2018 News Archive

Children participate in Oxford College's summer sports camp.

Oxford campus bustles with summer events

June 15, 2018

Just because most Oxford College students take a break from their normal classes over the summer, doesn't mean the campus isn't filled with people.

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Two Emory College graduates awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships

May 21, 2018

The National Science Foundation has awarded coveted Graduate Research Fellowships to Tristan Yates and Liz O'Gorman, who just graduated from Emory College with honors with degrees in neuroscience and behavioral biology.

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Oxford 2018 graduates

Commencement 2018 celebrates graduates' Oxford experience

May 15, 2018

Students celebrated the completion of their time at Oxford College on May 12 during traditional Commencement ceremonies on the Oxford quad.

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Oxford student leader wins ovations in classroom, arts, campus life

May 8, 2018

The campus of Oxford College is small, but for the past two years it has been a large stage where Willis Hao has demonstrated the remarkable range of his talents as an actor, dancer, scholar and leader.

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Oxford commencement will take place Saturday, May 12, 2018.

It's Commencement Week at Oxford

May 7, 2018

The annual recognition of Oxford College graduates will take place Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. on the Oxford quad.

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Six honors theses highlight Emory College physics

May 2, 2018

Six seniors will graduate with honors in physics, having conducted rigorous research as expansive as hints of what happens around the universe's dying stars and as minute as the molecular mechanisms telling our cells what to do.

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Mike McQuaide

McQuaide leaves legacy of impact on students, faculty, college

May 3, 2018

Professor of Sociology Mike McQuaide retires at the end of May, leaving a four-decade legacy of impact on the lives of his students and on Oxford College as a whole.

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Ken Carter teaches an online class with Coursera

Through Coursera, Emory faculty reach broad audiences around the world

May 1, 2018

Coursera courses give students worldwide the chance to learn from Emory faculty about topics that highlight the university's commitment to helping humanity, including civil rights, understanding violence, examining addiction, responding to health emergencies, and more.

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This year, 30 participants presented their work via posters and oral presentations in the annual spring symposium April 13.

Scholars program gives students in-depth research experience

April 25, 2018

The Oxford College Research Scholars Program affirms Oxford's commitment to student research in the first two years of college. Oxford Research Scholars assist faculty with research projects and receive academic credit.

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Students visited Cuba as part of the Evolution of Revolution Spanish class.

Travel course takes students, faculty to Cuba

April 20, 2018

For some students at Oxford College, traveling to Georgia to attend school is an adventure in itself. But for a handful of Oxford students experiencing a spring-break trip to Cuba was a once-in-a-lifetime affair.

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Catherine Chastain-Elliott, senior associate dean of academic affairs, with My Father Sees, her original oil painting.

Inspired Performance spotlights faculty, staff work

April 12, 2018

Inspired Performance, a multi-media display of the creative and professional works of nearly 40 Oxford College faculty, staff, and emeritus faculty, is currently on display in the Oxford College Library.

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Conference showcases Emory's interdisciplinary humanities

April 5, 2018

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference explored the vitality and creative breadth of humanistic inquiry, as faculty, students and university leaders gathered to discuss the growth of interdisciplinary scholarship at Emory and ways to help it flourish.

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Student volunteers welcome the newest class.

Emory University undergraduate applications reach new record high

March 30, 2018

Emory University has received a record 27,982 applications to be part of the Class of 2022, a 16 percent jump from the previous year.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Oxford to honor the legacy of MLK with April 4 event

March 30, 2018

Oxford College will hold a special observance on Wednesday, April 4, in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination on April 4, 1968.

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Patti Owen-Smith

Owen-Smith's new book connects contemplative practices, SoTL

March 26, 2018

In her newly published book, Patti Owen-Smith explores contemplative practices in the higher-education classroom and makes a case for its place within the framework of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Oxford welcomes two Pierce Visiting Scholars

March 23, 2018

The Pierce Visiting Scholar program is an exchange between Oxford College and Oxford University. This year, Oxford welcomes anthropologists David Gellner and Dolores "DP" Martinez to campus as the 2018 scholars.

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Oxford will show a film that highlights the spread of coral bleaching.

Oxford features Atlanta Science Festival events

March 12, 2018

The Atlanta Science Festival is headed to Oxford College for the second consecutive year and is growing with two special events.

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Provost Dwight A. McBride will be Commencement speaker

March 8, 2018

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

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Conference focuses on interdisciplinary humanities, liberal arts at Emory

March 2, 2018

Through panels featuring Emory's Mellon Faculty Fellows and discussions with Emory deans and senior leadership, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference will explore interdisciplinary humanities and the liberal arts throughout Emory's colleges, graduate and professional schools.

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Hugh Tarbutton Sr. 52Ox 55B

Gift will establish leadership fellows program

March 5, 2018

A generous gift from alumnus Hugh Tarbutton Jr. 84Ox will establish the Tarbutton Leadership Fellows Program at Oxford College, Dean Douglas Hicks announced today. Tarbutton Jr. gave the donation in memory of his father, Hugh Tarbutton Sr. 52Ox 55B.

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Erin Tarver is one of five Emory faculty featured.

Tarver explores American sports industry's impact on identity

February 28, 2018

Oxford's Erin Tarver is one of five Emory scholars who are blurring lines, bridging disciplines, and pushing boundaries.

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The new Pierce Hall entrance boasts a welcoming lobby.

Photos: Oxford celebrates Pierce Hall open house

February 26, 2018

Oxford College recently hosted a campus-wide grand opening for the newly renovated Pierce Hall.

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Feast of Words toasts Emory faculty authors, editors

February 14, 2018

The Emory community gathered Feb. 12 to celebrate the 109 faculty members across the university who authored or edited a total of 115 books last year.

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Elizabeth Kiss will speak on leadership at Oxford College.

Kiss to speak on leadership

February 13, 2018

Are leaders born, or are they made? In other words, can leadership be taught? These are the questions an internationally known scholar will grapple with in an upcoming appearance at Oxford College.

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Daniel Liu plays power forward on the Oxford men's basketball team.

Daniel Liu embraces sports, small-town life at Oxford

February 12, 2018

Some students run to a big city to attend college, but Daniel Liu looked for a quieter life while in school to help him focus on his studies and sports.

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A 24-hour online fundraising challenge gives donors the chance to support student scholarship and building campaigns.

Emory's 2018 'All in a Day' giving challenge set for Feb. 7-8

February 6, 2018

Exciting projects and meaningful relationships at Emory will be celebrated Feb. 7-8 with a 24-hour online fundraising challenge.

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The Beat Generation exhibit at the Oxford Library encourages listening and touching exhibit materials.

Oxford exhibit explores Beat Generation

January 31, 2018

A new multimedia exhibition at the Oxford College Library sheds light on the time after World War II and proves how some topics can transcend time.

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Founders Week will also feature A Feast of Words, a celebration of Emory faculty authors or editors of books published in 2017.

Emory Founders Week celebrates scholarship, literature, student alumni

January 30, 2018

With a nod to the past, present and future, Founders Week kicks off Feb. 6 with a Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by acclaimed Emory historian Carol Anderson.

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Students enjoy a snow day at Oxford College.

Photos: Oxford gets snowy start to semester

January 18, 2018

A winter wonderland greeted Oxford students expecting to start their first day of spring semester.

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Tasha Dobbin-Bennett teaches a course on the historical production of paper as well as a material from which to make art. 

Spring courses explore innovative approaches to local, global issues

January 16, 2018

This semester, public health students will learn research methods by studying water in Atlanta's Piedmont Park -- just one of Emory's many spring courses that challenge students to engage with topics that impact their own lives and those of people around the world.

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Spring semester brings new programs, events across Emory's nine schools

January 16, 2018

The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the new semester, as they welcome new faculty, debut new courses and host a diverse slate of speakers, programs and conferences.

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Emory's King Week honors the life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 8, 2018

Lectures, community recognition awards and opportunities to help others are among events planned to celebrate the life and work of civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr.

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Emory's Class of 2022 begins to take shape

January 4, 2018

Early Decision I applications to Oxford College jumped 47 percent from the previous year.

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