Class of 2016 distinguished by commitment to service, community

Class of 2016 distinguished by commitment to service, community

A theme of service -- to campus, community and the world -- will be woven throughout Emory¿s 171st Commencement ceremony, set for Monday, May 9. Renowned epidemiologist William Foege will give the keynote address as Emory celebrates the diverse achievements of this year's graduates.


Class Day speaker Michael Sam encourages students to embrace adversity

Class Day speaker Michael Sam encourages students to embrace adversity

A college football star, Michael Sam made history when he became the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. Addressing Emory seniors, he spoke candidly about his difficult childhood and the fate of his football career.

Where the School of Medicine's Class of 2016 will be heading

Where the School of Medicine's Class of 2016 will be heading

Using an interactive map, see the broad range of institutions that the graduating class from the School of Medicine were matched with this year.

Meet the Class of 2016

Meet the Class of 2016

Read about the lives of students from each of Emory's nine schools who will be graduating at the University's 171st commencement on May 9.


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U.S. House Budget Committee chair visits Emory to discuss research funding

Addressing an Emory town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. Tom Price expressed support for strong federal funding of scientific and biomedical research. Price also met with Jonathan Lewin, executive vice president for health affairs, and Emory President James Wagner during his visit.

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Photos: Chair Rodeo

Emory employees volunteered their time on Wednesday, May 4, to help set up chairs on the Quad for the 15,000 attendees expected for Monday's 171st Commencement. The annual "Chair Rodeo" is a popular Emory tradition.

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Colorful Choices Challenge helps Emory employees embrace healthier eating

Over 1,700 employees have joined Colorful Choices, a six-week nutrition challenge from Healthy Emory that encourages participants to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

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Laney Graduate School receives grant to pilot project on global skills development

Launching in fall 2016, the project will create an innovative "community of practice" to help doctoral students gain experience working with organizations that seek solutions to poverty, food security, climate change and other global problems.