Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Mark your calendars: Session One of the LGS Wellness Series!
Mark your calendar for first session in our wellness series, "Imposter Syndrome & Building Resilience." On September 14th at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., our panelists will discuss how to navigate these feelings & build resilience as a professional.
CORRECTION: Last week, we highlighted Chris Medina, one of 25 exceptional early career scientists to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna Gray Fellow. In our story, we referred to Chris as an LGS student when he is actually an Emory Postdoctoral Fellow. We apologize for the error and congratulate Chris once again for this honor.
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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LGS Graduate Writing Group
Are you working on a writing project? If so, our group can help you get it done, 25 minutes at a time! Join our weekly graduate student writing group for some dedicated writing time (through multiple pomodoros) within a supportive community as well as the chance to obtain feedback from a Writing Center tutor or an English Language Specialist, when desired. The Fall 2022 writing group will meet weekly for a 2-hour block, beginning in early September:
Call for Applications: NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program - Apply before September 9, 2022
NVIDIA is now accepting applications for the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program for the 2023-2024 academic year! The program, now in its 22nd year, advances the frontiers of science by awarding grants and providing technical support to graduate students who are doing outstanding research relevant to NVIDIA technologies. NVIDIA is especially seeking doctoral students pushing the envelope in accelerated computing, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. Awards are for up to $50,000 per student and will be awarded in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Writing Center Offerings for Fall 2022
The Emory Writing Center (EWC) is open year-round to support writers (students, staff, and faculty). The Writing Center offers one-on-one remote and in-person tutoring for writers working on a range of composition projects (essays, applications, reports, theses, etc.), at any stage of the writing process (from brainstorming to final revisions). Writing Center tutors work on idea development, structure, use of sources, style, grammar, and more.
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.
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.
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.
New! Apply for the Emory International Council (EIC) or Emory Intercultural Leadership Program (EILP)
EIC: Do you want to help plan ISSS events and make your voice heard as an international undergrad, grad or professional student? ISSS is seeking applicants for the Emory International Council (EIC). The EIC is a diverse group of selected international students from a variety of schools at Emory University. EIC members meet one to two times monthly with ISSS senior staff as representatives of international students to generate new program ideas that will support international students and foster connections between US and international students. The EIC will provide suggestions and input on ISSS programs and offer new ideas about the types of support and services that will help international students have a fulfilling and successful Emory experience. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, members will receive a certificate.
EILP: By participating in the Emory Intercultural Leadership Program (EILP), international and domestic students will receive training on global leadership skills and intercultural competency development, attend cultural and leadership events, participate in a service-learning project, and share their cultures and perspectives with each other and the Emory community. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will receive a certificate.
New! International Community Friday Lunch (ICFL)
International Community Friday Lunch (ICFL) is a long-standing collaboration between the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). The purpose of this gathering is to extend a warm welcome and build a community for international students and scholars while enjoying free lunch!
ICFL occurs on Fridays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm beginning September 9 in Cannon Chapel Brooks Commons. Meals are limited; therefore, please RSVP in advance for each week you will attend.
New! Meet Other International Students in the Atlanta Area!
AMIS Atlanta is an organization in Atlanta with the mission of “Welcoming and Connecting International Students with Friends.” AMIS offerings include a Welcome Event on the Georgia Tech campus, a blog focusing on the highlights and challenges of being an international student, and more.
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.
New! Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship: Applications Now Open
The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship supports the best and brightest minds in their postdoctoral research, connecting them with world-class academics and leading researchers. The Fellowship provides generous funding for eligible international applicants to conduct research in any academic discipline at eligible institutions in Israel. Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded without regard to religion, gender, age or ethnicity.
The fellowship – now open to applicants from around the globe – offers funding of approximately EUR 58,000 (ILS 188,000) for 24 postdocs per year.
Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2022.
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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