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Thursday, April 22, 2021
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LEADERSHIP
Get to know Emory's next provost
Bioengineering and higher education pioneer Ravi Bellamkonda returns to Emory on July 1, eager to lead the university’s academic affairs and share wisdom learned from science, the humanities — and his goldendoodle, CJ.

 

CAMPUS
COVID-19 Community Update: Immunization required for Emory students in fall
Emory will require all students to be immunized for COVID-19 for fall 2021. COVID-19 vaccination for faculty and staff will not be required at this time but is strongly encouraged.

HONORS
Five Emory professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Faculty members Carol Anderson, Sanjay Gupta, Rafi Ahmed, Jericho Brown and Vanessa Siddle Walker have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

 

INSIGHT
Georgia Aquarium otters join list of animals testing positive for SARS-CoV-2
The recent positive SARS-CoV-2 tests of Asian small-clawed otters at the Georgia Aquarium add to the mystery of why some animals may be more susceptible than others to the virus that causes COVID-19.

SUSTAINABILITY
Emory Lens: Solar panels on campus
In honor of Earth Day, see how Emory is installing solar panels across its Atlanta campus, which will generate approximately 10 percent of the university's peak energy requirements and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4,300 metric tons.
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COMMENCEMENT NEWS
 

 

Commencement 2021 brings in-person ceremonies that keep safety in mind
Learn more about Emory’s Commencement events, slated for May 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center. While some aspects of the university’s traditional ceremony must be adjusted to comply with health and safety protocols, many elements will be familiar.

 

U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff named Emory University 2021 Class Day speaker
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff has been selected as keynote speaker for Emory's Class Day, a student-organized event for students receiving bachelor's degrees at this year's Commencement. Emory's Class Day will be Thursday, May 13, leading into Commencement weekend.

 

Oxford Commencement features Rollins Dean Curran, Ga. Sen. Warnock
James W. Curran, dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, will deliver the Commencement address for Oxford College on May 15. The ceremony also will feature congratulatory remarks to the graduates from U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock.
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
For some of us, returning to pre-COVID life is turning out to be harder than we expected

 

For some of us, returning to pre-COVID life is turning out to be harder than we expected
April 21 |  Marybeth Sexton |  LA Times

Strides against HIV/AIDS falter, especially in the South, as nation battles COVID

 

Strides against HIV/AIDS falter, especially in the South, as nation battles COVID
April 21 |  Carlos del Rio |  PBS NewsHour

Of terror and testimonies: Living through the Derek Chauvin trial

 

Of terror and testimonies: Living through the Derek Chauvin trial
April 20 |  Danté Stewart |  Washington Post
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EVENTS
 
Earth Day Sustainability Celebration

 

Earth Day Sustainability Celebration
Celebrate this year's winners of the Sustainability Innovator Award, Outstanding Sustainability Representative Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, and learn ways to get involved.
When: April 23, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Panel Discussion: "An Evening with the Black Latinas Know Collective"

 

Panel Discussion: "An Evening with the Black Latinas Know Collective"
Learn from this group of Black Latina scholars, producers of innovative and important intellectual contributions to the intersectional study of race within Latinidad and Blackness. Presented by the Latinx Studies Faculty Initiative and the James Weldon Johnson Institute.
When: April 23, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Mid-Week Musical Reflections

 

Mid-Week Musical Reflections
Join Maury Allums, director of music, and the Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life in taking 15 minutes to breathe, relax and connect with others in our community.
When: April 28, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Community Gathering For Healing and Hope

 

Community Gathering For Healing and Hope
After a year of living with the pandemic, political divisiveness and ongoing racial injustice and violence, join the Emory community to give voice to our experiences and feelings, acknowledge losses and grief, honor the sacrifices of unseen heroes, and bring a sense of initial closure to this time when so many have been away from campus.
When: April 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Musical: "First Date" with Ad Hoc Emory
When: April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: Emory's Young Artists
When: April 25, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center Virtual Stage
Admission: Free
 
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Conversation: The Role of Business in Supporting Democracy
When: April 29, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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