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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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COMMENCEMENT 2018
 
CEREMONY
Emory's 173rd Commencement honors outstanding Class of 2018
The wide-ranging accomplishments of Emory's undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be celebrated May 14 at the university's 173rd Commencement, featuring a keynote address by Dollar Shave Club co-founder and CEO Michael Dubin, an Emory alumnus.

 

CLASS OF 2018: EMORY COLLEGE
Emory College scholar takes interdisciplinary pre-med path
Eli Patt was inspired to be a doctor because of his sister, who has epilepsy. After a class discussion about what it means to be human, he spent his undergraduate years exploring intersections of science, ethics and religion.

 

CLASS OF 2018: LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Doctoral student examines role of protein TTK in breast cancer
Jamie King's PhD research for Laney Graduate School's Cancer Biology Program has uncovered potential research avenues for new therapeutic interventions, including for triple-negative breast cancer, which disproportionately affects African American women.

 

CLASS OF 2018: BUSINESS
SGA president looks to business career, while striving to help others
Goizueta Business School student Gurbani Singh hopes to one day start a business to provide post-secondary educational opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental delays.

 

CLASS OF 2018: OXFORD COLLEGE
Oxford student leader wins ovations in classroom, arts, campus life
The campus of Oxford College is small, but for the past two years it has been a large stage where Willis Hao has demonstrated the remarkable range of his talents as an actor, dancer, scholar and leader.

 

CLASS OF 2018: THEOLOGY
Candler international student serves as leader, advocate for marginalized
South Korean native Hangoul Choi, a master of divinity student in Candler School of Theology, has helped give a voice to international students, immigrants and women.

 

CLASS OF 2018: LAW
At Emory, juris doctor student finds confidence to embrace excellence
Victoria Sparks, president of the Emory Black Law Students Association, says the most important lesson she learned at Emory is "don't run from the excellence others see in you."

 

CLASS OF 2018: NURSING
Former combat medic pursues nursing to continue aiding those in need
While serving in the U.S. Army in Egypt, Aaron Montgomery worked as a combat medic in a Level II trauma center, helping care for nearly 1,000 patients from 13 countries. The experience inspired him to enter nursing school.

 

CLASS OF 2018: MEDICINE
Separated at graduation: The Boden triplets part ways for a great cause
The Boden triplets will be separated for the first time in their lives as they graduate from Emory University School of Medicine and head to different residency programs to begin their careers in orthopedics.

 

CLASS OF 2018: PUBLIC HEALTH
Public health graduate advocates for sex education as basic human right
While carrying a full course load, serving as a teaching assistant and working on her thesis, Sarah Ashley Jolly has collaborated with Power to Decide to improve sex education for children in the U.S. foster system.
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MORE OUTSTANDING GRADUATES
 
IMPACT
Acclaimed artist Fahamu Pecou earns PhD with project exploring black identity
Not every PhD candidate has elements of their dissertation displayed in an art gallery, but Fahamu Pecou has never followed the typical path for a doctoral student. A rising star in the art world, Pecou found an intellectual home in Laney Graduate School.

 

MILESTONE
Emory program for first-generation college students set to graduate first participants
Amid the pomp and circumstance of next week's Commencement, the 1915 Scholars, an Emory program that aids first-generation college students, will graduate its first cohort.

 

INSIGHT
Class orator Mehul Bhagat: Innovation comes from optimism and risk
Mehul Bhagat believes that every Emory student can change the world. The challenge, as he will tell his fellow graduates as the 2018 Emory College class orator, is embracing risks with the same optimism that permeates college life.

 

HONORS
Arts majors receive national award for achievement in creativity
Film and media studies major Leila Yavari and business and music major Eric Newell are the 2018 recipients of the Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts, honoring graduating seniors with exceptional promise in the arts.

 

RESEARCH
Undergraduate research explores the ethics of artificial intelligence
Ben Goldfein's honors thesis examines the philosophical impact of AI and why "we need to shift the current ethos of technological progress and start realizing that it is not just the end results which matter, but also the means to get there."
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
Emory Insider

 

Commencement webcast: If you are not attending Monday's Commencement, you can still view the ceremony online. Watch the live webcast, including the keynote address by Emory alumnus and Dollar Shave Club co-founder Michael Dubin, starting at 9 a.m. May 14.
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TAKE NOTE
 
LEADERSHIP
President Sterk thanks Emory community for 'remarkable' academic year
With Commencement just days away, President Claire E. Sterk reviews highlights of the academic year, looks ahead to the fall, and thanks all members of the Emory community for our shared commitment to the university's mission.

 

COMMUNITY
Emory's approach to open expression gains attention
When Emory students gathered April 20 to advocate for gun safety measures, they were joined by two "open expression observers," part of the university's ongoing, innovative efforts to support free speech on campus.

 

COLLABORATION
Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical move to finalize strategic partnership
Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical are close to completing their strategic partnership, initiated through a letter of intent signed in November 2017. The Federal Trade Commission has approved the partnership, and the application will now be filed with the Georgia Attorney General.

 

ARTS
Emory acquires archive of dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder
Emory has acquired the papers of dancers, activists and artists Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. The university will award de Lavallade an honorary doctor of fine arts degree at Commencement.

 

RESEARCH
DNA analysis adds twists to ancient story of a Native American group
Geneticist John Lindo publishes research on the Tsimshian indigenous people, drawing from the first population-level nuclear DNA analysis of a Native American group from ancient to modern times.
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In The News
 
Their ancestors were on opposite sides of a lynching. Now, they're friends.

 

Their ancestors were on opposite sides of a lynching. Now, they're friends.
May 4 |  Jackie Jordan Irvine |  New York Times

Rare eye cancer striking some Auburn grads

 

Rare eye cancer striking some Auburn grads
May 4 |  Hans Grossniklaus |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald's may hold the answer.

 

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald's may hold the answer.
May 3 |  Ryan Hamilton |  Washington Post
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Featured Events
 
Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra

 

Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy major works from the orchestral repertoire with the region's premier young musicians.
When: May 9, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
NCAA Division III Softball Regional Championships: Emory vs. Maryville

 

NCAA Division III Softball Regional Championships: Emory vs. Maryville
Emory hosts the softball regional playoffs and the Eagles can advance if they beat the Maryville Scots.
When: May 11, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Cooper Field
Admission: Free
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships Opening Rounds

 

NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships Opening Rounds
The Eagles, hosts of the championship opening rounds, will play the winner of Round I.
When: May 12, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Outdoor Tennis Courts
Admission: Free
 
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Dooley Dollar Donation
When: May 10, 8:00 a.m.
Where: White Hall, SAAC, Peet's Coffee and Cox Hall
Admission: Donate unused Dooley Dollars; ends May 13
 
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May
 
CFAR Network Science Seminar
When: May 10, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
Dooley Noted Friends and Family Concert
When: May 12, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Theater
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
Candler Singers Concert
When: May 12, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
 
13
May
 
Aural Pleasure A Cappella's Friends and Family Concert
When: May 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Alumni Memorial University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert
When: May 13, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
How Start-Ups Are Founded and Deals Get Done
When: May 21, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room 234
Admission: Free
 
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