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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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IMPACT
Emory Lens: The historic election of Vice President Kamala Harris
"This is someone who looks like me, who was in the same organization as me, who is my sister." As Women's History Month draws to a close, Krysten Nedd, president of Emory's chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, reflects on Kamala Harris' historic election.

 

EVENTS
Dooley’s Week 2021 offers a throwback to childhood fun in the 2000s
Dooley’s Week returns April 5-11 with a nod to icons from childhood in the 2000s. The week is packed with in-person and online events, including a virtual Q&A with comedian Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” fame.

 

DISCOVERY
Screams of 'joy' sound like 'fear' when heard out of context
People are adept at discerning most of the different emotions that underlie screams, such as anger, pain or fear. Screams of happiness, however, are more often interpreted as fear when heard without any additional context, new research shows. Emory PhD student Jonathan Engelberg was first author of the study.

RECOGNITION
Emory’s graduate, professional schools ranked among best by U.S. News
Emory University’s graduate and professional schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 edition of the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide.

 

RESEARCH
Heritable traits that appear in teen years raise risk for adult cannabis use
Part of the risk for repeated cannabis use into adulthood can be attributed to the genetic effects of neuroticism, risk tolerance and depression that can appear during the teen years, a new study at Emory finds.

 

CAMPUS
Art history professor Bonna Wescoat named interim director of Michael C. Carlos Museum
Bonna D. Wescoat, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History and current interim chair of the Art History Department, will become interim director of the Carlos Museum this summer, following the retirement of director Bonnie Speed.

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Emory's Class of 2025
Emory celebrates the stellar admitted Class of 2025, drawn from the largest and most diverse applicant pool in the university's history.
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COVID-19 VACCINE TOWN HALL
 
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Stay informed: Emory’s next community update on the COVID-19 vaccine will be Thursday, April 1, at 11:30 a.m. Join the live town hall or watch it later on the COVID-19 vaccine page of the Emory Forward website.
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Watch the recording of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo reading her works for Emory
Watch the recording of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo reading her works for Emory

Emory Healthcare administers 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Emory Healthcare administers 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Try out the new ebikes on the Atlanta campus
Try out the new ebikes on the Atlanta campus
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STAY SAFETY-MINDED
 
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Safety tips: All of Emory stands united against violence targeting Asian and Asian American communities. Please download and share the Emory Police Department safety tip sheet that includes resources to help you stay safe on and near campus, or get information about additional safety resources.
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EVENTS
 
COVID-19 Facebook Live with Aneesh Mehta

 

COVID-19 Facebook Live with Aneesh Mehta
Aneesha Mehta from the School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases will take questions about COVID-19 safety after vaccination becomes more widespread. Hosted by Jodie Guest of Rollins School of Public Health.
When: April 1, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Emory University Facebook page
Admission: Free
JWJI Distinguished Lecture: "History in the Face of Slavery: A Family Portrait" with Evelyn Higginbotham

 

JWJI Distinguished Lecture: "History in the Face of Slavery: A Family Portrait" with Evelyn Higginbotham
Evelyn Higginbotham of Harvard University will present photographs related to her own family from the slavery era into the first two decades of the 20th century, focusing on the role of photographs as sources of history.
When: April 1, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Webinar Series: "First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty on Race" with Rocio Zambrana

 

Webinar Series: "First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty on Race" with Rocio Zambrana
In the next session of the First Fridays at 4 series, Rocio Zambrana, associate professor of philosophy, will address “On Debt: Neoliberal Coloniality in the Colony of Puerto Rico.”
When: April 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Wondrous Worlds Lecture: "Reflections of the Past in Modern Islamic Gardens" with D. Fairchild Ruggles
When: April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Grace Towns Hamilton Lecture: "Grace, Power and Politics: How Black Women Are Still Overcoming Obstacles to Ballot" with Errin Haines
When: April 6, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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