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LITERATURE
Emory student discovers unpublished manuscript by William Carlos Williams
Audrey Ruan, a student at Emory’s Oxford College, and professor Sarah Higinbotham planned to spend a few days conducting research in Yale’s rare book library. Neither expected Ruan to find an unpublished manuscript by poet and physician William Carlos Williams.

 

RECOGNITION
Emory researchers elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Stephen T. Warren and Raymond F. Schinazi of the School of Medicine have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science due to their efforts to advance science or its applications.

 

SCIENCE
How the brain decides to make an effort
Research by Emory neuroscientists gives the first detailed view of human ventral striatum activity during three phases of effort-based decision-making — the anticipation of initiating an effort, the actual execution of the effort and the reward, or outcome, of the effort.

 

WELLNESS
From hospital menu to holiday cookbook
Recipes from Mike Bacha, executive chef at Emory University Hospital, and research staff member Jessica Goldman were selected for a new holiday cookbook. Their submissions stemmed from participation in Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative.

 

RESEARCH
Engineered 'stealth bomber' virus could be new weapon against metastatic cancer
Researchers at Emory and Case Western Reserve have re-engineered a virus, turning it into a weapon against metastatic cancer. The reshaped virus is not so easily caught by parts of the innate immune system.

CAMPUS
Emory updates plans for Commencement ceremonies in May 2021
Emory announces additional details about modified in-person Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center, including dates and times for undergraduate, graduate and professional school diploma ceremonies for the Class of 2021.
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TAKE NOTE
 
The provost prospectus is available online, outlining the qualities sought in the next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs
The provost prospectus is available online, outlining the qualities sought in the next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs

Let the Carlos Museum Bookshop help with your holiday shopping; learn how to schedule your individual appointment
Let the Carlos Museum Bookshop help with your holiday shopping; learn how to schedule your individual appointment

'Reconstruction Activism' seminar to examine racial equality and justice on Dec. 10
'Reconstruction Activism' seminar to examine racial equality and justice on Dec. 10

Share input with Learning and Organizational Development on class offerings; deadline is Dec. 11
Share input with Learning and Organizational Development on class offerings; deadline is Dec. 11
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COVID-19 RESEARCH
 
Emory Insider

 

Join Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 12:30 p.m. for a Facebook Live discussion with Deborah Bruner, senior vice president of research at Emory, on the university's rapid research pivot to preventing and treating COVID-19, conducting research during a pandemic, tackling health disparities and looking ahead to the next generation of Emory research.
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Featured Events
 
Connect and Cope: "Mental Music"

 

Connect and Cope: "Mental Music"
In this installment of Science Gallery Atlanta’s virtual series, join Gary Motley and Dion Liverpool of Emory’s music department for a discussion of mental music.
When: Dec. 4, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Advent Service of Song: Carols in the Chapel

 

Advent Service of Song: Carols in the Chapel
Join the Candler community online for a service of seasonal carols. Watch the livestream on Facebook, Instagram or the Candler website.
When: Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Live Webcast: “The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity”

 

Live Webcast: “The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity”
Join His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a dialogue on compassion with Melani A. Walton (co-founder of the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation) and Sanjay Gupta (Emory faculty member and CNN chief medical correspondent). President Gregory L. Fenves will deliver a special message on behalf of Emory University.
When: Dec. 8, 10:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration requested
Connect and Cope: "Mindfulness"

 

Connect and Cope: "Mindfulness"
Abigail Lott, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses mindfulness in the fifth program in Science Gallery Atlanta’s virtual series.
When: Dec. 9, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Why do negative political ads work?

 

Why do negative political ads work?
Dec. 2 |  David Schweidel |  WXIA 11 Alive

AHA news: The heart health risks of being a single parent

 

AHA news: The heart health risks of being a single parent
Dec. 2 |  Gina Lundberg |  U.S. News and World Report

Oxford College dean seeing hope, healing in purple Georgia

 

Oxford College dean seeing hope, healing in purple Georgia
Dec. 1 |  Doug Hicks |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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