This Emory student won $100K - and he's donating it all

This Emory student won $100K - and he's donating it all

IDS junior Rostam Zafari wins the Cyrus Prize, an award that honors young Iranian entrepreneurs, and donates the $100,000 prize to an Atlanta high school that focuses on engaging students with the community and solving real-world problems.

Emory has IDEAS to bolster its liberal arts education

Emory has IDEAS to bolster its liberal arts education

A unique Emory College fellowship program is building an intellectual community of undergraduates who are leading fellow students in how to bridge disciplines and make sense of their education as they head off into the world.

Emory's Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Majors Best in Nation

Emory's Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Majors Best in Nation

The ILA's undergraduate majors are recognized for their innovation and have been selected as the best in the country by BestColleges.com.

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What Do Machines Need to Understand Human Languages?

What Do Machines Need to Understand Human Languages?

March 2, 2017 4:00 PM

Callaway S423

Jinho D. Choi, assistant professor of math and Computer science

ILA Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

ILA Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Detweiler Conference Room, Callaway S412

Each spring AMST and IDS majors who are juniors join graduating senior honors candidates for a public symposium focused on their individual research projects.

One of Our Sidecar Courses Has Gone Viral

One of Our Sidecar Courses Has Gone Viral

One of our sidecar courses has gone viral. The Power of Black Self Love, co-taught by Dianne Stewart, associate professor of religion and African American studies and Donna Troka, associate director at the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, was offered in fall 2016.

Kim Loudermilk and Peter Wakefield Present at the 2016 AIS Conference

Kim Loudermilk and Peter Wakefield Present at the 2016 AIS Conference

Kim Loudermilk, senior lecturer in the ILA and director of the Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship (IDEAS) Fellowship, and Peter Wakefield, professor of pedagogy and director of undergraduate studies in the ILA, presented a paper about the structure and pedagogical innovations of the ILA's award-winning interdisciplinary programs to an international audience at the 2016 Association of Interdisciplinary Studies annual conference in Ottawa, Canada, in October 2016. Their presentation was entitled, "In Objects, Students, and the Institution: Emory's Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Programs."

IDS Junior Doesn't Slow Down

IDS Junior Doesn't Slow Down

Rostam Zafari is now a junior IDS major and, since his award-winning work on an Ebola detection kit as a freshman, he has been teaching in a local Atlanta high school and starting an app that will pair college students tutors with high school students in need.

Mark Risjord and Peter Little Study Happiness and Well-Being

Mark Risjord and Peter Little Study Happiness and Well-Being

Along with Workneh Negatu of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Abdullahi Aboud of Egerton University, Kenya, Peter Little and Mark Risjord have received a "Happiness and Well-Being" grant from the John Templeton Foundation. One of the puzzles about happiness and well-being is that measures of subjective well-being often do not correlate with measures based on wealth, health, or freedom from corruption.

Background in Journalism Enhances AMST Major's Focus on Voting Rights History in Georgia

Background in Journalism Enhances AMST Major's Focus on Voting Rights History in Georgia

Ellie Studdard, whose AMST senior project will focus on efforts of elected officials to limit African American voting and voting rights in Georgia since a landmark Supreme Court case in 1948, made at least two important discoveries during her time at Emory, and one of them was that AMST was the major for her. The other touched the lives of people at Emory and around Georgia.