There is a new grad student working group for students doing research focused on the city of Atlanta. If you are interested, please email Georg Usmano ([log in to unmask]) and see below for previous correspondence about the group and a note about their first meeting.
I hope the beginning of the week is going well!
Over the weekend a couple more people were able to fill out the doodle poll. We will be having our first meeting this Friday (29th) from 1 to 2pm in Langdale Hall room 939 and via Webex (link to my personal room: https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/gusmanov1). Please feel free to use whichever mode of meeting is best for you. In addition to this email, I will be sending out a calendar invite.
The goal for our first meeting is to hear what ideas people have for the working group and to decide a general direction. We will also discussion the frequency of when we want to meet and where.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out!
All the best,
I hope y’alls week is wrapping up nicely!
A few people have completed the doodle and after running into a couple people around campus I know more are going to do so soon.
So, as of now it seems like most people can meet on Friday Oct 29th from 1 to 2 pm. I will wait a couple more days for others to give input and then send out an outlook/webex invite for that time.
That being said, two of the options to meet are today from 1 to 2 or 2 to 3pm. We will not meeting at those times.
As a note to all, of those that complete the doodle for a meeting time they will be included in future emails and webex invites and I will leave off others to avoid filling up mailboxes. If you are not able to come, but wish to be included in future emails please let me know.
Have a great weekend!
This is the email to begin planning the first meeting for the Atlanta student working group!
***You are receiving this email either because you accepted the invitation sent out by Amy Spring for the Center for Neighborhoods and Communities: Grad Student Brown Bag and were not able to attend the meeting last Friday (15th) or you attended the meeting and expressed interest in being part of the student working group.***
During our meeting last Friday we discussed what students would like to see come of an Atlanta student working group this semester. For those who could not attend the meeting, please find Amy Spring’s notes at the bottom of this email. These are by no means what the groups is doing, rather an overview of what was discussed.
Since many of us are spread throughout the larger Atlanta metro area the student working group will be meeting in a hybrid format to make sure all are included. For now, it will be best to figure out a date and time that is best for everyone to meet. This first meeting will hone in on what members want to do in future meeting. Below are some proposed dates and times. There is a link for a doodle poll so you can mark what date(s) work best for you.
Doodle poll link: https://doodle.com/poll/zm7yrw96tap4ghcq?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
If you have any suggestions or questions about what we should discuss please feel free to reach out! Also if none of the listed times work for you please let me know.
George S. Usmanov, MA
Department of Sociology
Georgia State University
In Person: Langdale Hall, Suite 933
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Amy Spring’s Notes:
-Hybrid meetings (opportunities for in-person and virtual participation)
-Increase opportunities to present at conferences, conduct collaborative research, get help with theses/dissertations
-Opportunities to “see” the research process from start to finish
-Bring in community speakers / promote community outreach
-Make Atlanta-based research accessible for classroom teaching and community groups
-Discuss important urban works / new books (could draw from ASA CUSS award winners, for example)
-How-to workshops on specific topics (could ask graduate students to run some of these)
-Informal lunches / networking opportunities
-Research teams working on a specific paper/product, with a faculty mentor