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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021
Concerts and conversations fill December with artful activities
Emory prepares to ring in the holidays and wrap up fall semester with numerous arts programs in December, including A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4.


What we know, and don't know, about the Omicron variant
Emory epidemiologists Carlos del Rio and Jodie Guest team up to answer questions about Omicron, a newly identified COVID-19 variant spreading rapidly in parts of the world.


Symposium celebrates graduate students' contributions to COVID-19 response
An Emory symposium highlighted the ways graduate students have been studying COVID-19 in the hospital and laboratory and modeling disease spread, along with staffing testing events, advising local communities and providing community service and education. 


How grandmothers' brains react to the sight of their grandchildren
Research published by Emory anthropologists scanning grandmothers’ brains while they’re viewing photos of their young grandchildren provides a neural snapshot of the special, intergenerational bond.

Rollins student raises humanitarian assistance funds for at-risk Afghan youth
Shakila Ali’s family fled from Afghanistan to Pakistan after the Taliban first took over in 1998. They later moved to the U.S., but she hasn’t forgotten her homeland. Now the global health student is mobilizing others to support at-risk Afghan youth.


Emory works to end HIV/AIDS pandemic through innovation, collaboration and mentorship
As we commemorate World AIDS Day, the Emory Center for AIDS Research has been instrumental in coordinating, supporting and mentoring HIV/AIDS researchers across Emory University and beyond for more than 20 years. Hosting Quilt on the Quad for many years was one way Emory honored lives lost and reflected on the road ahead.


Emory researchers pursue what was once unthinkable: an HIV cure
Forty years after the first official report about what came to be known as AIDS, enormous strides have been made in developing anti-HIV drugs and reducing new infections — but efforts to find a vaccine have been unsuccessful. Emory researchers are working to change that.


Emory and Gilead Sciences, Inc. are tackling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. South
Emory, Gilead and partners are addressing disparities in health care and advancing health equity for those most disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS in the U.S. South.
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A history of innovation: As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evaluates the Emory-discovered drug molnupiravir for emergency use, explore our special website on drug discovery. You can read more about the scientist behind molnupiravir; watch an animation video about how it works; and dive deeper to understand Emory’s long track record in drug discovery.
Cheer on the Eagles at basketball games this weekend; check their schedules
Cheer on the Eagles at basketball games this weekend; check their schedules

Visit the last Emory Farmers Market of the semester on Dec. 7
Visit the last Emory Farmers Market of the semester on Dec. 7

Emory, Children’s join NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence network
Emory, Children’s join NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence network
Emory Climate Talks with The Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados


Emory Climate Talks with The Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
Emory Climate Talks and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program welcome Prime Minister Mottley for the final conversation in the Emory Climate Talks 2021 series. She is a vocal and determined advocate for urgent action on climate change.
When: Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Oxford Chorale Holiday Concert


Oxford Chorale Holiday Concert
Enjoy holiday songs from the Oxford Chorale, featuring Oxapella and members of the Oxford College Chamber Ensemble. A second performance will be Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
When: Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Oxford College Chapel
Admission: $5; buy tickets beforehand at the OxBox Office or that evening at the door
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols


A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
The beloved Emory tradition returns, with choral music from the Emory Concert Choir and University Chorus and Scripture readings by special guests from the Emory community. All guests must follow posted safety protocols including proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result and properly wearing a mask while indoors. Additional performances will be Saturday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
When: Dec. 3, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn United Methodist Church Auditorium
Admission: $20
Lecture: "Why Advocacy Matters" with Renée Dye
When: Dec. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Hatchery
Admission: Free; registration required
First Fridays at 4: "Maria: 1681" with Kali Gross
When: Dec. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Ahana A Cappella Annual Winter Concert
When: Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
Aural Pleasure Winter Concert
When: Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Student Center, Multipurpose Room 4
Admission: Free; registration required
World Holiday Market
When: Dec. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Where: School of Nursing Courtyard
Admission: Free; registration required
Winter Wonderland End-of-Classes Celebration
When: Dec. 7, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free; registration required
Dooley Noted A Cappella Winter Concert
When: Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free; registration required
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