3MT® Finalists Announced:
Watch Them Compete April 6
Congratulations to the finalists in the Laney Graduate School 3MT® competition! Each of these scholars has created a compelling presentation describing their research in less than three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide.
You are invited to watch them compete in finals as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Come cheer them on! Registration is required.
- When: April 6
Time: 4 – 7 p.m.
- Location: The Hatchery
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.
Reminder: Emory University international travel policy requires all Emory-sponsored international travel to be approved by the student’s school of enrollment. For LGS students, all Emory-related international travel, regardless of funding source (e.g., PDS award, program funding, etc.) MUST be approved through the LGS International Travel Permission Form.
Review the Laney Graduate School’s International Travel Policy here.
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New! The Emory Studies in Sexualities Program Spring Celebration 2022
You’re invited to the Emory Studies in Sexualities Program’s Spring Celebration. Prizes for undergraduate and graduate essay contests will be awarded, and Heather Davis will give a talk on her new book, Plastic Matter. Learn more about the event.
- When: March 29
- Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
- Via Zoom
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! Hors d' oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served.
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.
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
New! Graduate Student Appreciation Week – Free RecWell Group Fitness Passes April 4 – 8
In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, free RecWell Group Fitness Passes are available for Graduate Students for April 4 – 8. Available classes include yoga, WERQ, Taekwondo, spin, Zumba, Cardio Blast, and Strong Nation. See the schedule for the week here.
Starting March 28, LGS students may apply the Graduate Student Appreciation Week fitness pass to their account at https://my.recwell.emory.edu/Membership/Index which will allow for access to classes from April 4 – 8. Students must log in with their NetID and password.
New! Graduate Student Appreciation Week – Coffee and Donuts with LGS
Come enjoy coffee, donuts, and conversation with LGS in honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.
- When: April 4
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
- Location: On the Quad, near the Administration Building
New! Europe and Beyond Seminar
The Europe and Beyond Seminar Series is pleased to present the work of Todd Cronan (Emory) and James Pellerito (GSU). Learn more about their presentations.
New! Graduate Student Appreciation Week – Virtual Meditation Class
Experience the benefits of meditation in a special class in honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.
Spring into Wellness - Enhancing Wellbeing: Intentionally Matching Values and Action for Graduate Students
In two sessions (choose one!), sisters Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi, PhD, and Jane P. Gagliardi, MD, MHS, will lead interactive workshops on graduate student wellbeing. Please come ready to participate with cameras on (but sessions won’t be recorded)!
New! Graduate Student Appreciation Week – LGS-EDGE Trivia Night
Join EDGE for a fun evening of bar-style trivia in celebration of Grad Student Appreciation Week! Test your knowledge of Emory, Black, Latinx, AAPI, Native American, LGBTQIA+, and Women’s history and pop culture. Come alone or with a team! Teams can be formed upon arrival. Connect with other LGS students from different programs. Groups will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes! RSVP is required to attend.
The Brickman-Levin Symposium
The Brickman-Levin Symposium will highlight current Laney Graduate School students who work in the area of Jewish Studies. Keenan Davis, Matthew Brittingham, and Anastasiia Strakhova will present their work.
New! Graduate Student Appreciation Week – Professional Photos
In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, LGS is offering students the opportunity to have professional photos made.
- When: April 7
- Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Location: On the Quad near the Administration Building
Sign up here
Spring into Wellness: Solutions-Focused Approaches to Supporting Graduate Mental Health and Wellbeing
Meghan Duffy, Professor at the University of Michigan and first author of a recent article entitled “Supporting Mental Health and Productivity Within Labs,” will give a talk on this topic in the biology seminar series. This session is open to all graduate students. It is sponsored by Emory Department of Biology, Population Biology Ecology and Evolution (PBEE) Graduate Program, Emory Department of Chemistry and the Hightower Fund.
- Date: April 7
- Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
- Location: O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, Room 1052, and via Zoom
New! Graduate Student Appreciation Week – Final Stretch Study & Stretch
Emory’s Center for Women is honoring you with a special event during Graduate Student Appreciation Week. During their Final Stretch: Study & Stretch at the CWE event, they are offering Pomodoro study sessions with stretch breaks. Wear comfortable clothes. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Comfortable clothes suggested. Snacks and Lunch provided.
New! Graduate Student Appreciation Week – LGS Student Appreciation Picnic
We hope you can join us for our LGS Student Appreciation Picnic in celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Week! We’ll have lots of food and lots of fun! Please be sure to bring your government-issued photo ID if you plan to drink.
- Date: April 8
- Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: McDonough Plaza
- RSVP here
New! Dobes Award Session: Making Your Science Research Relevant to Students and Strangers (in Teaching and Outreach)
During this presentation from Dean’s Teaching Fellow Donna McDermott, participants will learn how to make their science research relevant by using strategies to identify their audience’s existing interests. Participants will use this skill to create a game or activity that illustrates a key concept in their research.
Diversity and community are important to Laney Graduate School. That is why LGS-EDGE (Emory Diversifying Graduate Education) is launching a new group: LGS-BLUE (Black Men at Laney United in Excellence). In the last few years, LGS has seen an increase in Black male enrollment in Laney. EDGE and LGS-BLUE aim to connect and promote community among Black and brown, male-identifying graduate students through various social, academic, and professional activities.
Our first event of the year will be a meet-n-greet with other grad students who would like to affiliate with the group. Be prepared to just kick back, relax, and enjoy some good BBQ. Beverages (wine and beer) will also be served. If you identify as male and black/brown please stop by! Share this opportunity with your colleagues!
This is the first of many groups that will really focus on intersecting identities among our diverse student body, so stay tuned!
LGS-EDGE and the Office of LGBT Life Present: 'Introduction to LGBTQ+ Allyship'
Join LGS-EDGE and the Office of LGBT Life for an engaging conversation! Facilitated by Danielle Bruce-Steele, Director of LGBT Life, and Jackie Veliz, Program Coordinator for LGBT Life, this workshop will focus on pronouns, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, and how to be an ally to those who identify as part of the LGBT community. It is designed for all students and provides a safe space to ask questions and learn.
Opportunities & Reminders
New! NCHA Launches Tomorrow, Watch Your Email
The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) launches tomorrow, March 29! Emory students will be randomly selected to participate in the survey which will be open until April 15. If you receive a link to the survey and complete it, you will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Be sure to check your inbox and help us collect data to improve the experience of Emory students!
New! Call for Papers: Europe and Beyond 2022-23
The Europe and Beyond Executive Committee welcomes submission from Emory faculty and advanced graduate students working on Europe and Europe-related topics. To apply, please email a 1-page proposal and 1-page CV to email@example.com. Learn more.
New! Apply for the Spring 2022 Advanced Degrees Mentor Program
Applications are open for the Spring 2022 Advanced Degrees Mentor Program, hosted by The Center for Global Health Innovation (formerly the BioEd Institute Emerging Leaders Network). Mentees will attend professional development sessions before being paired with two mentors, who you will work with over the summer. The program wraps in August, but participants are welcome to continue relationships with mentors.
- When: Professional development sessions begin April 13; kickoff with mentors is May 13
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.
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.
Emory Flexible Teaching Toolkit
The toolkit is a collection of resources
designed to support the development of
flexible courses from CFDE, TLT, ATS,
and Library Services. Resources are
helpful to graduate students involved in
teaching at every level.
Attention Laney Graduate Students:
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