Marcelitte Failla, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion, was named one of the 2022 recipients of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. This Fellowship champions advanced graduate students by providing resources to complete projects and studies necessary for finalizing their Ph.D. dissertation. This support enables doctoral students to lay a strong foundation for the continuation of their scholarly careers.
We asked Marcelitte to give us more insight on this Fellowship, what drew her to this field of study, and what she’d like us to know about her research.
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! ELSP International Alumni Panel: Tips & Strategies for Success in Graduate School and Beyond
Please join the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement and the English Language Support Program for a discussion with international LGS alumni from the departments of Chemistry, Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, and Spanish. Each of the three panelists will share their experiences navigating graduate school in a new culture, strategies for improving communication skills, and tips for success after graduate school. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions.
All in-person attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes and will be invited to the ELSP office afterward for light refreshments!
- When: Friday, June 10 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Where: Virtual or 155 N. Decatur Building
New! HOOKED – Science Gallery Atlanta Tour Featuring Work of Laney Alumna
Join Laney Graduate School & the School of Nursing to view the recent work of alumna Dr. Sarah Febres-Cordero (17N 20G 21G). Her exhibit, Staying Alive in Little Five, will be featured in the Science Gallery Atlanta’s HOOKED exhibition seasonal programming in Pullman Yards. All are welcome! Registration is required.
When: Saturday, June 11 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Where: Pullman Yards, Bldg. 12: 225 Rogers St., NE Atlanta, GA 30317
Visit the Emory Writing Center This Summer
The Emory Writing Center (EWC) is open remotely this summer from May 18 through August 4! Our tutors are prepared to assist with writing projects from personal statements to dissertation chapters.
The Best Way to Arrive on Campus
Emory University students can now earn rewards for getting to school without
driving alone with GA Commute, metro ATL’s favorite commuter rewards app.
Eligible trips include taking transit, carpooling, walking and biking. The best part:
The minute you sign up, you’ll automatically get 1,000 points toward deals &
discounts to nearby shopping, dining, entertainment and more!
Call for Submissions: "Liberating Temporality and Spatiality" Conference
The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS) is hosting our biannual graduate student conference “Liberating Temporality and Spatiality” in Spring 2023.
This free conference will be in-person with some flexibility for hybrid presenters.
The GCWS conference “Liberating Temporality and Spatiality” welcomes graduate students in all areas of study to submit their abstracts or synopses of in-progress scholarly papers, dissertation or thesis chapters, article drafts, or in-progress film/mixed media works. Proposals may come in the form of papers, films, art, performance, visual art, or alternate forms not listed above.
Let’s get writing again!
Back by popular demand: The LGS Writing Group will continue through May and June, so join us for some focused writing time via pomodoros.
(What’s a pomodoro? Find the answer here.) We hope you’ll join our community of LGS writers to make progress on your summer writing to-do list.
- When: Thursdays 2-4 in May & June
- Where: Via Zoom
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.
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
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
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
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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