Carol A. Senf, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has published an essay, "The Devil's Arithmetic and Time Travel: Truth and Memory," The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives, an anthology of criticism edited by John Edgar Browning (who will join LMC as a Brittain Fellow in Fall 2014) and Judith B. Kerman.
In recognition of Georgia Tech’s commitment to economic development, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated the Institute as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The designation acknowledges Tech’s work with public and private sector partners in the state and region to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, workforce development, and community development.
The Labor Department latest jobs report, covering activity in June, revealed 288,000 new jobs were created. According to Thomas “Danny” Boston, next month’s unemployment rate should enter the 5 percentage point region - something unimaginable in recent years.
The European Union is often depicted as a global regulatory power. In his article "Europe as a Global Regulator? The Limits of EU Influence in International Food Safety Standards," Alasdair Young contends that this depiction, while not unfounded, is misleading.
Decades ago, serving in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) was mandatory for all Georgia Tech students and the ranks of the campus battalion routinely numbered in the thousands. Today, Tech’s ROTC programs provide advanced training for only an elite few, such as School of Economics alumnus Andrew Townsend.
During the American Civil War, Georgia became the industrial, transportation, and arsenal hub of the Confederacy. Georgia Tech hosted the first annual symposium Technology and the American Civil War to explore these themes at the intersection of history, technology, and liberal arts.
Thomas “Danny” Boston, professor of economics in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs said the jobs report issued July 3 by the U.S. Labor Department contains several signs the economy continues to improve. The report (accessible here) indicates the nation’s unemployment rate should dip into the 5 percent range within the next month.
Carol Colatrella, LMC Professor and Ivan Allen College Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, is accustomed to writing on women and technology. Her book Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender, Science, and Technology was published by The Ohio State University Press in 2011.
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Carol's comments appear at the last part of the 15-minute podcast.
Kirk Bowman specializes in soccer and global politics. He and his students talk about their experience viewing the World Cup from Spain.
Just 45 days before the start of the World Cup, Mary McDonald, Homer Rice Chair in Sports and Society in the School of History, Technology, and Society, attended a conference in Brazil on international mega-events.
The first article, "On the Suspended Sentences of the Scott Sisters: Mass Incarceration, Kidney Donation, and the Biopolitics of Race in the United States," will be published in Science, Technology, & Human Values and is currently available online: