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  • DiSalvo Part of Journal Launch

    March 27, 2015

    Demonstrations is a new open access online platform for publications at the intersection of science and technology studies, art and design, to be launched in Fall 2015. An interdisciplinary platform that aims to publish peer-reviewed contributions that combine creative approaches with science and technology studies, Demonstratons provides this new and sprawling area an appropriate platform for publication, experiment and reflection.

  • Thomas Lux's Poem Featured in The New Yorker

    March 23, 2015

    Thomas Lux's poem "Cow Chases Boys," as well as a recorded reading by Lux of the poem, was featured in March 23, 2015 issue of The New Yorker. Lux is a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication as well as director of the McEver Visiting Writers program and Poetry@Tech.

  • New Works by Nam June Paik Are Discovered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    March 23, 2015

    Professor Gregory Zinman was quoted in an article in Smithsonian Magazine on the confluence of art and engineering, particilarly in the context of "Watch This! Revelations in Media Art," an exhibition that opens on April 24.

  • McGruder Receives Pathways to Excellence Award

    March 13, 2015

    Juan A. McGruder, director of development for the Ivan Allen College, has been selected to receive the 2015 Pathways to Excellence award, conferred by the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) National Alumni Association.

  • A Fruitful Collaboration

    March 11, 2015

    Carl DiSalvo and foraging activist and Tech alumnus Craig Durkin are teaming up to make sure the bounty of Atlanta’s neglected fruit trees doesn’t wind up wasted.

  • Young Named EUSA Chair

    March 10, 2015

    Alasdair Young has been selected as the new chair of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) for 2015-17.

  • Georgia Tech Solidifes Partnership with Liberia

    March 10, 2015

    Signaling nearly a decade of partnership between Georgia Tech and the Republic of Liberia, the two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that solidifies their relationship around communication technologies and development.

  • Killing Top Terrorists Is Not Enough

    March 05, 2015

    A skeptical caution about the efficacy of targeting top leaders comes from Jenna Jordan, an assistant professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She first distilled her critique in a 2009 article in Security Studies titled, “When Heads Roll: Assessing the Effectiveness of Leadership Decapitation.”

  • The End of the Big Mac

    February 27, 2015

    "The burger's demise won’t be marked by a declaration in a quarterly report, but by a collective appreciation for the comfort it offered America."

    "All classics are bittersweet, whether they’re vintage films or triple-bun hamburgers. Tender, they tug at our emotions, partly earnestly, partly in nostalgia for a joy that probably was never as joyous as the distortions of time and memory afford."

    -Ian Bogost

  • Impact of UK research revealed in 7,000 case studies

    February 16, 2015

    “Every government wants to know the societal impact of its research,” says Diana Hicks, who studies science and technology policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. “The difficulty is how to do that broadly when you only have isolated case studies. Britain has cracked that problem and produced a wonderful data source.”

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  • U.N. Taps Georgia Tech Professor to Launch Macau Program

    February 16, 2015

    The Georgia Institute of Technology has granted Michael L. Best, who teaches in the university’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and College of Computing, a four-year leave of absence so he can assume the position of director of a newly formed United Nations institute in Macau, China.

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  • Bankoff Heads Effort to Develop Midtown as Regional Tech Hub

    February 12, 2015

    “Midtown is now the innovation center of Atlanta,” said Joe Bankoff, the new chairman of Atlanta’s Midtown Alliance.

    Bankoff’s perspective on the midtown “innovation zone” draws upon his experience in the arts, business, law, technology, and his role now in higher education as chair of the Ivan Allen College Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

  • Mitchell Appointed to New FCC Committee

    February 12, 2015

    Helena Mitchell has been appointed to serve on a newly formed committee of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Disability Advisory Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission.

  • To Win Funds, Scientists Pursue Sweeping Solutions to Social Ills

    February 10, 2015

    "Even the science community knows that basic research, the linear model of progress, is kind of getting tired," says Diana M. Hicks, a public-policy professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Scientists have realized they can’t go to Congress, talk about the endless frontier, and expect more money, she says. "Grand challenges are somehow of the cultural moment."

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  • Georgia Tech and Emory Launch Partnership on Multi-Faith Leadership

    February 09, 2015

    The public symposium "Compassion and Leadership in a Multi-Faith World" on Feb. 18 is the inaugural event of the newly established Leadership and Multi-Faith Program (LAMP), a joint initiative between Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Emory University's Candler School of Theology.

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