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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
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PLANNING
Tips for a safer Thanksgiving celebration
Maximize good times with friends and family and minimize COVID-19 risk this Thanksgiving with these safety tips from Emory infectious diseases specialist Henry Wu.

 

CREATIVITY
Challenges of 2020 prompt creative writing students to view life differently
The seminar Bodies in the World encourages students to explore themselves and their environments in the context of current situations such as the pandemic and Black Lives Matter. From classroom time to campus explorations, they examine their world with fresh perspective.

 

HEALTH CARE
Robotic imaging system helps support personalized care
A new state-of-the-art robotic imaging system at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital will enable doctors to work more efficiently and effectively while performing minimally-invasive procedures to treat a broad range of heart and vascular conditions.

 

COMMUNITY
Brighten someone’s holiday through Emory Cares
Looking to give back during the Thanksgiving break? It’s not too late to get involved with Emory Cares. Flexible projects like dropping off supplies at a local shelter or writing a note of encouragement continue all month. Learn what you can do.

SCIENCE
Gaining better understanding of plants' role in antibacterial activity
Undergraduate and graduate students in Cassandra Quave's lab helped compile the first comprehensive review of plant natural products that play a role in antibacterial activity, to guide the search for new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Flu shots required for faculty and staff returning to campus spring semester; learn more
Flu shots required for faculty and staff returning to campus spring semester; learn more

Rollins receives grant for soccer-based program to help prevent diabetes
Rollins receives grant for soccer-based program to help prevent diabetes
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COVID-19 SCREENING
 
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New procedures: Emory University’s COVID-19 screening program for asymptomatic individuals is transitioning to a saliva-based collection platform (replacing the rapid antigen nasal swab). This new testing platform is highly sensitive, provides increased testing capacity for the Emory community and employs a significantly more comfortable collection methodology. Learn more.
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Featured Events
 
Connect and Cope: "Creative Expression"

 

Connect and Cope: "Creative Expression"
In the first program of Science Gallery Atlanta’s virtual series, Jericho Brown shares his views on the importance of creativity in connecting to the greater society and how he copes with mundane and traumatic stressors through self-expression.
When: Nov. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Dooley's Players: "Arsenic and Old Lace"

 

Dooley's Players: "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Reserve your spot to watch Dooley’s Players perform the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Performances will be online Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When: Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Performance: "Waiting in Hope"

 

Performance: "Waiting in Hope"
Share a contemplative evening of Advent music with Tony Alonso of Candler School of Theology, whose music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world.
When: Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Conversation: Emory Climate Talks with Robert D. Bullard

 

Conversation: Emory Climate Talks with Robert D. Bullard
Hear award-winning author Robert D. Bullard, who often is described as the father of environmental justice. His books address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, community reinvestment and more.
When: Dec. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
The last children of Down Syndrome

 

The last children of Down Syndrome
Nov. 19 |  Rosemarie Garland-Thomson |  The Atlantic

Feel like you don't enjoy anything anymore? There's a name for that — and you can break through it

 

Feel like you don't enjoy anything anymore? There's a name for that — and you can break through it
Nov. 18 |  Jennifer Felger |  Real Simple

Experts work to educate Latino communities of coronavirus dangers

 

Experts work to educate Latino communities of coronavirus dangers
Nov. 16 |  Ingrid Pinzon |  CBS TV 46
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