The University of Umeå, Sweden, has conferred upon Knoespel a prestigious honorary doctorate recognizing his ongoing productive engagement with Swedish institutions of higher learning.
Kurt Brown's poem "Pan del Muerto" and Cornelius Eady's poem "Overturned" from this recent issue of Terminus were chosen to appear in BEST AMERICAN POETRY. The poems were chosen by Terrance Hayes.
The series, which began in 1988, has a different guest editor each year and has included such greats as Billy Collins, Adrienne Rich, Robert Creely, and Donald Hall.
Dr. Matthew E. Oliver was invited to Auburn University on March 6, 2014 to present a research seminar on the regulation of natural gas pipelines. The working paper he presented is entitled “Optimal Capacity and Two-Part Pricing for a Natural Gas Pipeline under Alternative Regulatory Constraints”, and is co-authored by David Finnoff and Charles F. Mason of the University of Wyoming.
As part of the Policy@Tech Speakers Series for 2014, Nunn School Assistant Professor Margaret E. Kosal shared her experiences in policymaking, advising in the Department of Defense, and her critical issues at the academia-policy nexus last Wednesday, 26 February 2014. Her remarks highlighted recent experiences and observations from serving as a Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) as part of his inaugural Strategic Studies Group (SSG) in Washington DC and previous experiences as Science & Technology Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and as liaison to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
April Martin and Elizabeth Warden, undergraduate students in the School of History, Technology, and Society, have been invited to attend the ACCIAC Meeting of the Minds to be held in early April.
Editorial by Brian Howey on the impact of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
U.S. Senate alumni Dick Lugar, R-Ind., and Sam Nunn, D-Ga., talked farm policy, campaign finance and international relations during a media availability Tuesday evening before joining National Public Radio's Steve Inskeep (a Carmel, Ind., native) in a conversation before a live audience at the University of Indianapolis.
WFYI Public Television will broadcast that conversation, titled "Diplomacy in a Dangerous World" at 9 p.m., Feb. 27, and on 90.1 Public Radio at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28.
Dr. Matthew E. Oliver has co-authored a chapter in Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance (edited by Todd L. Cherry, Jon Hovi, and David McEvoy). The book’s over-arching theme regards the challenges to international climate negotiations and agreements, bringing together researchers from multiple disciplines including economics, political science, international law, and the natural sciences. Oliver’s co-authors for the chapter are Jamison Pike (EcoHealth Alliance), Shanshan Huang (Nanjing University of Finance and Economics), and Jason F.
David Stone, an information analyst in the Center for Advanced Communications Policy, has made the list of Jezebel Magazine’s 2014 “Tweet Elites” with special recognition for his savvy use of social media.
Dr. Christine Ries has received a grant from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice to describe the 'flipped classroom' model as it is developing in her classroom and several others at Georgia Tech.
The talk introduced the economic and political significance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, which began between the United States and the European Unionin July. In the light of the high-level political stocktaking earlier in the week, it identified the procedural and political challenges the negotiations face. It concluded that a agreement is unlikely to be reached by the end of 2014, as planned, and that the outcome is likely to be less rather than more ambitious. While any agreement is unlikely to make many (if any) worse off, many are likely to be dissatisfied with what is achieved. Securing ratification of an agreement, therefore, will require managing that disappointment.
Breaking down the walls between art, hard sciences and math, a new crop of educators is designing curricula that allow these subjects partner with one another, encouraging holistic learning.
Across the country, teachers and administrators are coming to a similar conclusion: art informs science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and vice versa. Consequently, they are pioneering new methods of teaching that combine disciplines which have been isolated from one another under traditional educational models. And they are just getting started.
On behalf of the GT ADVANCE professors, a reception for the launch of the ADVANCE Equity, Diversity, Excellence, and Inclusion (EDEI) Initiative occured on November 6, 2013.