part of his first full day of activities. From safety on campus amid COVID-19 to new initiatives planned around racial justice, Emory’s 21st president offered candid insights on key issues.

 

CAMPUS
Message from President Fenves: My first week as Emory's 21st president
While there is a lot of hard work ahead of us, “I am strengthened, and inspired, that I am now a part of the Emory community and that your energy, passion and creativity will elevate all we do together,” President Fenves writes. Read the full message.

 

SUPPORT
Riney Foundation gives $7.8 million to Winship for multiple myeloma research
The Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation's $7.8 million gift to Emory's Winship Cancer Institute will support fast-tracked research projects in multiple myeloma, a blood cancer caused by malignant plasma cells that accumulate in bone marrow.

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Emory students win Amazon’s Alexa Prize for artificial intelligence ‘social companion’
A team of Emory students won Amazon’s 2020 Alexa Prize, a global competition to create the most engaging chatbot to advance the field of artificial intelligence. The team earned $500,000 for taking first place with their chatbot named Emora.

 

INSPIRATION
Emory professor’s podcast honors civil rights ‘cold case’ widow
“Buried Truths,” the award-winning podcast led by Emory professor Hank Klibanoff, released a special episode this week honoring Sallie Nixon, who saw her husband, Isaiah Nixon, killed in 1948 for voting. Sallie Nixon died July 25 from COVID-19.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory, Mexican Consulate partner to address COVID-19 disparities
Fueled by disparities in COVID-19 outcomes in the Latino community, a team of Emory researchers has partnered with the Mexican Consulate of Atlanta to provide COVID-19 testing.

ACHIEVEMENT
Students, alumni awarded Fulbright grants for research, teaching around the world
Thirteen Emory students and recent alumni have been selected as Fulbright finalists to teach English, pursue graduate study and conduct research abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year.
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FALL SEMESTER
 
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Faculty, staff and medical resident onboarding process: If you are planning to be on campus for any amount of time this fall, you are required to complete the onboarding process. Learn more and check your progress here.
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Take Note
 
Explore child care and education resources as fall semester nears
Explore child care and education resources as fall semester nears

Learn something new with Emory Continuing Education's classes launching in August
Learn something new with Emory Continuing Education's classes launching in August

Add to your novel collection by shopping the 'Last Copy' book sale at the Carlos Museum
Add to your novel collection by shopping the 'Last Copy' book sale at the Carlos Museum

Investigational drug for genetic form of ALS showing early promise, trial indicates
Investigational drug for genetic form of ALS showing early promise, trial indicates
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Emory In The News
 
Tyler Perry surprises two deserving 'cleaning warriors' from Georgia

 

Tyler Perry surprises two deserving 'cleaning warriors' from Georgia
Aug. 5 |  Tina Jones and Lesa Kelly |  Good Morning America

Five big questions about when and how to open schools amid COVID-19

 

Five big questions about when and how to open schools amid COVID-19
Aug. 4 |  Wendy Armstrong |  Science News

AJC Decatur Book Festival virtually celebrates 15 years

 

AJC Decatur Book Festival virtually celebrates 15 years
Aug. 4 |  Jericho Brown |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Featured Events
 
Emory Climate Talks Webinar

 

Emory Climate Talks Webinar
Learn from James Marlow, CEO and founder of Clean Energy Advisors, a group that provides strategic planning and consulting services for solar, energy storage, clean tech, sustainability and digital transformation initiatives.
When: Aug. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Navigating COVID-19: Health and Social Impact

 

Navigating COVID-19: Health and Social Impact
Emory experts share their perspectives on critical health and socio-economic issues as we learn to navigate life post COVID-19, prepare to return to the workplace and discuss the social impact of the pandemic.
When: Aug. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration needed
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