Graduating Emory medical students experienced their "rite of passage" March 15, when they discovered where they are headed next on their journeys to become physicians.
Political scientist Pearl K. Dowe will join Emory as Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies with a joint appointment between the university's Oxford College and Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
Stacey Abrams has been named keynote speaker for Emory's Class Day, a student-organized event for students receiving bachelor's degrees at this year's Commencement. Emory's Class Day will be held Thursday, May 9, leading into Commencement weekend.
Set for March 21-23, "Academic Freedom and Free Speech on Campus" includes a keynote address by Emory professor Deborah Lipstadt and will explore issues ranging from academic freedom and free speech to campus protests, dissent and the role of "safe spaces."
A study of rat body sizes shifting over time gives a glimpse into the habitat of the mysterious hominin Homo floresiensis, nicknamed the "Hobbit" due to its diminutive stature. The study indicates that the local habitat began shifting rapidly 60,000 years ago.
Emory University's graduate and professional schools and programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to analysis and surveys released today in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide.
Anthropologists have long made the case that tool-making is one of the key behaviors that separated our human ancestors from other primates. A new paper by an Emory anthropologist, however, argues that it was not tool-making that set hominins apart — it was the miniaturization of tools.