News Archive

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 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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Early decision applications show positive trends for undergraduate admissions

December 21, 2016

The first wave of early decision applications shows an 11 percent increase for Emory University's Class of 2021. The 1,595 applications for Emory College and Oxford College include 610 students who applied to both.

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10 inspiring Emory stories from 2016

December 21, 2016

The heart of Emory is the people who come here to learn, teach, work, help and heal. Meet 10 of the individuals and families who inspired us this year.

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College junior receives national award from honor society

December 7, 2016

Andy Dong, a junior in Emory College of Arts and Sciences majoring in biology and linguistics, has won a national scholarship from one of the oldest and largest honor societies in the country.

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Faraaz Hossain honored with social justice award

December 6, 2016

Faraaz Hossain, an Emory junior who died this summer during a terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has been awarded the 2016 Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice.

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Emory experts address election outcome

November 10, 2016

Donald Trump's victory surprised many political analysts. Emory faculty members offer insight into the historic contest and the impact Trump's presidency may have on key issues facing the country.

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Global internship program takes liberal arts into the workplace

November 16, 2016

Emory's new global internship program offers a unique option for students who are interested in study abroad, but prioritize internships, or for those who have studied abroad before and want a different experience.

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Shay to speak on Homer, leadership at Oxford College

October 20, 2016

Jonathan Shay, a physician and clinical psychiatrist known for his publications comparing the experiences of Vietnam veterans with aspects of Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," will speak Oct. 24 at Oxford College.

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Memorial service honors students killed in terrorist attack

August 30, 2016

The Oxford College community gathered Sunday to remember Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, who were killed in July in Bangladesh. "Let us cross borders with the courage they showed in their lives," President-elect Claire Sterk urged.

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Fall courses offer fresh perspectives on high-profile issues

August 24, 2016

From the global struggle for clean water to the upcoming presidential election, Emory courses bring critical insights to current events and offer new approaches to familiar subjects. Explore a sample of fall classes that are timely, creative or just plain cool.

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Start of the academic year brings new faces, programs across Emory

August 22, 2016

The nine schools that make up Emory have extensive plans for the 2016-17 academic year. Here's a roundup of what's new and noteworthy, as listed by each school.

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Meet the Class of 2020

August 19, 2016

Emory's newest undergraduate students arrive with top grades and test scores, bolstered by years of community service and impressive athletic and artistic achievements.

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Oxford College to hold memorial service for students killed in Bangladesh

August 16, 2016

A memorial service will be held at Oxford College on Sunday, Aug. 28, for students Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, who were killed over the summer in a terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Global Connections trip brings civil rights movement alive

July 15, 2016

A group of students and professors from Emory's Oxford College hit the road earlier this summer to learn the history and lessons of the U.S. civil rights movement.

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'We will forever carry on their legacy'

July 12, 2016

As the Emory community mourns the loss of students Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, friends and professors reflect on their kindness, intelligence, generosity and leadership.

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Bowen leaves lasting impact at Oxford College

May 27, 2016

From academic innovation to new and renovated campus facilities, retiring Dean Stephen Bowen has led Emory's Oxford College through more than a decade of growth and change.

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Faculty, staff honored during school diploma ceremonies

May 11, 2016

Emory University faculty and staff were recognized with multiple awards at the 2016 school diploma ceremonies, including the Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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A natural teacher: Eloise Carter receives Thomas Jefferson award

May 9, 2016

Lauded for exemplary teaching, Oxford College biology professor Eloise Carter also co-authored a landmark report that led to Emory's forest protection plan, launched a summer program for teachers, and shepherded Oxford's new science building.

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Oxford College student discovers big opportunities at a smaller campus

May 2, 2016

Preparing to leave Oxford College for Emory's Atlanta campus, Diane Glover leaves a record rich in community service and engagement.

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Academic excellence distinguishes Emory's newest class

April 4, 2016

From engagement beyond the classroom to high test scores, academic excellence has emerged as the hallmark quality that distinguishes the spectrum of applicants eager to join the Class of 2020.

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Douglas A. Hicks named dean of Oxford College of Emory University

March 28, 2016

Douglas A. Hicks has been appointed dean of Oxford College of Emory University.

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Stephanie Day-Goodman: Shaped by and shaping Oxford

March 9, 2016

At Emory's Oxford College, Stephanie Day-Goodman discovered a new perspective and a passion for art history. Deeply involved in campus leadership and service, she is one of two students chosen to serve on the steering committee for the Oxford College Strategic Plan.

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Oxford celebrates new science building

February 23, 2016

The grand opening of Oxford College's new science building drew a crowd of more than 400 for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, tours and family-friendly, hands-on lab demonstrations.

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Oxford Science Building prepares for grand opening celebration

February 16, 2016

The new science building on Emory's Oxford College campus marks its official opening with events on Sunday, but classes are already underway in the state-of-the-art facility, designed to help students become scientists.

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Alternative spring break trips offer chance to learn through helping others

January 26, 2016

From exploring homelessness and the impact of poverty to examining educational and health care inequalities, alternative spring break trips focus on experiential learning. Application deadlines are approaching.

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Campus events celebrate the holiday season

November 21, 2016

Emory welcomes the return of several beloved traditions this December, with opportunities to enjoy classic holiday tunes and even see Santa himself.

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New semester brings new resources, programs and events across Emory

January 12, 2016

The opening of the new Oxford science building is just one of the milestones slated for the spring semester. Find out what's new and noteworthy from each of the nine schools that make up Emory University.

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