Laney Graduate School Hosts Dean’s Address and Inaugural Awards Reception
Laney Graduate School (LGS) celebrated an impactful year with the annual Dean’s address and inaugural LGS Awards Ceremony. Integrating these two events enabled LGS to celebrate the achievements of the past year, define the strategic vision for the future, and recognize the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who embody the School’s mission. Read about the event and view the full list of winners here.
Countdown to Commencement
Laney Graduate School’s Spring Diploma Ceremony is a only a few weeks away! As graduates celebrate this exciting time, we want to reflect on the journey that brought them to this milestone. So class of 2022, send us a short message sharing your proudest moments at Laney, valuable skills you’ve learned here, or shoutouts to people who helped you get here.
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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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.
New! Dissertation Bootcamp
Dissertation Bootcamp sessions are a chance for students working on their dissertations to join others for some structured writing time and shared accountability. Each session will have breaks and time for reflection built in, and we will mostly run consecutive "pomodoro" sessions. Of course, we're flexible. If attendees decide we want some free-writing time, or want to partner up for mutual feedback, we will do so.
Date: April 21st
- Time: Noon - 6 p.m.
- Location: Jones Room of Woodruff Library
Enter the Prospectus Panel
Working on, or toward, your dissertation prospectus or proposal? If so, join us for our "Enter the Prospectus" panel! Four Laney graduate students from different disciplines will come together to discuss their experiences and provide tips for planning, writing, and defending the prospectus. Mike Chiddo (Philosophy), Shabnam Hossein (Psychology), Julian Currents (English), and Keith Menhinick (Religion) will share their experiences and describe their respective departmental expectations. We will then open up for a Q&A and discussion. Our aim is to facilitate knowledge sharing amongst graduate students and aid those entering this phase of their doctoral studies. Hope to see you there!
- Date: April 26
- Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
- Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library
- Hosted by: Mike Chiddo (Philosophy)
Opportunities & Reminders
New! CFDE University Course for Fall 2022 - Pandemic Reflections
Often discussions of pandemics focus on infectious diseases, public health outreach and communication, and perhaps even vaccine development and roll out. But pandemics are also like mirrors. They offer a reflection of both who we are and who we can be as a global community. What can they teach us about ourselves, our society, and even our world?
This course will focus on the HIV/AIDS and Covid-19 pandemics as two (ongoing) events that have taught us about science and disease. But they have also brought a sharper focus on issues surrounding stigma, religion, communication, inequity, and politics. Drawing on these two pandemics, we will begin to ponder how they help explore our current context more deeply and shape our responses to future pandemics. What were our lessons learned? How might we carry them forward?
- When: Tuesdays 1 - 4 p.m.
- Covener: Jodie Guest
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.
Deadline Extended: April 20, 2022
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.
Graduate Student Assistant Needed: Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship is hiring a graduate assistant to support the development the Apollo 15 Learning Hub, an online resource with the objective of assembling, preserving, and making available primary source records of Apollo for research, education, history, and as an example of a unique human endeavor. The graduate assistant may also support the creation and development of a website for an Apollo families project, based on research being conducted by Dr. Tracy L. Scott.
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.
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