Senior Economics and International Affairs student, Ayanda Francis, has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. She is one of twenty undergraduate students chosen from throughout the country for their dedication, leadership, planning, cultural adaptability, and strong communication skills.
Several students and faculty members from LMC and HTS attended the 2013 meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine at Emory, which was co-sponsored by the Ivan Allen College, HTS, and LMC.
Pictured in these photographs, which were snapped by LMC professor Anne Pollock, are Chelsea Howell (HTS), Tracy Hsiao (HTS grad student), and Elizabeth Wedegis (STAC). STAC majors Caroline Gwynn and Elizabeth Wedegis were also photographed with the keynote speaker Bill Foege.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the American journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service and CNN, has joined the international advisory board of the Africa Atlanta 2014 project based at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Volunteering for nonprofits such as the Latin American Association or La Amistad. Interning with local organizations that serve Atlanta’s Latino community. These probably aren’t the activities that come to mind when you think about college Spanish classes.
A remarkable dialog among five Atlanta university presidents took place on campus April 24 when Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson hosted “A Conversation among Presidents: Compassion in Science and Technology” at the Historic Academy of Medicine.
IAC faculty and staff were recognized for their extraordinary professional contributions and service in advancing the mission of the college and the Institute at the annual Staff Buzz Awards Ceremony in April.
Offering what is sure to be another popular and engaging summer exhibition, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) in partnership with Georgia Tech is pleased to announce an interactive show highlighting the work of women game designers and artists titled “XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design.” “XYZ” seeks to challenge the misperception that women neither play nor create video games. The exhibition opens July 12 and runs through September 1, 2013.
Binita Patel, a student majoring in International Affairs and Modern Languages, is a recipient of a Possible Woman Foundation International Scholarship.
"The states with the lowest income tax rates grow the fastest, by far. The difference is astounding," said Christine Ries, professor in the School of Economics, discussing the possibility of nixing Georgia's six percent income tax. "If you want more of something [income], don't tax it." Source: Times Free Press, May 5, 2013
Parents and friends from across Atlanta witnessed as young men and women in the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) took the oath and received their commissions as officers during a joint ceremony at Georgia Tech on May 3.
Agrita Kiopa, a recent doctoral graduate of the School of Public Policy, received the Best Pre-Doc Paper award at the Early Career Researcher Conference (ECRC) held in Madrid from April 8-9, 2013.
Caryn Womack, a 2011 graduate of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has released her first album on iTunes.
"There is simply no way to adequately evaluate the writing of thousands of students,” says Karen Head, assistant professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, discussing the challenges of building a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) to teach first-year composition.
“Many southern states oppose renewable portfolio standards because they believe their renewable resources are insufficient,” according to a working paper written by Marilyn Brown, professor in the School of Public Policy (SPP); Youngsun Baek, SPP doctoral candidate; Yu Wang, SPP doctoral candidate; and Cullen Morris of Duke University.
“The students are doing something that’s very technical and cool,” said Brian Magerko, associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, while discussing EarSketch, a project that teaches high school students how to write computer code to create musical remixe.