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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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CAMPUS
Work on identity spaces underway as part of racial and social justice initiatives
Improvements to student identity spaces in the Alumni Memorial University Center are underway, driven by student input. By fall 2023, these spaces will relocate to new, extensively renovated locations in Cox Hall.

 

RECOGNITION
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Emory faculty and staff are frequently recognized for their work locally, nationally and internationally. View a sampling of recent accolades, including fellowships and national awards for leadership and excellence.

 

SUPPORT
Anonymous gift expands reach of Integrated Memory Care Center
A recent $3.1 million gift will support a new initiative allowing the nurse-managed Integrated Memory Care Clinic to further serve patients living with dementia and residing in senior living communities.

IMPACT
Make a difference through Emory Day of Giving on March 24
Join faculty, staff and others in creating life-changing opportunities through Day of Giving. Support an area that inspires you and earn an Emory face covering by contributing during the early giving period March 17-21.

 

RESEARCH
COVID-19 antibody transfer to newborns lower than expected
Women who contract COVID-19 during pregnancy are able to make strong neutralizing antibodies but may end up passing fewer of these protective antibodies to their infants than desired, a new study at Emory shows.

 

COMMUNICATION
Emory president issues statement on Schwartz Center name
Emory President Gregory L. Fenves has issued a statement about the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The Student Government Association and College Council passed resolutions calling for the center to be renamed.

DISCOVERY
Community exposure is greater risk for COVID-19 infection in health care workers, not health care setting
In a large study of U.S. health care workers in three states, researchers found that community exposure to COVID-19 was associated with COVID-19 infection in health care workers, but specific occupational activities in a hospital or health care setting were not.
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COVID-19 VACCINE TOWN HALL
 
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Stay informed: Emory’s next community update on the COVID-19 vaccine will be Thursday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. Join the live town hall or watch it later on the COVID-19 vaccine page of the Emory Forward website.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Two Emory surgical centers named in Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021
Two Emory surgical centers named in Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021

There's still time to join a team for the Move More Challenge; competition begins March 22
There's still time to join a team for the Move More Challenge; competition begins March 22

Be part of the Department of Medicine’s inaugural Health Equity Day; submit abstracts for consideration by March 31
Be part of the Department of Medicine’s inaugural Health Equity Day; submit abstracts for consideration by March 31
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
How slow, deep breathing taps into a natural rhythm in our bodies

 

How slow, deep breathing taps into a natural rhythm in our bodies
March 16 |  Donald Noble |  Discover

14 lessons for the next pandemic

 

14 lessons for the next pandemic
March 15 |  Gregory S. Martin |  New York Times

This lucrative advanced practice nursing career is a real ‘gas’

 

This lucrative advanced practice nursing career is a real ‘gas’
March 15 |  Everett Moss |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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EVENTS
 
Contemplative Science Seminar: "Fostering Compassionate and Creative Resonance" with Tim Cunningham

 

Contemplative Science Seminar: "Fostering Compassionate and Creative Resonance" with Tim Cunningham
Explore the inherent compassion that arises when living and nonliving objects connect with one another and how we translate these connections, especially in health care, to healing and growth. Presented by Tim Cunningham, vice president of practice and innovation at Emory Healthcare.
When: March 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Panel Discussion: "Beyond the Games: Black Women and Sports: Past, Present and Future"

 

Panel Discussion: "Beyond the Games: Black Women and Sports: Past, Present and Future"
Former WNBA player Renee Montgomery, executive and co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, and other panelists (Elisabeth Akinwale, LaNita Campbell and Keiko Price) will discuss topics related to Black women and sports, including athletic lessons beyond their playing days. Emory history professor Carl Suddler and student Emanuelle Mottley will moderate.
When: March 18, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series: Poetry Reading by Joy Harjo

 

Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series: Poetry Reading by Joy Harjo
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will give an online reading as part of Women’s History Month for the Rose Library at Emory University. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Harjo is the first Native American to hold the position.
When: March 20, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Emory President Gregory L. Fenves: First Address

 

Emory President Gregory L. Fenves: First Address
In his first address to the university community, Emory President Gregory L. Fenves will speak on the unprecedented journey we’ve undertaken during the past year, our bright future as a university and how we can build on our rich legacy of excellence and impact.
When: March 23, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Emory.edu home page
Admission: Free
 
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Anna Julia Cooper Lecture with Renita Weems
When: March 17, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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March
 
Wondrous Worlds Lecture: "Early Indian Textile Trade to West Asia and Its Indonesian Afterlife"
When: March 21, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
21
March
 
Bach Birthday Recital with Timothy Albrecht
When: March 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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