2017 News Archive

Emory's Best Photos of 2017

December 14, 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.

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A look at 2017 at Oxford College.

Oxford 2017 in Review

December 20, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, Oxford celebrates the high points of a year with record admissions and student achievement numbers. Dean Douglas Hicks finished his first calendar year on our historic campus with outstanding faculty and staff. Get a glimpse of Oxford life as we reflect on this past year.

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Susan Ashmore and Kenneth Carter were named as Charles Howard Candler Professors.

Two named to Candler professorships

December 14, 2017

Two Oxford faculty members have joined the ranks of Emory University faculty with named professorships.

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A petting zoo was one of the activities to help students destress.

Healthy Eagles ready to bust student stress

December 6, 2017

Healthy Eagles organize events to help fellow students destress and practice self-care.

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Emory governance groups oppose proposed tax bills

November 29, 2017

As Emory continues to advocate for changes in Republican tax reform proposals, the university's top governance groups have contacted Capitol Hill about provisions in both House and Senate bills that would negatively impact higher education.

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Oxford students wrap gifts during a party with presents provided by faculty and staff for children in the surrounding community.

Celebrate the holidays with Emory campus traditions

November 20, 2017

Emory's Atlanta and Oxford campuses welcome the return of several seasonal traditions, including A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, in Glenn Memorial Auditorium.

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Oxford College has an annual economic impact of $79 million in Newton Country.

Oxford impact reverberates from local economy to region and beyond

November 15, 2017

Oxford College's influence on Newton County and the state of Georgia extends beyond an educational mission of excellence to a measurable economic impact.

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Students gather in the Oxford student center to pack boxes for Emory Cares.

Volunteers help others with Emory Cares at Oxford

November 14, 2017

Whether packing shoeboxes with donated treats for children in foster care or sprucing up the Oxford Nature Trail, volunteers for Emory Cares at Oxford Service Day invested in their community and campus.

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Georgia Blossom was started by Gabriela Korobkov when she was an Oxford student serving at a local elementary school.

Emory students' nonprofit helps kids' interest in science bloom

October 23, 2017

Launched in January of this year, Georgia Blossom is a nonprofit founded and run by Emory College students focused on making and delivering flower-press kits to local elementary school students.

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This is Oxford's fourth year of hosting the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

Southern Circuit Tour promotes filmmaker interaction

November 3, 2017

The Southern Circuit Tour returns to the Oxford campus for the fourth year to encourage interaction between audience members and independent filmmakers.

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Annie Chappell wears the No. 20 jersey, the same as her dad's baseball number at Emory.

Annie Chappell carries on family legacy of Oxford and sports

November 2, 2017

Annie Chappell continues a tradition of excellence in athletics as a third generation Oxford/Emory student.

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Rhiannon Hubert is one of Emory's Award of Distinction winners for 2017

Award of Distinction honors Emory University employees for outstanding contributions

October 23, 2017

Fourteen employees have been selected as this year's winners of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Since 1985, the annual awards have recognized staff members who make significant contributions to the Emory community.

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Touring Oxford's organic farm is one of the highlights of Family Weekend.

Family Weekend gives glimpse of Oxford life

October 18, 2017

Tour the Oxford organic farm, experience a performance of a Pulitzer-winning play, or run a 5K during Family Weekend 2017, Oct. 20-22.

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Recent gathering to honor Tom Hilchey

Fall play uncovers struggle of addiction, healing

October 16, 2017

Oxford's fall play Water by the Spoonful examines pain, healing, addiction, and what makes family.

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Recent gathering to honor Tom Hilchey

Tom Hilchey Memorial Game honors teammate, friend

October 16, 2017

The Oxford College community recently united for a memorial game to celebrate the life of Oxford continuee Tom Hilchey Ox16.

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Seney Hall

A Generous Alumni Base

October 2, 2017

Oxford alumni giving for fiscal year 2017

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Students watch I Am Not Your Negro at the inaugural film screening.

Library film screenings highlight new streaming video service

October 2, 2017

The Oxford College Library and the Oxford Film Club are hosting a monthly film series that highlights current themes and topics.

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Oxford College has overhauled how they teach chemistry with a new curriculum called Chemistry Unbound.

Chemistry synthesizes radical overhaul of undergraduate curriculum

September 11, 2017

Emory is one of the first major research universities to completely overhaul how it teaches chemistry, from introductory courses to capstone senior seminars. The new curriculum, called Chemistry Unbound, is supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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U.S. News ranked Emory among the top national universities.

Emory ranked among top national universities by U.S. News

September 12, 2017

Emory University has been ranked 21st among the nation's top universities in the new 2018 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report.

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Students find a partner to join them for the barn dance festivities.

Fall retreat tradition nurtures connection

September 14, 2017

The Oxford College community gathered in the North Georgia mountains for the annual fall retreat to relax and recharge.

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Emergency preparations help Emory weather tropical storm

September 13, 2017

Tropical storm fells trees on Emory's campuses, but extensive emergency preparations help keep students and patients safe in Irma's wake.

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Eight Oxford alumni are included as Emory's class of 40 Under Forty.

Special Feature: 40 Under Forty

September 10, 2017

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.

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Emory University is carefully monitoring the weather threat posed by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma updates for Emory University community

September 11, 2017

Emory University remains closed Tuesday due to conditions related to Hurricane Irma. Learn how you can stay informed and safe.

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A philosopher looks at sports fandom

Erin Tarver: Exploring the high stakes of sports fandom

August 31, 2017

With the start of college and professional football upon us, the mania of American sports fandom will be on full display. Assistant Professor of Philosophy Erin Tarver's new book looks at the deeper side of what's going on.

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Emory theologian Don Saliers and his daughter, Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers, will perform together in the Oxford College Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Don and Emily Saliers explore music, social justice for Oxford event

August 30, 2017

A father-daughter duo will present for Oxford College an evening all about music as a gift and a quest.

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The Emory Scholars were selected for their accomplishments, character and significant leadership and community engagement.

Exceptional students arrive as new class of Emory Scholars

August 17, 2017

They come from as far away as Ghana and as close as Atlanta. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, founded nonprofits and graduated as valedictorian. Get to know the newest Emory Scholars, selected for their achievements and potential.

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New faculty members bring with them a wealth of experiences.

New professors offer a rich array of experiences, scholarship

August 24, 2017

From mathematicians, environmental scientists and chemists to scholars who study literature, ancient DNA, and health care disparities, new faculty members bring a wealth of expertise across a sweeping range of intellectual disciplines.

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fall semester courses bring both new insights and historical context to critical issues, using multi-media and multi-disciplinary approaches.

Fall courses engage emerging scholarship, hands-on learning

August 23, 2017

Across Emory, fall semester courses bring both new insights and historical context to critical issues, tackling topics ranging from big data to big questions like what it means to be human and where human rights come from.

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Oxford celebrates the beginning of a new academic year.

Treasured traditions engage new faculty, students

August 24, 2017

Oxford has big plans for the new academic year as we welcome new and returning students, and faculty and staff to campus.

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With top academic scores, athletic and artistic achievements, and community engagement experiences, the Class of 2021 was selected from among a record-breaking number of applicants.

Meet Emory's Class of 2021

August 18, 2017

Emory's Class of 2021 arrives this week from across the nation and the world. Along with impressive grades, test scores and artistic and athletic endeavors, they bring diverse stories of their academic journeys.

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The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the 2017-18 academic year

New academic year means new programs, events across Emory

August 18, 2017

The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the 2017-18 academic year. Get the stats on their incoming classes, plus a roundup of what's noteworthy, from new degree programs to new leaders.

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Emory's academic year got off to a unique start as students, faculty and staff gathered on the university's Atlanta and Oxford campuses to watch a partial solar eclipse

Photos: Eclipse captivates Emory community

August 22, 2017

Emory's 2017-18 academic year got off to a unique start Monday as students, faculty and staff gathered on the university's Atlanta and Oxford campuses to watch the first partial solar eclipse to grace the area in decades.

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New students attend informational sessions about college life

New Student Orientation welcomes students to college life

August 18, 2017

For the 485 first-year students arriving at Oxford to begin the 2017-18 academic year, New Student Orientation is a five-day adventure that prepares them for Oxford and the college experience in general.

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Four Emory undergraduates pose with their cohort of academic interns this summer in Hong Kong.

Online course connects Emory undergraduates in global internships

August 14, 2017

Working this summer in companies around the world, students come together through a linguistics course to analyze and compare their experiences -- a model of how Emory constructs online classes.

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Students arriving to move in at their respective campuses will be joining in a time-honored ritual.

Emory prepares to welcome the Class of 2021

August 15, 2017

As first-year students move into residence halls this weekend, they will be greeted by hundreds of staff and fellow students who devote thousands of hours to help them feel at home on Emory's Atlanta and Oxford campuses.

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The SURE program fuses teaching and scholarship.

SURE expands student research experience

July 31, 2017

Three Oxford students spent the summer exploring black holes, organic farming strategies, and a new method for synthesizing molecules found in different drugs.

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The August Challenge: Oxford seeks to build its alumni giving rate.

July 31, 2017

One of the areas where Oxford wants to create an upward trajectory is its alumni giving rate.

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Susan Ashmore co-edited a book celebrating women's histories in the Yellowhammer State.

Ashmore book celebrates women's histories in Alabama

July 24, 2017

Susan Ashmore's new book showcases the contributions women have made to the history of Alabama.

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Mawuko "Momo" Kpodo, a rising junior, is among five Emory MMUF Fellows who attended daily lectures and engaged in out-of-the-classroom learning experiences during the summer institute.

'Academic boot camp' helps undergraduate scholars on path to PhD

July 7, 2017

Through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, students from underrepresented minority groups gain mentoring and support to pursue careers in academia.

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University faculty, students and advocates are confronting the complicated crisis of human trafficking by conducting research, establishing campus organizations and advocating for change.

Emory students, alumni help fight human trafficking

June 19, 2017

University students and alumni are confronting the complicated crisis of human trafficking by conducting research, establishing campus organizations and advocating for change.

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Global Connections explores protest, reform

June 28, 2017

A recent Oxford College trip to explore modern issues of religious protest and reform was inspired by a 500-year-old event.

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Own Oxford takes a personal approach to introducing students to campus life.

Own Oxford gives students taste of campus life

June 22, 2017

Own Oxford helps incoming first-year students form connections that will carry throughout their time at Oxford College.

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Students gather on the Oxford grad with an instructor.

Oxford's Center for Academic Excellence inspires 3 new books

June 21, 2017

Three recently completed books have emerged from Oxford's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE).

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Incoming first-year students will spend three-days on campus during OWN Oxford.

Oxford campus stays busy in summer

June 13, 2017

Oxford College hosts many groups that keep things bustling on campus during the summer break.

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This course explores American comic books and Japanese manga from cultural, aesthetic, literary, and ethical perspectives.

In Class: Graphic Material

June 6, 2017

Brad Hawley, Oxford lecturer in English, teaches a class on Comics and Visual Literacy that explores American comic books and Japanese manga.

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For parents, watching children develop friendships and interact with their peers can be a pleasure, but it can also be unexpectedly difficult.

Catherine Bagwell on Making Friends

June 5, 2017

Catherine Bagwell, Oxford professor of psychology, explores children's social development as her area of research expertise. Emory Magazine recently asked her about how to help kids be good friends.

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Myra Frady retires from Oxford at the end of May 2017.

Looking back and out on an Oxford career

May 26, 2017

When most people retire they look back on their careers; Myra Frady can instead look out on her career. Through the restored windows of her office in historic Seney Hall, there is a sweeping view of the Oxford College quad, which she was instrumental in transforming.

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Jamani "Roe" Montague has been selected as a 2017 Udall Scholar.

Emory student earns Udall Scholarship for environmental leadership

May 22, 2017

Emory College student Jamani "Roe" Montague has been selected as a 2017 Udall Scholar for her research and advocacy on issues including environmental racism and prison ecology.

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The Oxford's men's tennis team won the NJCAA Division III tournament for the third year in a row.

Oxford men win third national tennis victory

May 23, 2017

Congratulations to the Oxford's men's tennis team, champions of the NJCAA Division III tournament.

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IPLA highlights value of liberal arts experience

May 17, 2017

Faculty from a wide array of institutions assembled on the Oxford College campus for the 11th annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts.

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Oxford student athletes receive recognition at a recent awards ceremony.

Athletic Awards Ceremony celebrates student athletes

May 8, 2017

Oxford student athletes received recognition at a recent awards ceremony.

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Oxford students take part in commencement ceremonies on the Oxford quad.

Commencement 2017 sends graduates on to the next step

May 8, 2017

Oxford students celebrated the completion of their time at Oxford on May 6 during traditional commencement ceremonies on the Oxford quad.

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Noah Cole is class orator for Emory College

Class orator Noah Cole to emphasize shared Emory values

May 3, 2017

As class orator for Emory College, Noah Cole will discuss the need for students to hold true to the principles and advocacy they learned at Emory as they make their way in the world.

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Approximately 350 students will receive their associate degree before moving on to Emory's Atlanta campus for the completion of their undergraduate degrees.

It's Commencement Week at Oxford

May 4, 2017

The annual recognition of Oxford graduates will take place Saturday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. on the Oxford quad. Approximately 320 students will celebrate their Oxford experience before moving on to Emory's Atlanta campus for the completion of their undergraduate degrees.

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Muhammad Naveed is Oxford's Student Government Association president

Oxford College student combines intellect, humility, passion

May 2, 2017

As Muhammad Naveed heads to Emory's Atlanta campus to complete his degree, he brings a record of leadership as president of Oxford's Student Government Association.

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Seney Hall on the Oxford quad

Faculty retirements leave deep impact

May 1, 2017

Five Oxford faculty members retire this spring leaving an indelible mark on the campus.

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The Oxford College Library held the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society awards ceremony

Phi Eta Sigma holds awards ceremony

April 28, 2017

At an April 19 awards ceremony sponsored by Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Oxford students were recognized for their scholarship and leadership. Also announced were recipients of several important named scholarships.

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The scenario for the March 21 drill was a fire in a residence hall.

Oxford campus drill tests emergency preparedness

April 18, 2017

Student and staff volunteers, first responders and members of Emory's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response recently staged the first full-scale emergency preparedness drill on the campus of Emory's Oxford College.

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Dean Douglas Hicks

Lessons from Lincoln

April 6, 2017

In his essay published first in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and re-printed in the latest issue of Emory Magazine, Dean Doug Hicks writes that in divisive political times such as these, leaders can look to Lincoln for lessons in how to bind up the nation's wounds.

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Pierce Visiting Scholar Talib at Oxford

March 31, 2017

The Pierce Visiting Scholar program is an exchange between Oxford College and Oxford University. The 2017 scholar is Mohammad Talib.

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Teresa Rivero to speak at Commencement 2017

March 30, 2017

Oxford College of Emory University holds commencements exercises each spring to honor Oxford students before they move on to Emory University's Atlanta campus.

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Gowler book on parables is published

March 29, 2017

David Gowler's new book explores the myriad interpretations of the parables of Jesus and how they continue in relevance today.

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Oxford Olympics is one of the first traditions to welcome each incoming class to the campus. With a record-breaking number of undergraduate applicants, Emory's Class of 2021 will be among the strongest ever for the university.

Emory University undergraduate admission applications soar to record high

March 28, 2017

With a record-breaking number of undergraduate applicants, Emory selects the Class of 2021 from among an unprecedented field of bright, eager learners.

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Atlanta Science Festival celebrates 'frontiers of the unknown'

March 8, 2017

Watch for an astronaut, zombies, a hovercraft and liquid nitrogen ice cream to pop up on the Emory campus during the Atlanta Science Festival, March 14-25.

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Time-lapse video shows Oxford sand mandala's creation, destruction

March 7, 2017

Watch five days of work collapsed into a few intriguing minutes, from the first chalk lines laying out the intricate design to the completed mandala's destruction in a swirl of color.

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Students on Spring Break

Students learn to serve and lead with alternative spring break

March 3, 2017

A week full of swinging hammers and home repair projects are on the agenda for 29 Oxford students during spring break March 6-10, and it's not from binge-watching home improvement shows on the couch. These students will be actively serving communities in need by building and repairing homes in New Orleans and Chattanooga, Tenn., during the week of Oxford College spring break.

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Watch online as Tibetan sand mandala takes shape at Oxford College

February 21, 2017

Tibetan monks will construct a sand mandala in the Oxford College Library this week, with a lecture on the mandala's symbolism set for Feb. 23. The construction can be viewed in person or online.

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Oxford lights the way for President Sterk's inauguration

February 7, 2017

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.

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Get prepared during Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 6, 2017

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia, the perfect time for the Emory community to review campus emergency plans for what to do when dangerous weather approaches.

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Photos: Spring semester begins

January 11, 2017

Cool weather and warm hugs greeted students on Tuesday, the first day of most classes for the spring semester. The campus community also welcomed the return of the Emory Farmers Market after its winter break hiatus.

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New semester brings new events, programs across Emory

January 11, 2017

The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the new semester, from exciting events and programs to ambitious strategic planning. Here's a roundup of what's on tap.

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Spring courses explore evidence, timely topics

January 10, 2017

As concern over Zika continues, environmental scientist Uriel Kitron, shown working in Brazil, teams up with historian Jeffrey Lesser and Portuguese lecturer Ana Teixeira to teach "Metropolis, Migration and Mosquitoes." Explore a sample of this semester's coolest courses.

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Emory honors Martin Luther King Jr. through community service, special events

January 10, 2017

Emory's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy will feature several prominent speakers and a "Day On" for volunteering at a variety of nonprofit organizations.

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