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Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
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COMMUNITY
Praise House Project to install public art honoring African American history
Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, a partnership between Emory Arts and artist-activist Charmaine Minniefield will place three praise houses in metro Atlanta to uplift the African American history of those communities.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Emory ranks among top universities by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Emory University ranked 20th out of 796 U.S. universities according to the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, published Sept. 21.

 

REFLECTION
Twin Memorials Working Group gets underway
The report of the Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations calls for establishing memorials on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses honoring enslaved laborers. The Twin Memorials Working Group has formed to pursue that goal.

 

OPPORTUNITY
Don't miss 'In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession' symposium
There’s still time to be part of the symposium “In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice,” Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Register to attend or help as a volunteer.

CAMPUS
Carlos Museum exhibition to feature work of leading Indigenous contemporary artists
“Each/Other,” opening at the Carlos Museum on Sept. 25, is the first exhibition to feature together the work of Indigenous contemporary artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger. Members of the Emory community contributed items for some of the works.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
First-Gen Welcome Back BBQ
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First-generation students, faculty and staff of Emory enjoyed a Welcome Back Barbecue in their honor on Sept. 17. View photos of the fun.
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EMORY + GEORGIA TECH
 
CONNECTIONS
A perfect match: Emory and Georgia Tech
Though their main campuses are located less than six miles apart, Emory University and Georgia Tech have combined forces and complementary strengths to make Atlanta — and the world — a better place.

 

LEADERSHIP
Dynamic duo: A dialogue between two presidents
Emory’s Gregory L. Fenves and Georgia Tech’s Ángel Cabrera discuss the close partnerships and shared missions between their top-ranked research universities.

 

COLLABORATION
Best of both worlds: Engineering meets medicine
For more than 20 years, students and researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have been blazing new trails together at the intersection of medicine and engineering.

 

RESOURCES
Double booked: A shared library archive
The Georgia Tech Library and Emory University Libraries together operate a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled service facility known as the Library Service Center, expanding resources to faculty, staff and students from both campuses.

 

IMPACT
Tag-team efforts: Emory-Georgia Tech joint programs
These collaborations between Emory and Georgia Tech prove that faculty and students from both universities, working together, are a winning combination.
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
EGHI/GT Hackathon: "Solutions to Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster Problems"

 

EGHI/GT Hackathon: "Solutions to Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster Problems"
This virtual hackathon provides Emory and Georgia Tech students an opportunity to create novel solutions to problems caused by extreme weather and natural disasters. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m.
When: Sept. 23, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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
Decatur Book Festival with Carol Anderson

 

Decatur Book Festival with Carol Anderson
Anderson will discuss her latest non-fiction 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” that 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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Student Studio: Sewing Circle with Artist Marie Watt
When: Sept. 24, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 
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Concert: "Beethoven and Bluegrass"
When: Sept. 25, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free; ticket required
 
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JWJI Colloquium: "Assimilation: An Alternative History" with Cathleen Ramirez
When: Sept. 27, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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