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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
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COMMITMENT
Emory unpacks history of slavery and dispossession
Emory sits on land that belonged to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and enslaved people constructed buildings on the university’s original campus. “In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession,” a symposium Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, examines Emory’s history and journey towards restorative justice.

 

CAMPUS
Emory approves Land Acknowledgment recognizing displaced Indigenous nations
The Emory Board of Trustees has approved an official Land Acknowledgment recognizing the Muscogee (Creek) and other Indigenous nations displaced from the land where the university’s Oxford and Atlanta campuses are now located.

 

INSIGHT
Learn how to attend this week's ‘In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession’ symposium
Join members of the Emory community, nationally renowned scholars and others for panels, performances, art installations and more during “In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice,” beginning Wednesday.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Take simple steps toward improving stress management and resilience with 'Refresh from Stress' in October; register now.
Take simple steps toward improving stress management and resilience with 'Refresh from Stress' in October; register now.

Emory University is requiring faculty, staff and students to get a flu shot by Oct. 29; learn more.
Emory University is requiring faculty, staff and students to get a flu shot by Oct. 29; learn more.

School of Nursing is designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
School of Nursing is designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
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IMPACT
Amos gift supports increasing primary care providers in Georgia
Kathelen and Dan Amos have pledged a $5 million gift to the School of Medicine to establish a loan forgiveness program to encourage Emory-trained physicians to practice primary care in Georgia.

 

COMMUNITY
Still time to register: Virtual, in-person options for Winship Win the Fight 5K
The annual Winship 5K, which raises money for cancer research, will take place Saturday, Oct. 2. A virtual race is also being held from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, allowing more people to participate.

 

CONVERSATION
'First Fridays' series highlighting faculty research on race returns this week
The “First Fridays at 4 p.m.” lecture series — showcasing research from new Emory College faculty on topics related to race and social justice — returns Oct. 1 with Sergio Delgado Moya. The series continues later this semester with Kali Gross.
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Atlanta’s first Black female district attorney is at the center of America's converging crises

 

Atlanta’s first Black female district attorney is at the center of America's converging crises
Sept. 28 |  Fred Smith Jr. |  TIME

Balance of power: Immigration impact to midterms

 

Balance of power: Immigration impact to midterms
Sept. 27 |  Alan Abramowitz |  Bloomberg

Coronavirus FAQ: Is there an app that'll prove I'm vaccinated, or is paper the best?

 

Coronavirus FAQ: Is there an app that'll prove I'm vaccinated, or is paper the best?
Sept. 24 |  Henry Wu |  National Public Radio
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Webinar: "Learning from Women in our Latino Community"

 

Webinar: "Learning from Women in our Latino Community"
This reflection from Sister Teresa Maya will draw from the experience of the Latina woman’s faith experience of radical hospitality, unfolding mercy and accompaniment. The webinar is a part of the Aquinas Center’s “What's Next?” lecture series.
When: Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Symposium: "The Pandemic of Diabetes: 100 Years After the Discovery of Insulin"

 

Symposium: "The Pandemic of Diabetes: 100 Years After the Discovery of Insulin"
Diabetes continues to rage as a slow and silent killer worldwide, even 100 years after the discovery of insulin. Learn about new research and treatments, plus current challenges and opportunities during this symposium hosted by the Emory Global Diabetes Center. Emory President Gregory L. Fenves and Provost Ravi Bellamkonda will share brief remarks.
When: Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Decatur Book Festival with Carol Anderson

 

Decatur Book Festival with Carol Anderson
Anderson will discuss her latest nonfiction book, “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America,” moderated by WABE’s Rose Scott.
When: Oct. 2, 10:15 a.m.
Where: First Baptist Church of Decatur
Admission: Free; registration required
Decatur Book Festival with Tiphanie Yanique

 

Decatur Book Festival with Tiphanie Yanique
Yanique will be part of the literary fiction panel, discussing her new novel, “Monster in the Middle,” which releases Oct. 19, moderated by Nicole Stamant of Agnes Scott College.
When: Oct. 2, 12:45 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church of Decatur
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Webinar: "Communicating with Infographics"
When: Sept. 29, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Emory Climate Talks: "Resiliency in Agriculture" with Will Harris
When: Sept. 30, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Lecture: "A New Look at the Treasures of Tutankhamun's Tomb" with Egyptologist Robert Bianchi
When: Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Concert: Pretty Yende, Soprano
When: Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $60; Emory students $10
 
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