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Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021
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HONORS
Emory historian Deborah Lipstadt nominated as U.S. envoy to combat antisemitism
Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, has been nominated by the White House to serve as the State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, a position with the rank of ambassador.

 

COMMITMENT
Fall symposium connects activism to Emory’s history of slavery and land dispossession
The Emory community is invited to explore its own past at a symposium this fall, “In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession,” from Sept. 29-Oct. 1. It will feature panel discussions, performances and exhibitions on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses.

 

CAMPUS
Winship Cancer Institute names Adam Marcus deputy director
Adam Marcus has been named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute, where he will lead the integration of research, clinical and educational components. He assumed the new post Aug. 1.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory Healthcare announces Anthem Inc. as latest partner in its growing Innovation Hub
Anthem joins Emory Healthcare’s Innovation Hub with 11TEN Innovation Partners to build new digital health solutions enabled by 5G.

 

IMPACT
Emory’s C.T. Vivian papers provide rich resources for classes, films, plays
A collection of Rev. C.T. Vivian’s papers in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library has seen a recent jump in activity, with new material added from the family, research conducted for an upcoming documentary and instructional use by Emory classes.

 

HEALTH SCIENCES
Emory Autism Center welcomes Mikle South as new director
Mikle South will join the Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Brain Health Center as director of the Emory Autism Center, effective Sept. 1.

ATHLETICS
Emory alum wins gold with Team USA in Tokyo Olympics
Andrew Wilson (top left) was part of the U.S. team that won the gold medal in the men's 4x100 medley relay last weekend. He swam breaststroke for the U.S. team in the qualifying heat for that race, and competed earlier in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, as well as the mixed 4x100 medley relay. Learn more about his athletic and academic achievements at Emory.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Get information about parking permits for fall semester
Get information about parking permits for fall semester

Apply by Sept. 27 for a grant to support work promoting sustainability and social justice on campus
Apply by Sept. 27 for a grant to support work promoting sustainability and social justice on campus

Registration is open for the Winship Win the Fight 5k on Oct. 2; sign up to volunteer or run/walk
Registration is open for the Winship Win the Fight 5k on Oct. 2; sign up to volunteer or run/walk
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Americans suffer pandemic whiplash as leaders struggle with changing virus

 

Americans suffer pandemic whiplash as leaders struggle with changing virus
Aug. 2 |  Carlos del Rio |  New York Times

Eviction moratorium ends for renters, concerns arise

 

Eviction moratorium ends for renters, concerns arise
Aug. 2 |  Tom Smith |  WXIA-TV

Deaths from Alzheimer's far more common in rural America

 

Deaths from Alzheimer's far more common in rural America
July 30 |  Ambar Kulshreshtha |  U.S. News and World Report
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Webinar: "Preparing for Back to School"

 

Webinar: "Preparing for Back to School"
As the new school year approaches, make the most of learning moments with your child at home and learn strategies to encourage social development when they return to the classroom.
When: Aug. 5, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Virtual Concert with Emory Mu Phi Epsilon

 

Virtual Concert with Emory Mu Phi Epsilon
Enjoy an evening of music with members of Emory’s professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon as they premiere a virtual concert dedicated to all Emory Healthcare workers, volunteers and others who helped battle against COVID-19 and contributed to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
When: Aug. 6, 8:15 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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