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Booked and Busy: Get to Know Your Librarian

With many students writing midterm papers or looking ahead to finals, the Robert W. Woodruff Library remains a vital resource that has not only adapted to the current pandemic but is actively expanding its offerings.  For example, subject librarians are available to help students and faculty find resources pertaining to specific subject areas.
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Alumna Leads the Field in Disability Advocacy

Last month was Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a special time for Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi and the nonprofit she runs, RespectAbility. Mizrahi is also an Emory graduate—she received a BA in Jewish Studies and International Relations in 1986. 
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Scholarship, Companionship, and Healing

Professor Laura Levitt, who received her Ph.D. from Emory's Graduate Division of Religion in 1993, published The Objects that Remain last year. This work of creative nonfiction examines the power of objects and the trauma they hold by considering artifacts from United States Holocaust Museum, evidence in police custody, and even her own rape kit.
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