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For Faculty and Staff of Emory University
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
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COMMITMENT
Healing our 'two traumas'
Physicians and alums Kevin L. Gilliam II and Iesha Galloway-Gilliam will discuss COVID-19 and systemic racism Feb. 17 for the annual Hamilton E. Holmes Lecture, part of Emory’s packed schedule of Black History Month events.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory joins launch of ATL Action for Racial Equity
Emory is a founding member of ATL Action for Racial Equity, launched today by the Metro Atlanta Chamber. The multiyear initiative is designed to help address the ongoing effects of systemic racism impacting the Black community.

 

SUPPORT
Grant to help with work uncovering Atlanta’s racial history
Emory’s Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project will work with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on uncovering Atlanta’s racial history through a $17 million grant that will also fund an expansion of the Atlanta museum.

 

GOVERNMENT
Capital Update: COVID-19 relief, executive orders and more
As lawmakers move toward consideration of a COVID-19 relief package and President Biden issues executive orders, Emory’s Office of Government and Community Affairs is closely monitoring the impact on causes important to the university.

 

CAMPUS
Rose Library welcomes new African American collections curator
The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library will introduce Emory alum Clinton Fluker as its new curator of African American collections at an online event Feb. 23 as part of Black History Month activities.

CONNECTIONS
Faculty Showcase to welcome new faculty, feature poetry of Jericho Brown
Faculty Showcase, a Feb. 22 virtual event celebrating new Emory faculty, features professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown, who will read poems reflecting Emory’s nine schools and then engage with new faculty representing those units.
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COVID-19 NEWS
 
PERSPECTIVES
COVID-19 missteps could be used to help strengthen science and public health
As the U.S. continues to lead the world in coronavirus deaths and cases, Emory experts say the pandemic is a "clarion call" to examine ways to bolster and modernize systems that support and guide science, technology and public health in the country.

 

RESOURCES
Feb. 9 COVID-19 Community Update: Vaccines and variants
One year after COVID-19 cases first emerged in the U.S., here’s what you need to know about vaccine distribution and new virus variants. Read the latest from Amir St. Clair, executive director of COVID-19 response and recovery, and watch the community town hall.

 

RESEARCH
Emory-developed COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective in animal models
Researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center have developed a COVID-19 vaccine that has proven safe and effective in mice and monkeys.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Watch Emory experts on Facebook Live: Hear the latest COVID-19 information during two Facebook Live events this week. Aneesh Mehta, chief of infectious diseases services, will handle “COVID-19 Q&A” on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 11:30 a.m. Carlos del Rio, infectious diseases expert and executive associate dean of the School of Medicine, will address “Vaccine Hesitancy” on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. Watch both programs on the Emory University Facebook page.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Woodruff Physical Education (WoodPEC) recreational facilities reopened for residential students Feb. 8, by appointment only
Woodruff Physical Education (WoodPEC) recreational facilities reopened for residential students Feb. 8, by appointment only

2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12
2021 Annual Pride Awards nominations are open; submissions due by Feb. 12

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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Discussion: “How Atlanta Is Striving to Become an Economically Just and Inclusive Community”

 

Discussion: “How Atlanta Is Striving to Become an Economically Just and Inclusive Community”
Hear a panel of exceptional leaders in the region share their insights on how their efforts are improving economic access and opportunities for historically underrepresented business enterprises in metro Atlanta.
When: Feb. 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Lecture: "The Privileged Poor" with Anthony Jack

 

Lecture: "The Privileged Poor" with Anthony Jack
Anthony Jack, assistant professor at Harvard and author of "The Privileged Poor," will speak to the Emory community about the disadvantages faced by first-generation/low-income students at elite colleges and universities.
When: Feb. 11, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Wondrous Worlds Lecture: "Alhambra Waters: Theology, Poetry, Politics"

 

Wondrous Worlds Lecture: "Alhambra Waters: Theology, Poetry, Politics"
Professor María M. Carrión will discuss how the provenance, flow and relations of water in these spaces mobilize theological stances infused with poetry and sovereignty that relate to numerous other Islamic places.
When: Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
The 2,000-year history of Italy's favorite dish

 

The 2,000-year history of Italy's favorite dish
Feb. 9 |  Christine Ristaino |  CNN

After a strange season, watching Tom Brady win a Super Bowl finally felt familiar

 

After a strange season, watching Tom Brady win a Super Bowl finally felt familiar
Feb. 9 |  Zach Binney |  ESPN

Coronavirus cases are falling in U.S., but experts say it's not from the COVID-19 vaccine yet

 

Coronavirus cases are falling in U.S., but experts say it's not from the COVID-19 vaccine yet
Feb. 6 |  Sarita Shah |  USA Today
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