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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020
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LEADERSHIP
President Gregory L. Fenves discusses actions Emory is taking to address racial justice
In a community message, Emory’s president outlines steps the university has taken and will take related to the legacy of slavery, evaluating honorific names on campus, policing, affinity group spaces, implementing the new general education requirement on race and ethnicity, and more.

 

EXPERTISE
Faculty to present virtual discussion on 'This Time (Summer 2020) and This Place (ATL)'
Faculty from Emory College of Arts and Sciences will come together Monday, Aug. 17, at 4 p.m. for a virtual panel discussion focusing on our current historic moment and how to productively process and engage with issues.

 

SUSTAINABILITY
Emory celebrates launch of newly installed solar panels
Representatives from Emory and Cherry Street Energy marked the operation of newly installed solar panels on the rooftop of 1599 Clifton Road. The partnership will include more than 15,000 solar panels installed across the Atlanta campus over the next 12 months.

 

PERSPECTIVES
National election experts react to Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as running mate marked two historic firsts on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Emory’s election experts weigh in on Biden’s vice-presidential pick.

RESEARCH
Phase 3 of COVID-19 vaccine trial launches at Emory
Emory is taking part in Phase 3 of a nationwide clinical trial designed to evaluate an investigational vaccine for COVID-19. The first dose of the vaccine administered at an Emory site was given at the Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center this week.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
First-year students begin moving in
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Carrying boxes, bags and great expectations, first-year Emory students began arriving on campus Aug. 13 in preparation for the launch of a new academic year. To learn more about Emory's plans for the fall semester, please click the photos to visit Emory Forward.
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FALL SEMESTER
 
Emory Insider

 

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
 
ICYMI: Watch the 'Racism and Global Health' panel discussion from Emory Global Health Institute
ICYMI: Watch the 'Racism and Global Health' panel discussion from Emory Global Health Institute

See where you can eat on campus during fall semester
See where you can eat on campus during fall semester

Check out how FSA changes due to COVID-19 might benefit you
Check out how FSA changes due to COVID-19 might benefit you

Explore child care and education resources as fall semester nears
Explore child care and education resources as fall semester nears
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Emory In The News
 
Why your brain short-circuits when a kid cries

 

Why your brain short-circuits when a kid cries
Aug. 12 |  James Rilling |  New York Times

'A little bit of hope': COVID-curbing efforts may mean milder flu season

 

'A little bit of hope': COVID-curbing efforts may mean milder flu season
Aug. 11 |  Marybeth Sexton |  NBC News

How George Floyd's death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing down

 

How George Floyd's death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing down
Aug. 9 |  George Yancy |  CNN

Doctor who headed up plan to destroy smallpox now leading process to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

 

Doctor who headed up plan to destroy smallpox now leading process to distribute COVID-19 vaccine
Aug. 7 |  Carlos del Rio and William Foege |  WSB-TV
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Featured Events
 
Religion and Politics: Conscience Formation Panel

 

Religion and Politics: Conscience Formation Panel
As we approach the November election, hear experts discuss and explain the Catholic understanding of conscience formation and its role in our personal and political lives.
When: Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Switching Off: Preventing Digital Burnout

 

Switching Off: Preventing Digital Burnout
Gain insight into the true impact of living and working in a reactive, fully connected world where failing to switch off both digitally and mentally can pose a risk to mental health.
When: Aug. 19, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
"John Lewis: Good Trouble" Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

 

"John Lewis: Good Trouble" Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Emory Law invites you to watch “John Lewis: Good Trouble” from home, then join a live panel discussion about the documentary focusing on the life of Congressman Lewis, a civil rights leader and an American hero.
When: Aug. 20, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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