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COMMENCEMENT 2017
 
TRADITIONS
Emory's 172nd Commencement honors graduates
A time of growth, change and achievement was celebrated Monday at Emory's 172nd Commencement, which featured a keynote address by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, one of the foremost voices in contemporary American poetry.

 

CLASS OF 2017: EMORY COLLEGE
In and out of class, James driven to explore identities
After researching media portrayals of black and white women for her honors thesis, Emory College student Glory James is headed to law school.

 

CLASS OF 2017: OXFORD COLLEGE
As SGA president, Naveed combines intellect, humility
When Muhammad Naveed comes to Emory's Atlanta campus to complete his degree, he will bring a record of leadership as president of Oxford's Student Government Association.

 

CLASS OF 2017: BUSINESS
Rhode earns 4.0 GPA while balancing service, varsity sports
A member of Emory's varsity cross country and track and field teams, Casey Rhode served as CEO of the Emory Impact Investing Group, a student organization that provides loans to entrepreneurs in economically disadvantaged areas.

 

CLASS OF 2017: LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Kime explores religious, spiritual aspects of addiction recovery
Having seen the destructiveness of addiction as a minister and in her own family, Katie Givens Kime focused her PhD research at the intersection of two of Emory's strengths: human health and religion.

 

CLASS OF 2017: LAW
For Sandifer, 'outstanding' is a way of life
Marcus Sandifer, chosen by his peers as the "Most Outstanding" graduating JD student for the Class of 2017, attributes his success to his family, his professors and his desire always to do better for himself and others.

 

CLASS OF 2017: MEDICINE
Bepo studies medicine to help change society
Born in conflict-torn Sudan, Lurit Bepo moved to the U.S. at age six. As an Emory medical student, she returned to the country to view the hardships faced by the state-run hospital, fueling her interest in health disparities.

 

CLASS OF 2017: NURSING
Currie champions vulnerable populations
Kevin Currie's commitment to protecting the health and dignity of vulnerable populations shines through his work with the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership and Emory programs dedicated to fostering diversity and leadership in the profession.

 

CLASS OF 2017: PUBLIC HEALTH
Here or a world away, Shakya helps communities in need
Visiting her parents in Nepal when a massive earthquake struck, Iju Shakya immediately sought ways to help. After working with Atlanta's Bangladeshi community, she hopes to do community-driven public health work in South Asia.

 

CLASS OF 2017: THEOLOGY
Ubaldo heeds calling to serve across borders
Master of divinity student Ruth Ubaldo follows her faith to Texas, where she will direct a church community center created specifically by a mostly white congregation to build relationships with the Latino neighborhood next door.

PROFILE
Class orator Noah Cole to emphasize shared Emory values
As class orator for Emory College, Noah Cole will discuss the need for students to hold true to the principles and advocacy they learned at Emory as they make their way in the world.
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MORE NEWS
 
ADMINISTRATION
Emory University announces two key leadership appointments
Starting July 1, Dwight McBride will serve as Emory's provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, while Christopher Augostini will serve as executive vice president for business and administration.

 

CAMPUS
Construction for new Campus Life Center set to begin
The Dobbs University Center will close the day after Commencement, with demolition beginning shortly after, to make way for Emory's new Campus Life Center.

 

HUMANITIES
Emory senior researches the linguistic value of emojis
Take heart, 45-year-olds who have no idea what that string of pandas means in a text. Emory College senior Emma Reidy has discovered that college students don't really agree on what emojis mean, either.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
Chair Rodeo
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The annual Chair Rodeo, held Wednesday, May 3, drew staff and faculty volunteers from across the university to help set up chairs for the crowd of approximately 15,000 expected to attend Commencement.
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Take Note
 
Commencement traffic brings changes to shuttle service
Commencement traffic brings changes to shuttle service

Emory University Hospital surgical/transplant ICU recognized with Beacon Award for nursing
Emory University Hospital surgical/transplant ICU recognized with Beacon Award for nursing

Witte receives honorary doctorate from Heidelberg University
Witte receives honorary doctorate from Heidelberg University
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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 poet and professor Natasha Trethewey, starting at 9 a.m. May 8. Additional Commencement events will also be streamed on the site.
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In the News
 
Trump's blind spot on black history worries scholars

 

Trump's blind spot on black history worries scholars
May 3 |  Carol Anderson |  Boston Globe

'Let's put on a show!' Theater, arts may improve brain function

 

'Let's put on a show!' Theater, arts may improve brain function
May 2 |  Whitney Wharton |  Georgia Health News

The greatest generation of lawyers and the far-reaching impact of Emory Law School

 

The greatest generation of lawyers and the far-reaching impact of Emory Law School
May 1 |  Gary S. Hauk |  Saporta Report

How the left learned to hate like the right

 

How the left learned to hate like the right
April 29 |  Alan Abramowitz |  New York Times
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Featured Events
 
The 172nd Commencement Exercises of Emory University

 

The 172nd Commencement Exercises of Emory University
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will give the address at Commencement, honoring the Class of 2017.
When: May 8, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Quadrangle
Admission: Free
Emory Farmers Market

 

Emory Farmers Market
Purchase fresh produce, organic foods and more at the last weekly market of the semester, open until 3 p.m.
When: May 9, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Bridge
Admission: Free
Financial Wellness: Buying Your First Home

 

Financial Wellness: Buying Your First Home
Learn strategies on financing and other things to consider when buying your first home.
When: May 10, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
International Graduation Recognition Ceremony
When: May 5, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: $30
 
05
May
 
Concert: Emory Voice Faculty
When: May 5, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
Baccalaureate Service
When: May 5, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel
Admission: Free; RSVP requested
 
05
May
 
Interfaith Baccalaureate Service
When: May 5, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford College, Old Church
Admission: Free
 
05
May
 
Oxford Baccalaureate Dinner
When: May 5, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Haygood Residence Hall Lawn
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
Oxford Campus Commencement
When: May 6, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
Sarah Hrdy Public Lecture: "The Role of Development in the Emergence of Emotionally Modern Humans"
When: May 6, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Anthropology Building, Room 303
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
Modupe Dayo
When: May 6, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Cox Hall Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
ChaiTunes Family and Friends Concert
When: May 6, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Admissions Presentation Theater
Admission: Free
 
06
May
 
Concert: Candler Singers
When: May 6, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Dooley Noted Friends and Family Concert
When: May 7, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Admissions Presentation Theater
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Aural Pleasure Friends and Family Concert
When: May 7, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert
When: May 7, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
The Gathering Concert
When: May 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Math and Science Building, Room N304
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
Claes Tingvall Public Lecture: "The Story and Promise of Vision Zero: Applying the Concept of Elimination to Road Traffic Deaths"
When: May 7, 2:00 p.m.
Where: White Hall, Room 208
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
AHANA: A Cappella Friends and Family Concert
When: May 7, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
07
May
 
No Strings Attached Friends and Family Concert
When: May 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dobbs University Center, Winship Ballroom
Admission: Free
 
10
May
 
Sensors to Big Data: Personalized and Population Health in the Digital Age
When: May 10, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center
Admission: $20
 
10
May
 
Canvas 101
When: May 10, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
10
May
 
From Omics to ELISA: Methodology Research Driven by Technologies and Collaborations
When: May 10, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
11
May
 
What's Next in Health Care? The Future of Measuring Quality
When: May 11, 7:00 a.m.
Where: Emory University Hospital, Auditorium
Admission: Free
 
11
May
 
Lunch and Learn for Emory Employees at Candler School of Theology
When: May 11, 11:45 a.m.
Where: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 517
Admission: Free
 
11
May
 
Parenting Your Teen: Parenting/Teen Relationships
When: May 11, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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