Windows of Opportunity

If you've been touched by the stories in this issue of Emory Magazine, these windows can open up ways for you to turn your inspiration into action.

Cultivating the Craft

Image of Kevin Young teaching studentsAward-winning poet Kevin Young, Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English, brings the world of contemporary poetry into his classroom. As a working poet, he offers his students insight into the craft while encouraging them to explore and experiment. Young is an inspiring example of the caliber of professor Emory attracts and retains through faculty endowments. For more information on funding or creating an endowed professorship in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, contact Rhonda Davidson at 404.727.8002 or or give today to support creative writing at Emory College.

A Breakthrough for Children

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than four times as likely to experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms than other children—according to new research by Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine. The study results reinforce the need for specialized screening practices and new standards of care that will better inform the detection and treatment of GI symptoms among children with autism. Support pediatric health initiatives like this at the School of Medicine today.

Chronicling LGBT EqualityImage of books

Whether preserving the past or fostering progress, Emory amplifies human rights movements through the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). You can help MARBL assemble an extensive collection documenting the LGBT community’s fight for civil rights that will parallel its comprehensive African American archive. Help chronicle LGBT history at MARBL.

Attracting the Best Students

Competition among universities for the nation’s best students is fierce, and often the choice comes down to the best scholarship package. Monique Dorsainvil 09C, a student leader who now works at the White House, received several scholarships during her time at Emory, including a prestigious Emory Scholar award. Help Emory attract talented students like Dorsainvil by investing in scholarships at Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Image of Monique Dorsainvil

The DNA of Disease Prevention

Scientific imageGenetic screening matters because everyone wants a healthy family. For Ashkenazi Jews, the risk for genetic disease is higher than for the general population: approximately one in four Ashkenazi Jews carries a gene for a serious disease. JScreen, a nonprofit public health initiative at Emory School of Medicine, combines education, access to premier gene screening technologies, and personalized, confidential support to prevent hereditary diseases. Partner with JScreen to help more families have healthy futures

Honoring Bill FoxImage of Bill Fox

William H. Fox Jr. 79PhD was among Emory’s most beloved figures. He influenced hundreds of students over the years and was a lifelong advocate for the university. Alumni and friends can honor his memory with gifts to the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory College. The Fox Center offers fellowship programs and hosts conferences, seminars, and lectures to advance research and teaching in the humanities. Support the Fox Center's work and honor Bill Fox's legacy today

The Art of Conservation

Image of child in museumThe Michael C. Carlos Museum’s conservation program is unique in the Southeast. Combining scholarly research, scientific practice, and faculty collaborations, the conservation lab is a center for interdisciplinary inquiry—a place where art meets science. Highly trained conservators, student interns, scientists, and scholars work together to ensure that valuable historical treasures and works of art are preserved for the benefit of future generations. Invest now in conservation at the Carlos Museum.

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