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For Students of Emory University
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2020
View complete coverage of Commencement, including keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, video highlights, profiles of outstanding students and more.


Stevenson speaks of justice, hope and reshaping national narratives
During his keynote address, social justice advocate and human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson urged graduates to “hold onto the power of hope” as they find ways to cross barriers and boundaries, increase their understanding of issues and fight injustice.


Class Day moves online with speaker, senior awards and honors
A Commencement tradition, Class Day 2020 featured a special message from Comedy Central comedian and actor Ronny Chieng and the presentation of multiple awards to undergraduate students.


An advocate on campus and off, Long is graduate student Brittain Award recipient
Seeing his sister, who has cerebral palsy, battle to receive a full education crystallized Cody Long’s desire to become a lawyer. As a student leader and advocate, he impacted Emory’s campus and the community.


Meghjee garners undergraduate Brittain Award for service and artistic impact
The undergraduate recipient of Emory’s highest student honor, filmmaker Samah Meghjee has been a creative, consistent voice for improving student mental health and supporting diverse communities.


McMullan Award honors Thomas for leadership with compassion
Adesola Thomas, an English and political science double major, distinguished herself by engaging as a scholar and leader at nearly every level on campus — and by carving out space for others to do so, too.


From social justice to storytelling, class orator speaks out for others
Emory College class orator Adama Kamara is a first generation American who has seen how facing fears can help build legacies — for herself and others. After graduation she will combine those lessons with storytelling traditions to speak on behalf of marginalized groups.

Relive Commencement 2020 celebrations
Visit Emory’s interactive Commencement website to view all videos of the university’s 175th Commencement ceremony, Class Day, Baccalaureate services and events from each of the university’s nine schools.


Jefferson Award honors Lisa Tedesco for visionary leadership
Lisa Tedesco’s courageous leadership of Laney Graduate School has resulted in an extraordinary set of structural changes, innovative new programs and educational infrastructure, and crucial enhancements for graduate student education, support and professionalization.


Lipstadt receives Exemplary Teacher Award for transformational teaching
Widely known for her public scholarship in antisemitism and Holocaust studies, professor Deborah Lipstadt has a passion for shaping students’ lives by helping them connect history with modern-day experiences.


Cuttino Award recognizes Flueckiger’s long legacy of mentorship
Since arriving at Emory in 1992, religion professor Joyce Flueckiger has nurtured rigorous scholarship and mentorship in students, faculty and others. Her dedication was honored with the George P. Cuttino Award for Excellence in Mentoring.


Emory Williams Awards recognize distinguished undergraduate teaching
The Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award is presented annually to faculty members in each of the four undergraduate schools as part of Commencement celebrations.


Distinguished Teaching Awards honor graduate, professional school faculty
The Provost’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence honors contributions of faculty across Emory’s seven graduate and professional schools.


Faculty and staff noted for excellence in teaching, mentoring and more
Faculty and staff were recognized with multiple awards in conjunction with the 2020 school ceremonies and the conclusion of the academic year. See the honorees from each of the nine schools that make up Emory University.
Emory Insider


A glimmer of hope: Emory is the largest NIH site for the clinical trial of the antiviral drug Remdesivir as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Aneesh Mehta of the Emory Vaccine Center shared findings on this important study and discussed the next steps in analyzing this and other antiviral drugs used to treat patients. Watch the webinar.  
EGHI/GT Hack COVID-19 Hackathon Finals


EGHI/GT Hack COVID-19 Hackathon Finals
Students from Emory and Georgia Tech teamed up in this virtual competition to think outside the box in finding solutions to problems sparked by COVID-19. Log on to watch the final round.
When: May 16, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Webinar: Emory Climate Talks


Webinar: Emory Climate Talks
Learn from Brionté McCorkle, executive director of Georgia Conservation Voters, as the spring series from the Department of Environmental Sciences and other partners continues.
When: May 18, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
Hot Takes Happy Hour


Hot Takes Happy Hour
Grab your beverage of choice, pull up a chair and prepare for a discussion of politics, religion and other potentially controversial topics.
When: May 20, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Admission: Free
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