Avoiding the “Freshman 15”

Sometimes during college, a health body can drift off the priority list. In this interview, Jackie Gaylis speaks about her personal struggle with nutrition and health issues during her freshman year at Emory and how these issues led her to get involved in the Peer Health Partners program. As a Peer Health Partner, Jackie was able to use her personal experiences to empower incoming freshman to lead healthy lives.

Peer Health Partners (PHPs) is a unique Emory program that allows students to develop health knowledge and leadership skills as they work with first-year students under the direction of faculty in the Center for the Study of Human Health.

The Center for the Study of Human Health brings together the resources of a major research university to advance knowledge and undergraduate education in the area of human health.

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Faculty Honors and Accolades

Astrid M. Eckert (History) has received the 2013 Waldo Gifford Leland Award for her book The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives After the Second World War (Cambridge University Press). The award is administered by the Society of American Archivists and is given for writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the fields of archival history, theory, and practice.



New to the Faculty

Tanine Allison, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies

Tanine Allison completed her PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (2010). Prior to joining the regular faculty at Emory in 2013, Allison held an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship at Emory. Allison’s research interests include the intersections of cinema and digital media studies. Her articles have been published in journals including Quarterly Review of Film and Video and Literature/Film Quarterly.

Healthy Eating Partners Program Debuts This Semester

First-year students will get a little extra help in the dining hall this semester. The Healthy Eating Partners Program is a new initiative co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Health and Emory Dining to promote student well-being on campus. As part of the program, students will be on hand in the DUC dining area to advise — support and mentor — first-year students on healthy dining options.

The Center for the Study of Human Health brings together the resources of a major research university to advance knowledge and undergraduate education in the area of human health.

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Get Up Close with Arts at Emory

First-year students (and all others!) are invited to learn more about exciting opportunities, both as performers and audience members, in the arts at Emory by attending the arts soiree on Friday (Sept. 6) at the Schwartz Center (and watching the video above, starring Jake Krakovsky!).

Arts programs at Emory bring students, faculty, staff, world-renowned guest artists, and audiences together in a spirit of collaboration and discovery. Whether you choose a course of study in the arts at Emory or choose to attend music, theater, or dance performances, an art exhibition, poetry readings, or film screenings, your imagination will be stirred.  Explore Emory Arts, nourish your creativity, and discover the experience of limitless possibilities.

Arts at Emory hosts over 300 events in the performing, visual, and literary arts each year, with internationally acclaimed musicians, numerous student ensembles, a professional theater company, prize-winning poets, novelists, playwrights and much more!


Congratulations to Faculty

Sandra Lynn Blakely (Classics) has been named a Getty Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year. This year’s honorees will study the art-historical impact of maritime transport. Blakely’s specific topic is “Seafaring and the Sacred: Maritime Networks and the Cult of the Great Gods of Samothrace.”



Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) was selected to serve as Emory’s participant in the HERS Wellesley Institute. The Institute is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration.