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COMMENCEMENT 2018
 
CEREMONY
Emory's 173rd Commencement honors outstanding Class of 2018
The wide-ranging accomplishments of Emory's undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be celebrated May 14 at the university's 173rd Commencement, featuring a keynote address by Dollar Shave Club co-founder and CEO Michael Dubin, an Emory alumnus.

 

CLASS OF 2018: EMORY COLLEGE
Emory College scholar takes interdisciplinary pre-med path
Eli Patt was inspired to be a doctor because of his sister, who has epilepsy. After a class discussion about what it means to be human, he spent his undergraduate years exploring intersections of science, ethics and religion.

 

CLASS OF 2018: LANEY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Doctoral student examines role of protein TTK in breast cancer
Jamie King's PhD research for Laney Graduate School's Cancer Biology Program has uncovered potential research avenues for new therapeutic interventions, including for triple-negative breast cancer, which disproportionately affects African American women.

 

CLASS OF 2018: BUSINESS
SGA president looks to business career, while striving to help others
Goizueta Business School student Gurbani Singh hopes to one day start a business to provide post-secondary educational opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental delays.

 

CLASS OF 2018: OXFORD COLLEGE
Oxford student leader wins ovations in classroom, arts, campus life
The campus of Oxford College is small, but for the past two years it has been a large stage where Willis Hao has demonstrated the remarkable range of his talents as an actor, dancer, scholar and leader.

 

CLASS OF 2018: THEOLOGY
Candler international student serves as leader, advocate for marginalized
South Korean native Hangoul Choi, a master of divinity student in Candler School of Theology, has helped give a voice to international students, immigrants and women.

 

CLASS OF 2018: LAW
At Emory, juris doctor student finds confidence to embrace excellence
Victoria Sparks, president of the Emory Black Law Students Association, says the most important lesson she learned at Emory is "don't run from the excellence others see in you."

 

CLASS OF 2018: NURSING
Former combat medic pursues nursing to continue aiding those in need
While serving in the U.S. Army in Egypt, Aaron Montgomery worked as a combat medic in a Level II trauma center, helping care for nearly 1,000 patients from 13 countries. The experience inspired him to enter nursing school.

 

CLASS OF 2018: MEDICINE
Medical student's achievements include policy work on opioid epidemic
Headed to a residency in internal medicine, Maggie Salinger completed her medical studies at Emory while also pursuing a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School.

 

CLASS OF 2018: PUBLIC HEALTH
Public health graduate advocates for sex education as basic human right
While carrying a full course load, serving as a teaching assistant and working on her thesis, Sarah Ashley Jolly has collaborated with Power to Decide to improve sex education for children in the U.S. foster system.
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PHOTO GALLERY
 
Chair Rodeo readies Quad for Commencement
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The annual Chair Rodeo, held Wednesday, May 9, 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. See more photos.
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Emory Insider: Resources
 
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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 Emory alumnus and Dollar Shave Club co-founder Michael Dubin, starting at 9 a.m. May 14.
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MORE NEWS
 

 

LEADERSHIP
President thanks Emory community for 'remarkable' academic year
With Commencement just days away, Emory President Claire E. Sterk reviews highlights of the academic year, looks forward to the fall, and thanks all members of the Emory community for our shared commitment to the university's mission.

 

INSIGHT
Provost reflects on first year at Emory, looks ahead to new strategic plan
Building on President Sterk's bold new vision for Emory, Provost Dwight A. McBride reflects on a year of academic excellence and looks ahead to how we move Emory forward and plan for the next phase of its future.

 

MEDICINE
Emory and Grady to begin study on best treatment option for cardiac arrest
Emory Department of Emergency Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital are teaming up to offer a new clinical trial aimed at a specific group of cardiac arrest survivors.

 

CAMPUS
Emory improves guest wireless access
Emory's Library and Information Technology Services has announced a significant improvement to EmoryGuest, the free wi-fi provided to Emory visitors.
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In The News
 
Local students answer the question #WhyAtlanta for Amazon

 

Local students answer the question #WhyAtlanta for Amazon
May 10 |  Jeffery You |  WSB Radio

After Parkland, some Republicans try to outdo each other on gun rights in primaries

 

After Parkland, some Republicans try to outdo each other on gun rights in primaries
May 8 |  Andra Gillespie |  NPR

Does Parkinson's begin in the gut?

 

Does Parkinson's begin in the gut?
May 8 |  Madelyn Houser and MalĂș Tansey |  Scientific American
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Featured Events
 
173rd Commencement Exercises

 

173rd Commencement Exercises
A tradition-filled ceremony in the heart of Emory's campus sends students on their way to the next phase of their lives.
When: May 14, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
Clifton Community Bike to Work Day

 

Clifton Community Bike to Work Day
Prospective bike commuters, experienced cyclists and supporters are all invited to a celebration with demonstrations, competitions, information and breakfast.
When: May 18, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Point Park
Admission: Free
Staff Fest 2018

 

Staff Fest 2018
Emory celebrates its hard-working staff with food, fun, games, music and more.
When: May 18, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free; staff only
 
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May
 
Seminar: "Norovirus: Controlling a Leading Global Cause of Gastroenteritis with Vaccination?"
When: May 11, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000
Admission: Free
 
11
May
 
NCAA Division III Softball Regional Championships: Emory vs. Maryville
When: May 11, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Cooper Field
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships Opening Rounds
When: May 12, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Woodruff PE Center, Outdoor Tennis Courts
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
Oxford Commencement
When: May 12, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Oxford College Quad
Admission: Free
 
12
May
 
Dooley Noted Friends and Family Concert
When: May 12, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Oxford Road Building, Presentation Theater
Admission: Free; registration requested
 
12
May
 
Candler Singers Concert
When: May 12, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Chapel, Sanctuary
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Aural Pleasure A Cappella's Friends and Family Concert
When: May 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Alumni Memorial University Center, Harland Cinema
Admission: Free
 
13
May
 
Cherry Emerson Memorial Alumni Concert
When: May 13, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller-Ward Alumni House
Admission: Free
 
16
May
 
Georgia Commute Options giveaways and certificates
When: May 16, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Woodruff Circle
Admission: Free
 
16
May
 
Seminar: "Exposure Science, Traffic Pollution and the Theory of Everything"
When: May 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
16
May
 
Webinar: "Making a Move Within: Tips for Job Search"
When: May 16, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
17
May
 
Seminar: "Household Energy and Health in India and Beyond"
When: May 17, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Emory Surplus Big Summer Moveout Sale
When: May 18, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Briarcliff Property, Building B
Admission: Varies
 
18
May
 
Staff Fest Fun Run-Walk
When: May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Asbury Circle
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Staff Fest Volleyball Tournament
When: May 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Emory Quadrangle
Admission: Free
 
18
May
 
Seminar: "Diabetes Prevention Research through Community-Engaged Scholarship with Indigenous Peoples"
When: May 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 3001
Admission: Free
 
21
May
 
Extra Planning, Hold the Stress: Smart Advice for Not Getting Squeezed When You're in the Sandwich Generation
When: May 21, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1.432
Admission: Free
 
21
May
 
Panel discussion: "How Start-Ups Are Founded and Deals Get Done"
When: May 21, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Goizueta Business School, Room 234
Admission: Free
 
23
May
 
Webinar: "Making a Move Within: Tips for Job Search"
When: May 23, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
24
May
 
An Overview of Audience Response Systems ("Clickers")
When: May 24, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodruff Library, Room 314
Admission: Free
 
29
May
 
Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Conference
When: May 29, 9:30 a.m.
Where: School of Law, Gambrell Hall
Admission: Free
 
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