2017 News Archive

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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