Emory’s James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies Names 2021-2022 Kharen Fulton Award for Diversity Winner
Juan D. Rodriguez, a doctoral candidate in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies, won the 2021-2022 Kharen Fulton Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement in Graduate Education.
The award, which was established in 2016, is named for the late Dr. Kharen Fulton, the longtime Director of Recruitment, Diversity, and Admissions at James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies. It is presented annually to a doctoral student who demonstrates an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion in their academic community and the city of Atlanta.
Juan’s commitment to diversity and inclusion runs deep. He has created a path to college for middle school students in San Juan, Puerto Rico; he prepared students in an English as a Second Language course in his community for the math and science portions of the GED; and Juan helped many graduate students find a home at Emory.
Upon accepting his award, Juan talked about the importance of helping others along the way. “No one can do it alone,” he said. “If you can, help someone who needs it.”
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Tomorrow! Opportunities for Professional Development in Teaching at Emory
This session will provide an overview of three important professional development opportunities in teaching for graduate students at Emory: The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). The session will also provide opportunities for students to think intentionally about how to leverage professional development in strategic support of their professional goals.
New! ARCS Foundation Awards Celebration
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Atlanta invites you to attend their virtual awards celebration. Join them to learn more about the amazing work ARCS Foundation Atlanta is doing in Georgia. You’ll hear from some of our students, donors, and university partners.
New! Cox Enterprises’ Human-Centered Design Workshop
Want to find out what human-centered design is all about? Curious about how to use design thinking? Looking to make your work more collaborative, visual, and fun? Want to learn how to apply this method in industry from industry experts? If you answered YES to any of the above, this workshop is for you! In this design thinking crash course, you'll learn about the background and value of Human-Centered Design, dive into applying 3-5 design thinking methods, and leave with tactical knowledge on how to weave innovation into your day to day. The workshop will take place in-person at The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation.
Events with Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement
Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement presents Grad Writing Series and Grad Student Mixers - Fall 2021: Fellowship Food and Fun!
Seven Week Grad Writing Series: A Writing Group for Graduate Students of Color
- When: Friday Mornings
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Dates: Until Nov. 19
Register here or here.
Opportunities & Reminders
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.
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:
- When: Weekly on Wednesdays
- Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Schedule a HIPAA-compliant video appointment on Microsoft Bookings here.
LGS-PDCP Career Coaching Program – Fall 2021 Availability
Our career coaching program has a limited number of appointments available this semester for graduate students who wish to think through their career planning with a professional coach.
Please use the following Career Coaching Interest Form to request a one-on-one appointment!
Office of Health Promotion Offers a Place to Connect
The Office of Health Promotions is offering space for any students in recovery or looking for change. Connect with fellow Emory students.
- When: Weekly on Fridays
- Time: 5 p.m.
- Location: AMUC Suite 237
Emory Helpline offers peer-run telephone support nightly from 8:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. during the academic year. Students may call the Helpline at (404) 727-4357 (HELP) for non-urgent support. The line is typically closed for all major student holidays. This year, the line will close for this semester on Nov. 23.
Emory Flexible Teaching Toolkit
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flexible courses from CFDE, TLT, ATS,
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helpful to graduate students involved in
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