Inauguration of President Sterk
Emory University celebrates a new chapter in its history with the inauguration of President Claire E. Sterk. Three days of events culminated with her formal inauguration ceremony on Feb. 8, 2017.
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Emory inaugurates Claire E. Sterk as university's 20th president
An internationally acclaimed public health researcher and Emory faculty member since 1995, President Claire E. Sterk is the first woman and first social scientist to lead the university.
Inauguration address: "Bold Ambition in Service of Humanity"
"Ambition is not new to Emory," President Claire E. Sterk noted in her inauguration address. "It is at the core of our history and it will be part of our future." Read the full transcript.
Inauguration poem: 'XX' by Kevin Young
Poet and scholar Kevin Young read his poem "XX," written for Claire E. Sterk as Emory's 20th president, during Wednesday's inauguration ceremony.
Academic symposium addresses three aspects of improving global health
Experts in HIV, cancer and mental health highlighted Emory's leadership in disciplines of critical global importance at the Inauguration Academic Symposium, titled "Health Challenges and Bold Opportunities."
Pecou creates new artwork to commemorate inauguration
"Emerge," a commissioned painting by acclaimed artist and Emory PhD student Fahamu Pecou, seeks to inspire the Emory community to "leap boldly forward."
Oxford lights the way for President Sterk's inauguration
Events celebrating President Claire E. Sterk's inauguration as Emory's 20th president got underway Monday evening with a candle-lit tour of Oxford College, the university's original campus.
Tree-planting honors Emory's new president
An elm tree planted Wednesday on the Emory Quadrangle stands as a tribute to President Sterk and the university's commitment to sustainability.
Wonderful Wednesday celebrates presidential inauguration
At a special inauguration-themed Wonderful Wednesday gathering, students expressed high hopes for President Sterk's leadership of Emory.
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