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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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COMMENCEMENT
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 OF 2016: EMORY COLLEGE
Wyatt finds her voice through research and helping others
Growing up in rural Kentucky after being adopted from Vietnam, MacKenzie Wyatt knew how it felt to stand out. In the Class of 2016, she also stands out -- for her biology research and her work to help orphans.

 

CLASS OF 2016: OXFORD COLLEGE
Glover embraces big opportunities on smaller campus
Preparing to graduate from Oxford College and transition to Emory's Atlanta campus, Diane Glover brings a record rich in community service and engagement.

 

CLASS OF 2016: BUSINESS
Walker leaves legacy of nurturing small businesses
Goizueta Scholar Brandon Walker co-founded the Emory Impact Investing Group, a nonprofit that provides loans to small businesses in economically disadvantaged areas.

 

CLASS OF 2016: NURSING
Reid overcomes tragedies to become family's first college graduate
Haley Reid lost her father two weeks after starting nursing school, then excelled in her nursing studies while caring for her mother, who was diagnosed with cancer.

 

CLASS OF 2016: PUBLIC HEALTH
Already a physician, Zolowere studies public health for social justice
Davie Zolowere served as a doctor and health officer in Malawi before coming to Rollins School of Public Health to earn his MPH. Armed with the skills he gained here, he plans to return home to champion reproductive health.

 

CLASS OF 2016: LAW
Eye travels the world to find his calling at home
Praised for his academic achievements and generous spirit, Emory Law student Will Eye credits his widowed mother for teaching him about compassion and plans to use his law degree to advocate for social change.

 

CLASS OF 2016: THEOLOGY
Taylor, this year's oldest graduate, blends religion and public life through prison outreach
On Monday, Hurl Taylor, age 77, will march in his second Emory Commencement. Decades after graduating from Emory Law, he will receive a master's degree from Candler School of Theology to support his prison ministry.

 

CLASS OF 2016: MEDICINE
A future pediatrician, Fanny focuses on reducing health care inequities
Inspired by her own experiences growing up in West Africa and her work with vulnerable populations as an MD and MPH student at Emory, Sanemba Fanny vows to dedicate her life to improving global health.

 

CLASS OF 2016: LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Chiou utilizes anthropology to understand hospital culture
For Howard Chiou, who will receive his PhD from Laney Graduate School, studying hospital culture through the lens of anthropology offers a way to understand and prevent medical errors. A joint PhD/MD student, he graduates from Emory's School of Medicine next year.

PROFILE
Senior class orator draws on experience uniting students across differences
Selected to address his fellow graduates at the Emory College diploma ceremony on Monday, TableTalk co-founder Ami Fields-Meyer will focus on how the Class of 2016 can use lessons learned at Emory to impact the world.
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Emory Med Art Gala
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An enthusiastic crowd turned out Saturday, April 30, for the annual Emory Med Art Gala, held in the School of Medicine Atrium. Organized by medical students, the evening featured an art auction and musical performances to raise funds for free, student-run clinics for Atlanta's underserved populations. View more photos from the event.
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Take Note
 
Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen speaks Sunday on campus
Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen speaks Sunday on campus

Volunteers sought to help visitors with recycling at Commencement
Volunteers sought to help visitors with recycling at Commencement

Changes announced for same-sex domestic partner benefits coverage
Changes announced for same-sex domestic partner benefits coverage

Winship pilots new study for women with family history of breast, ovarian cancer
Winship pilots new study for women with family history of breast, ovarian cancer
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Emory Insider
 
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Commencement webcast: If you are not attending Monday's Commencement, you can still view the ceremony online. Watch the live webcast of the University-wide Commencement, including the keynote address by William Foege, starting at 9 a.m., followed by the Emory College diploma ceremony at 10:45 a.m.
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In The News
 
'The Man Who Knew Infinity' adds up, say Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons

 

'The Man Who Knew Infinity' adds up, say Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons
April 29 |  Ken Ono |  New York Observer

Historic global vaccine rollout could end polio forever

 

Historic global vaccine rollout could end polio forever
April 27 |  Walter Orenstein |  TIME

Clinton's road to the nomination was paved by other women who ran

 

Clinton's road to the nomination was paved by other women who ran
April 27 |  Andra Gillespie |  NPR
 
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"Never before in the history of vaccines have we collaborated on this scale, this quickly. Getting here has required years of planning, from the laboratory to ministries of health to local health facilities, in countries from Mexico to Nigeria."
Walter Orenstein, TIME, April 27, 2016
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Featured Events
 
Oxford College Commencement

 

Oxford College Commencement
Keynote address by Oxford and Emory alumnus Henry Anthony, vice president of human resources for Rollins, Inc.
When: May 7, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford College Quadrangle
Admission: Free
President's Open House

 

President's Open House
Graduates, alumni and guests are invited to meet the Wagners and tour Lullwater House
When: May 8, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Lullwater House
Admission: Free
Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert

 

Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert
Musical alumni join a graduating senior for this Commencement tradition
When: May 8, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
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Department of Biochemistry Seminar: Jeffrey Skolnick, speaker
When: May 5, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
Oxford Continuee Reception
When: May 5, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free with RSVP required; open to Oxford junior and senior continuees
 
05
May
 
PhD Program Reception
When: May 5, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Dolive Room 500
Admission: Free
 
05
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Class Day
When: May 5, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free; open to graduating seniors
 
05
May
 
Oxford College Sophomore Banquet
When: May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lil's Dining Hall
Admission: Free with RSVP required; open to Oxford sophomores
 
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May
 
Emory Senior Class Reception & Candlelight Crossover
When: May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel
Admission: Free with RSVP required; open to graduating seniors; others by invitation only
 
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Senior Dessert Reception
When: May 5, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free; open to graduating seniors
 
06
May
 
Shepard Award Oral Presentation and Luncheon
When: May 6, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free; all Rollins students, faculty and staff are welcome
 
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Goizueta Young Professional Session: Ramnath Chellappa, speaker
When: May 6, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
Oxford College Baccalaureate Service
When: May 6, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Old Church, Oxford
Admission: Free; open to graduating students, families and guests
 
06
May
 
International Graduation Recognition Ceremony
When: May 6, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building Auditorium (WHSCAB)
Admission: Free; students must RSVP to participate; families and friends welcome
 
06
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Oxford Baccalaureate Dinner
When: May 6, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Haygood Lawn
Admission: Free with RSVP required; open to graduating students and families
 
06
May
 
Emory Hillel Graduation Shabbat
When: May 6, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Marcus Hillel Center
Admission: Optional donation with RSVP; open to graduating seniors and families
 
07
May
 
Atlanta Business School Alliance Picnic
When: May 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Tanyard Creek Park
Admission: $12 with RSVP required
 
07
May
 
School of Nursing Awards Celebration
When: May 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Modupe Dayo
When: May 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Candler Singers Concert
When: May 7, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
CARAS, Celebrating Accomplishments and Recognizing Academic Success
When: May 7, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building
Admission: Free
 
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Baccalaureate Service
When: May 8, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free; open to all students receiving bachelor's degrees and their guests
 
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Commencement Brunch
When: May 8, 10:15 a.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center
Admission: $10
 
08
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Aural Pleasure A Cappella's Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
08
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Dooley Noted Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Theater
Admission: Free
 
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The Gathering Concert
When: May 8, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Building, Room N302
Admission: Free
 
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Emory College of Arts and Sciences Honors Ceremony
When: May 8, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free; open to honors students, parents, committee directors and faculty
 
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AHANA A Cappella Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
Kafoglis-Economics Nobel Laureate Lecture Series with Amartya Sen
When: May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
08
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No Strings Attached Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
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Laney Graduate School Reception
When: May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Lullwater Ballroom
Admission: Free; open to master's and PhD candidates, families and guests
 
09
May
 
171st Commencement
When: May 9, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 
14
May
 
The Vega String Quartet
When: May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Pathways Beyond the Professoriate: Science Startups
When: May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Laney Graduate School
Admission: Free
 
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