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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021
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CREATIVITY
Emory students, faculty collaborate with Atlanta artists to inspire change
Emory’s Arts and Social Justice Fellows program brings together Emory students and faculty members with Atlanta artists to explore how creative thinking and expression can inspire change.

 

DISCOVERY
Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Research is an integral part of Emory, from the sciences to the humanities. Here’s a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

 

CONTRIBUTION
Film screening, conversation on life and work of Pellom McDaniels set for Feb. 7
To celebrate Black History Month, Emory Libraries will partner with Atlanta-based BronzeLens Film Festival to host “Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III” on Feb. 7 with special guests Fahamu Pecou, Valerie Boyd and others.

 

COMMUNITY
Science Gallery Atlanta names curator for inaugural exhibition on addiction
Cultural producer, writer and documentarian Floyd Hall will serve as curator for “Hooked,” scheduled to open at Science Gallery Atlanta in early 2022.

 

TRIBUTE
Remembering theological ethicist James M. Gustafson, faculty member who guided the Luce Seminars
With the passing of emeritus faculty member James M. Gustafson on Jan. 15, the world lost “a towering scholar,” says former Emory President James T. Laney, who led the university’s efforts to recruit him in the late 1980s.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Alumna wins selective fellowship to study, serve in U.S. Foreign Service
Mary Bohn, a 2020 Emory graduate, has been named a Thomas Pickering Fellow by the U.S. State Department. She is Emory’s fourth fellow in the highly competitive program, which requires a five-year commitment to the Foreign Service.

CAMPUS
Master planning update anticipates investment that will shape Emory’s future
In 1915, architect Henry Hornbostel drafted Emory’s first master plan, establishing the foundation for strategic growth that continues today. The new framework plan will improve student experiences, invest in more interdisciplinary facilities and develop a stronger connection with Atlanta.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
Spring semester starts
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The Emory campus gained renewed energy Jan. 25 as most spring semester classes got underway. Face coverings and physical distancing are required for students, faculty and staff on campus, while many continue to learn, teach and work remotely.
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TAKE NOTE
 
2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12
2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12

William McDonald named interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
William McDonald named interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Note Emory Dining's hours of operation this semester
Note Emory Dining's hours of operation this 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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FEATURED EVENTS
 
News Event: "COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special"

 

News Event: "COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special"
Emory's Dr. Carlos del Rio and Dr. Kimberly Dyan Manning join media mogul Tyler Perry to address the public's concerns and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine.
When: Jan. 28, 9:00 p.m.
Where: BET and BET Her
Admission: Free
Webinar: "The Sandwich Generation: Strategies for Multigenerational Caregiving"

 

Webinar: "The Sandwich Generation: Strategies for Multigenerational Caregiving"
Many families deal with elder care issues — while raising young children at home. The pandemic also has caused many families to unexpectedly combine households. In this seminar, learn to identify common family dynamics, stress triggers and coping strategies for caregivers.
When: Feb. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
2021 Pellom McDaniels Sports History Lecture Series: "Bigger Than Sports"

 

2021 Pellom McDaniels Sports History Lecture Series: "Bigger Than Sports"
Just days before Super Bowl LV, join author and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant, New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden and Emory history professor Carl Suddler for a timely discussion about sports, politics and African American history.
When: Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Race Beyond Borders: "Understanding Race as a Global Concept: Power, Access and Policy"

 

Race Beyond Borders: "Understanding Race as a Global Concept: Power, Access and Policy"
This event will launch the multi-institutional Race Beyond Borders initiative and offer a first step in bringing voices together to begin a dialogue and process of inquiry about race: how we can start developing a shared understanding of race as a global concept, how concepts of race are constructed in different parts of the world and more.
When: Feb. 5, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
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Can I travel after I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
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