2018 News Archive

Emory University welcomes first students into the Class of 2023

Emory University | December 20, 2018

Emory University received a record 1,910 applications for the first round of Early Decision admission, welcoming 559 outstanding students to Emory College and 256 to Oxford College, including a record 32 scholars from the QuestBridge National College Match program.

Echo Zeng, Veronica Chua and Elliot Shuwei Ji
Emory students, graduate named Schwarzman Scholars for study in China

Emory University | December 5, 2018

Emory senior Elliot Shuwei Ji, Emory/Georgia Tech dual degree student Veronica Chua and recent alumna Zhongyuan "Echo" Zeng have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars, among only 147 chosen from more than 2,800 applicants around the world.

Emory's support for lower-income students highlighted in new report

Emory University | December 19, 2018

A new report by a nationwide alliance of leading colleges and universities highlights Emory University's efforts to improve opportunity for low- and moderate-income students.

Oxford's student a cappella group at their concert
Oxford celebrates the holidays, semester end with traditions

Oxford College | November 30, 2018

With a little more than two weeks left until the end of the academic year, Oxford College welcomes the return of several holiday-themed festivities.

Phi Gamma newly renovated
Phi Gamma Hall opens, restored and renewed

Oxford College | November 13, 2018

In the 167 years since it was built as a space for debate-society meetings, Phi Gamma Hall has taken on many looks and played many roles in the history of Emory. Now, after extensive renovation, the elegantly plain building anchoring the northwest corner of the Oxford College quad has still another incarnation, this time as a space dedicated to academic and public events.

The Oxford College Women's Tennis Team clinched the NJCAA Division III National Tennis Championship for the fifth time.
Oxford women's tennis clinches nationals for fifth year

Oxford College | November 12, 2018

The Oxford College Women's Tennis Team proved that it's not only the third time that's a charm--for the fourth consecutive year, and fifth overall year, the Eagles clinched the NJCAA Division III National Tennis Championship.

Emory honors 12 staff members with prestigious Award of Distinction

Emory University | October 26, 2018

Meet the 12 employees 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.

Oxford alumna Kinsey McMurtry talks with second-year student Jessica Park during a recent networking event.
Oxford students network with alumni to gain perspective

Oxford College | October 24, 2018

With close to 200 Oxford College alumni in Newton County, Ga., and thousands more all over the world, college leaders aim to help connect them with current Oxford students.

Arsonists threaten to burn down the home of Gottlieb Biedermann.
Fall play burns down the house

Oxford College | October 22, 2018

Oxford's fall play The Arsonists is a deadly serious farce.

Wherever they live, whatever their profession, Emory alumni such as Taos Wynn share a common pursuit: service to their communities. 
Stepping Up

Oxford College | October 8, 2018

Wherever they live, whatever their profession, Emory alumni such as Taos Wynn share a common pursuit: service to their communities. 

Laura Asherman and Felicia Warren are among alumni from around the world who were nominated for the 2018 class of Emory Alumni Association's 40 Under Forty.
2018 40 Under Forty

Oxford College | October 4, 2018

Two Oxford alumnae, Laura Asherman and Felicia Warren, are among alumni from around the world who were nominated for the 2018 class of Emory Alumni Association's 40 Under Forty.

Min Ji Choi took part in the SURE-Oxford program
7 things learned from SURE-Oxford

Oxford College | September 27, 2018

Recent summer days provided a perfect opportunity for Oxford students Justin Burton, Min Ji Choi, and Eden Nitza to make progress on their professional research projects with SURE-Oxford.

Fall retreat participants at a barn dance
Annual fall retreat encourages connections

Oxford College | September 21, 2018

Just over 100 Oxford students, faculty, staff and their families gathered in north Georgia for Oxford's annual fall retreat Sept. 14-16.

Oxford's much-anticipated CLC will open in 2019.
New Campus Life Center rising at Oxford

Oxford College | September 18, 2018

Much-anticipated facility will open in 2019

Barbara Brown Taylor will be speaking at Oxford College's Samuel W. Mills Peace Lecture.
Barbara Brown Taylor to give peace lecture

Oxford College | September 19, 2018

Georgia author and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor will be the speaker at Oxford College's Samuel W. Mills Peace Lecture on Oct. 2.

Five students are Oxford College Woodruff Scholars who will attend their first two years on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Ga.
Outstanding students selected as new class of Emory Scholars

Oxford College | September 10, 2018

Five Oxford College students are among the newest Emory Scholars, recipients of the university's top merit scholarships.

Oxford will show the film In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America.
Northern Ireland political figures to visit Oxford campus for film

Oxford College | September 14, 2018

Oxford College will provide an opportunity to view a documentary film on the Northern Ireland peace process and then hear a panel discussion from notable political figures from that area on Sept. 18.

Students participate in Oxford Olympics.
New academic year brings new events, programs across Emory

Emory University | September 4, 2018

The nine schools that make up Emory University have big plans for the 2018-19 academic year. Get the stats on their incoming classes, plus a roundup of what's on tap for this semester, including new programs and events.

Emory University's Class of 2022, including students from both Emory College and Oxford College, pose together on the quadrangle on Sunday, Aug. 26.
Meet Emory's Class of 2022

Oxford College | August 28, 2018

Emory University's newest first-year class, including 533 Oxford students, arrived on campus this week, eager to immerse themselves in the undergraduate experience.

Students during a summer course trip in Europe
Travel courses take students to Europe

Oxford College | August 27, 2018

Classroom courses translated to real-life experiences for Oxford College students during trips to France, Italy, and Greece.

M.K. Healy and Lydia Bailey served in Atlanta this summer.
Emory students spend summer serving others

Oxford College | August 15, 2018

Four Oxford continuees are among nine Emory undergraduates who spent their summer serving in Atlanta.

Greeters welcome first-year students to campus
Emory prepares to welcome the Class of 2022

Emory University | August 22, 2018

Later this week, first-year students will throng to Emory University's Atlanta and Oxford campuses to move in and begin writing the opening chapter of their own Emory experience.

Students sit outside the Oxford College Library.
Emory ranked #1 for quality of life by Princeton Review

Emory University | August 8, 2018

Emory University has been ranked #1 for quality of life, according to the Princeton Review's 27th annual college rankings, "The 384 Best Colleges" guide, based on its nationwide survey of 138,000 college students' ratings of their schools.

Street scene in Vietnam
Students explore Vietnam with Global Connections program

Oxford College | August 7, 2018

Summer got off to an adventurous start for a handful of current Oxford students and alumni as they visited Vietnam for two weeks.

Sensation seekers crave new and complex experiences such as skydiving.
Seeking Sensation

Oxford College | August 3, 2018

Ken Carter, Oxford's Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology, focuses on the psychology of thrill-seeking for his current research. He recently wrote about sensation seekers for Emory Magazine.

Emory authors offer summer reads.
Summer reading: 10 books by Emory authors to add to your list

Oxford College | July 5, 2018

Summer's slower pace offers the perfect time to relax with a good book, and Emory authors like Oxford Associate Professor of Philosophy Erin Tarver have you covered. Add Tarver's new book on American sports fandom to your summer reading list.

Emory President Claire E. Sterk
Sterk discusses the impact of technology in higher education

Emory University | June 27, 2018

Half of today's jobs may not exist in 20 years, so Emory must prepare students to succeed by emphasizing skills such as learning how to learn, flexibility and empathy, President Claire E. Sterk explains in a new video.

Children participate in Oxford College's summer sports camp.
Oxford campus bustles with summer events

Oxford College | 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.

Two Emory College graduates awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships

Emory University | May 24, 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.

Oxford 2018 graduates
Commencement 2018 celebrates graduates' Oxford experience

Oxford College | May 15, 2018

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

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

Emory University | May 11, 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.

Oxford commencement will take place Saturday, May 12, 2018.
It's Commencement Week at Oxford

Oxford College | 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.

Six honors theses highlight Emory College physics

Emory University | May 4, 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.

Ken Carter teaches an online class with Coursera
Through Coursera, Emory faculty reach broad audiences around the world

Emory University | May 3, 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.

Mike McQuaide
McQuaide leaves legacy of impact on students, faculty, college

Oxford 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.

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

Oxford College | 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.

Students visited Cuba as part of the Evolution of Revolution Spanish class.
Travel course takes students, faculty to Cuba

Oxford College | 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.

Catherine Chastain-Elliott, senior associate dean of academic affairs, with My Father Sees, her original oil painting.
Inspired Performance spotlights faculty, staff work

Oxford College | 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.

Conference showcases Emory's interdisciplinary humanities
Conference showcases Emory's interdisciplinary humanities

Emory University | April 6, 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.

Student volunteers welcome the newest class.
Emory University undergraduate applications reach new record high

Emory University | 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.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Oxford to honor the legacy of MLK with April 4 event

Oxford College | 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.

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

Oxford College | 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.

Two Oxfords
Oxford welcomes two Pierce Visiting Scholars

Oxford College | 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.

Dwight A. McBride will deliver the keynote address at Oxford's 173rd commencement exercises.
Provost Dwight A. McBride will be Commencement speaker

Oxford College | 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.

Oxford will show a film that highlights the spread of coral bleaching.
Oxford features Atlanta Science Festival events

Oxford College | March 12, 2018

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

Conference focuses on interdisciplinary humanities, liberal arts at Emory

Emory University | March 7, 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.

Hugh Tarbutton Sr. 52Ox 55B
Gift will establish leadership fellows program

Oxford College | 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.

Erin Tarver is one of five Emory faculty featured.
Tarver explores American sports industry's impact on identity

Oxford College | February 28, 2018

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

The new Pierce Hall entrance boasts a welcoming lobby.
Photos: Oxford celebrates Pierce Hall open house

Oxford College | February 26, 2018

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

Feast of Words toasts Emory faculty authors, editors
Feast of Words toasts Emory faculty authors, editors

Emory University | February 15, 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.

Elizabeth Kiss will speak on leadership at Oxford College.
Kiss to speak on leadership

Oxford College | 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.

Daniel Liu plays power forward on the Oxford men's basketball team.
Daniel Liu embraces sports, small-town life at Oxford

Oxford College | 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.

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

Emory University | February 7, 2018

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

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

Oxford College | 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.

Students enjoy a snow day at Oxford College.
Photos: Oxford gets snowy start to semester

Oxford College | January 18, 2018

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

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

Emory University | January 17, 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.

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

Emory University | January 17, 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.

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

Emory University | January 10, 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.

Emory's Class of 2022 begins to take shape

Emory University | January 4, 2018

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

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

Emory University | 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.