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Those Who Can

Emory has been ranked among the top universities of its size contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to the 2018 Teach For America corps. Emory is ranked No. 3 nationally among medium-sized schools, with 28 graduates joining Teach for America this year. Teach for America recruits outstanding graduates to commit to teach in high-need public schools. They represent more than 680 colleges and universities. Emory has also been recognized as a top producer nationally of students and recent alumni who receive US Fulbright awards and who volunteer for the Peace Corps.

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Kudos Keep Flowing

Emory has received a 2018 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The university was recognized for its innovative teaching and student docent programs related to the WaterHub, which uses engineered processes that emulate natural ecological systems to reclaim wastewater for heating and cooling buildings and flushing toilets. The WaterHub, which recently celebrated an impressive milestone—recycling 200 million gallons of water—serves as a living laboratory and a platform for hands-on research.

The front of the Emory Waterhub looks like a glass and steel greenhouse.


Linda McCauley, dean of Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, was named among the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2018 Women Who Mean Business. The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized McCauley and 20 other Atlanta-area women for making significant strides in their careers, having an impact in their communities, and paving the way for generations to come.

Undergraduate Research

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.47 million grant to Emory College biologists Christopher Beck and Nicole Gerardo and Morehouse College professors Larry Blumer and Sinead Younge to expand one of Emory's signature undergraduate research experiences to colleges across the country. The five-year grant for the Bean Beetle Microbiome Project provides a chance to examine how autonomy in deciding research questions helps students learn, while also generating new data for the biologists to consider in their own research.

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New Digs

The Morgens West Foundation Galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art at Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum opened in November after a nine-month renovation. A transformative gift from Sally and Jim Morgens, longtime friends of the museum, provided the opportunity for a new architectural design and curatorial vision, which have led to the integration of technology in the galleries as well as new opportunities for enhanced viewership and learning.

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Emory's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library welcomed Jennifer Gunter King as its new director in October. King was previously the director of the Library and Knowledge Commons at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Hampshire, King was director of Archives and Special Collections at Mount Holyoke College, where she initiated programs including an online digital archive, electronic records archiving, and campuswide exhibitions and programming. She previously held positions in special collections at Virginia Tech University Libraries and the University of Virginia.

Portrait of Jennifer King, smiling

Open Books

Two Emory College of Arts and Sciences professors—Carol Anderson (left), Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of African American Studies, and Tayari Jones (right), professor of English and creative writing—have earned a spot on this year's longlists for the 2018 National Book Awards, according to an announcement by the National Book Foundation.

Portraits of Carol Anderson-left-and Tayari Jones-right.

Totaling Tuition

Emory has launched a new, easy-to-use college cost estimator, called MyinTuition, on its office of financial aid and undergraduate admission websites. The online tool provides prospective students and their families a faster, easier way to estimate the cost of attending Emory College or Oxford College. MyinTuition, developed by an economist at Wellesley College, asks users six to 12 basic financial questions and provides a personalized estimate of what it would cost an individual to attend that particular college. Emory joins more than 30 schools already using the tool.

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