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Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
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SEMESTER BEGINS
 
CAMPUS
New semester brings new initiatives and events across Emory
The nine schools that make up Emory University head into the new semester with innovative initiatives, achievements to celebrate and a full slate of engaging virtual speakers and events.

 

WELCOME
Message from President Fenves: Start of the spring semester
President Gregory L. Fenves welcomes the Emory community as spring classes begin. Read the full message.

 

ARTS
New Carlos Museum exhibit presents Islamic art through time and place
“Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place” explores the long history, vast geographic expanse and remarkable diversity of works of art in the Islamic world. The exhibit will be open through spring semester.
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EMORY FORWARD
 
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COVID-19 update: Because of the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our region, the university is adjusting the campus gathering status until Feb. 8. Visit the Emory Forward website for information and to learn about vaccines, the onboarding process for faculty and staff who will be on campus this spring, and more.
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NEWS
 
IMPACT
MLK Scholars program continues King’s legacy of service, leadership
Emory’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship has impacted lives for more than 50 years. Read how three recipients continue to carry King’s legacy into their communities.

 

HONOR
Annual MLK Jr. Lecture to focus on ‘Legacy and Responsibilities’
The MLK Jr. Lecture features Emory alum Maggie Anderson discussing "Economic Unity: Our Peaceful and Powerful Protest." Anderson, author of "Our Black Year," speaks Thursday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. Learn more and register to attend the online event.

 

LEGACY
Emory mourns the loss of Braves baseball legend Hank Aaron
Atlanta Braves icon Henry "Hank" Aaron received an honorary degree from Emory in 1995. The university’s archives include extensive materials from Aaron’s career, including the hate mail he received when he closed in on Babe Ruth’s home run record.

 

HEALTH
Wellness Champions keep Emory employees engaged and connected
From virtual dance parties to online cooking demonstrations, Healthy Emory’s Wellness Champions help keep employees’ minds on health and well-being, even during the pandemic. Join a webinar on Jan. 28 to learn how you can participate.

UPDATE
Virtual town hall highlights COVID-19 vaccine news
COVID-19 vaccine developments were the focus of a virtual town hall held Jan. 21 — part of an ongoing series of Emory community conversations intended to answer questions and share updated information. Read an overview or watch the full event.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital recognized as Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital recognized as Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center

Nominations for the 2021 Marion Luther Brittain Award are now open; submit by March 1
Nominations for the 2021 Marion Luther Brittain Award are now open; submit by March 1

Start 2021 by registering for a course through Emory Continuing Education; see what's new
Start 2021 by registering for a course through Emory Continuing Education; see what's new

Spring semester Race and Difference Colloquium Series has begun; view the upcoming programs
Spring semester Race and Difference Colloquium Series has begun; view the upcoming programs
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Webinar: "Parenting Resilience: Manifesting a Better Version of You "

 

Webinar: "Parenting Resilience: Manifesting a Better Version of You "
Learn helpful tips and healthy ways to manage parenting stressors by improving your self-care and parenting resilience as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Led by staff from the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and WorkLife.
When: Jan. 27, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Nix Mann Endowed Lecture: “The Shifting Shape of Classical Art”

 

Nix Mann Endowed Lecture: “The Shifting Shape of Classical Art”
Caroline Vout of the University of Cambridge and the University of Leiden examines how different periods have reinvented what classical art is through digging, dealing, drawing. The lecture ends by asking whether classical art has a future.
When: Jan. 31, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Film Screening and Discussion: “Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Pellom McDaniels III”

 

Film Screening and Discussion: “Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Pellom McDaniels III”
Join this event honoring the contributions of Pellom McDaniels III, former Emory professor of African American studies and curator of African American collections at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, who passed away in April 2020.
When: Feb. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
What do coronavirus variants mean for your masks?

 

What do coronavirus variants mean for your masks?
Jan. 26 |  Marybeth Sexton |  NBC News

The political roots of Amanda Gorman’s genius

 

The political roots of Amanda Gorman’s genius
Jan. 23 |  Jericho Brown |  Politico

Emory Chamber Music Society presents 2021 virtual stage performances, Bach Lunch Series

 

Emory Chamber Music Society presents 2021 virtual stage performances, Bach Lunch Series
Jan. 22 |  Will Ransom |  WABE 90.1 FM
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