2016 Archive

Faraaz Hossain honored with social justice award

Emory University | 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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College junior receives national award from honor society

Emory University | 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.

Early decision applications show positive trends for undergraduate admissions

Emory University | 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.

10 inspiring Emory stories from 2016
10 inspiring Emory stories from 2016

Emory University | 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.

Emory experts address election outcome

Emory University | November 20, 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.

Global internship program takes liberal arts into the workplace

Emory University | 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.

Campus events celebrate the holiday season

Emory University | January 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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Shay to speak on Homer, leadership at Oxford College

Emory University | 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.

Oxford College to hold memorial service for students killed in Bangladesh

Emory University | 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.

Meet the Class of 2020

Emory University | 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.

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

Emory University | 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.

Fall courses offer fresh perspectives on high-profile issues

Emory University | 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.

Memorial service honors students killed in terrorist attack
Memorial service honors students killed in terrorist attack

Emory University | 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.

'We will forever carry on their legacy'

Emory University | 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.

Global Connections trip brings civil rights movement alive

Emory University | 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.

Oxford College student discovers big opportunities at a smaller campus

Emory University | May 2, 2016

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

A natural teacher: Eloise Carter receives Thomas Jefferson award

Emory University | 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.

Faculty, staff honored during school diploma ceremonies

Emory University | 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.

Bowen leaves lasting impact at Oxford College

Emory University | 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.

Academic excellence distinguishes Emory's newest class

Emory University | 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.

Stephanie Day-Goodman: Shaped by and shaping Oxford

Emory University | 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.

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

Emory University | March 28, 2016

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

Oxford Science Building prepares for grand opening celebration
Oxford Science Building prepares for grand opening celebration

Emory University | 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.

Oxford celebrates new science building
Oxford celebrates new science building

Emory University | 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.

New semester brings new resources, programs and events across Emory

Emory University | 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.

Alternative spring break trips offer chance to learn through helping others

Emory University | 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.