“We believe we have found the missing piece to a complete, microscopic understanding of water,” says Joel Bowman, professor of theoretical chemistry at Emory University and senior author of the study.
Emory Chemists have produced the first full quantum mechanical model of water, a breakthrough that will yield an open-source, universal tool for studying the properties of water. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters published the breakthrough, which used machine learning to develop a model that gives a detailed, accurate description for how large groups of water molecules interact with one another. Congratulations to all of the LGS scholars and faculty involved in this exciting work!
The first author of the study is Qi Yu, a former Emory PhD candidate in the Bowman Lab who has since graduated and is now a postdoctoral fellow at Yale. Co-authors include Emory graduate student Apurba Nandi, a PhD candidate in the Bowman Lab; Riccardo Cone, a former Emory postdoctoral fellow in the Bowman Lab, who is now at the University of Milan; and Paul Houston, former dean of science at Georgia Institute of Technology and now an emeritus professor at Cornell University.
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! Bilateral Path between Academic Research & Teaching Program Expanding
BPART (Bilateral Path between Academic Research & Teaching), is dual-goal program that guides graduate students through the development of an Introduction to Academic Research course aimed at first year students in the fall, that will then be taught by the graduate students in the spring.
The first program goal is the course development (fall) and teaching (spring) experience for the graduate students, and the second program goal is to demystify the undergraduate research experience and make it more accessible and equitable to all undergraduates.
Graduates students will work in teams of 2-3 and both semesters should require no more than 5 hours of time per week. All students must have their PIs support to apply for the program.
New! Bioethics Certificate for Doctoral Students
The Emory Doctoral Certificate in Bioethics program is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 admissions. The Doctoral Certificate in Bioethics is designed to complement the disciplinary work pursued in any Emory PhD department with interdisciplinary studies on the social and ethical challenges that face medicine, biotechnology and public health. Graduates of our Doctoral Certificate in Bioethics have received job offers from the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Applications for Fall 2022 admission should be completed by July 31st.
New! Graduate Student Assistant Needed: Emory National Scholarships and Fellowships Program
The Emory College National Scholarships and Fellowships Program seeks a graduate assistant to provide general program support and event planning support from June 2022 to August 2023. Responsibilities will include serving as an interview and meeting note-taker, assisting with tasks related to event planning (e.g. scheduling, communication, event logistics, program design, social media), providing general proofreading and copy-editing support to full-time program staff, and assisting with advising activities for students and alumni interested in nationally-competitive awards.
CAPS Summer 2022 Virtual Groups
CAPS will be offering:
- Black graduate and professional student process group
- International student drop-in group
- Graduate student drop-in group
Learn more about CAPS Virtual Groups
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.
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.
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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