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June 2020
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This edition of Emory Update comes at the end of an unprecedented academic year, as our country confronts both the scourge of racism and intolerance against Black lives and the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here at Emory, we stand for justice in all aspects of our mission, and when faced with hatred and prejudice, we must speak out. As the Emory community unites for vigils that condemn anti-Black racism and supports concrete anti-racist actions both at home and in our broader society, we have also reached out to Gov. Brian Kemp offering support and assistance to ensure that Georgia passes a comprehensive hate crimes bill this year.

Like communities around the world, Emory continues to be deeply affected by the pandemic. From research to remote learning, our faculty, students, staff and alumni have risen to the occasion in amazing ways. And although we had to adapt our traditions for marking the end of the year, we still have much to celebrate, including the remarkable achievements of the Class of 2020 and professor Jericho Brown winning the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Thank you, as always, for your support of Emory.
 

Sincerely,

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Gregory L. Fenves
President

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CAMPUS NEWS
 
Emory unites against racist violence
From the Emory Quadrangle to hospitals to homes around the world, thousands of members of the Emory community came together to protest racist violence and recommit to working for a more just future. Read messages from Emory leaders and the university's letter to Gov. Brian Kemp urging passage of a hate crimes law in Georgia.

 

Emory leaders speak out on Juneteenth, systemic racism
Emory had early release June 19 so students, faculty and staff could spend a portion of the day exploring the issues that challenge our shared understanding of history, including through a “Juneteenth – Giving Voice” webinar hosted by the School of Medicine.

 

Professor Jericho Brown wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Jericho Brown, Emory’s Winship Distinguished Research Professor in Creative Writing, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his latest collection, “The Tradition.”

 

Emory announces plans for fall semester
Students will return to Emory this fall for an on-campus experience that pairs the university’s acclaimed academic programs with extensive new safety protocols and an adjusted semester schedule with options for both in-person and online learning.

 

175th Commencement celebrates Class of 2020
View complete coverage of Commencement, including keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, video highlights, profiles of outstanding students and more.
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 Transformative solar power agreement will help Emory reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Transformative solar power agreement will help Emory reduce greenhouse gas emissions

 Emory named among best universities for excellence, equity and employability
Emory named among best universities for excellence, equity and employability

'Your Fantastic Mind' television series nominated for five Emmy Awards
'Your Fantastic Mind' television series nominated for five Emmy Awards

Emory University and Emory Healthcare physicians and staff honored in Health Care Heroes Awards
Emory University and Emory Healthcare physicians and staff honored in Health Care Heroes Awards
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CONFRONTING COVID-19
 
Emory, state of Georgia collaborate on COVID-19 response
Rollins School of Public Health and the state of Georgia will embark on a new partnership to increase public health resources to combat the COVID-19 crisis, including placing public health professionals throughout the state.

 

Emory launches national dashboard to help visualize COVID-19 disparities
Although COVID-19 has affected the entire country, its burden has not been spread equally. Some communities suffer higher infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths. To shine a light on the virus’ differential impact, Emory researchers developed the COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard.

 

COVID-19 research: Emory’s work spans the gamut, from bench to bedside
Within weeks after the pandemic began, researchers across a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University mobilized their resources and expertise to address various dimensions of COVID-19.

 

Winning COVID-19 children’s books address facts, emotions surrounding pandemic
Through engaging stories with charming illustrations, winners of the Emory Global Health Institute’s e-book competition help kids ages 6-9 understand the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Emory doctors study link between thickness of blood, clotting and inflammation in COVID-19 patients
Emory doctors study link between thickness of blood, clotting and inflammation in COVID-19 patients

Emory, partners receive $31 million COVID-19 testing grant
Emory, partners receive $31 million COVID-19 testing grant

Emory’s antibody study sheds light on COVID-19 immunity
Emory’s antibody study sheds light on COVID-19 immunity

Drive-through COVID-19 testing takes 'huge team effort' from Emory staff
Drive-through COVID-19 testing takes 'huge team effort' from Emory staff
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
What do terms like systemic racism, microaggression and white fragility mean?

 

What do terms like systemic racism, microaggression and white fragility mean?
June 14 |  Andra Gillespie and Alyasah Sewell |  ABC News

What is herd immunity and when will we get there for coronavirus?

 

What is herd immunity and when will we get there for coronavirus?
June 2 |  Marybeth Sexton |  Today

 Opinion: To fix today, we must confront our past around race

 

Opinion: To fix today, we must confront our past around race
May 30 |  Fred Smith Jr. |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Researchers try combining remdesivir with a second drug to deliver a 'one-two punch' to virus

 

Researchers try combining remdesivir with a second drug to deliver a 'one-two punch' to virus
May 16 |  Aneesh Mehta |  CBS News

The metric that could tell us when it’s safe to reemerge

 

The metric that could tell us when it’s safe to reemerge
May 4 |  Carlos del Rio |  Washington Post
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