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Thursday, March 4, 2021
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🎙 Check out Emory: In Case You Missed It, a new audio update of the biggest news from the past week. Listen via podcast or the interactive Giide, with links and more information.
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RESOURCE
Understanding the history of slavery in the Americas
A new consortium will ensure the future of the SlaveVoyages database, which was created at Emory and has become the most widely used online resource for information about slavery across the Atlantic world.

 

CAMPUS
President Fenves to deliver first address to Emory University community
On Tuesday, March 23, at 3 p.m., Emory President Gregory L. Fenves will deliver his first address to the university community. The speech will be livestreamed on Emory.edu.

 

IMPACT
'21-day Compassion Challenge' launches March 6
The Compassion Center at Emory invites people to recognize their capacity for compassion and learn how to practice it each day by participating in a "21-day Compassion Challenge" in March.

 

ARTS
Film screening to highlight legacies of civil rights leaders John Lewis, C.T. Vivian
"Art Meets Activism: John Lewis, C.T. Vivian and 'The Baptism,'" a virtual film screening and discussion, is set for March 7 at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s "Bloody Sunday."

 

FACULTY
Dianne M. Stewart selected as Emory College Chronos Fellow
As the Chronos Fellow for 2021, Emory College professor Dianne M. Stewart will have the opportunity to further explore her research interests in African-heritage religious cultures in the Caribbean and the Americas.

RECOGNITION
Atlanta Business Chronicle honors MBA student Willie Sullivan as 'Rising Star'
As momentum around the fight for racial equity began rising last spring, so did ideas of how Goizueta Business School could make a difference. MBA student Willie Sullivan was awarded the Leaders in Corporate Citizenship “Rising Star” Award for creating last month’s John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Vote for Emory research: STAT Madness, a "March Madness"-style bracket contest for biomedical research, kicked off this week. The university has two papers in the competition, both of which cover groundbreaking research on COVID-19. There are still three days to cast first-round votes and help Emory advance. Learn more and then go vote!
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TAKE NOTE
 
See what's planned for Women's History Month (Emory login required)
See what's planned for Women's History Month (Emory login required)

Take the COVID-19 vaccine survey for faculty and staff by March 5
Take the COVID-19 vaccine survey for faculty and staff by March 5

Proposal submissions for 2021 EGHI Faculty Seed Grants are being accepted; apply by April 1
Proposal submissions for 2021 EGHI Faculty Seed Grants are being accepted; apply by April 1

Emory takes silver in bike-friendly universities ranking
Emory takes silver in bike-friendly universities ranking
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Study shows less than 1% of pro athletes infected by COVID-19 also developed inflammatory heart disease

 

Study shows less than 1% of pro athletes infected by COVID-19 also developed inflammatory heart disease
March 4 |  Jonathan Kim |  ESPN

Study finds possible link between blood type and COVID-19 risk

 

Study finds possible link between blood type and COVID-19 risk
March 4 |  Connie M. Arthur, Jianmei Wang, Hans Verkerke, Cassandra D. Josephson, Daniel Kalman and John D. Roback |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The growing threat of disinformation and how to 'deprogram' people who believe it

 

The growing threat of disinformation and how to 'deprogram' people who believe it
March 2 |  Andra Gillespie |  NPR
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EVENTS
 
Facebook Live: "COVID-19: Sports and Events Safety"

 

Facebook Live: "COVID-19: Sports and Events Safety"
When will it be safe to go to a football game? A concert? Join Carlos del Rio, infectious diseases expert and executive associate dean of the School of Medicine, and public health expert Jodie Guest for a live discussion on COVID-19 safety for sports and events.
When: March 5, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Facebook Page
Admission: Free
Webinar: "Caring for Aging Relatives"

 

Webinar: "Caring for Aging Relatives"
Learn how to determine the best level of care for an aging relative and how to communicate more productively about care options, from in-home assistance to assisted living and nursing care.
When: March 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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March
 
First Fridays at 4 p.m.: "Dispossession: The Price of 'Progress'"
When: March 5, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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March
 
Candler Concert Series: Gabriela Montero, Pianist
When: March 5, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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March
 
Lecture: "Avatars of Vishnu"
When: March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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