Kranzberg Professor John Krige gave a presentation to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and representatives from embassies and European industry during an event on December 16. The occasion marked the 50th birthday of the European Space Agency (ESA).
The European Commission has awarded Georgia Tech a Jean Monnet Center of
Excellence. The Center will pool expertise from across the Ivan Allen College to analyze Europe's place in a changing world with an American reference point but a broader focus.
Joseph R. Bankoff, chair and professor of the practice in the Nunn School, was invited by the Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office to both participate in and present a paper at the Official Symposium on the Further Internationalization and Economic Development of Shenzhen in Shenzhen, China.
A quick drop-in to your local superstore to pick up a few essentials inexorably stretches into thirty minutes, then an hour, as you stand in front of unending walls of similar products. Likewise, health insurance and financial retirement plans present a seemingly limitless number of options. Research has suggested that increased choice sets may not be beneficial to decision makers. A new study shows that we are often not the best judge when it comes to choosing the method of our own decision making.
The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) and the Center for Space Technology and Research (CSTAR) hosted Dr. Clay Moltz of the Naval Postgraduate School for a discussion of space security on November 17, 2014. Dr. Moltz is the author of Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space (Columbia University Press, 2014).
The 2014 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage was awarded to Zimbabwean human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa, the first woman to receive the award, during special events hosted by Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts November 11 through 13 events.
For new faculty, the university environment is not necessarily new but can be an overwhelming entity of operations during the first years. At Tech, many find their place among their peers on campus through mentoring.
The Georgia Tech Honors Program was host to Dr. Wendy Venet, author of A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Georgia, on October 28, 2014. Venet was a guest lecturer on the rebirth of Atlanta for the class Georgia and the Civil War, an interdisciplinary course taught jointly by Ivan Allen College Dean Jacqueline Royster and Seymour Goodman, professor in the Nunn School.
The SC Hall Building, which houses the Writing and Communication Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has attained LEED Gold status.
On November 6, 2014, Ambassador Reuben Brigety, U.S. Representative to the African Union (AU), delivered a talk on the AU’s response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. This talk, sponsored by the Nunn School’s Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), was attended by an impressive cross-section of the Georgia Tech campus and Atlanta area community. Nunn School Assistant Professor Margaret Kosal provided introductory remarks.
Kaye Husbands Fealing, chair of the School of Public Policy, presented at the Federal Reserve Board’s National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession in Washington, D.C., on October 20, 2014.