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COMMENCEMENT
Honorary degrees celebrate pioneers
As 15,000 attendees gather on the Quad for Emory's 171st Commencement, the University will confer honorary degrees on international autism advocate Temple Grandin, Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen, and the person behind one of Emory's major literary jewels, the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library.

 

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: 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: 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: 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 medical errors. A joint PhD/MD student, he graduates from Emory's School of Medicine next year.

 

LEADERSHIP
U.S. House Budget Committee chair visits Emory to discuss research funding
Addressing an Emory town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. Tom Price expressed support for strong federal funding of scientific and biomedical research. Price also met with Jonathan Lewin, executive vice president for health affairs, and Emory President James Wagner during his visit.
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Chair Rodeo
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Emory employees volunteered their time on Wednesday, May 4, to help set up thousands of chairs on the Quad for Monday's Commencement. The annual "Chair Rodeo" is a popular Emory tradition. See more photos of the volunteers at work.
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Take Note
 
Help reduce traffic on Commencement Day
Help reduce traffic on Commencement Day

Staff Fest on May 13 offers inspiration, fun and food
Staff Fest on May 13 offers inspiration, fun and food

Surplus Property 'School's Out Sale' includes clothing, other items donated by students
Surplus Property 'School's Out Sale' includes clothing, other items donated by students

Proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act could impact Emory employees
Proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act could impact Emory employees

Winship Gala breaks fundraising record for Emory University
Winship Gala breaks fundraising record for Emory University

Emory Healthcare and CareMore report early results from coordinated care model for seniors with Medicare Advantage
Emory Healthcare and CareMore report early results from coordinated care model for seniors with Medicare Advantage
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Emory Insider
 
Emory Insider

 

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
 
When a Supreme Court tie produces more guidance, not less

 

When a Supreme Court tie produces more guidance, not less
May 4 |  Jonathan R. Nash |  The Hill

Researchers look to repurpose approved drugs to treat Zika virus

 

Researchers look to repurpose approved drugs to treat Zika virus
May 2 |  Raymond Schinazi |  USA Today

Sanders: It's not impossible to get enough delegates to win

 

Sanders: It's not impossible to get enough delegates to win
May 2 |  Alan Abramowitz |  PolitiFact
 
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"Though the logic may be convoluted, the lesson is simple: The consequences of tie votes are unpredictable. They may deprive the public of guidance on important legal issues, but they may also result in the justices reaching issues they might not otherwise have reached."
Jonathan R. Nash, The Hill, May 4, 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
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
Kafoglis-Economics Nobel Laureate Lecture Series: Amartya Sen

 

Kafoglis-Economics Nobel Laureate Lecture Series: Amartya Sen
Harvard professor and Emory honorary degree recipient speaks on global security
When: May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
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
 
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
 
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
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Atlanta Business School Alliance Picnic
When: May 7, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Tanyard Creek Park
Admission: $12
 
07
May
 
School of Nursing Awards Celebration
When: May 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Candler Singers
When: May 7, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
Aural Pleasure A Cappella's Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
Dooley Noted Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Theater
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
The Gathering Concert
When: May 8, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Building, Room N302
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
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
 
08
May
 
AHANA A Cappella Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
No Strings Attached Friends and Family Concert
When: May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
08
May
 
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
 
10
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
 
14
May
 
The Vega String Quartet
When: May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
Admission: Free
 
17
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
 
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
 
23
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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