Creative works signal Campaign Emory's impact

By Maria Lameiras | Emory Report | Feb. 4, 2013

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Faculty chairs installation on display in the Dobbs University Center Coca-Cola Commons and Mathematics and Science Center Building Atrium from Feb. 1-18. Emory Photo/Video.

Starting this month, students, faculty, and staff will see temporary creative installations built around campus to celebrate the success of Campaign Emory and the culture of philanthropy that it has fostered.  

Scholarship installation

Installation of a stack of more than 100 graduation caps displayed in the Goizueta Business School main staircase Feb. 1-18. Emory Photo/Video.

The artistic representations focus on four strategic priorities supported by donor gifts to Campaign Emory and will rotate to different locations on campus through mid-February.  

Twenty-nine chairs suspended in mid-air represent the endowed faculty chair positions created during the campaign and also highlight the professorships and lectures established by donors.  

To celebrate the research funds raised, an installation of 24 books has thousands of pages meticulously folded to spell out the quote "Information is not knowledge" by Albert Einstein. For a researcher, information is a book to be opened, parsed, jumbled and un-jumbled, translated, and built upon.  

A stack of more than 100 graduation caps signifies a portion of the many students who received scholarship support during Campaign Emory.  

Bringing Campaign Emory full circle, a building façade featuring the distinctive marble on many Emory buildings—previously seen at the kickoff of the campaign —represents the new spaces and improved facilities made possible through the generosity of donors.  

Final locations and times will be determined, but the installations can be seen in the following areas on campus:  

Faculty chairs:  

  • Dobbs University Center Coca-Cola Commons, Feb 1-18

  • Mathematics and Science Center Building Atrium, Feb 1-18

  Research:  

  • Woodruff Library, Main Entrance, Jan. 30 – Feb. 4

  • Miller-Ward Alumni House, Walt Davis Room, Feb. 5 - 7

  • Rita Anne Rollins Building Atrium, Feb. 11 - 18

  • James B. Williams Medical Education Building, Feb. 19 – 25

  • Law School, 1st Floor, Feb. 26 - March 5

  • School of Nursing, Plaza Foyer, March 6 - 12

  • Oxford College, TBD, March 13 - 19

  Scholarships:  

  • Goizueta Business School, Main Spiral Staircase, Feb. 1– 18

  • Emerson Hall Foyer, Feb. 1 - 18

  Facility improvements:  

  • Grace Crum Rollins Building Foyer, Feb. 1–18

  • James B. Williams Medical Education Building Foyer, Feb. 1 - 18