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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
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REMEMBRANCE
Lifting every voice: The inspiration and impact of Pellom McDaniels III
Pellom McDaniels III was known for his enthusiasm and generous nature as the curator of African American collections at Emory’s Rose Library. Learn more about his life and legacy, which will be honored Sept. 9 with a video and discussion during the Decatur Book Festival.

 

IMPACT
NIH grant supports career development in women’s health research
Emory has received a $3.17 million funding from the NIH to continue to lead a career development program for junior investigators interested in pursuing women's health and sex differences research.

 

INNOVATION
Emory Healthcare introduces device that attaches leg prosthesis directly to the bone
Emory Healthcare is the first in Georgia to offer a new device to help some patients with above-the-knee amputations. The FDA-approved device allows surgeons to attach the artificial limb directly to the skeleton.

HONORS
Immunologist Max Cooper to deliver 2020 Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Fifty years ago, Max Cooper made a historic discovery that forever changed the understanding of the human immune system. On Sept. 8, he will deliver this year’s Emory University Distinguished Faculty Lecture, titled “How Did Our Immune System Evolve?”
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Take Note
 
ICYMI: Henry Wu of Emory TravelWell Center discussed issues surrounding travel during Labor Day weekend; watch the video
ICYMI: Henry Wu of Emory TravelWell Center discussed issues surrounding travel during Labor Day weekend; watch the video

Enjoy free online access to New York Times and other newspapers and journals through Emory Libraries
Enjoy free online access to New York Times and other newspapers and journals through Emory Libraries

Check out the newest online class offerings from Emory Continuing Education
Check out the newest online class offerings from Emory Continuing Education

Rollins announces recipients of the 2020 Dean’s Pilot Innovation Awards
Rollins announces recipients of the 2020 Dean’s Pilot Innovation Awards
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EMORY AT THE DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL
 
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
"Flash Here and There Like Falling Stars: Life and Work of Pellom McDaniels III"

 

"Flash Here and There Like Falling Stars: Life and Work of Pellom McDaniels III"
The Rose Library hosts the debut screening of this film about Pellom McDaniels III: his life, his contributions and his work as curator of the Rose Library’s African American collections. A discussion of his legacy and impact on multiple communities will follow.
When: Sept. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
"Pray with Your Whole Life: On Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton"

 

"Pray with Your Whole Life: On Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton"
Georgia theologian, author and Emory alumna Barbara Brown Taylor will be in conversation with author Sophfronia Scott about their studies on Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton and prayer-centered life.
When: Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
"Crime Fiction Down South"

 

"Crime Fiction Down South"
History professor Carl Suddler moderates as award-winning novelists Tom Mullen, Attica Locke and S.A. Cosby discuss their hard-hitting crime novels set in Georgia, Texas and Virginia.
When: Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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Emory In The News
 
Nearly half of Power 5 won't disclose COVID-19 test data

 

Nearly half of Power 5 won't disclose COVID-19 test data
Sept. 3 |  Carlos del Rio and Jonathan Kim |  ESPN

City pavement is a big source of air pollution

 

City pavement is a big source of air pollution
Sept. 3 |  Eri Saikawa |  Popular Science

Atlanta doctor works to educate Spanish-speakers about COVID-19 risk, prevention

 

Atlanta doctor works to educate Spanish-speakers about COVID-19 risk, prevention
Sept. 2 |  Ingrid Pinzon |  FOX 5 Atlanta
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Featured Events
 
"In This Moment"

 

"In This Moment"
In this first program of a new lunchtime series, Carlos Museum curators Ruth Allen and Amanda Hellman discuss satire and masquerade as vehicles for political critique in both classical antiquity and contemporary African societies.
When: Sept. 4, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Reading Series with Poet Kaveh Akbar

 

Reading Series with Poet Kaveh Akbar
Poet Kaveh Akbar will present a brief craft lecture on — and reading of — "poems that break," followed by a conversation with Creative Writing Program faculty member Heather Christle. Attendees can join in with their own questions via chat.
When: Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Emory Election Series: "The Politics, Economics and Accessibility of Health Care"

 

Emory Election Series: "The Politics, Economics and Accessibility of Health Care"
Living through a global pandemic had amplified health care stressors at local, state, national and global scales. Emory faculty experts and alumni explore what this presidential election could mean for the future of health providers, practitioners, researchers and patients.
When: Sept. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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