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Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020
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LITERATURE
Virtual 2020 Decatur Book Festival spotlights Emory-related authors
The Decatur Book Festival will be virtual this year, with several prominent Emory-related events. Highlights include Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Jericho Brown and Natasha Trethewey, as well as a remembrance film and discussion honoring Pellom McDaniels III. Brown, director of Emory's renowned Creative Writing Program, is the opening keynote speaker on Friday, Sept. 4.

 

LEADERSHIP
Message from President Fenves: COVID-19 tracking and community update
In a message to the Emory community, President Gregory L. Fenves discusses the university's new COVID-19 dashboard, the "For You. For Us. For Emory" public health campaign, the importance of testing, and more.

 

HEALTH
“Your Fantastic Mind” TV series features Emory's work on COVID-19, opioid crisis and more
Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Emory Brain Health Center are continuing their partnership, announcing the second season lineup of "Your Fantastic Mind," an Emmy-nominated television series featuring compelling stories on brain-related health and wellness.

 

SUPPORT
2020 Winship Win the Fight 5K Walk/Run will be virtual
Registration is now open for the Winship Win the Fight 5K Walk/Run. Hosted on the Emory campus for the last nine years, the fundraiser for cancer research will be held virtually this year, starting Sept. 26.

LEGACY
Emory acquires archive of Black Panther Party activist Kathleen Cleaver
The papers of former Black Panther Party member and retired Emory Law faculty member Kathleen Cleaver can help researchers learn the problems faced by those fighting for racial justice in the past.
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COVID-19 Q&A
 
Emory Insider

 

Travel safely: Is it safe to take a vacation Labor Day weekend? Go on a road trip? Stay in a hotel? Henry Wu, director of Emory TravelWell Center, will discuss Labor Day travel amid COVID-19 during an Emory Facebook Live Q&A event Thursday, Sept. 3, at 12 p.m.
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Take Note
 
Applications and nominations for Emory leadership programs are open until Sept. 11
Applications and nominations for Emory leadership programs are open until Sept. 11

Help other faculty by contributing ideas to the new 'Teaching at Emory' database
Help other faculty by contributing ideas to the new 'Teaching at Emory' database

Check out the topics for JWJI's Race and Difference Colloquium Series this semester
Check out the topics for JWJI's Race and Difference Colloquium Series this semester
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Emory In The News
 
'We the Africans': How two U.S. college students are fighting a hunger pandemic in Ghana and Nigeria

 

'We the Africans': How two U.S. college students are fighting a hunger pandemic in Ghana and Nigeria
Sept. 1 |  Koluchi Odiegwu and Mary Yeboah |  Ms. Magazine

USPS removes thousands of mailboxes each year; in 2020, mail-in ballots make it political

 

USPS removes thousands of mailboxes each year; in 2020, mail-in ballots make it political
Aug. 31 |  Bernard Fraga |  USA Today

New coronavirus cases nationwide are down, but experts warn not to relax mitigation measures

 

New coronavirus cases nationwide are down, but experts warn not to relax mitigation measures
Aug. 28 |  Ben Lopman |  U.S. News and World Report
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Featured Events
 
Discussion on Opioid Overdose Prevention

 

Discussion on Opioid Overdose Prevention
The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory will host this panel discussion about available resources, current trend data and policy/practice updates that impact opioid overdose in Georgia.
When: Sept. 3, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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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