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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

Spotlights & Events

We would like to congratulate Claire Clark, who is currently a faculty in the Medical Humanities Program at the University of Texas, Houston, on her acceptance of a tenure track position at the University of Kentucky school of Medicine starting in January.

Congratulations to Melissa Creary who has been nominated as one of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America's "Champion Award" recipients. Because of your overwhelming dedication to sickle cell disease, we would like to honor you during our 42nd Annual Convention to be held in Baltimore, MD this year from October 1 – 4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency – Inner Harbor. The theme for convention is "Get Connected - "Linking Innovative Programs, Treatment and Research to Improve Care", which continues to drive home our mission of advocating for improved quality of life for those affected with sickle cell disease.

Every year SCDAA honors pioneers and champions that have made a significant impact in the SCD community. We could not have chosen a better and more honorable leader for this advocacy award! Melissa will receive this award on Friday, October 3, 2014.

Recent ILA graduate Jean-Paul Cauvin has been awarded a postdoctoral position at the University of Pennsylvania.The University of Pennsylvania launched the Integrated Studies Program. The program is "designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches." As a graduate of the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, Jean-Paul is no stranger to interdisciplinary work. Please read more about Jean-Paul Cauvin and his work at: http://www.graduateschool.emory.edu/news_and_events/2014-08-18-Jean-Paul-Cauvin.html