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Founded in 1952, Emory's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA) was one of the first interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in the United States. Today, the ILA provides a unique, intellectual environment for the pursuit of research projects that cut across conventional academic boundaries. The Institute has a tradition of fostering emergent fields of study and has encouraged the practice of new modes of inquiry at Emory and beyond. It provides a challenging space for both faculty and students to pursue theoretically sophisticated and methodologically innovative studies of history, culture and society. Read More

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Congratulations to all our new Doctors of Philosophy who participated in our Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremonies: Leigh Miller, Mashadi Matabane, Jean-Paul Cauvin, Josef Horacek, Harold Braswell, Angela Ragan, Anson Koch-Rein, Jennifer Sarrett, Claire Clark, Megan Friddle, Ronald Joseph Orr, Michael Hall.

The 2014 Manuel Montoya Service Awards recipients are Ronald Joseph Orr and Jennifer Sarrett.  The Montoya award is presented each year to a graduate student or students who are committed to the service of the community and are examples of graduate student service.  ILAC (the graduate student governing committee), along with the Directors of Graduate Studies and the Director of the ILA respectively, choose the recipients from nominations received by the ILA community.  ILAC members will present this award to Jay and Mael to recognize their dedication and commitment during this most challenging year for the ILA community and other graduate students across the College. These awards will be presented at the luncheon during the annual ILAC Retreat on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the Math & Science Building.  Congrats Joey and Jennifer!