Congratulations to the Laney Graduates!
On Sunday, LGS celebrated the Class of 2022 graduates at the annual diploma ceremony. We are so proud to honor our students for this incredible accomplishment.
Check out next week's newsletter for pictures of the event!
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! Emory Explores: Destigmatizing Mental Health
Join the Emory New York Network for a discussion on destigmatizing mental health in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. This event will be presented by Fern Schanback 84C 20L, P17, LMHC, CASAC and moderated by Emory New York Network Board member Arielle Disick 15L.
Fern is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC, Level 2), MAT certified.
This event is open to everyone.
New! Call for Applications for EFOT
Emory Foundations for Online Teaching (EFOT) is a professional development opportunity for graduate students from any discipline offered through a partnership between the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and the Laney Graduate School Office of Professional Development and Career Planning, with support from the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.
In a 6-week intensive course (May 30th-July 8th), EFOT introduces best practices for online teaching and is designed for graduate students who are preparing to TA or teach partially or wholly in an online environment.
Afraid you’ll miss the pomodoros over the summer?
(Pomodoro? What’s a pomodoro? Find the answer here.)
Well, the LGS Writing Group has good news: With sufficient interest, we will continue meeting for some focused writing time over the summer. Just complete this quick survey and we will reach out with more details during the first week in May.
Submit your EMERGE Application!
EMERGE is supported by the Women of Emory Impact Circle and the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University to empower early-career women for leadership in global health.
Students are eligible to apply if they are enrolled full-time in a graduate program at Emory; are engaged in global-health research; self-identify as a woman; belong to a Historically Underrepresented Group (HUG)1 or come from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC); demonstrate leadership potential; and can be present for all in-person programming to maximize engagement with other EMERGE fellows.
WriteNow Access is a 12-week program for graduate students and postdocs that offers everything you need to accomplish your writing goals. Participation includes:
Access to the WriteNow platform that tracks writing productivity as well as provides group engagement and accountability
- Group accountability, discussion forums, and weekly emails.
- When: May 16 - Aug 7
QUAL-WORKS Workshops - Open for Registration
All QUAL-WORKS workshops are now available online and open for registration. QUAL-WORKS offers a series of training workshops on qualitative research. Three types of workshops are offered: scheduled workshops, individual mentored sessions, and customized workshops.
Qualitative Research Methods
May 9 -13 1-4 p.m.
Qualitative Data Analysis
May 16 - 20 1-4 p.m.
Mentored Qualitative Methods Session
May 23 1-4 p.m.
Mentored Qualitative Analysis Session
May 24, 2022. 1-4 p.m.
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
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.
Beyond the Professoriate - 9th Annual Online Career Conference
Laney Graduate School students are invited to attend the 9th Annual Online Career Conference hosted by Beyond the Professoriate. The conference features 16 PhDs who made the leap from academia to a nonacademic career. As a Laney student, the cost of your registration at this career conference is covered, but you must use your Emory University email address when registering.
Date: May 7 & May 14
Time: 11 a.m.
15th Annual NIH Career Symposium - An Online Event
The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to biomedical researchers today. The conference will discuss careers in Academia, Industry and Science. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you.
Date: May 11-13
Time: 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
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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