His Holiness the Dalai Lama, smiling onstage in Centennial Olympic Park ALT

Why is This Man Smiling?

A historic visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama brings to light fresh perspectives on an ancient quest: the search for human happiness.

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Visible Darkness

Depression has traditionally been considered a psychological illness, but an explosion of research into the biological basis of the disorder promises more effective, personalized treatments.

Bill Fox Ronnie Weathers

2007 Emory Medalists

William H. Fox Jr. 79PhD and Dwight “Ronnie” R. Weathers 60C 62D 66D were fêted during Homecoming weekend when they received the Emory Medal, the University’s highest alumni honor.

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The Dalai Lama speaks to the crowd in Centennial Olympic Park

The Visit

An estimated ten thousand people made their way to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on a gray Monday afternoon in October for a public talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the culmination of a weekend of events celebrating his inauguration as Emory Presidential Distinguished Professor. View the slideshow

Sustainable Efforts

Cartoon of penguin saying to a polar bear standing on a melting iceberg: “Sorry, we don't serve ‘on the rocks’ any longer!”

Mightier Than the Sword

This wry comment on global warming was penned by Michel Kichka, a native Belgian and son of Holocaust survivors, who moved to Israel in 1974 and has since been a freelance illustrator of editorial and political cartoons. He joined nine other cartoonists at Emory in November for the second Cartooning for Peace conference sponsored by the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning.

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