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Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021
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UNIVERSITY
10 things to know for fall semester
Excitement is in the air as students, faculty and staff prepare for the start of the new academic year, with most students moving in this weekend and classes starting next week. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as the university transitions to full on-site capacity.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory Healthcare and ProMedica commit to significant skilled nursing, rehabilitation services investment
Nationally-recognized health care providers ProMedica and Emory Healthcare have signed a collaborative agreement to design and build two multimillion-dollar skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in the metro Atlanta area.

 

SUPPORT
Students explore career pathways through the humanities with Alumni Connections program
During the past year, Emory undergraduates and alumni connected through virtual panels showcasing how valuable an education in the humanities is to a wide range of career fields. The initiative is supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.

 

ACHIEVEMENT
Emory alumna nominated as solicitor general
President Joseph R. Biden has nominated alumna Elizabeth Prelogar to become the next solicitor general at the U.S. Department of Justice. She has served as acting solicitor general since January.

CREATIVITY
Emory Arts Fellowship program announces inaugural cohort
As the inaugural Emory Arts Fellowship program fellows, Masud Ashley Olufani and Tom Zhang will spend the year teaching undergraduate classes and partnering on courses with Emory faculty.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Extended deadline: Emory University employees who were enrolled in the health care or limited purpose FSA during 2020 have until Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, to submit eligible expenses that were incurred during 2020. Contact PayFlex at 1-888-678-8242 or call the Benefits Department at 404-727-7613 with questions. To submit a claim, visit the PayFlex website.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Check out Smart Commute Program perks before commuting to campus
Check out Smart Commute Program perks before commuting to campus

Schedule a confidential Well-being Check-in with University FSAP as you prepare to return to campus
Schedule a confidential Well-being Check-in with University FSAP as you prepare to return to campus

Nominate faculty, staff or alumni for the international awards by Sept. 30
Nominate faculty, staff or alumni for the international awards by Sept. 30

Apply to be a Zero Waste Ambassador during the 2021-2022 academic year
Apply to be a Zero Waste Ambassador during the 2021-2022 academic year
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Haiti slammed by tropical storm days after deadly quake: 'Countless Haitian families have lost everything'

 

Haiti slammed by tropical storm days after deadly quake: 'Countless Haitian families have lost everything'
Aug. 17 |  Ken Keen |  USA Today

Warning signs of mental health issues students could experience amid pandemic

 

Warning signs of mental health issues students could experience amid pandemic
Aug. 16 |  Jennifer Holton and Veda Johnson |  WABE 90.1 FM

10 ways to boost your energy and feel rejuvenated throughout the day

 

10 ways to boost your energy and feel rejuvenated throughout the day
Aug. 14 |  Melissa Majumdar |  CNN
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Emory Climate Talk: Conversation with Jason Keiper

 

Emory Climate Talk: Conversation with Jason Keiper
Emory alumnus Jason Keiper of Stepan Company will speak on “Specialty Chemicals: Sustainability Perspectives from the Middle of the Value-Chain.”
When: Aug. 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Student Sustainability Showcase and Emory Farmer’s Market

 

Student Sustainability Showcase and Emory Farmer’s Market
Looking for ways to get involved with Emory’s robust sustainability community? Visit the Student Sustainability Showcase featuring information on programs, student groups and academic offerings. Be sure to also stop by the first Emory Farmer’s Market of the fall semester.
When: Aug. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Where: McDonough Plaza
Admission: Free
Webinar: "Women's Health"

 

Webinar: "Women's Health"
Explore preventative steps that women can take to enjoy good health, including risk factors and screening recommendations specific to women. You can also create an action plan to take positive steps toward controlling your health.
When: Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Webinar: "Caregiver Conversations: Learn about Your Emory Caregiver Benefits"

 

Webinar: "Caregiver Conversations: Learn about Your Emory Caregiver Benefits"
Are you caring for an older loved one locally or long-distance? Do you struggle with where to start, what to do and how to access assistance? Learn more about benefits and resources for caregivers who work at the university.
When: Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
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