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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Commencement
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2016
Steeped in tradition, Emory's 171st Commencement honored the diverse achievements of this year's 4,494 graduates, described by President James Wagner as "entrepreneurs of care" for their commitment to using knowledge in service to the world.

 

INSPIRATION
William Foege's 'Lessons I am Still Desperately Trying to Learn'
In his Commencement address, renowned epidemiologist William Foege offered 10 key lessons focused on seeking connections, equity and justice in the world.

 

AWARDS
Brittain Award honors Nowmee Shehab for social justice efforts
In just three years at Emory College, Nowmee Shehab worked tirelessly on sexual violence prevention, financial aid for undocumented students, and other issues, earning the University's highest student honor.

 

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Nancy Thompson earns Scholar/Teacher Award for championing public health at Emory
Called the "founding mother" of the Rollins School of Public Health, professor Nancy Thompson is honored for almost four decades of service to Emory.

 

AWARDS
Cuttino Award recognizes Lynne Huffer for exceptional mentoring
Lynne Huffer, Emory's Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, draws praise for encouraging students to think critically, creatively and independently.

 

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Naomi Maisel garners McMullan Award for bringing people to the table
After volunteering at food pantries, Naomi Maisel founded Emory's chapter of Campus Kitchens, which saves about 1,000 pounds of potentially wasted food every month and converts it into healthy meals for those in need.

 

AWARDS
Eleanor Main Awards showcase outstanding mentors
2016 PhD graduate Nicole Varga and religion professor Dianne Stewart are the recipients of this year's Eleanor Main Graduate Mentor Awards, created to highlight mentoring as a cornerstone of graduate education.

AWARDS
A natural teacher, Eloise Carter receives Thomas Jefferson Award
Lauded for exemplary teaching, Oxford College biology professor Eloise Carter also co-authored a landmark report that led to Emory's forest protection plan, launched a summer program for teachers, and shepherded Oxford's new science building.
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Coca-Cola Toast and Candlelight Crossover
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Undergraduates in the Class of 2016 gathered Thursday, May 5, for the Candlelight Crossover, a tradition marking their transition to Emory alumni. Students gathered for a reception and Coca-Cola Toast, then held candles as they crossed the bridge to the Miller-Ward Alumni House. View more photos.

Oxford College Baccalaureate and Commencement
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Oxford College held its Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 6, followed by Commencement on Saturday, May 7, on the Oxford Quadrangle. Students who have completed their sophomore years at Oxford continue to Emory's Atlanta campus to finish their undergraduate education. See more photos.

Emory College Baccalaureate
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Emory College of Arts and Sciences hosted its Baccalaureate service on the morning of Sunday, May 8, in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. The ceremony celebrated all students receiving bachelor's degrees in the Class of 2016. View more photos.

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Smiles abounded as an estimated 15,000 people filled the Quadrangle on the morning of Monday, May 9, for Emory's 171st Commencement, honoring graduates of all nine schools that make up the University. See more photos and read full coverage of the ceremony.
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In The News
 
Voters' fears about Trump may outweigh wish for change

 

Voters' fears about Trump may outweigh wish for change
May 10 |  Alan Abramowitz |  New York Times

DeKalb man, 77, earns his eighth degree

 

DeKalb man, 77, earns his eighth degree
May 9 |  Hurl Taylor |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The forgotten history of African-American jockeys

 

The forgotten history of African-American jockeys
May 7 |  Pellom McDaniels |  NPR

Atlanta's HIV 'epidemic' compared to third world African countries

 

Atlanta's HIV 'epidemic' compared to third world African countries
May 6 |  Carlos del Rio |  WSB-TV
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Featured Events
 
WaterHub Tours

 

WaterHub Tours
Student-led tours of Emory's water reclamation facility
When: May 12, 2:15 p.m.
Where: WaterHub on Peavine Drive
Admission: Free
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships

 

NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships
#1 Emory takes on the winner of Friday's Round 1 match
When: May 14, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center Outdoor Tennis Courts
Admission: Free
The Vega String Quartet

 

The Vega String Quartet
World premiere of Richard Prior's String Quartet No. 3
When: May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Shut Up and Write
When: May 17, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Kaldi Coffee or online
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Pathways Beyond the Professoriate: Science Startups
When: May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Laney Graduate School
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Bike Safety Class and Education Ride
When: May 18, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Callaway Center, Room N109
Admission: Free; limited to the first 20 responders
 
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May
 
16th Annual Gerald Zwiren Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery: "Sustaining a Career"
When: May 19, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Biochemistry Seminar: "Regulation of Liver Growth"
When: May 19, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Rollins Research Center, Room 4052
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Atlanta Master Chorale Season Finale: "Excursions: Day Trips and Distant Journeys"
When: May 21, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: $20; $15 discount categories; $10 students
 
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May
 
Panel: Compassion and Global Health
When: May 23, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Emory Farmers Market
When: May 24, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Bridge
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Seminar: "Toward Precision Medicine in Epilepsy"
When: May 24, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
11th Annual H. Harlan Stone Lecture in Trauma: "Optimizing Cardiovascular Function During Shock Resuscitation"
When: May 26, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
Biochemistry Seminar: "Integrated Proteomic Approaches to Identify Networks Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Risk"
When: May 26, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Rollins Research Center, Room 4052
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Under the Sea: A Percussive Adventure
When: June 4, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building Auditorium
Admission: Free; donations accepted for School of Medicine PA Program Migrant Farm Worker Health Project
 
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June
 
Seminar: "Breakfast, Morning Eating and Obesity: Does When and How Much We Eat Matter?"
When: June 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Emory School of Medicine, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Women's Basketball: Emory vs. Rochester
When: June 9, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff P.E. Center
Admission: Free
 
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June
 
Emory Percussion Symposium
When: June 11, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Admission: $85
 
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