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Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Art History, Neuroscience and Animal Behavior (Psychology), and Economics

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Art History, Neuroscience and Animal Behavior (Psychology), and Economics

2014's Graduate Student Appreciation Week takes place April 7-11. We are pleased to highlight LGS students throughout the week!Read More

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, and English

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, and English

2014's Graduate Student Appreciation Week takes place April 7-11. We are pleased to highlight LGS students throughout the week! Read More

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Spanish, Anthropology and Biostatistics

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Spanish, Anthropology and Biostatistics

2014's Graduate Student Appreciation Week takes place April 7-11. We are pleased to highlight LGS students throughout the week!Read More

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Chemistry, Sociology and English

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Chemistry, Sociology and English

2014's Graduate Student Appreciation Week takes place April 7-11. We are pleased to highlight LGS students throughout the week! Read More

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Clinical Psychology, History and Epidemiology

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Today we celebrate students from Clinical Psychology, History and Epidemiology

2014's Graduate Student Appreciation Week takes place April 7-11. We are pleased to highlight LGS students throughout the week!Read More

The Atlanta BEST program welcomes its first cohort of trainees

The Atlanta BEST program welcomes its first cohort of trainees

The NIH-funded BEST program is officially underway, welcoming its first trainees at a kick-off meeting at Emory.Read More

New date! Join us for the inaugural Laney Symposium

New date! Join us for the inaugural Laney Symposium

The Laney Symposium has been rescheduled for April 22! "Can Graduate Education Solve Global Problems?" Lend your voice to this timely and important conversation! Read More

Recent Dissertations: Aimi Hamraie and What Can Universal Design Know?

Recent Dissertations: Aimi Hamraie and What Can Universal Design Know?

A graduate of the LGS Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, Dr. Hamraie's dissertation seeks to answer questions from their youth about environment, design, and inclusive worlds. Read More

Omar Villanueva (Chemistry) awarded the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Omar Villanueva (Chemistry) awarded the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Omar's research and commitment to mentoring and strengthening STEM education, specifically for underrepresented minorities, is getting national attention.Read More

Ronald Mendoza de Jesús (Comparative Literature) featured in Oxford Literary Review

Ronald Mendoza de Jesús (Comparative Literature) featured in Oxford Literary Review

Ronald's essay examines striking claims made by Jacques Derrida concerning capital punishment in his early seminars, which have been recently translated into English.Read More

Recent Dissertations: Joseph Njau on beating malaria on a budget

Recent Dissertations: Joseph Njau on beating malaria on a budget

In his dissertation, Joseph evaluates Malaria control programs in a context of shifting variables that impact the success of large-scale programs and interventions.Read More

From Operation Iraqi Freedom to African Diasporic literature, Dominick Rolle is charting his own course at LGS

From Operation Iraqi Freedom to African Diasporic literature, Dominick Rolle is charting his own course at LGS

Dominick Rolle's path to and through graduate school is shaped by a unique background that is influencing his work at Emory.Read More

Interdisciplinarity and the Dean's Teaching Fellowship

Interdisciplinarity and the Dean's Teaching Fellowship

Available to advanced graduate students, this unique fellowship offers students the opportunity to create and teach an undergraduate course inspired by their own dissertation research.Read More

Yoshie Narui (Chemistry) attends 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Yoshie Narui (Chemistry) attends 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Joining delegates from around the world, Yoshie spent part of her summer connecting with fellow researchers and more than 30 Nobel Laureates.Read More

Recent Dissertations: Amanda Rogers explores henna adornment in North Africa

Recent Dissertations: Amanda Rogers explores henna adornment in North Africa

In her dissertation, Amanda examines henna practices in the context of North African politics, gender and Islamic culture.Read More

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón (Spanish) awarded Puerto Rican literary prize

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón (Spanish) awarded Puerto Rican literary prize

The Certamen de novela del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña 2012 consists of a statuette, $5,000 and the publishing of his novel in 2014 by the Editorial del Instituto de Cultura.Read More

Recent Dissertations: The Weight of Expecting - Beyond Pickles and Ice Cream

Recent Dissertations: The Weight of Expecting - Beyond Pickles and Ice Cream

In her dissertation, Stefanie Hinkle (GDBBS - Nutrition and Health Sciences) tackled a gap in data as it related to maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain.Read More

A Decade of Teaching Grant Writing Excellence

A Decade of Teaching Grant Writing Excellence

This fall, the Laney Graduate School's Grant Writing Program celebrates its eleventh year. Since 2002, some 2,000 students from across LGS have participated in the program.Read More

Kevin Yehl (Chemistry) sees mentorship opportunity in summer research travel

Kevin Yehl (Chemistry) sees mentorship opportunity in summer research travel

Kevin will travel to Singapore this summer to conduct research at one of seven NSF-sponsored East Asia and Pacific Summer InstitutesRead More

Recent Dissertations: Sarah Vitorino (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) on walking the line and making a difference

Recent Dissertations: Sarah Vitorino (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) on walking the line and making a difference

It is widely known that the United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Fewer people know that women are the fastest-growing segment of the American prison population.Read More

Recent Dissertations: Tiffany Stallings (Epidemiology) studies fruit and vegetable intake among low-income U.S. women

Recent Dissertations: Tiffany Stallings (Epidemiology) studies fruit and vegetable intake among low-income U.S. women

With more than 9 million WIC recipients reported in 2010, Tiffany's work is timely and relevant to efforts to improve nutrition in America. Read More

The English Language Support Program: Twenty Years of Enhancing Excellence

The English Language Support Program: Twenty Years of Enhancing Excellence

History. Medicine. Business. For two decades, the English Language Support Program has helped students and professionals in a range of fields harness the power of language to enhance their careers and lives.Read More

Dr. Pamela Scully on why the Laney Graduate School is a great place for educators and graduate students

Dr. Pamela Scully on why the Laney Graduate School is a great place for educators and graduate students

Professor Pamela Scully (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) discusses why she chose Emory and the importance of graduate education at Emory and in her work. Read More

Recent Dissertations: Jennifer Heil (English) rediscovers Christopher Columbus

Recent Dissertations: Jennifer Heil (English) rediscovers Christopher Columbus

Every year, America celebrates Columbus Day to honor Christopher Columbus and the "discovery" of America. Beyond "the ocean blue" is the multinational mythmaking behind this American icon.Read More

Eat. Talk. Teach. Run! A professional program changing teaching one Bánh Mì and Fro-Yo at a time.

Eat. Talk. Teach. Run! A professional program changing teaching one Bánh Mì and Fro-Yo at a time.

ETTR is an innovative program designed to foster pedagogical innovation among graduate students with a novel, peer-based, interdisciplinary approach that employs flashtalks. Read More

Ashley Moraguez discusses her research interests and why she chose Emory

Ashley Moraguez discusses her research interests and why she chose Emory

Ashley Moraguez, a Political Science student, talks about her background in political science, her interest in American politics and why she was drawn to the Laney Graduate School.Read More

Recent Dissertations: Kenneth Desmond (Physics) examines how jamming unfolds in soft materials.

Recent Dissertations: Kenneth Desmond (Physics) examines how jamming unfolds in soft materials.

Like cars in a traffic jam, some kinds of materials change from flowing to rigid when they are confined in small spaces. Physicists want to learn more about about how and why that happens.Read More

Neuroscience student Kevin Fomalont awarded a Fulbright

Neuroscience student Kevin Fomalont awarded a Fulbright

Mr. Fomalont's award will support study and research in St. Petersburg, Russia at the famed Institute of Experimental Medicine.Read More

Adam Rosenthal (Comparative Literature) wins Naomi Schor Memorial Award

Adam Rosenthal (Comparative Literature) wins Naomi Schor Memorial Award

The award recognizes the best essay by a graduate student making a presentation at the annual meeting of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium.Read More

Dr. James Kindt discusses the benefits of choosing Emory for graduate study

Dr. James Kindt discusses the benefits of choosing Emory for graduate study

Associate Professor James Kindt (Chemistry) talks about his work, why he chose Emory and what makes the Laney Graduate School an attractive place for graduate students. Read More

Laney Graduate School to offer the PhD in Islamic Civilizations Studies

Laney Graduate School to offer the PhD in Islamic Civilizations Studies

In Fall 2013, the Laney Graduate School will welcome the first cohort of students in the new Islamic Civilizations Studies doctoral program.Read More

MDP at Emory and in the world

MDP at Emory and in the world

After two years of academic training and field-based practicums throughout the world, the Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program graduated its first class of students in August 2012. Read More

2012-13 Grant Writing Program gets underway

2012-13 Grant Writing Program gets underway

The 2012-13 Grant Writing Program is underway. The Grant Writing Program offers assistance to Humanities and Social Science graduate students at every stage of grantwriting. Read More

University leaders convene in Germany for 2012 Strategic Leaders Global Summit

University leaders convene in Germany for 2012 Strategic Leaders Global Summit

University leaders from around the world convened in Germany in September for a global summit addressing graduate education and global career pathways.Read More

Former Emory President James T. Laney and Dean Lisa A. Tedesco discuss graduate education at Emory, past and present

Former Emory President James T. Laney and Dean Lisa A. Tedesco discuss graduate education at Emory, past and present

During Emory's annual Homecoming celebrations, President Laney and Dean Tedesco came together to reflect on the evolution of graduate education at Emory and the vision for its future.Read More

Emory College announces new directions

Emory College announces new directions

Emory College plans to reallocate resources to enhance areas of distinction and support new and emerging areas of growth.Read More

Professor Tyrone Forman talks about graduate education at the Laney Graduate School

Professor Tyrone Forman talks about graduate education at the Laney Graduate School

Professor Forman, a sociologist, discusses Emory's commitments to making race and difference important areas of engagement, and the resources available to graduate students.Read More

Graduate awarded the Latin American Studies Association's Best Dissertation Prize

Graduate awarded the Latin American Studies Association's Best Dissertation Prize

History graduate Uri Rosenheck has received the Latin American Studies Association's Best Dissertation Prize for his PhD thesis "Fighting for Home Abroad: Remembrance and Oblivion of World War II in Brazil."Read More

Dean Tedesco meets with national leaders to discuss "Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers" report

Dean Tedesco meets with national leaders to discuss "Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers" report

In 2011, Dean Lisa A. Tedesco of the Laney Graduate School was appointed to a national commission to address how graduate students in the United States progress through graduate school and into careers.Read More

Ugochukwu "Smooth" Nzewi receives Smithsonian Institution Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Ugochukwu "Smooth" Nzewi receives Smithsonian Institution Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The fellowship will support his continuing work on the Dak'Art biennial and its role in shaping African art.Read More

Leila Myrick discusses her research and the Laney Graduate School

Leila Myrick discusses her research and the Laney Graduate School

Leila Myrick, an MD/PhD-Neuroscience student, talks about her research on Fragile X syndrome and about the opportunities and resources available at the Laney Graduate School.Read More

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