Welcome to a New Semester, LGS Students!
We are excited to usher in a new academic year. Below you will find exciting events and helpful resources to help you navigate life at Laney!
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! ADAPT Mixer
The Alliance for Disability and Accessibility Promotion and Training (ADAPT) at Emory University in partnership with EDGE (Emory Diversifying Graduate Education) is excited to host an in-person*, catered event for all students and faculty with disabilities as well as allies of the disabled community. We use the word “disability” as a catchall, including physical, intellectual, and developmental disability, as well as chronic illness and neurodivergence. In this reception, we will hear from the newly-formed ADAPT group and EDGE, as well as build relationships and identify the shared opportunities and challenges that students with disabilities face at Emory.
- When: September 1, 2022 | 4 - 6 p.m.
- Where: Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Contact: Amanda Marie James, firstname.lastname@example.org, or ADAPT representative Kimberly Diaz Perez, email@example.com
COVID-19 Updates: LGS-EDGE will follow all Emory and LGS policies on gathering/events.
Attire: Business casual
(RSVP NO if you cannot attend) (Please RSVP using your Emory Email)
*We recognize that some members of our community may be unable to attend in-person due to COVID. We are working with the room coordinator on a virtual attendance option. If you are interested in the virtual attendance option, please e-mail Kimberly Diaz Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! Research Assistant for Digital Archives and Indigenous Afterlives of Scientific Objects
Dr. Lori Jahnke (Anthropology) invites applications from graduate students for a Research Assistant position supporting the NSF funded project Digital Archives and Indigenous Afterlives of Scientific Objects. The Research Assistant will help co-PI Jahnke oversee development of the digital archive, prepare content for upload, and work with other project members to refine metadata protocols based on ethnographic findings.
The successful candidate will join an inter-institutional and international team of students, scholars, and A’uwẽ-Xavante developing an online digital archive that returns digital copies of researcher-produced content to the central Brazilian Indigenous communities they document.
Graduate standing in a relevant program at Emory University
- An interest in digital content management, history of science, Indigenous histories, digital humanities, and a willingness to learn about repository development and digital archives
- Ability to establish priorities, set and meet goals and deadlines, and adhere to project timelines
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Salary: $20/hr for 200 hours in each project year. Three years total.
Application: For fullest consideration, apply by Sept 15, 2022, with a brief letter of interest and CV.
New! Audition for the Emory University Student Orchestra
The Emory University Symphony Orchestra is celebrating their 100th year and is inviting you to audition for the upcoming season! Rehearsals are Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. (strings only) and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. (Full Orchestra).
Contact email@example.com if there are no available or convenient slots for you to audition.
Hiring: Graduate Student Researcher - Radiology Lab
The researcher will be responsible for working on the designing and building a functioning prototype. In addition, the researcher will be responsible for helping design and carry out the experiments to test the prototype. The researcher will additionally work with the other investigators to compose and submit research abstracts and manuscripts for publication and additional grant applications for future funding.
Register for an ORCID iD!
An ORCID iD is a free, unique, persistent identifier that you own and control—forever. It distinguishes you from every other researcher across disciplines, borders, and time. You can populate your iD record with your professional information (affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more), and
you can set Emory as a trusted organization in your record so that information about your research can be integrated into Emory’s institutional research management information systems.
Many publishers (e.g., Wiley, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer Nature, PLOS, etc.) and research funders (NIH, Department of Energy, NASA, etc.) now require researchers to have an ORCID iD, so getting one now puts you ahead of the game! Use your iD to share your information with other systems outside of Emory, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.
Postdoctoral Funding - 3-Year Award
The Life Sciences Research Foundation award program identifies exceptional early career postdoctoral scholars in all areas of life science. Applications are accepted in the following broad categories: Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Organismal Population & Evolutionary Biology, Physiology, Plant Biology, Structural Biology, and Virology.
The 2023 award amount is $77,000/year ($231,000 total). $66,000/year for
stipend/salary and $11,000/year as a research allowance. This is a 0% IDC award. The award is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
Teaching Assistant Positions – Qualitative Data Analysis
Rollins School of Public Health is seeking graduate student Teaching Assistants for a course on Qualitative Data Analysis for this Fall 2022 semester in the Rollins School of Public Health. These are paid positions.
Applicants must have experience in qualitative data analysis and be familiar with the software program MAXQDA. TA duties include assisting in weekly lab sessions with MAXQDA, giving written feedback on assignments, managing the course site on Canvas and assisting the instructor with class administrative tasks.
If interested or have questions, please send an email describing your experience in qualitative data analysis and MAXQDA software to the instructor, found below.
2022-2023 Pilot Program in Children’s Environmental Health Research Translation
The Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER) (NIEHS 1P2CES033430-01) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Pilot Program in Children’s Environmental Health Research Translation.
All applications must focus on the role of the environment in children’s health. Interdisciplinary planning grants are open to graduate students.
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.
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
Let's Talk! Drop in Consultations for Emory Graduate & Professional Students
Let's Talk is an informal, free, confidential consultation service that allows graduate and professional students to speak with a clinician and receive support for any challenge they may be experiencing. Let's Talk is not a substitute for formal counselling but can be used to receive short-term support and resources.
Students will meet 1:1 for a 15-20 minute video or phone consultation with their CAPS consultant.
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 DePalma, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Student Wellness
Emily Neutens, Assistant Director of Student Affairs for GDBBS
Connect with Laney on LinkedIn!
We are excited to announce that Laney Graduate School has a new way to connect with our community: LinkedIn! This platform will enable LGS to share valuable content with students, faculty, and staff; stay plugged in with alumni; and introduce new initiatives + events.
Save the Date: International Student Reception
On September 6 at 5pm, LGS will welcome international students at a reception and dinner. Stay tuned for more details.
Connect across Campus: Global Ties Conversation Partner Program
Are you interested in connecting with students from other programs and cultures? The Global Ties Conversation Partner Program, launching this fall in partnership with Emory College, the School of Law, and other Emory schools, will pair members of the Emory community with diverse language backgrounds for cultural exchange and conversation in English. All LGS students, whether English is your first or an additional language, are invited to join. We will kick off the semester with a social gathering of all program participants, and then you and your partner will meet on your own schedule.
English Language Support
Advance your skills through enrollment in one of these upcoming Fall courses: ELSP 520 Seminar in Professional Communication; ELSP 521 Writing a Research Article; ELSP 517 Communication Skills for Advanced Speakers; and ELSP 510 Foundations in Graduate-level Writing. Classes meet once per week; interested parties can find more details and express their interest through the ELSP interest form no later than August 22.
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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