Dangling Conversations on Paul Simon

In anticipation of songwriter extraordinaire Paul Simon’s visit to the Emory campus to deliver the Ellmann Lectures (Feb. 10-12), faculty and students and staff are sharing their insights and favorite memories of his work in a series of YouTube videos.

So far, faculty include Kristin Wendland (Music), Matthew Bernstein (Film Studies), Marshall Duke (Psychology), Timothy Dowd (Sociology), Anna Leo (Dance), Tonio Andrade (History), and Walt Reed, Laura Otis, Kevin Young and Jericho Brown (English).

More videos are being added in the weeks ahead, so be sure to check back.

Ellmann Lectures YouTube Playlist

Ellmann Lectures Homepage



Spring 2011 Quadrangle Magazine is now online


The spring 2011 issue of Emory College’s Quadrangle magazine is now available online.


Major Dilemma. Double major? Single? Or create your own … Emory expands the palette to widen minds. (See YouTube video with Joanne Brzinski talking about double majors at Emory, and another with students sharing their experiences)

Light the Corners. Emory researchers shine a light on memory, which may not work quite the way you think

Profiles. Judith Evans-Grubbs makes ancient history seem much less ancient; Shivani Jain changes her world view (and possibly yours)

Q Corners. Marshall Duke on why Emory “are” more places than you’d think

Bookmarks. Natasha Trethewey explores love and loss in the wake of Katrina; more new faculty books

Kudos. Ken Ono and colleagues answer a centuries-old riddle; more faculty accomplishments

Impact. On classrooms, living rooms, and blue pig

See full pdf version

College Alums Share Tips with New Students


At a May 2011 meeting of the Emory College Alumni Board, alums took a moment to offer advice to incoming first-year and transfer students. Alumni include (in order of appearance):

Natascha French 02C, Sanjiv Reej 95C, Phil Strauss 90C, Deb Jackson 95C, Chris Tobin 94C, Darcy Levit 90C, Cathleen 66C and Ray McKinney 66C, Mark Kasman 84C, Gary Wainer 75C, Stephen Andrews 79C, Steve Seltzer 81C, Beth Wray 71C, Jeff Wray 71C, Kate McRoskey 97C, Casey Gendason 00C, Theron Jones 94C, David Alvarez 64C, and Tash Elwyn 93C.

More information on Emory College Orientation

More information on the College alumni association

2010 Alumni Video

Why Give to Emory College (2009)


Janet Napolitano to give commencement address

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will deliver the keynote address at Emory University’s 166th Commencement ceremony Monday, May 9.

“As our graduating students set forth to shape their own lives and careers, they will be well served by the example of Janet Napolitano, who has used her exceptional intelligence, integrity and humanity in behalf of positive transformation in the world,” said President Jim Wagner.

Napolitano is a graduate of Santa Clara University, where she won a Truman Scholarship and was the university’s first female valedictorian, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.


Marshall Duke (Psychology) blogs about family health

How do families deal with the stress of modern living (jobs, school, carpools, soccer, gymnastics, religious school, fast food restaurants, etc.)? Marshall Duke, Candler Professor of Psychology, is writing a blog for Huffington Post about his research — along with that of his colleagues at the MARIAL Center — on family rituals and psychological well-being and resilience in children.