September message from Dean Enku Gelaye
I am so appreciative of everyone’s tremendous effort throughout August. How we prepare for and welcome students back to campus sets the tone for the entire semester. From Rec the Night/Pep Rally, Songfest, and Midnight Breakfast to NPHC Yard Show, College Colors Day, Clairmont Carnival, and SHS Open House, the energy on campus has been higher than the temperatures outside. Let’s keep it going!
New resources guide: Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Emory
The Emory Libraries align with the university as it develops scholars in the field of AI, with a distinct focus on the ethical and moral implications of these technologies. This guide:
- Identifies resources (databases, e-books, etc) for locating information on AI and machine learning.
Provides tips and guides researchers in using the above resources.
- Highlights the works of the AI.Humanity scholars as well as existing research here at Emory.
- Curates a list of current online blogs, reports and portals for keeping abreast of machine learning in academia and industry.
Highlights ethical and social justice themes in artificial intelligence.
- Provides resources for discussions of the utilization of AI in the teaching/learning space.
Learn more about the guide, Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Emory.
Apply to represent Campus Life on Emory Staff Council
The Staff Council is an organization through which employees can participate responsibly and meaningfully in the governance of the university community. While the Staff Council is not a decision‐making body for university policy, it does provide ideas and information to decision-makers and seeks to represent and support staff perspectives to the administration. To learn more, visit the Staff Council website, which includes an overview video (2:06). Review council meeting dates and times for 2023-2024 to confirm that you can attend all meetings. To be considered, please apply by Wednesday, September 13, at 12 p.m.
It's not too late to pick up your free Campus Life jacket
Campus Life jackets by Nike are still available. Pick-up location, dates
- Sizes available: L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
- Where: Alumni Memorial Union Center (AMUC), Suite 318 A
When: Tuesday, Sep. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Wednesday, Sep. 13, from 12 to 3 p.m.
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Louise Turner joins Office of Respect
The new counselor/advocate in Campus Life’s Office of Respect is Louise M. Turner (she/her), LPC. She reports to Emily Palmieri, PhD, director of the Office of Respect. Turner provides comprehensive survivor response services to Emory students who have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or relationship harm. She advocates for student needs through collaboration with internal and external community partners.
Turner’s previous positions include personal counselor/group co-facilitator with the Georgia State University Counseling Center. A licensed professional counselor (LPC), she holds a master’s degree in school and professional counseling from Lindenwood University and a bachelor’s with a psychology major from Lincoln University. Her professional certifications include college well-being, trauma, and resilience from Florida State University. Turner’s leisure interests include spending time in nature, discovering new hiking trails, riding her bicycle, listening to music, exploring new restaurants, and laughing with her loved ones. You can send a welcome message to Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Brainier and Open Sesame
Campus Life staff now have access to hundreds of new professional development courses offered by Open Sesame through Brainier, our new Learning Management System (LMS). If you would like a walk-through of the system, join Venus Miller on Zoom for a 20-minute "Introduction to Brainier and Open Sesame."
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What is Rapt by Others?
This book salon program features discussions about memoirs that will create new connections with our colleagues and deepen our understanding and appreciation of cultural differences. The 3rd Series will feature 6 books, spanning October 2023 through April 2024. Discussions will take place at the Emory Bookstore on select Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Register through Emory HR Self-Service, beginning September 13. (Select Learning Management; then Learning Management-Brainier.) Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taína Figueroa receives promotion, moves to Center for Women
The new associate director of the Center for Women at Emory is Taína M. Figueroa (she/her/ella), who served previously as assistant director of Latinx Initiatives in the Office for RACE. Figueroa joined RACE in 2018 as a doctoral intern and became full-time staff in 2019 as a program coordinator. As associate director, She reports to Chanel Craft Tanner, PhD, director of the Center for Women.
Driven by a passion to build sustainable communities for marginalized groups in higher education, Figueroa focuses on graduate initiatives and co-curricular engagements. She holds a master's degree and bachelor's in philosophy from Emory University and Trinity College, respectively. She is completing her PhD in philosophy at Emory, specializing in Latina/x and Caribbean Feminisms. Figueroa loves all things green and growing, crafting, and bullet journaling. When she isn’t tending her plants or writing, she is likely planning her next escape to la Isla del Encanto. You can congratulate Taína at email@example.com.
Volunteer opportunity for students: Welcoming Day of Service
This event, hosted by Volunteer Emory, gives members of the Emory community a chance to come together and volunteer in multiple locations around Atlanta. Students can register online anytime until Saturday morning or be registered manually when they show up to participate. Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meet by 11 a.m. at Emory Student Center, North Tower, first floor, Multipurpose Rooms 4, 5 and 6. Register here.
Biologist gets the Scoop on Squash bug poop
Emory biologists, including graduate student Jason Chen, solve a mystery about how a common insect acquires a microbe that is essential for its growth. The discovery may help in the control of an agricultural pest.
This Week in Emory Athletics
Women's soccer takes on two non-conference foes at home:
Emory vs Guilford: Saturday, September 9, at 1 p.m.
- Emory vs Hartford: Sunday, September 10, at 1 p.m.
Free pizza for the first 100 students.
COVID-19: Understanding the latest variants and vaccines
As COVID-related hospitalizations once again increase across the U.S., experts are researching the newly identified variants, their transmissibility and possible mutations. Carlos del Rio and Jodie Guest discuss the variants, new vaccines and more.
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