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Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022
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LEGACY
Emory celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Week with virtual events
Kicking off Jan. 15, King Week includes lectures, panel discussions, community service awards and worship services. Bobby Seale, founding chair of the Black Panther Party, gives the keynote address Jan. 18.

 

LEADERSHIP
New dean of Rollins School of Public Health is named
Emory University has appointed M. Daniele Fallin, an internationally regarded researcher and educator, as the new James W. Curran Dean of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. Fallin will join Emory July 1.

 

LEADERSHIP
Valeda F. Dent to serve as inaugural vice provost of libraries and museum
As vice provost of libraries and museum, Valeda F. Dent will unite Emory Libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum under a new leadership structure. She will formally take the role in July.

CAMPUS
Spring semester brings new faculty, programs and events to Emory
The nine schools that make up Emory University have plans for new programs, inspiring events and more during the spring semester. Read a roundup of what’s in store.

 

CONNECTIONS
Emory College senior applies engagement in humanities to accomplishments in scientific research
Chemistry major Pushkar Shinde has built on varied experiences — immune system research, studying ethics and playing on Emory’s tennis team — to carve his path.

 

DISCOVERY
Antiviral drug discovered at Emory receives authorization from FDA
On Dec. 23, molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral drug invented by scientists at Emory University, received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for the treatment of COVID-19.

RESEARCH
Children's books still show bias toward male protagonists, analysis finds
A major analysis of children’s books published during the last 60 years suggests that a bias persists toward male protagonists — despite an overall trend for an increasing proportion of female leads. Psychologist Stella Lourenco is senior author of the study. First author is Kennedy Casey, a former intern in the Lourenco lab. Senior Kylee Novick is co-author.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
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Be ready for winter weather: Know the multiple ways to stay informed about possible closings and delays at Emory in the event of severe weather conditions. Here is a reminder of the university's inclement weather procedures and policies.
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TAKE NOTE
 
COVID-19 booster attestation for students due by Jan. 19; learn more
COVID-19 booster attestation for students due by Jan. 19; learn more

Nominations for LGBT Life's Annual Pride and GALA Awards open until Jan. 31
Nominations for LGBT Life's Annual Pride and GALA Awards open until Jan. 31

Metro Atlanta health care systems address public on COVID-19
Metro Atlanta health care systems address public on COVID-19

Sewer line work to start near Atlanta campus
Sewer line work to start near Atlanta campus
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COVID-19 UPDATE
 
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Stay informed: In a town hall, President Gregory L. Fenves and Provost Ravi V. Bellamkonda discussed plans for spring semester and the temporary remote start. Infectious diseases physician Zanthia Wiley shared about the current Omicron variant landscape and Amir St. Clair, executive director of COVID-19 response and recovery, discussed important protocols. Watch the video and Q&A here.
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