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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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CREATIVITY
Emory’s dance program keeps moving through the pandemic’s challenges
During a year when so many activities were canceled, Emory’s dance faculty found ways to continue in-person classes and performances — including the annual spring concert set for April 29 to May 1.

 

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. Read a sample of recent grant awards across campus along with newly published research findings.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Four Emory undergrads win Goldwater Scholarship for math, science research
For the third consecutive year, Emory had four exceptional students selected for the nation’s top scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering.

 

RECOGNITION
Recent graduate receives Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Elliot Shuwei Ji is one of 30 Soros Fellows for 2021. The award is given to outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants and helps support graduate study at any U.S. university.

 

RESEARCH
Chemists develop tools that may help improve cancer diagnostics, therapeutics
A new chemical method developed by researchers at Emory and Auburn can detect changes in proteins that may signal the early stages of cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other major diseases.
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COVID-19 Q&A
 
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Stay informed: Henry Wu, director of Emory TravelWell Center, will answer general questions about post-vaccine travel safety during a Facebook Live event Wednesday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. Watch it live on the Emory University Facebook page. The session will be hosted by Jodie Guest of Rollins School of Public Health.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Get involved in the community through Emory Cares, April 15–25
Get involved in the community through Emory Cares, April 15–25

Virtual memorial celebration for Alice N. Benston set for April 18
Virtual memorial celebration for Alice N. Benston set for April 18

Submit a proposal to teach a university course in spring 2022; deadline is April 23
Submit a proposal to teach a university course in spring 2022; deadline is April 23
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
How a TikTok video helped these college students collect over 200,000 products to help fight period poverty

 

How a TikTok video helped these college students collect over 200,000 products to help fight period poverty
April 11 |  Alexa Mohsenzadeh |  CNN

‘We shouldn’t be complacent’: Suicide deaths fell during the 2020 pandemic — but what caused the decline?

 

‘We shouldn’t be complacent’: Suicide deaths fell during the 2020 pandemic — but what caused the decline?
April 11 |  Nadine Kaslow |  MarketWatch

The CDC says racism is a public health threat. Here's what it means

 

The CDC says racism is a public health threat. Here's what it means
April 9 |  Camara Phyllis Jones |  NPR
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EVENTS
 
Emory Community Conversation: "The Evolution to Latinx"

 

Emory Community Conversation: "The Evolution to Latinx"
Professor of English Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández and Laura Ramirez 16C discuss how we have arrived at the identity for an entire group going from Hispanic to Latino/Latina and now Latinx, among other issues.
When: April 14, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Discussion: "Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL"

 

Discussion: "Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL"
The Hatchery's “Might Could” series features conversations with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in nonprofits, higher education and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future. This week’s speaker is Kacie Lett Gordon, founder of It All Media.
When: April 15, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Conscious Conversations: "Sexual Violence Prevention and Support"
When: April 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Musical: "First Date" with Ad Hoc Emory
When: April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Avatars of Vishnu Lecture: "At Hari’s Feet: Embroidering a Space of One's Own in Colonial Bengal"
When: April 18, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Panel Discussion: "Decolonizing Global Health"
When: April 20, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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