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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021
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KING WEEK
 
IMPACT
Online events honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shown here addressing Emory students and faculty in 1962, the same year that Emory filed suit challenging DeKalb County’s segregation policies. Emory won the case on appeal in the Georgia Supreme Court and began admitting African American students in 1963. View the full schedule of Emory events honoring King and watch a video of Emory community members reading from his words.

 

CONNECTIONS
MBA students create John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition
The student-led competition focuses on the intersection of business and racial inequality by encouraging students to create innovative and actionable racial justice initiatives for corporations. Watch the finalists’ presentations on Jan. 21.
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NEWS
 
COMMUNITY
Presidential inauguration features Decatur boy who played trumpet to inspire Emory health care workers
A sixth grader who sought to bring “happiness and hope” to health care workers by playing his trumpet outside Emory Decatur Hospital is being featured as part of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

 

INSIGHT
Most people don’t want to hate, Emory’s Robert Franklin writes on CNN
In a column for CNN, Robert Franklin, professor of moral leadership, offers steps everyone can take to “reduce the tension, volume and heartburn in the country.”

 

INSPIRATION
‘Inaugural’ poem by professor Jericho Brown featured in New York Times
Jericho Brown, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, composes a new poem in the New York Times to mark the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Hear the experts: The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge for global equity, as much as it is for medicine and the economy. Infectious disease experts from the World Health Organization and Emory discussed these and other challenges during a Facebook Live event on Jan. 13. Learn more and watch the program.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Virtual workshop on Jan. 21 will examine the role of mathematical models in fighting the pandemic
Virtual workshop on Jan. 21 will examine the role of mathematical models in fighting the pandemic

Nominations for the 2021 Marion Luther Brittain Award are now open; submit by March 1
Nominations for the 2021 Marion Luther Brittain Award are now open; submit by March 1

Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff
Acclaim: Recent honors for Emory faculty and staff

Watch events and performances that were previously streamed on the Schwartz Center's virtual stage
Watch events and performances that were previously streamed on the Schwartz Center's virtual stage

School of Nursing earns No. 8 nursing school in the U.S. from Nursing Schools Almanac
School of Nursing earns No. 8 nursing school in the U.S. from Nursing Schools Almanac
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
Remembering Dr. King’s legacy, nonviolence philosophy

 

Remembering Dr. King’s legacy, nonviolence philosophy
Jan. 19 |  Nsenga Burton |  WABE 90.1 FM

Looking back on the pandemic's start and forward to when it may end

 

Looking back on the pandemic's start and forward to when it may end
Jan. 18 |  Carlos del Rio |  National Public Radio

Business could be on the precipice of an automation explosion

 

Business could be on the precipice of an automation explosion
Jan. 17 |  Tom Smith |  Fortune
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