The separation barrier between Israel and the West Bank, as seen from a checkpoint on the Israeli side. Cover Story

Beyond the Wall

Searching for a deeper understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an Emory group journeyed to a land both blessed and cursed by its history.

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Betty Hester, in the photograph she gave to Flannery O'Connor

Flannery’s Friend

From the first fan letter by a modest file clerk in Atlanta to one of Georgia’s most prolific writers, a literary friendship flourished, now illuminated in letters exchanged between Flannery O’Connor and Betty Hester.

Nurse Marty Beaver pricks patient Gene Beck's fingertip at the Good Samaritan clinic.

Health and Hope in Rural Georgia

Founded by an Emory alumnus and a professor emeritus, a free clinic in north Georgia has given rural residents a new hold on health.

Bonus Slideshow

Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock.

Photos from the Holy Land

See more photos from Emory's trip to the Middle East. View the slideshow


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Quote/Unquote: The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama speaking on stage in Centennial Olympic Park.

“The modern education system pays full attention to brain development, but it is not adequate in educating warm-heartedness. How to [teach] warm-heartedness from kindergarten to the university level is very important. In that, this professor has always been a liberal.”

—His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, speaking at Centennial Park during his visit to Emory October 19-22, when he was installed as a Presidential Distinguished Professor. Look for further coverage in the next issue of Emory Magazine.

Register Two alumni on a balcony in front of St. Paul's cathedral, London, at an Emory networking event.

George H.W. Bush headlines new Travel Program journey to China and East Asia

President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara in front of the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, China.

“Rising Global Powers: China and East Asia” is a 17-day excursion that will take travelers to China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan; and accompanying them for part of that trip will be the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. Learn more