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Thursday, May 9, 2019
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COMMENCEMENT
 
CEREMONY
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 will be celebrated Monday, May 13, at a ceremony marking Emory's 174th Commencement, featuring a keynote address by U.S. civil rights icon and global humanitarian Andrew Young. View Commencement information, read about outstanding graduates and meet individuals receiving awards and honors.

 

CLASS OF 2019: EMORY COLLEGE
About to publish her first book, Emory College graduate creates understanding through stories
An interdisciplinary scholar with a double major in English/creative writing and psychology/linguistics, Namrata Verghese explores the power of narrative through her own writing and the memoirs of others.

 

CLASS OF 2019: LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Doctoral student brings science to mass audiences
A neuroscientist working on artificial intelligence, PhD student Anzar Abbas excels in both research and communicating science to general audiences.

 

CLASS OF 2019: OXFORD COLLEGE
Oxford student excels in classroom and community service
Lauded for leadership and organizing service projects, Oxford College student Kiarra Harris wants to help others through a career in nursing.

 

CLASS OF 2019: BUSINESS
Swim team captain personifies business school's core values
Business major and NCAA All-American swimmer Ashley Daniels leaves a lasting impact on Emory as author of Goizueta Business School's BBA Student Creed, an inspiring statement of values and commitment.

 

CLASS OF 2019: THEOLOGY
Impacted by gun violence, divinity student examines identity and death
The first in his immediate family to go to college, Donnell Williamson Jr. felt called to divinity school after losing loved ones to gun violence. At Candler, he found meaning in class, across an ocean and within himself.

 

CLASS OF 2019: NURSING
Nursing student feels calling to help those in need
Tai Ingram, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's Anne MacGregor Jenkins Scholar, knew nursing was her calling when she helped care for a close family member during her terminal illness.

 

CLASS OF 2019: LAW
Law student parlays difficult beginnings into success in Army and academics
Earl Porter III overcame growing up in a troubled home to earn an ROTC scholarship and serve as an Army infantry officer, then set his sights on a law career to be more present for his family.

 

CLASS OF 2019: PUBLIC HEALTH
Public health graduate aims to address health disparities
The daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, Rosa Abraha plans to use her MPH to advocate for health equity for vulnerable populations. Past president of the Rollins SGA, she is Emory's Graduate Student Leader of the Year.

 

CLASS OF 2019: MEDICINE
Medical student serves communities close to home and around the world
Joey Sharp's years at Emory have included organizing medical clinics for homeless people in Atlanta, studying Tibetan medicine in Dharamsala, India, and working at a hospital in Uganda.
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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT STERK
 
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President Sterk reflects on the 2018-2019 academic year, previews this year's Commencement activities, and thanks Emory students, faculty and staff for their hard work this year. Watch the message.
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COMMENCEMENT TIPS
 
Emory Dining locations and hours for Commencement Weekend
Emory Dining locations and hours for Commencement Weekend

Emory shuttle routes and schedules for Monday's Commencement ceremonies
Emory shuttle routes and schedules for Monday's Commencement ceremonies

Inclement weather plans for Commencement and diploma ceremonies
Inclement weather plans for Commencement and diploma ceremonies
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COMMENCEMENT WEBCAST
 
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If you are not attending Monday's Commencement, you can still view the ceremony online. Watch the live webcast, including the keynote address by civil rights icon and humanitarian Andrew Young, starting at 9 a.m. May 13.
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MORE NEWS
 
CAMPUS
Emory Student Center opens doors
Take a first look inside the new Emory Student Center, now open to the community. Still undergoing finishing touches, the expansive space features a spacious dining center, recreation areas, student services, collaborative spaces and much more.

 

INNOVATION
Emory undergraduates conduct original research across the humanities
Using skills from dance to data science, Emory students are pursuing undergraduate research in the humanities to gain a deeper understanding of the human condition as they prepare for career pathways from medicine, business and law to nonprofits, teaching and public policy.

 

IN CLASS
Emory courses take food from textbook to table and clinic to kitchen
Food's impact on health is the focus of two courses at Emory bridging the university's resources across the health sciences and liberal arts with the culinary expertise of Emory Dining, including hands-on cooking lessons.

 

INSIGHT
Consulting club gives students rapid intro to biotech business
The Emory Biotech Consulting Club aims to pair student advisory teams with fledgling startup companies emerging from university research.

 

HONORS
Eleven students win Emory Libraries' undergraduate research awards
Eleven Emory students recently received undergraduate research awards from the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Rose Library for research they conducted either in the Emory Libraries or at another library.
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Featured Events
 
Film screening and discussion: "Beautiful Boy"

 

Film screening and discussion: "Beautiful Boy"
Based on a pair of father-son memoirs, this film will be followed by a discussion of addiction.
When: May 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 205
Admission: Free
Strengths-Based Coaching

 

Strengths-Based Coaching
Meet individually for 50 minutes to discuss topics of your choice, such as interviewing and how to best use your unique strengths. There are three sign-up times.
When: May 15, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Administration Building, Room 202F
Admission: Free
 
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The Gathering a Cappella Friends and Family Concert
When: May 11, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Admission: Free
 
11
May
 
Candler Singers Spring Concert
When: May 11, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert
When: May 12, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
15
May
 
6th Annual Health Services Research Day
When: May 15, 8:00 a.m.
Where: School of Medicine, Auditorium, Room 110
Admission: Free
 
15
May
 
Workshop: Grey Literature
When: May 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Center Library, Room B_63
Admission: Free
 
15
May
 
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing: Green Your Space Day!
When: May 15, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 1520 Building
Admission: Free
 
15
May
 
Short-Term Medical Missions Symposium
When: May 15, 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Task Force for Global Health, 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Admission: Free
 
16
May
 
Seminar and poster presentations: CFAR Network Science
When: May 16, 5:15 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free; RSVP in advance
 
16
May
 
Guided Meditation
When: May 16, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Room 106
Admission: Free
 
17
May
 
Datathon 2019
When: May 17, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Atwood Chemistry Center, Room 260
Admission: Free; RSVP
 
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