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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
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PLANNING
Ten things to do during annual benefits enrollment
Each year, annual benefits enrollment gives Emory University faculty and staff the opportunity to review benefits and make changes for the upcoming year. Find out what’s new for 2021, including a new tool that helps determine which plans work best for you.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Georgia Research Alliance supports two new scholars at Emory
The Georgia Research Alliance has named two Emory faculty members as GRA-supported investigators: immunologist Rafick-Pierre Sekaly and lung disease researcher Louise Hecker.

 

CREATIVITY
November features virtual concerts, artist lectures and a live reading of 'Sovereignty'
One highlight of arts programs in November will be a live reading of "Sovereignty," a play exploring the politics and struggles of the Cherokee Nation. The performance continues the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s celebration of Indigenous people.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory joins with Latino Youth Leadership Conference to encourage students to attend college
After hosting the Latino Youth Leadership Conference in the past, Emory is at the forefront of this year’s virtual event, aimed at empowering Latinx young people to pursue higher education.

 

EVENTS
Continue enjoying Homecoming 2020 programs from home
Emory Homecoming 2020 is a wrap, but there’s still time for more fun. Programs are available for streaming on-demand through Sunday, Nov. 15, so you have plenty of time to watch your favorites again or catch some events you missed. Visit the Emory Alumni Association website for full access.

COLLABORATION
Pandemic conditions help fuel students’ business ingenuity
COVID-19 didn’t stop HackATL 2020, one of the most prominent hackathons in the Southeast. More than 230 undergraduate students virtually joined forces worldwide, created teams and set out to build a viable business in 48 hours and then pitch their ideas to judges, angel investors and venture capitalists.
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TITLE IX WORKSHOP
 
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The Department of Title IX (DTIX) will host a one-hour workshop on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 12 p.m. titled “Mandatory Reporting for Improving Campus Culture and Safety.” The workshop will focus on our mandatory reporters’ obligation to promptly channel reports of prohibited conduct under Emory’s Sex and Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination Policy 8.2 to DTIX. During the workshop, DTIX will introduce the 5Ws of mandatory reporting. Register for the workshop or contact DTIX (titleix@emory.edu) for further information.
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ELECTION 2020
 
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Path to the polls: Haven’t voted yet? It’s not too late to make your voice heard! The Emory Votes Initiative website is a great place to access nonpartisan voter information, links to credible resources and more as you cast your votes this election.
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Featured Events
 
Rothschild Lecture: "Skin in the Game: American Jews, Whiteness and the Contemporary Movement for Racial Justice"

 

Rothschild Lecture: "Skin in the Game: American Jews, Whiteness and the Contemporary Movement for Racial Justice"
The 12th Annual Rothschild Lecture, hosted by the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, will feature a conversation with Eric K. Ward, executive director of the Western States Center and nationally recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence and preserving inclusive democracy.
When: Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
"Black and Pandemic Poetry"

 

"Black and Pandemic Poetry"
The English Department and the Rose Library invite you to celebrate the new "Black and Pandemic Poetry" initiative. Featuring professors Jericho Brown and Geraldine Higgins in conversation with Emory students, this virtual event will explore the role of poetry in times of crisis.
When: Oct. 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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ELECTION EVENTS
 
 
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Tumultuous Times on Campus: Helping Students Navigate the 2020 Election
When: Oct. 28, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
29
Oct.
 
Navigating First Amendment Student Rights and Engagement: Faculty and Staff
When: Oct. 29, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
29
Oct.
 
Last-Minute Analysis with Alan Abramowitz
When: Oct. 29, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
30
Oct.
 
AwareHealth and Pre-Election Anxiety
When: Oct. 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
These Atlanta suburbs show how Georgia has become a 2020 battleground state

 

These Atlanta suburbs show how Georgia has become a 2020 battleground state
Oct. 24 |  Alan Abramowitz and Andra Gillespie |  CNBC

U.S. tops one-day record with 83,757 COVID-19 cases, exceeding previous summer high

 

U.S. tops one-day record with 83,757 COVID-19 cases, exceeding previous summer high
Oct. 24 |  Bob Bednarczyk |  USA Today

17 ways you can develop new habits and improve your life

 

17 ways you can develop new habits and improve your life
Oct. 23 |  Gregory Berns |  Entrepreneur
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