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HONORS
Emory PhD graduate receives 2020 MacArthur Fellowship
Tressie McMillan Cottom, a Laney Graduate School alumna, has received a prestigious 2020 MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of her work to shape discourse on issues related to race, gender, education and digital technology.

 

RESOURCES
Emory expands access to free, anytime health services for all students
Whether on campus or off, all Emory students can now gain support through Emory Student Telehealth, which provides free, 24/7 access to licensed medical and mental health professionals. Learn how to help students access this care.

 

RESEARCH
Immune cell activation in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus
In severe cases of COVID-19, an exuberant activation of antibody-producing cells resembles that seen in systemic lupus erythematosus.

 

SUPPORT
Virtual Winship 5k draws thousands of participants
The 2020 Winship Win the Fight 5k annual race/walk concluded a week of virtual activities on Oct. 3, raising more than $650,000 to date for cancer research. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 4.

 

HEALTH
'Your Fantastic Mind' shares stories of second chances
The Oct. 7 episode of “Your Fantastic Mind” highlighted stories of second chances. Emory played an important part in helping a young mother with a rare brain cyst, a woman misdiagnosed for a decade and adults with autism gaining independence.

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory student receives fellowship grant for humanities work
Emory junior Annie Li has received a fellowship grant for her work on the university’s Stories from the Pandemic website. The site collects and publishes stories about experiences related to COVID-19.
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Take Note
 
Watch Theater Emory's online production of 'The White Plague' through Oct. 11
Watch Theater Emory's online production of 'The White Plague' through Oct. 11

Nominate an outstanding individual to receive an honorary degree at Commencement; submit by Nov. 2
Nominate an outstanding individual to receive an honorary degree at Commencement; submit by Nov. 2

Be sure to get a flu vaccine this year; here are your options
Be sure to get a flu vaccine this year; here are your options
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Annual reviews: Year-end performance reviews for Emory University employees are due by Monday, Oct. 12, unless your division established a separate date. Sign into Self-Service/ PeopleSoft to access the forms (click on "Performance Management" and then "My Current Documents").
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Featured Events
 
Virtual Concert: Beethoven Violin and Cello Sonatas

 

Virtual Concert: Beethoven Violin and Cello Sonatas
The Beethoven 2020 celebration continues with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) performing Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 4 and Violin Sonata No. 8. Part of the Cooke Noontime Concert Series.
When: Oct. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Panel: "McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding the Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Decision Across Native America"

 

Panel: "McGirt v. Oklahoma: Understanding the Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Decision Across Native America"
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day, Emory professor Craig Womack (Creek) chairs a virtual panel discussion that explores the implications of the decision regarding the Creek Nation for Oklahoma tribal nations and other parts of Indian Country.
When: Oct. 12, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Webinar: "Why Compassion Matters Today and Tomorrow"

 

Webinar: "Why Compassion Matters Today and Tomorrow"
Hear internationally known psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence” and co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, an organization that has helped integrate emotional literacy into schools worldwide.
When: Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Lecture: "Revolutionary Love: See No Stranger"

 

Lecture: "Revolutionary Love: See No Stranger"
Valarie Kaur – Sikh activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer – shares her belief in hope and revolutionary love as described in her new book, "See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love." This Oxford Studies event is open to all Emory students, faculty and staff.
When: Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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Emory In The News
 
Tricks to enjoy Halloween treats safely amid the coronavirus pandemic

 

Tricks to enjoy Halloween treats safely amid the coronavirus pandemic
Oct. 7 |  Colleen Kraft |  WXIA 11 Alive

Mark your calendars for our newest civic holiday: Vote Early Day, Oct. 24, 2020

 

Mark your calendars for our newest civic holiday: Vote Early Day, Oct. 24, 2020
Oct. 6 |  Richard Donner |  Forbes

Emory sewage plant and Marietta caterer among honorees for clean water work

 

Emory sewage plant and Marietta caterer among honorees for clean water work
Oct. 6 |  Emory WaterHub |  WABE 90.1 FM
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