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Wherever they live, whatever their profession, Emory alumni share a common pursuit: service to their communities.
The Play's the Thing
At Emory, theater majors are not just acting. They are building cross-disciplinary skills that enhance performance in almost any career pursuit.
Critical Need | Critical Care
What if you pushed the nurse call button and no one came? Emory is working to make sure that never happens -- and teaching those who answer the call to lead with courage and compassion.
President & Professor
In a lively meeting of generations, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined first-year Emory students for the 37th annual Carter Town Hall, a long-standing tradition that offers the university's newest class a firsthand glimpse into the mind of the global humanitarian.
When 9-year-old Brayden Harrison fell out of a tree, his life was saved by Emory pediatric neurosurgeon Andrew Reisner and a novel protocol he created for treating brain injuries in children.
The newest Emory Scholars, recipients of the university's top merit scholarships, bring extraordinary achievements and exceptional promise.
Three Emory students spend the summer in a castle competing for $1 million to develop their device to help cope with climate change.
Summer of Service
From teaching reading to refugees to drafting policy at City Hall, Emory students spend the summer making an impact in Atlanta.
The Plant Hunters
Ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave leads students in a search for secrets of ancient remedies that may benefit modern medicine.
Creating Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs
Bridging academia and the business world, Emory's Goizueta Business School has created initiatives to offer mentoring, business incubation, and, potentially, actual investment money for students, faculty and the broader community.
Science on Stage
Theater Emory's "4:48" promises to be a frenetic yet focused showcase of new works inspired by the human microbiome, performed July 14 at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
Moving the Needle
A national opioid epidemic is driving people from pills to heroin, filling emergency rooms with overdose cases, and killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. What are we doing about it?
For Emory College alumnus Michael Dubin, improvisation has paid off. His company, Dollar Shave Club, launched in 2011 with a marketing video that went viral; five years later, he sold it for $1 billion. Learn the five life lessons that Dubin says contributed to his success.
Emory medical student Justine Broecker was volunteering in Haiti when she met an infant, Sara, with a rare birth defect. With Broecker's help and determination, Sara would come to Atlanta for the complicated surgery she needed.
Combating AIDS in Atlanta
The city that is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the largest clinics for HIV/AIDS patient care in the country, and top-funded HIV research programs, is also an epicenter of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. How are researchers trying to turn the tide?
Go Where the Pros Go
If an Atlanta Hawks player gets injured at practice, he can walk right across the hall to the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, adjacent to the team's front office and practice facility. And it's not just for elite athletes -- staffed by Emory sports medicine specialists, the medical and rehabilitation complex is open to the public.
A unique collaboration: Emory University + The Carter Center
To the immense pride of both institutions, the partnership between Emory University and The Carter Center now spans more than 35 years of addressing some of the world's most pressing problems.
Honoring Emory's Class of 2018
With a keynote address by trailblazing entrepreneur Michael Dubin, Emory's 173rd Commencement honored the accomplishments of 4,857 graduates. From the opening procession to the final notes of the alma mater, take a look back through video, photos, audio and more.
Bonding over Bones, Stones and Beads
Emory anthropologist Jessica Thompson takes students into the field in Malawi to help uncover mysteries of prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Africa. The project has already yielded the oldest-known human DNA from Africa.
Seeing the World Through a Different Lens
As Emory University¿s study abroad students travel around the world, they demonstrate a talent for capturing their experiences through a camera lens. See the contest-winning photos of 15 students.
A Veteran's Next Mission
Exposed to sarin gas as a soldier in Iraq, Emory PhD student Michael Yandell now studies moral injury, the emotional and spiritual damage that can occur when someone's deeply held moral beliefs are transgressed.
Who Was Atticus Finch?
Letters by Harper Lee acquired by Emory's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library shed new light on the beloved and now controversial character of Atticus Finch.
How Frankenstein's Monster Became an Icon
From labs to libraries, theaters to theology, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" continues to spark wonder and debate 200 years after it was published.
Minds at Work
Where do Emory researchers go when they need some room to think? Find out in this photo essay from Emory Magazine's special research issue.
Learning from Lampreys
Immunology pioneer Max Cooper and researchers in his lab are hoping that an ancient immune system can provide therapeutic insights into our own.
What happens when the heart, the body's most important muscle, short circuits? Meet three Emory patients who survived unexpected cardiac emergencies.
17 of Emory's Most-read Stories of 2017
From research to rankings and even a Rhodes Scholar, take a look back at some of the stories that drew the most readers to the Emory News Center in 2017.
Hope, Help and Healing: 10 Inspiring Emory Stories From 2017
The heart of Emory is the people who come here to learn, teach, work, help and heal. Meet just a few of the individuals and families who inspired us this year.
Emory's Best Photos of 2017
Every day, Emory photographers can be found from the classroom to the operating room, documenting the university's mission "to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." View 12 of their best photos of the year.
When Vision Betrays
An emeritus professor finds commonality with Impressionist masters when his vision begins to fail due to cataracts. Take an in-depth look at the surgical advances that help restore his clarity.
Responding to Climate Change
The health effects of global warming are already being felt. Take an in-depth look at how researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health are addressing climate change on multiple fronts.
Letters from Barack Obama to his college girlfriend, now part of the collection of Emory's Rose Library, reveal a young man grappling with his place in the world.
Inside Brotherman's Big City
In 1990, "Brotherman" debuted as one of the first comic books to feature a black hero. Almost three decades later, with help from Emory's digital scholars, this groundbreaking text is reimagined as an immersive, virtual reality world.
40 Under Forty
They're young, they're smart, and they're making their mark. The first-ever class of "40 Under Forty" outstanding young alumni gives all 140,000-plus Emory graduates forty new reasons to be proud.
Surviving the Unsurvivable
When a pine tree fell on Sylvia Ennis's car, impaling her, she began a multi-year medical odyssey that would require a care team of dozens -- and a lot of tenacity.
Doctors on the Field
From the sidelines, team physicians respond to emergencies including concussions, broken bones, and cardiac arrests.
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2017
Take a look back at Emory's 172nd Commencement, and celebrate the 4,615 degree recipients with photos, audio and video from the ceremony.
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