2019 Archive

Front Row (l-r): Maggie Gunter, Sharanya Thodupunoori, Tiffany Hung, Edward Zhi-Hua Yin, Camilla Kline, and Holly Cordray. Back row (l-r): Austin Scharf, Simbarashe Nkomo, Michael Martin, Melissa Hage, and Tasha Dobbin-Bennett.
SURE-Oxford gives students invaluable research experience

Oxford College | December 26, 2019

The SURE-Oxford program pairs six students with faculty members who oversee their research.

Student gather gifts for foster children.
Oxford 2019 in Review

Emory University | December 24, 2019

Get a glimpse of Oxford life as we look back on 2019. Let's reflect on a year of remarkable achievement and learning at Oxford College.

Oxford students on the main entrance wall to Oxford campus
A strong start: Emory welcomes first students in Class of 2024

Emory University | December 13, 2019

On Dec. 11, 730 students were admitted to Emory College, Oxford College or both. These outstanding Early Decision I applicants join 29 students who matched to Emory through QuestBridge, which links talented low-income scholars with leading universities, to start the Class of 2024.

Oxford's chorale performs
Arts calendar sparkles with holiday spirit this December

Emory University | December 3, 2019

'Tis the season for merry music and celebrations. Emory's December calendar includes plenty of holiday-themed festivities, as well as other exciting musical and dance offerings.

Oxford students harvest vegetables from the farm.
From Georgia farms to Emory tables

Oxford College | November 26, 2019

A partnership with the Oxford College Organic Farm is part of Emory’s bold commitment to support the next generation of local farmers and provide sustainably grown food for Emory’s campuses.

Students traveled throughout Spain.
Students explore cultural influences in Spain

Oxford College | November 18, 2019

Oxford College students examine how three religions helped shape Spanish culture.

The Oxford College Women's Tennis Team clinched the NJCAA Division III National Tennis Championship for the sixth time.
Oxford women's tennis earns national title for fifth year

Oxford College | November 6, 2019

The Oxford College Women's Tennis Team recently claimed its fifth consecutive national title. The Eagles secured the NJCAA Division III National Tennis Championship for the sixth time overall.

Leading the conversation were (L-R) Dean Douglas A. Hicks of Oxford College; Dean Michael A. Elliott of Emory College of Arts and Sciences; assistant professor Tasha Dobbin-Bennett; and professor Peter Höyng.
Deans' Pop-Up addresses integrating aspects of liberal arts across campus

Emory University | November 5, 2019

Faculty from multiple departments across Emory met at Oxford College to discuss how the Mellon Humanities Pathways Project and other cross-school collaborations can enhance students' educational experience.

Students visited Germany this summer
Fall play shares historic tale through a diverse cast

Oxford College | October 30, 2019

Oxford College's fall play Men on Boats tells a true(ish) history of a trip to chart the Colorado River from a unique perspective.

Professor Ken Carter isn't a fan of Halloween haunted houses. But he has written a book about people who thrive on activities like entering dark passageways, with a possible demon behind them.
The psychology of thrills and chills

Oxford College | October 29, 2019

Ken Carter's new book delves into the minds of daredevils.

Left, Luther E. Smith Jr., Emory Candler School of Theology Professor Emeritus of Church and Community, and filmmaker Martin Doblmeier talk about the film 'Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story' after the screening at Williams Hall.
Oxford screens film about civil rights icon

Oxford College | October 28, 2019

Award-winning filmmaker Martin Doblmeier took his first trip to Oxford College to help make an often-overlooked civil rights icon a little less so.

Students visited Germany this summer
Students delve into German philosophy

Oxford College | October 4, 2019

Oxford College students interact with their German peers and delve into philosophy.

Fall retreat participants at a barn dance
Fall retreat helps attendees to reframe failure

Oxford College | September 26, 2019

Oxford students, faculty, staff and their families gathered in north Georgia for Oxford's annual fall retreat Sept. 13-15.

Three presidents, one stage: Emory President Claire E. Sterk and Student Government Association President Ben Palmer join U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Town Hall stage.
President Carter fields questions from students at Emory town hall

Emory University | September 20, 2019

Student Government Association President Ben Palmer, an Oxford continuee, provided a welcome from Emory students to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

The newest Emory Scholars bring outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and service.
Extraordinary students make up new class of Emory Scholars

Oxford College | September 4, 2019

The newest cohort of Emory Scholars, recipients of the university's top merit scholarships, highlight the outstanding achievements and exceptional promise of the Class of 2023.

Tens of thousands of book lovers are expected to visit Decatur during Labor Day weekend for the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival
Emory authors shine at the Decatur Book Festival

Emory University | August 28, 2019

David Gowler, Oxford's Pierce Chair of Religion, will be one of more than 20 Emory faculty participating in sessions at the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival, presented by Emory University.

Oxford College welcomed 474 first-year students.
Meet Emory's Class of 2023

Emory University | August 28, 2019

Bright and talented, Emory's new first-year class arrived on campus this week primed to step into college life. Together, the Class of 2023 comes to Emory representing some of the nation's most promising young scholars.

Sophomores welcome first-year students to Oxford's campus.
New initiative aims to welcome students to more events

Oxford College | August 22, 2019

Oxford College staff want incoming first-year students to be more connected this academic year with help from a mobile application and a new welcome initiative.

Emory College junior Kasey Cervantes (center) holds a tiny mosquito specimen like the hundreds he is helping catalog at the Natural History Museum in London. His summer research came about through a collaboration between Emory nursing professor Helen Baker (left) and CDC research entomologist Seth Irish (right). Emory Photo/Video
Emory student travels to London for mosquito research

Emory University | August 15, 2019

Rising Emory junior Kasey Cervantes is spending the last weeks of his summer contributing to a database that will help uncover when mosquitoes developed the insecticide resistance that hinders malaria eradication.

Students traveled for 10 days throughout Spain.
Students investigate political economic realities in Spain

Oxford College | July 23, 2019

Oxford College students see the political economic realities they discussed in class at work in everyday life.

Emory student move-out donations divert 87 tons of waste for a good cause

Emory University | July 12, 2019

Thousands of Atlanta and Oxford student-residents took advantage of the "Don't Dump It, Donate It" campaign by contributing items to recycle, donate or compost when they left campus for the summer.

Street art in New York City
Global Connections explores New York City street art

Oxford College | June 14, 2019

Oxford College students visited areas in and around New York City to study various types of street and gallery art.

The Oxford College men's tennis team won the NJCAA DIII national championship in May.
Oxford men's tennis clinches fifth consecutive national championship

Oxford College | June 4, 2019

When the Oxford College men's tennis team won the NJCAA DIII national championship in May, they celebrated their fifth consecutive victory and set a new division record for most consecutive titles.

Clara Perez (left) and Katya Bobrek are among six recent Emory College graduates to earn prestigious graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Photo by Becky Stein.
Six recent Emory College alumni awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships

Emory University | June 4, 2019

Clara Perez and Katya Bobrek are among six recent Emory College graduates to earn the National Science Foundation's prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship, which supports high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers.

Mawuko Kpodo and Andy Paul are Emory undergraduates who conducted original research across the humanities.
Emory undergraduates conduct original research across the humanities

Emory University | May 22, 2019

Increasingly, Emory students are pursuing undergraduate research in the humanities to gain a deeper understanding of the human condition as they prepare to set out on career pathways that range from medicine, business and law to nonprofits, teaching and public policy.

Oxford observed its 174th Commencement exercises, celebrating approximately 375 Oxford sophomores' completion of their first two years of undergraduate study
Commencement 2019 honors graduates' Oxford experience

Oxford College | May 14, 2019

Students celebrated the completion of their time at Oxford College on May 11 during traditional Commencement ceremonies in Williams Gymnasium.

Kiarra Harris wants to help others through a career in nursing.
Oxford student excels in classroom, community service

Oxford College | May 9, 2019

Lauded for leadership and organizing service projects, Oxford second-year student Kiarra Harris wants to help others through a career in nursing. Harris is among the exemplary scholars celebrating commencement at one of Emory's nine schools.

Tanya Davis included a link to the active learning element of her book "Vamonos al cine: Short Movies for Spanish Conversation."
CSCE library exhibit features faculty, staff achievements

Oxford College | May 6, 2019

The Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Expression (CSCE) library exhibit is an annual opportunity for the Oxford community to share and celebrate the creative and professional works of Oxford faculty and staff.

Oxford students benefit from a close-knit community in the classroom and across campus.
Commencement 2019 honors graduates' Oxford experience

Oxford College | May 1, 2019

Students celebrated the completion of their time at Oxford College on May 11 during traditional Commencement ceremonies in Williams Gymnasium.

Emory's Fulbright awardees for 2018 include (back row, left to right) Emily Pingel, Asha Fradkin, Julia Munslow, Jonathan Conde-Peraza, (middle row) Abigail Lopez-Rivera, Nora Sullivan, Lydia Rautman, Zachary Denton, (front row) Chebon Ryan and Hyemin Na.
Emory named a top producer of Fulbright winners, Peace Corps volunteers

Emory University | April 22, 2019

Emory University is a top producer nationally of students and recent alumni who receive U.S. Fulbright awards and a leading producer of Peace Corps volunteers, according to rankings in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The grant will provide comprehensive support to humanities faculty for the development of new and enhanced curricula, classroom experiences and course innovation.
Mellon Foundation awards Emory $1.25 million grant for undergraduate humanities education

Emory University | April 4, 2019

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Emory a $1.25 million grant to support the Humanities Pathways initiative, designed to better prepare students to convert their academic pursuits into meaningful professional opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

Julio Penaranda (left), general manager of Atlanta's Plaza Fiesta shopping center, speaks with Emory professors Pablo Palomino (center) and Vialla Hartfield-Mendez in a video interview included in the "Making Progress" Teach-Out.
Emory's inaugural 'Teach-Out' offered to a global audience

Emory University | April 15, 2019

Led by humanities scholar Pablo Palomino, Emory's first free online "Teach-Out" will explore the meaning of "progress" in Atlanta and beyond. It launches April 15 and is available to participants around the world through the Coursera platform

This year Oxford College admitted 3,432 students.
Class of 2023 takes shape

Oxford College | March 27, 2019

Emory's Class of 2023 admitted students are ready to shape the future.

Oxford students help unload boxes of food at a New Orleans food pantry.
Students serve others through Alternative Spring Break

Oxford College | March 26, 2019

Oxford students spent a week in March partnering with service agencies in New Orleans and Memphis.

Pearl K. Dowe will fill a joint appointment between Oxford College and Emory College.
Dowe appointed Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies

Oxford College | March 19, 2019

Pearl K. Dowe will join Emory University in fall 2019 as Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies with a joint appointment between the university's Oxford College and Emory College.

Ada Lovelace's mentor is Charles Babbage.
Spring play merges worlds of arts and sciences

Oxford College | March 6, 2019

Oxford's spring play Ada and the Engine imagines a world where art and information converge.

John R. Lewis will be the speaker for the 174th Oxford College Commencement exercises
U.S. Rep. John Lewis to speak at Oxford College Commencement

Emory University | March 18, 2019

Civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis, who represents Georgia's 5th Congressional District, will be the speaker for the 174th Commencement exercises of Emory's Oxford College.

The play Ada and the Engine is part of the Atlanta Science Festival.
Art, science collide in play, gallery for science festival

Oxford College | February 28, 2019

Science and the arts come together at Oxford in a play and interactive gallery that are part of the Atlanta Science Festival.

A student uses the VR lab in the Oxford library.
VR project brings the world to Oxford

Oxford College | February 27, 2019

Have you ever wanted to fly around one of your favorite cities or tour a historic art gallery? Oxford students can do just that without leaving campus by using virtual reality (VR).

President Jimmy Carter discusses leadership with Oxford College Dean Douglas A. Hicks.
President Jimmy Carter shares leadership lessons with students

Emory University | February 19, 2019

With leadership education a core theme of its mission, Emory's Oxford College offered students a special discussion with Emory professor and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Jean Stillwell worked with the US Army Signal Corps during World War II
Oxford grad helped break war code

Oxford College | February 7, 2019

Young Oxford graduate Jean Stillwell became part of a code-cracking cadre of U.S. women who helped win World War II.

Gratia Sullivan unearths a bunch of radishes at the Oxford Organic Farm.
Oxford Organic Farm grows knowledge

Oxford College | January 25, 2019

The Oxford Organic Farm is both a source of fresh, healthy food and an outdoor classroom.

Erin Tarver poses with a football
Emory's experts line up for game day

Emory University | January 23, 2019

As Atlanta hosts the Super Bowl, alumni are stepping up in leadership roles, sports doctors are on standby and faculty from philosophy to business are figuring out the fans.

Oxford students head to the second floor of the Library.
Spring semester brings new initiatives, events across Emory

Emory University | January 17, 2019

The nine schools that make up Emory University head into the new semester with innovative initiatives, achievements to celebrate and a full slate of engaging speakers and events.

On January 22, an evening service in Oxford's Old Church will further celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Ceremony and deeds of service will honor MLK

Oxford College | January 10, 2019

Oxford College will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service on January 21, the national holiday commemorating King's birth. The following day an evening service in Oxford's Old Church will further celebrate his life, an observance that is also a part of Emory University's King Week.

A student admires radishes grown on Oxford's Organic Farm.
Emory's Best Photos of 2018

Oxford College | January 5, 2019

As 2019 starts, let's take a look back at 20 of Emory University's best photos of the past year. Oxford highlights include our Organic Farm and Oxford alumnus Taos Wynn.

Pierce Hall underwent major renovations in 2018.
Oxford 2018 in Review

Oxford College | January 3, 2019

Get a glimpse of Oxford life as we reflect on 2018. Celebrate the highlights of this past year that include remarkable student research opportunities and renovations of historic campus buildings.