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Commencement: Celebrating the Class of 2015

Commencement: Celebrating the Class of 2015

May 13

Emory University Class of 2015 is comprised of 4,572 graduates, ranging from 20-69 years old. We celebrated their remarkable achievements during Commencement on May 11, 2015.



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Salman Rushdie lectures on freedom, liberty and free speech

Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie returned to Emory University in February as University Distinguished Professor for a public lecture on human rights.

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Supreme Court likely to rule for same-sex marriage, says expert

Now that the United States Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of gay marriage, Emory University law professor Michael Perry says signs point to the court making it legal in all 50 states by the end of 2015.

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Still Alice: An accurate look at Alzheimer's?

In the latest episode of Emory Looks at Hollywood, Education Core Director in Emory University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ken Hepburn analyzes the authenticity of the movie "Still Alice."

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Study finds babies do learn from watching videos

Children under two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, and perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by their parents, according to a new paper in the journal Child Development.

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Poison plants revolutionized medicine

Emory University ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave discusses how poisons in plants have been adapted to revolutionize modern medicine, everything from surgery to congestive heart failure and cancer treatments.

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Photos: Staff Fest draws crowds for fun and games

Hundreds of Emory employees filled the Quad on Friday, May 15, for Staff Fest, the university's annual employee appreciation day.

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From African refugee camp to Emory graduate and Bobby Jones Scholar

Emory University senior Kadiata Sy has come a long way from her childhood in a refugee camp in Senegal. In this video she details her life and how she became an Emory student and Bobby Jones scholar.

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Photos: WaterHub celebrates grand opening

Emory's WaterHub, the first water reclamation facility of its kind in the country, celebrated its official dedication with a ceremony and ribbon-cutting April 17.

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myLIFE at Emory University teaches adults with autism independence

The Emory Autism Center is making use of the Emory University campus for an initiative to help adults with autism spectrum disorder learn and practice important life skills.

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WaterHub: Reducing Emory's water footprint

Emory University, in collaboration with Sustainable Water, is lessening its water footprint with a new facility called the WaterHub. It's a water reclamation facility that recycles and treats sewer water to heat and cool Emory's buildings.

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Dooley's Week: Celebrating the Spirit of Emory University

Each spring Emory's resident spirit, Lord Dooley's skeleton -- who first appeared on campus in 1899 -- is celebrated in a week of fun, foolishness and rich tradition.