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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020
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ACHIEVEMENT
Outstanding students selected as new cohort of Woodruff Scholars
Five nationally ranked high school debaters are among the 29 members of the extraordinary class of Woodruff Scholars joining Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College this fall. Recipients of the university’s top merit scholarships also include a playwright, a poet, science researchers, musicians and community advocates.

 

COLLABORATION
Yerkes genomics research will help predict COVID-19 disease severity
Emory’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center has received a $4.1 million grant supplement to track gene expression from 1,000 COVID-19 patients. The data will help a multi-center effort to develop COVID-19 biomarkers for predicting disease severity and informing treatment decisions.

 

DISCOVERY
Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Research is an integral part of Emory, from the sciences to the humanities. Here’s a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

COMMUNITY
Help slow the spread of COVID-19 'For You. For Us. For Emory.'
A new public health campaign encourages members of the Emory community to take care of each other by continuing to wear face coverings, wash hands and follow physical distancing guidelines.
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COVID-19 Q&A
 
Emory Insider

 

Communication tips: How can you communicate more clearly while wearing a protective mask? Emory speech and voice expert Amanda Gillespie shared advice during a Facebook Live Q&A earlier this week. Watch the video here.
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Take Note
 
2020-2021 Candler Concert Series begins Sept. 25 with virtual performances
2020-2021 Candler Concert Series begins Sept. 25 with virtual performances

FSA special enrollment through Oct. 31 allows you to start or adjust accounts due to COVID-19 effects
FSA special enrollment through Oct. 31 allows you to start or adjust accounts due to COVID-19 effects

Emory Law alum named one of Billboard's top music lawyers for 2020
Emory Law alum named one of Billboard's top music lawyers for 2020
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Emory In The News
 
There is a path out of America’s COVID-19 mess — if we choose to take it

 

There is a path out of America’s COVID-19 mess — if we choose to take it
Aug. 27 |  Colleen Kraft |  National Geographic

U.S. faces long road on COVID-19 amid signs of improvement

 

U.S. faces long road on COVID-19 amid signs of improvement
Aug. 27 |  Robert Bednarczyk |  The Hill

Banks target Black and Latino communities for sub-prime mortgages, says Emory professor

 

Banks target Black and Latino communities for sub-prime mortgages, says Emory professor
Aug. 25 |  Dorothy Brown |  Bloomberg
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Featured Events
 
Webinar: "COVID: The Mental Health Toll to Society"

 

Webinar: "COVID: The Mental Health Toll to Society"
Carol Worthman of Emory’s anthropology department joins others to discuss the mental aspects of how COVID-19 is affecting all our lives.
When: Sept. 1, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration requested
Virtual Book Club: "Antisemitism: Here and Now"

 

Virtual Book Club: "Antisemitism: Here and Now"
Hear acclaimed historian Deborah Lipstadt discuss her book and share her responses to questions related to the past decade's uptick in antisemitic rhetoric and incidents.
When: Sept. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration requested
AJC Decatur Book Festival Keynote

 

AJC Decatur Book Festival Keynote
Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Emory's Creative Writing Program director, kicks off the festival discussing his book, “The Tradition.”
When: Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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