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For Faculty and Staff of Emory University
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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LEADERSHIP
President Fenves outlines goals and strategies to increase Emory’s impact
In his first address to the Emory community, President Gregory L. Fenves praises the perseverance and innovation of faculty, staff and students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provides updates on actions to support racial and social justice, faculty eminence and student experiences across the university.

 

COMMITMENT
Emory to welcome all students back to campus for fall 2021
President Gregory L. Fenves announces that the entire Emory community — students, faculty and staff — will return to in-person learning, teaching, research and work for the fall 2021 semester.

 

PARTNERSHIP
Emory joins the Universities Studying Slavery consortium
Emory will take part in the Universities Studying Slavery consortium — institutions addressing historical and contemporary issues of race and inequality in university communities as well as slavery’s legacy in American society.

COMMUNITY
President Biden, Vice President Harris visit Emory campus
Emory hosted President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on March 19 for a meeting with Asian American community leaders in the wake of the Atlanta-area spa shootings. View student reactions to the visit.

 

RESEARCH
Vaccine-induced antibodies still potent against SARS-CoV-2 variant
A more contagious coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7 is still susceptible to antibodies induced after COVID-19 infection or immunization with a currently available vaccine, according to Emory scientists.

 

CELEBRATION
Emory’s student innovation center, The Hatchery, turns one
The Hatchery has fueled creativity and supported student innovators and entrepreneurs at every stage of their journeys for one year. Learn more about the center and celebrate its anniversary at a physically distanced party on March 26.

MILESTONE
Emory medical students celebrate virtual Match Day
The traditional tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email, but the excitement was the same as Emory’s graduating medical students discovered where they will begin their careers as doctors.
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COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE
 
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Expanded vaccine eligibility: All Emory faculty, staff and students will be able to register for vaccines through Emory Healthcare starting Thursday, March 25. Read the latest from Amir St. Clair, executive director of COVID-19 response and recovery, and watch the community town hall.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Get details on programs from Emory's 2021 Virtual Summer Camp and Learning Expo
Get details on programs from Emory's 2021 Virtual Summer Camp and Learning Expo

Hear practical advice on parenting, caregiving and more with family webinars and podcasts from Bright Horizons
Hear practical advice on parenting, caregiving and more with family webinars and podcasts from Bright Horizons

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
 
Emory professor shares his outlook for Georgia’s economy this summer

 

Emory professor shares his outlook for Georgia’s economy this summer
March 23 |  Tom Smith |  WABE 90.1 FM

How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our sense of mortality

 

How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our sense of mortality
March 21 |  Gary Laderman |  CNN

Your home’s value is based on racism

 

Your home’s value is based on racism
March 20 |  Dorothy Brown |  New York Times
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EVENTS
 
Conversation: Poet John Murillo and Jericho Brown

 

Conversation: Poet John Murillo and Jericho Brown
Award-winning poet John Murillo will give a reading from his work, followed by a conversation with Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner and director of Emory’s creative writing program. Attendees will be invited to join in with their own questions via chat.
When: March 25, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
2021 Pride Awards

 

2021 Pride Awards
Join the virtual celebration highlighting the contributions of our community members and celebrate graduating LGBTQ+ students.
When: March 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Discussion: "Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Populations"
When: March 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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The Hatchery's Birthday Party
When: March 26, 9:00 a.m.
Where: The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, 1578 Avenue Place, Suite 200
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Emory Collaborative Piano
When: March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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March
 
Panel Discussion: "Decolonizing Global Health Education"
When: March 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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