Emory University

Emory University
Private university in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. It was chartered as a college in 1836 under Methodist auspices; in 1915 it merged with a school of medicine to become a university.

It consists of two undergraduate colleges (one four-year and one two-year), a graduate school of arts and sciences, a division of allied health professions, and schools of law, business, theology, public health, nursing, and medicine. Research facilities include the Carter Presidential Center, the Yerkes Primate Center, and a cancer centre.

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      private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university consists of Emory College (a liberal arts institution), Oxford College (a two-year college), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and schools of law, business, theology, public health, nursing, and medicine. It offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Students can study abroad through exchange programs with the University of St. Andrews (Saint Andrews, University of) in Scotland, Moscow State University, and several other universities worldwide. Important research facilities associated with Emory include the Carter Presidential Center, Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, and Winship Cancer Institute. Total enrollment exceeds 11,000.

      Emory College was chartered in 1836 by the Georgia Methodist Conference. It was then located in the town of Oxford, Georgia (now the site of the university's Oxford College). The college was closed during the American Civil War and did not reopen until 1866. The School of Medicine, which had its sources in the Atlanta Medical College (founded 1854) and Southern Medical College (founded 1878), became part of the institution in 1915, the same year Emory was chartered as a university. Four years later Emory College joined the schools of law, theology, and medicine at a new campus in Atlanta, which had been endowed by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler (Candler, Asa Griggs); in 1919 the university also opened the business and graduate schools. The university awarded its first Ph.D. in 1948. Women were first admitted to the university in 1917 (to the law school), and Emory became completely coeducational in 1953. Notable alumni include former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, historian and biographer Dumas Malone (Malone, Dumas), and historian and Pulitzer Prize winner C. Vann Woodward (Woodward, C. Vann).

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