Laney EDGE Programming for 2021-2022


P2P Grad Connect: Peer-to-Peer BIPOC Mentoring Program

Many times, we think about mentoring in the most traditional academic definitions; however, mentoring is a collaborative learning relationship that is not restricted to the classroom or laboratory. Especially during these times, mentoring is being utilized as a means to stay connected, get involved, and feel community.

Therefore, the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE) and Laney EDGE are launching P2P Grad Connect: A Peer-to-Peer BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mentoring Program. The initiative connects early-career Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and APIDA LGS students with advanced LGS students.  

If you have any questions about being involved in this program, please contact laney.edge@emory.edu.

2nd Annual Research Symposium on Racial & Social Disparities, Inequities, & Injustice

The 2nd Annual Research Symposium on Racial & Social Disparities, Inequities, & Injustice, held on Friday, November 5th, 2021, is a student-driven experience that showcases LGS student research that involves racial and/or social inequality to foster an interdisciplinary community. The symposium will feature 10-minute “speed talks” from LGS students, a keynote speaker, and panel discussions from faculty across Emory’s campus.

LGS students interested in participating must submit an abstract. Accepted abstracts must contain:

  • Title and a list of all contributing authors with at least two authors
  • Research question/problem that addresses racial and/or social disparities, inequities, and/or injustice
  • Hypothesis or statement about the problem under investigation
  • Statement of the experimental methods/methodology used
  • Essential results provided in summary form (even if preliminary)
  • Conclusion
  • Hypothesis or statement about the problem under investigation
  • Statement of the methods/methodology used
  • Essential results provided in summary form (even if preliminary)
  • Conclusion

Abstracts missing any of the items above will be rejected.

Additional Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts do not need to describe a finished research product; we are accepting established research questions and plans.
  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words or less, excluding the title and author. 
  • The required font is 12pt Times New Roman, and abstracts should be submitted as a Word document.  
  • Only one student, the individual listed first in the author block, can present the abstract.
  • You must obtain permission from your research mentor, co-authors, and program director before submitting an abstract.
  • If you are working in the same research group as another abstract submitter, you must independently submit original abstracts. Identical abstracts submitted by different students will automatically be rejected.
  • Citations, tables and keywords are not allowed in the abstract text and will be removed.
  • Work must be proofread prior to submission. LGS-EDGE staff will not edit abstracts or add co-authors after the abstract submission deadline.
  • No late submissions will be accepted.

You may download the abstract template here.

Submit your abstract here.

LGS scholars who present their research during the Symposium are eligible to receive JPE 610 credit.

Any questions or concerns please contact laney.edge@emory.edu.

2021-2022 EDGE Calendar

  

Date

Time

Event

Description

8/13/2021

11:30am-1:00pm

Centennial Scholars Luncheon

The Centennial Scholars Fellowship is given to applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and who will contribute to the development of a richly diverse student body.

8/19/2021

4:00-6:00pm

WiNS Meet & Greet & Women in the Sciences MixerThe WiNS Fellowship is given to an incoming female student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievements and will contribute to the increase in women in selected fields and establish a more gender-diverse academic community.
9/21/2021

4:00-6:00pm

Diverse Scholars in Humanities & Social Sciences Mixer

 The Diverse Scholars in Humanities & Social Sciences Mixer is a great opportunity for LGS students to build relationships with other graduate students in Humanities and Social Sciences programs.

10/13/2021

4:00-6:00pm

1st Generation Scholars/500+ Miles from Home Scholars Mixer 

 The 1st Generation Scholars/500+ Miles from Home Scholars Mixer is a great opportunity for LGS students to build relationships with other graduate students who are 1st generation of 500+ miles away from home.

10/20/202112:00-2:00pmEDGE Seminar SeriesLGS-EDGE will partner with Campus Life to present a seminar on a topic related to diversity, inclusion, and community life on Emory’s campus
11/3/20214:00-6:00pmDiverse Scholars in STEM MixerThe Diverse Scholars in STEM Mixer is a great opportunity for LGS students to build relationships with other graduate students in STEM programs.

11/5/2021

10:00am-3:00pm 

2nd Annual Research Symposium on Racial & Social Disparities, Inequities, & Injustice

The 2nd Annual Research Symposium on Racial and Social Disparities, Inequities, and Injustice showcases LGS student research that involves racial and/or social inequality to foster an interdisciplinary community. The symposium will feature 10-minute “speed talks” from LGS students, a keynote speaker, and panel discussions from faculty across Emory’s campus. The intended audience includes all Emory University graduate students and faculty.  

11/9/20215:00-8:00pmAnnual Diversity ReceptionThe LGS-EDGE Annual Diversity Reception is an opportunity for LGS students, faculty, and staff to network with colleagues and alumni while celebrating the achievements of Laney's diverse scholars. During the reception, EDGE will announce the 2021-2022 recipient of the Kharen Fulton Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement in Graduate Education, and attendees will hear from the 2021-2022 EDGE Fellow and Ambassadors.
11/10/20215:00-7:00pmThe Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone & How We Can Prosper Together, ft. Heather McGhee, AuthorLGS-EDGE joins other Emory campus partners in showcasing New York Times bestselling author Heather McGhee.
11/17/20214:00-7:00pmWomen in Humanities & Social Sciences MixerThe Diverse Scholars in Humanities & Social Sciences Mixer is a great opportunity for LGS women students to build relationships with other women in Humanities and Social Sciences programs
1/19/20224:00-6:00pmEDGE Community CelebrationLGS-EDGE celebrates the diversity in the LGS community.
2/16/202212:00-2:00pmEDGE Seminar SeriesLGS-EDGE will partner with Campus Life to present a seminar on a topic related to diversity, inclusion, and community life on Emory’s campus.
3/29/20224:00-6:00pmShow Your Spirit MixerThe Show Your Spirit Mixer is a great opportunity for LGS to showcase their undergraduate colleges and universities, fraternities and sororities, or other organizations. Come dressed in your favorite paraphernalia!
4/19/202212:00-2:00pmEDGE Seminar SeriesLGS-EDGE will partner with Campus Life to present a seminar on a topic related to diversity, inclusion, and community life on Emory’s campus.