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For Faculty and Staff of Emory University
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
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COMMITMENT
Emory president updates actions university is taking for racial justice
In a community message, President Gregory L. Fenves discusses progress on the path to make Emory more inclusive. Steps include reappointing the Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations, establishing the Descendants Endowment and launching the University Committee on Naming Honors.

 

INTERNATIONAL
Emory celebrates Global Diversity Awareness Month
Misael Romero-Reyes, a chemistry PhD student in Laney Graduate School, is among the Emory students, faculty and staff members featured in the #GlobalDiversity2020 social media campaign.

 

COMMUNITY
Science Gallery Atlanta to open with interactive exhibition on addiction and recovery
The first exhibition for Science Gallery Atlanta at Emory University will explore the twin themes of addiction and recovery. Creative minds from the sciences and arts are now invited to contribute proposals for "Hooked," set to launch in early 2022.

 

ARTS
Emory University Symphony Orchestra plays from around the world during Oct. 24 concert
The Emory University Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the academic year on Saturday, Oct. 24. Featuring material recorded during the spring and fall, the virtual concert showcases Emory student musicians performing from their homes around the globe.

LEGACY
39th Carter Town Hall features message from President Carter, questions with grandson Jason Carter
With health in mind, Emory’s annual Carter Town Hall was held virtually, as students watched a special message from Emory professor and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, then heard his eldest grandson, Jason Carter, answer their questions live.
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ELECTION 2020
 
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Be a poll role model: Faculty and staff can play a powerful role in smoothing students’ paths to the polls. The Emory Votes Initiative website includes a section with resources for helping educate students: guidelines for introducing TurboVote, suggestions for civic involvement beyond voting and more. You can help students become engaged, lifelong global citizens.
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Take Note
 
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with activities throughout October

Nominations being accepted for honorary degree consideration through Nov. 2
Nominations being accepted for honorary degree consideration through Nov. 2

Candler's Thurman Lecture on Nov. 12 to explore music, preaching in the Black church
Candler's Thurman Lecture on Nov. 12 to explore music, preaching in the Black church

Emory Transportation changes frequency of some shuttle routes
Emory Transportation changes frequency of some shuttle routes
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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 Emory Alumni Association's full schedule here and check out some featured events below.
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Featured Events
 
Homecoming Highlight: “The COVID Pandemic in the Context of Past and Future Public Health”

 

Homecoming Highlight: “The COVID Pandemic in the Context of Past and Future Public Health”
Public health experts James Curran and William Foege will discuss COVID-19 through the lens of history, looking at past plagues and diseases to help understand responses to the current crisis and what kind of world could emerge from the pandemic.
When: Oct. 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Homecoming Highlight: "Musical Showcase"

 

Homecoming Highlight: "Musical Showcase"
Gather around the computer to hear Sydney Harcourt and Lexi Lawson reprise their Broadway roles from "Hamilton" and share stories about their experiences. The musical journey will also feature exclusive performances by two Emory-born groups: Grammy Award-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls and the Shadowboxers.
When: Oct. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Homecoming Highlight: "Health and Justice for All: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Impact"

 

Homecoming Highlight: "Health and Justice for All: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Impact"
With the passing of Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. lost not only a tremendous legal mind but also an advocate for health, racial and ethnic equality, and women’s and LGBTQ rights. Hear how her work shaped the careers, lives and hopes for the future of three alumni.
When: Oct. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Big Visions: Outdoor Art Projections
When: Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Outside the Schwartz Building (wall along Clifton Road)
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Webinar: "Debating Economic Policies of the 2020 Presidential Candidates"
When: Oct. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Virtual Concert: Balkan Quartet
When: Oct. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Brand loyalty is changing due to the pandemic

 

Brand loyalty is changing due to the pandemic
Oct. 21 |  Doug Bowman |  Fortune

In politically mixed friend groups, a lesson for navigating differences

 

In politically mixed friend groups, a lesson for navigating differences
Oct. 21 |  Andra Gillespie |  Atlanta Magazine

Monastic teaching and metacognition

 

Monastic teaching and metacognition
Oct. 20 |  Kelsey Gray |  Inside Higher Ed
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