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EMORY NEWS PODCAST
 
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🎙 Check out today's episode of Emory: In Case You Missed It, an audio update of the biggest news from the past week, now available on your favorite podcast app. Listen and subscribe at AppleSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
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COLLABORATION
USDA awards Emory-Conservation Fund partnership, the Working Farms Fund, $4.8 million
Supported by a first-of-its-kind partnership between Emory and The Conservation Fund, the Working Farms Fund acquires and permanently protects farmland, helping next-generation farmers purchase land and creating a more resilient food system across metro Atlanta.

 

RESEARCH
Emory testing next-generation COVID-19 vaccines
The Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center is participating in a clinical study of second-generation COVID-19 vaccines developed by the California-based company Gritstone Oncology.

 

RANKINGS
Emory named among top universities in meeting social, intellectual, economic challenges
Emory University has been named among the best American universities in the second annual QS USA University Rankings, designed to assess how well universities are responding to current social, intellectual and economic challenges.

CELEBRATION
10 things to know about Emory’s 2021 Commencement
As Commencement weekend draws near, use this list to prepare for all the celebrations at the Georgia World Congress Center and online, beginning with Class Day on May 13 and continuing with Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies May 14-16.

 

COMMITMENT
Emory issues call for proposals for fall symposium on slavery and dispossession
“In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice” is set for Sept. 29–Oct. 1. The deadline for submitting proposals for the symposium is June 18, 2021.

 

GLOBAL
Undergraduate research spotlights health care challenges of migrants in Morocco
Emory College senior Madelyn R. Haden focused her honors thesis on sharing the stories of undocumented migrants in Morocco and how current policies affect their health care access and societal integration.

CAMPUS
Circle of community: Restoring Emory’s living mandala
Led by Emory's new Buddhist chaplain, staff and students are replanting the living mandala, a vibrant round garden in front of Cannon Chapel. View their progress, and learn how you can attend Emory’s Buddha Day virtually at 6 p.m. on May 6.
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COVID-19 VACCINES
 
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The Emory Healthcare Vaccine Clinic, located at the former Kohl’s department store at Northlake Mall, is now accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations for Georgia residents aged 16 and older. Appointments can also be scheduled online.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Congratulate the Class of 2021 by contributing to the Memory Wall
Congratulate the Class of 2021 by contributing to the Memory Wall

Take the Emory Report reader survey to help shape content
Take the Emory Report reader survey to help shape content

Congratulations to the 2021 EGHI Faculty Seed Grant awardees
Congratulations to the 2021 EGHI Faculty Seed Grant awardees

Thanks for supporting Emory Day of Giving 2021; here are the results
Thanks for supporting Emory Day of Giving 2021; here are the results
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STAFF FEST 2021
 
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Talent showcase: Submit your talent for a chance to be highlighted at this year’s Staff Fest on May 21 and possibly be crowned Emory’s Favorite Talent. Singing, dancing, musical performances, juggling, comedy, fire breathing ... all talents are welcome. Video submissions are being accepted through Friday, May 7. Get details on the Staff Fest web page
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Metro Atlantans watch pandemic spread in India, try to help from afar

 

Metro Atlantans watch pandemic spread in India, try to help from afar
May 5 |  Tanvi Rudraraju and Nabile Safdar |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

10 reasons why young, healthy people really need to get vaccinated

 

10 reasons why young, healthy people really need to get vaccinated
May 5 |  Carlos del Rio |  CNN

The other side of languishing is flourishing. Here’s how to get there.

 

The other side of languishing is flourishing. Here’s how to get there.
May 4 |  Corey Keyes |  New York Times
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EVENTS
 
Virtual Buddha Day Celebration 2021

 

Virtual Buddha Day Celebration 2021
Commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha and the Buddhist values of nonviolence, compassion and interdependence. The program will include meditation, chanting, Dhamma talks and student reflections.
When: May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Webinar Series: "First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty on Race" with Bernard Fraga

 

Webinar Series: "First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty on Race" with Bernard Fraga
Bernard Fraga, associate professor of political science, will discuss the causes and consequences of racial/ethnic disparities in who turns out to vote in “Do Our Votes Count? Race and Political Inequality in American Democracy.”
When: May 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Concert: Spring Composition Showcase
When: May 8, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
09
May
 
Film Screening: "If We Were a Love Song"
When: May 9, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Reading: "A Celebration of Indigenous Writing"
When: May 13, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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