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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
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FOREFRONT
Emory helps establish national standard of care for COVID-19 treatment
Final results of an international study in adults hospitalized with COVID-19 show that treatment with the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir resulted in faster recovery, fewer days on oxygen and lower progression to ventilation compared with placebo.

 

HONORS
National Academy of Medicine elects two Emory leaders to 2020 class
The National Academy of Medicine has elected Denise J. Jamieson and Susan Margulies to its prestigious 2020 class, considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Emory faculty and staff are frequently recognized for their work locally, nationally and internationally. Read a sampling of recent accolades, including book and podcast awards, professional society honors and more.

CLASSROOM
New hip-hop class reinforces the power of community through dance
Alumnus Julio Medina returned to campus last year as faculty with the Emory Dance Program. He’s already breaking new ground for the university, teaching Emory’s first course in hip-hop dance.

 

FUNDING
NIH funds study of COVID-19 immune responses in patients with cancer
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $9.9 million grant to Emory investigators to study COVID-19 immune responses in patients with cancer or autoimmune diseases.

 

RECOGNITION
Nominations being accepted for honorary degree consideration
Staff, faculty and students are invited to nominate an individual to receive an honorary Emory degree. Nominees have achieved the highest distinction in their fields while also demonstrating a transformational influence; their lives and careers exemplify a commitment to values shared by Emory. Nominations are due by Nov. 2.

CONNECTIONS
Minority-owned businesses get a boost from MBA students
Each year, Goizueta MBA students work closely with a range of companies and organizations on strategies to solve real-world business problems. These projects are part of Goizueta IMPACT, an approach to experiential learning that bridges theory to practice. (Photo taken in December 2019.)
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ELECTION 2020
 
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Path to the polls: Your vote is your voice, and Emory wants all faculty and staff to be well informed during this election season. Visit the Emory Votes Initiative website for nonpartisan voter information, links to credible resources and more as you prepare to cast your votes.  
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Take Note
 
School of Medicine holds White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024; watch the virtual event
School of Medicine holds White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2024; watch the virtual event

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October

Faculty: Submit 2020 book publishing information for Feast of Words by Nov. 13
Faculty: Submit 2020 book publishing information for Feast of Words by Nov. 13

iPad donations keep patients at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital connected with family
iPad donations keep patients at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital connected with family
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HOMECOMING 2020
 
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Emory celebrates Homecoming Oct. 19-25 with a wide range of activities for alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. Most events will be held virtually. Highlights include a musical showcase featuring stars from Broadway’s “Hamilton” and Emory alumni bands Indigo Girls and the Shadowboxers. See the full schedule here and check out some featured events below.
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Featured Events
 
Homecoming Highlight: “Reinventing Yourself in a World of Disruption” with the CEO of Tinder

 

Homecoming Highlight: “Reinventing Yourself in a World of Disruption” with the CEO of Tinder
Emory alum Jim Lanzone knows a thing or two about reinventing yourself through life's ups and downs. His newest role is CEO for the world’s most popular dating app, Tinder. Jeffrey Rosensweig will lead the interview.
When: Oct. 22, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Homecoming Highlight: “Untold Stories: Race, Place and Vulnerability in the Women’s Suffrage Movement”

 

Homecoming Highlight: “Untold Stories: Race, Place and Vulnerability in the Women’s Suffrage Movement”
Faculty members Pearl Dowe, Martha Albertson Fineman and Andra Gillespie explore with guests the role that race, place and vulnerability played in women’s suffrage and the fight for voting rights in the South.
When: Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Homecoming Highlight: “Remembering Our Heroes: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian”

 

Homecoming Highlight: “Remembering Our Heroes: John Lewis and C.T. Vivian”
Hear a special conversation on civil rights activism yesterday, today and tomorrow as Dr. Bernice King of the King Center and Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin Jr. reflect on the extraordinary lives of U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian.
When: Oct. 23, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Facebook Live COVID-19 Q&A with Marybeth Sexton and Jodie Guest
When: Oct. 21, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Health and the Human Experience Author Q&A with Emily Anthes
When: Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Emory In The News
 
‘At a breaking point’: New surge of COVID-19 cases has states, hospitals scrambling, yet again

 

‘At a breaking point’: New surge of COVID-19 cases has states, hospitals scrambling, yet again
Oct. 20 |  Wendy Armstrong |  STAT

Experts warn of possible risks with indoor gatherings for holidays

 

Experts warn of possible risks with indoor gatherings for holidays
Oct. 19 |  Colleen Kraft |  Good Morning America

Are we better off than we were four years ago?

 

Are we better off than we were four years ago?
Oct. 17 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Fortune
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