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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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COMMUNITY
Emory program creates EPiC opportunities for Atlanta high school students
Sophomore Jamal Hilaire first connected with the university through EPiC, the Emory Pipeline Collaborative, which prepares underrepresented high school students for college and health careers. Now, he says, “I wouldn’t be me without it.”

 

SCIENCE
Physicists develop theoretical model for neural activity of mouse brain
The dynamics of the neural activity of a mouse brain behave in a peculiar, unexpected way that can be theoretically modeled without any fine tuning, suggests a new paper by Emory physicists. First author Mia Morrell did the research for her honors thesis as a senior majoring in physics.

 

ARTS
Schedule a time to visit the Carlos Museum before the semester ends
Members of the Emory community and the general public can reserve a time to visit the Carlos Museum and enjoy the newest exhibition, “The Avatars of Vishnu,” which was curated by students.

 

RESEARCH
‘Batgirl’ takes on new discoveries in disease ecology, rabies transmission
Emory College senior Christie Jones began studying how pathogens jump from animals to humans just in time to watch an unfolding pandemic underscore the importance of her research.

 

GLOBAL
Antiviral drug invented by Emory’s DRIVE licensed in India for COVID-19 emergency
To address the intensifying COVID-19 crisis in India, the pharmaceutical company Merck has agreed to facilitate the manufacture and distribution of molnupiravir, an investigational antiviral drug that was discovered at Emory.

leadership
Get to know Emory's next provost
Bioengineering and higher education pioneer Ravi Bellamkonda returns to Emory on July 1, eager to lead the university’s academic affairs and share wisdom learned from science, the humanities — and his goldendoodle, CJ.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Telehealth through TimelyMD: Don’t forget that enrolled undergraduate, graduate or professional Emory students have free, 24/7/365 access to licensed medical and mental telehealth care through TimelyMD. Students who sign up in April will be entered to win a pair of Apple AirPods. Just go to timely.md/emory and use your .edu email address. Contest rules here.
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FACULTY NEWS
 

 

APPOINTMENT
Emory names Darren Hutchinson to inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice
Acclaimed legal scholar and social justice advocate Darren Lenard Hutchinson has been named the Emory University School of Law inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice. He will join the faculty July 1.

 

AWARD
Emory historian Kali Gross named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Kali Gross, professor of African American studies, will study capital punishment in the U.S. through the histories of Black women disproportionately condemned, shedding more light on structural racism in the nation’s criminal justice system.

 

HONORS
Five Emory professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Faculty members Carol Anderson, Sanjay Gupta, Rafi Ahmed, Jericho Brown and Vanessa Siddle Walker have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
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Congratulate the Class of 2021 by contributing to the Memory Wall
Congratulate the Class of 2021 by contributing to the Memory Wall

Reminder: Emory Dining meal plans continue until May 14  at 5 p.m.
Reminder: Emory Dining meal plans continue until May 14 at 5 p.m.

New Emory Telehealth EMS program aims to improve rural Georgia emergency care
New Emory Telehealth EMS program aims to improve rural Georgia emergency care
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EVENTS
 
Facebook Live: "COVID-19: What You Need to Know"

 

Facebook Live: "COVID-19: What You Need to Know"
Jay Varkey, associate professor of infectious diseases at Emory School of Medicine, will take questions about COVID-19. Hosted by Jodie Guest of Rollins School of Public Health.
When: April 29, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Facebook page
Admission: Free
Emory Dance Company: "Nothing Has to Be the Way It Was Before"

 

Emory Dance Company: "Nothing Has to Be the Way It Was Before"
The Emory Dance Company presents new contemporary work by eight student choreographers. This production is open only to onboarded Emory faculty, staff and students, and seats are limited. Additional performances will be April 30 and May 1.
When: April 29, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Admission: $8 per ticket
Community Gathering for Healing and Hope

 

Community Gathering for Healing and Hope
After a year of living with the pandemic, political divisiveness and ongoing racial injustice and violence, join the Emory community to give voice to our experiences and feelings, acknowledge losses and grief, honor the sacrifices of unseen heroes, and bring a sense of initial closure to this time when so many have been away from campus.
When: April 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Conversation: "The Role of Business in Supporting Democracy"
When: April 29, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Explores: "Advocacy at the Federal Government Level"
When: April 29, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; reservation required
 
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Workshop: "DIY Plant Propagation Station"
When: April 30, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall, TechLab
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Webinar: "Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda"
When: April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Concert: Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: May 5, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center Virtual Stage
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Emory Community Conversation: "Exploring Asian Identity and Building Coalition"
When: May 6, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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