Centers, Institutes, and Other Resources
Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) serves both those trained in the humanities as traditionally defined and also others in the University who are interested in humanistic issues; outreach to faculty and students in the social sciences, the sciences, and the professional schools at Emory is an important part of the CHI's work. The CHI is dedicated to providing occasions and spaces for encouraging intellectual community and scholarship across disciplines.
Center for Creativity & Arts
The Center focuses on five major areas of art and creativity: student involvement with the arts both as participants and audience; support for creative research projects; advocacy for facilities on campus that support the various disciplines and allow interdisciplinary exploration; visiting artists, artists in residence and commissioned work; and exploration of the nature of creativity through research, symposia, and conversations.
Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA)
In collaboration with Emory faculty, CIPA develops, promotes, and administers programming for undergraduate students that encourages both intellectual and personal growth through challenging scholarship and cultural immersion. Its services support students and faculty before, during, and after the study abroad experience in order to ensure that study abroad is an essential part of an Emory College education.
Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture (CMBC)
The Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture (CMBC) explores issues and phenomena associated with mind, brain, and culture from an inter-disciplinary perspective. The Center rests on the assumption that multiple explanatory perspectives are essential for explaining the cognitive and social abilities of humans and other species. The aim is for inter-disciplinary exchange to inform faculty and student research, contribute to undergraduate and graduate curricula, and lead to a wide variety of inter-disciplinary research projects that establish multi-perspective explanations.
Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL)
Emory University's Center on Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) is one of five Sloan Centers on Working Families, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Program on Dual-Career Working Middle Class Families. The MARIAL Center researches the functions and significance of ritual and myth in dual wage-earner middle class families in the American South.
Center for Science Education (CSE)
The Center for Science Education (CSE) promotes access, interest and participation in science careers. CSE programs bolster science literacy and provide hands-on research experiences for students and teachers at the precollege, college and postgraduate levels. Through student and curriculum development activities, the CSE integrates research and education and helps students explore the vast array of careers open to individuals with a solid background in science.
Center for the Study of Human Health
The Center for the Study of Human Health is the nexus for cross-disciplinary, cross-institutional collaboration on health and provides the organizational structure to accomplish horizontal integration of Emory’s extraordinary and diverse assets. The Center achieves connections and synergies in health education, research and practice fostering intellectual exchange among a community of scholars whose interests span the science of health and the social and cultural dimensions of health and humanity.
Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computation
The goals of the Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computation are: To provide high-end computational facilities and expertise to the computationally oriented scientific research at Emory, and to propel Emory into the forefront of research in computational sciences; To help provide state-of-the-art education on computational sciences at Emory, and to help bring computational education in Emory to the highest possible national and international levels; To encourage collaborations in computational sciences with other national and international institutions, as well as on Emory campus.
Development Studies Working Group
A committee of faculty formed by Dean Bobby Paul to examine how to support and encourage development studies in the college, especially in light of recent development-related initiatives in the university.
The Emory-Tibet Partnership is a university-wide initiative committed to bringing together the best of the Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions for their mutual enrichment and the discovery of new knowledge for the benefit of humanity.
Emory-Tibet Science Initiative
The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative is an historic initiative to develop and implement a comprehensive science education curriculum for Tibetan monastics. ETSI is comprised of faculty within both the sciences and humanities from Emory and other universities and institutions.
Faculty Science Council
The Faculty Science Council pursues excellence in science education and scholarship within the Arts & Sciences and serves as an advisory body to the College Office on scientific issues. The Council's mission is to stimulate and facilitate faculty-driven initiatives in both teaching and scholarship and to provide a faculty-based forum for discussion and evaluation of those initiatives. The Program in Science & Society is a component of the Faculty Science Council. It aims to instill the thrill and importance of science in Emory students, especially non-science majors, and in the Emory and Atlanta community at large.
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA) is Emory University's institutional center for comparative and interdisciplinary studies across the social sciences and humanities. Since the 1950s, the ILA has offered graduate students the opportunity to pursue doctoral work in the study of culture and society from historical, ethnographic and comparative perspectives.
Health Sciences Humanities (HSH) Initiative.
A program which brings together students from all of the health sciences disciplines as well as the liberal arts to create truly interdisciplinary teaching situation.
Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI)
Established in 1997, ISMI's objectives are to build and strengthen an understanding of modern Israel for Emory students and to inform the general public, which are accomplished through collaborative undertakings with other Emory University units and the sponsorship of visiting professors, lectureships, programs, and conferences. For the general public, ISMI engages in outreach to the media, general community, civic organizations, and educators in their desire to learn about modern Israel. ISMI is not an academic department nor does it confer a degree or award scholarships.
James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
The mission of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies is to foster new scholarship, teaching and public dialogue that focuses upon the origins, evolution, and legacy of the modern civil rights movement from 1905 to the present. Through its research and public programming, the Johnson Institute is one site within Emory University where members of the Emory community are challenged to reflect upon and examine the shifting and complex meaning of race and difference in a national and global context.
The Emory College Language Center (ECLC) is dedicated to international education by promoting the teaching and learning of languages. We provide students with opportunities to experience and understand world cultures both on campus and beyond.
The Center was founded in 2000 to provide support for the teaching and learning of languages and cultures at Emory. Emory University's language departments teach 19 curricular languages. Our Center provides faculty and students with technology facilities and staff, language lab and classrooms, faculty consultation and development, lecture events, and online learning resources.
Working with the Emory Program in Linguistics we also support the needs of students learning Less-Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) not currently taught in the curriculum, through the Structured Independent Language Study (SILS) program.
Program in Science and Society
Science and Society aims to instill the thrill and importance of science in Emory students, especially non-science majors, and in the Emory and Atlanta community at large. They promote a better understanding of the impact of science on society and work with the Science, Social Science, and Humanities disciplines to convey the message that science is vital across disciplines--that science is not merely a collection of facts but is, at its core, a way of thinking and of approaching problems.
Psychoanalytic Studies Program
The ILA’s Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP) deals with the theory, application, and history of psychoanalytic thought and practice. It is not a clinical training program, but a graduate minor is offered.
Social Sciences Council
Studies in Sexualities
The Graduate School
The Graduate School offers degrees in 28 departments and divisions across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The Ph.D. is offered in 24 of these highly competitive programs, preparing graduates for a range of careers, from college and university teaching to research and administration in the public and private sectors.
A professional theater company in residence at the University in which undergraduates collaborate on significant and challenging artistic projects and plays with professionals and professionals, in turn, receive a rare and inspiring experience with a research-based theater.
Theory Practice Learning
In an effort to influence the future of pedagogy at Emory, TPL aims to strengthen the connection between academics and contemporary social issues, train Emory teachers to effectively implement experiential education, and create an intellectual environment of learning by doing.
Tutors offer a wide range of help for writers with varying skills and abilities. While the Writing Center offers basic help and encourages struggling writers to come in, we also offer assistance for experienced writers. We believe that all writers benefit from discussing their ideas with others and that successful writers seldom turn anything in without sharing it with someone first.