LGS Celebrates Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 4 - 8
Laney Graduate School Students: We see you, we appreciate you, and we salute you! We are proud to host a variety of free events in honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 4 – 8. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!
Free RecWell Group Fitness Passes for Graduate Students See the schedule for the week here. Starting March 28, LGS students may apply the Grad Appreciation Week fitness pass to their account which will allow for access to classes from April 4-8.
Monday, April 4
Tuesday, April 5
- Virtual Meditation Class
- Laney EDGE Trivia Night
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Bar-style refreshments, including wine and beer, will be served.)
- ESC N104
Learn more and RSVP
Wednesday, April 6
Thursday, April 7
- Professional Photos
- 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- On the Quad near the Administration Building
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Friday, April 8
Student Appreciation Picnic
- 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- McDonough Plaza
- RSVP here
We are thrilled to be able to host events in person again this year, and we look forward to seeing you and celebrating you. Please participate in as many events as you can, and be sure to share photos of the fun on social media using #lgsgradweek.
Graduate Students – thank you for all you do. It is an honor to be part of your journey.
Laney Graduate Student Council 2022-2023 Elections & Candidate Meeting
LGS Students – It’s time for the 2022–2023 Laney Graduate Student Council (LGSC) Executive Board elections! Multiple officer positions are available, including President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Travel Treasurer, Social Chairs (2), Ticket Liaisons (2), and University Senate Representative. All officers receive a $500 stipend each semester.
Candidate Information Meeting: March 15 at 10 a.m. via Zoom
Candidate Registration: Through March 18 via email; include your name, program and current year, position you are running for, a photo, and a candidate statement (250 words max.) written in the first-person explaining why you are seeking the position, why you are qualified, etc.
Voting will be online from March 28 until March 30.
- Email LGSC Vice President and Elections Chair
Jason Cabitac for more information.
Reminder: Emory University requires all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, regardless of work or study location, with exceptions only for those with approved medical or religious exemptions.
Get the latest updates on COVID-19 info for the Emory community at Emory Forward .
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From Writing Blocks to Building Blocks Workshop
This workshop will focus on the common blocks that writers encounter: behaviors, beliefs, and feelings that frustrate efforts at scholarly productivity. The discussion will help participants identify and apply ways to chip away at a block and move beyond it. Hosted by The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.
Spring into Wellness: Budgeting Workshop (Hybrid)
In this session of the LGS Spring into Wellness series, learn how to create and follow a budget with Maria Carthon from Emory’s Financial Aid team.
- Date: March 17
- Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Emory Student Center, N302, or via Zoom
Dobes Award Session: Practicing Compassionate Pedagogy in the College Classroom
Dean’s Teaching Fellow Luke Hagemann will introduce Laney Graduate students to the practice of compassionate pedagogy. Participants will equip themselves with a framework for incorporating kindness into their course designs in order to make the classroom more accessible, supportive, and equitable.
New! Cultivating a Language and Social Justice Praxis: Reflection, Dialogue and Action for Social Change
The Emory College Language Center (ECLC) welcomes Prof. Netta Avineri (Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey) for talk on the relationship between language and social justice. Prof. Avineri’s research and teaching involves storytelling and intercultural competence, and she founded the Intercultural Digital Storytelling Project at MIIS.
Date: March 22
- Time: 4 p.m.
- Location: Jones Room (Woodruff Library)
ORISE Information Session
Join us to learn more about ORISE! The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Developing Your Own Personal Branding for Career Success
Being able to clearly articulate your unique strengths and abilities is crucial to career success. This workshop will focus on how to develop your own personal brand and what distinguishes you from the competition.
Spring into Wellness: Debt Management Workshop (Hybrid)
In this session of the LGS Spring into Wellness series, learn terms, tips, and tricks for managing your student loans once you leave Laney. This session will be presented by Cortney Davis, Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships in the Emory School of Medicine’s Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs.
- Date: March 24
- Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- Location: Emory Student Center, N302, or via Zoom
The Secret Syllabus of Grad School
Does it feel like everyone else has a guide to grad school and you're just making things up as you go along? Many parts of grad school—especially key "transition" moments—have unspoken expectations (a “hidden curriculum”) that can be hard to decipher. Join Stanford Professor Tom Mullaney as he discusses two pivotal grad school transitions: the transition from coursework to dissertation research, and from "PhD Candidate" to "Early-Career Scholar" status.
Empowering Interdisciplinary Teaching and Scholarships Workshop
Emory’s Institute for the Liberal Arts is hosting a workshop for doctoral students to learn core interdisciplinary pedagogical strategies for designing and teaching classes that will help students see connections in new ways, building critical thinking skills, and laying the foundations for new perspectives. Participants will receive a $500 stipend for attending the workshop.
LGS-EDGE Show Your Spirit Mixer
The EDGE Show Your Spirit Mixer is a great opportunity for LGS students to showcase their previous colleges and universities, fraternities and sororities, organizations, or favorite sports teams. Come dressed in your favorite paraphernalia and mingle with other LGS students. This unique networking and socializing experience will help you connect with LGS students across the campus!
New! 2022 Pride Awards
The Office of LGBT Life invites you to attend the Annual Pride Awards. This event celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members, while also commemorating the campus-wide protest that took place on March 2, 1992. The awards showcase the great work many people do behind the scenes for LGBTQ equality on Emory’s campus and on behalf of the Emory community.
- Date: March 30
- Time: 6:30 p.m.
- Location: The Hatchery
- RSVP here
Opportunities & Reminders
New! Career Coaching Drop-in Session with Dr. Ariela Freedman
Need help navigating grad school or figuring out what’s next? If so, we invite you to join our March career coaching drop-in session! Our career coach, Dr. Ariela Freedman, will be available to provide advice on navigating graduate school and planning for your career. You may submit questions in advance or ask them on the fly! This is a drop-in session, so you can come in at any time. The session will not be recorded, so the conversation will remain private.
New! Emory Institute for Healthcare Improvement Case Competition
Emory’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) invites graduate students to participate in the inaugural IHI case competition. Emory and Georgia Tech graduate students are challenged to think critically and present innovative solutions to a real-world healthcare problem with a chance to win cash. Students can sign-up as a pre-formed team or can sign up as an individual for placement on a team.
- Start Date: April 6
- Final Presentation: April 20
CFDE Class Engagement & Student Success Workshops
The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence is hosting weekly workshops to support class engagement, student success, and equitable assessment.
Graduate Student Writing Group
Are you working on a writing project? If so, our group can help you get it done, 25 minutes at a time. Join our weekly graduate student writing group (online via Zoom) for some dedicated writing time (through multiple pomodoros, i.e. focused writing intervals) as well as the opportunity to obtain feedback from a writing tutor if desired. Feel free to share the link with fellow LGS students and don’t forget to like us on Facebook.
CAPS International Student Support Group
The CAPS International Student Support Group creates a space for international students to support each other, facilitated by a member of Emory’s Counseling and Psychological Services. It's currently available via drop-in or Zoom.
EDGE Talk Time
Laney EDGE (Emory Diversifying Graduate Education) wants to connect with you about opportunities and challenges related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in your program and at Laney. Set up some time to talk today!
- Appointments for Laney Graduate School Students
When: See appointment calendar, linked below:
- Dr. Amanda Marie James, Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
LGS Student Affairs Appointments
The Laney Graduate School Student Affairs team wants you to know they're here for you and are happy to meet in person or virtually if you want to connect. They can help connect you to resources, answer questions you might have, or discuss concerns. Feel free to reach out any time.
- Appointments for Laney Graduate School Students
When: See appointment calendars, linked below:
- Dr. Jennifer Cason, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Claire Beaudro, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Student Wellness
Emily Neutens, Assistant Director of Student Affairs for GDBBS
Let’s Talk is an informal, free, and confidential consultation service that allows students to speak with a clinician and receive support for any challenge they may be experiencing. Although Let’s Talk consultants are mental health professionals, these consultations are not mental health treatment but can be used to receive short-term support and resources.
Appointments for Laney Graduate School Students Weekly on Wednesdays
- Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Schedule a HIPAA-compliant video appointment on Microsoft Bookings here.
Robertson Graduate Fellow in Science and Society
The Nat C. Robertson Endowment in Science & Society, in collaboration with the Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA), requests applications for this inaugural year-long graduate student fellowship from September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. This opportunity is open to any Laney Graduate School students in candidacy for their PhD and can be used in addition to existing funds.
Sheila Carson Dissertation Completion Fellowship for History PhD Students
The Sheila Carson Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports a student enrolled in the History doctoral program to finish their dissertation. The purpose of the Sheila Carson Dissertation Completion Fellowship is to support timely completion of Ph.D. work; it is designed for students whose work is far enough advanced so that completion and final approval of the dissertation during the academic year can be assured.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program
Applications are open for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program.
New! Piedmont TATTO Fellowship
Applications are now open for the Piedmont TATTO Fellowship on Sustainability and Curriculum Development. This interdisciplinary program is open to graduate students in all disciplines and professional programs who want to expand their teaching repertoire around sustainability, environmental, and social justice issues.
Berlin Graduate Exchange Student Program
The Laney Graduate School maintains a graduate student exchange program with the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB). The program seeks to promote strong academic and cultural ties between the two institutions. One student may be selected to represent Emory at the FUB for the 2022-23 academic year (October 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023). Selection is based on a competitive process.
Emory Flexible Teaching Toolkit
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