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Tuesday, May 3, 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: 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: 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.

 

RESEARCH
Novel therapy programs the death of cancer cells
Emory Winship cancer biologist Xingming Deng and his lab have identified two novel agents that could reverse the resistance of cancer cells to treatment.

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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Mental health resources: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Emory's Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers a variety of mental health resources, from online self-assessments and free consultations to individual and family counseling.
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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
 
Chair Rodeo

 

Chair Rodeo
Volunteer to help set up 14,000 chairs for Commencement
When: May 4, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
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
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
In Dialogue: Conversations with the Provost

 

In Dialogue: Conversations with the Provost
Small-group conversation focuses on strengthening faculty diversity at Emory
When: May 11, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library
Admission: Free
 
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Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
When: May 4, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
Finding and Managing Information: Library Resources and Services
When: May 5, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
10th Annual Southeastern Critical Care Summit
When: May 5, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Conference Center Hotel
Admission: $250/day physicians; $200/day others
 
05
May
 
Learning and Organizational Development: Communicating with Impact
When: May 5, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1D
Admission: $60
 
05
May
 
Department of Biochemistry Seminar: Jeffrey Skolnick, speaker
When: May 5, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
Goizueta Young Professional Session: Ramnath Chellappa, speaker
When: May 6, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
International Graduation Recognition Ceremony
When: May 6, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Health Sciences Administration Building Auditorium (WHSCAB)
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Atlanta Business School Alliance Picnic
When: May 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Tanyard Creek Park
Admission: $12
 
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May
 
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
 
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May
 
Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Research Symposium
When: May 10, 5:30 p.m.
Where: James B. Williams Medical Education Building, Room 120
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Staff Fest Fun Run-Walk
When: May 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Staff Fest Volleyball Tournament
When: May 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Quad
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Staff Fest 2016
When: May 13, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Quad
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
The Vega String Quartet
When: May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
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May
 
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
When: May 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Crum Rollins Building, 8th Floor, Rita Anne Rollins Room
Admission: Free
 
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