Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Press Releases

  • Museum of Design Atlanta Celebrates Women Game Designers with Summer Exhibition

    ATLANTA, GA (April 16, 2013) 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.

  • Congressman John Lewis to Receive Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

    ATLANTA, GA (January 23, 2013) Congressman John Lewis – an icon of American civil rights – has been named a recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced today. Lewis will be honored during events at the Institute’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts on April 4, 2013.

  • Global Learning for First-Generation College Students at Georgia Tech is Funded by $1.3 Million Grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation

    ATLANTA, GA (November 20, 2012) Georgia Tech students who are the first in their family to attend college will have the opportunity to gain global perspectives and experience abroad through a new grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation. The $1.13 million pledge to Campaign Georgia Tech will provide scholarships that encourage first-generation college students to take courses in the Ivan Allen College Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and will underwrite complementary study and work abroad programs in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

  • William H. Foege to Receive Georgia Institute of Technology Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

    ATLANTA, GA (December 16, 2011) The Georgia Institute of Technology has named William H. Foege a recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage. A transformational leader in global health policies who made possible the eradication of smallpox and other diseases worldwide, Foege will be honored during events at the Institute’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts on March 14-15, 2012.

  • Georgia Tech and Shepherd Center Awarded $4.75 Million Grant

    ATLANTA, GA (October 19, 2011) The Georgia Institute of Technology and Shepherd Center have been awarded a $4.75 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for research and development of wireless technologies aimed at enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. The grant supports the continuation of a decade of innovative research and engineering at the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC), a collaboration between Shepherd Center and Georgia Tech.

  • CACP Report Shows Digital Media Can Improve Employment For People With Disabilities

    ATLANTA, GA (October 5, 2011) A new report by the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) housed in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts shows that a networked economy and new digital media technology have transformed the employment landscape for adults with disabilities, especially for those under the age of 30.

  • Georgia Tech Team Wins Public Policy Case Competition

    ATLANTA, GA (September 6, 2011) Assets supporting highly technical job opportunities as well as hourly jobs should be the target of the redevelopment of Fort McPherson according to the Georgia Tech’s winning team at the first Public Policy Case Competition hosted August 26th by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts School of Public Policy.

  • Local Navy Ensign Awarded Rare Non-Combat Medal for Heroism

    ATLANTA, GA (June 14, 2011) Navy Ensign Sean Barner, a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was awarded the highest non-combat medal for heroism in recognition of his courageous rescue of guests being held hostage by two armed gunmen at a party in College Park, Georgia on May 3, 2009. Barner received the Navy and Marine Corp Medal, a very rare honor, at a ceremony held on Tuesday, June 14 at 10am on the Georgia Tech campus. At the time of the incident, Barner was an active duty Marine attending Georgia State University and a member of the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) Atlanta Region Unit at Georgia Tech.

  • Sam Nunn to Receive Inaugural Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

    ATLANTA, GA (December 10, 2010) One of the nation’s most respected and visionary leaders on defense and national security – former United States Senator Sam Nunn – has been named the inaugural recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson announced today. Nunn will be honored at the Ivan Allen College’s Founder’s Day luncheon on March 15, an event that annually marks Allen’s birthday.

  • Georgia Tech Announces $100,000 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

    ATLANTA, GA (June 3, 2010) The Georgia Institute of Technology is establishing the Ivan Allen Prize Jr. for Social Courage in recognition of the late Ivan Allen Jr., former mayor of Atlanta for whom the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is named.

  • New Study Shows South Can Cut Utility Bills, Create Jobs and Conserve Billions of Gallons of Water

    ATLANTA, GA (April 19, 2010) According to a new study released today by a team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute, aggressive adoption of energy efficiency programs in the South[1] would lower utility bills by $41 billion, create 380,000 new jobs, reduce the need for new power plants, and save 8.6 billion gallons of freshwater by 2020.[2]

  • Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum to Highlight Work Toward A World Free of Nuclear Weapons

    ATLANTA, GA (March 19, 2010) In the midst of unprecedented momentum among the international strategic communities for nuclear weapons disarmament, Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum will present on March 29, 2010 “The Path Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: The Euro-Atlantic Challenge.” Scheduled speakers include former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense, Michéle Flournoy, the U.S. Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Thomas P. D’Agostino, and the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. The forum is open to the public. Program background, schedule, and registration are available at www.inta.gatech.edu/sam-nunn-forum.

  • Ivan Allen College Names William J. Todd Recipient of 2010 Ivan Allen Jr Prize for Progress and Service

    ATLANTA, GA (February 15, 2010) Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has named William J. Todd, president and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, as the 2010 recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service. Todd will accept the award during the College’s annual Founder’s Day event on Monday, March 15, in the Georgian Ballroom at The Biltmore. Todd’s acceptance speech at 1:00 p.m. will be free and open to the public as space permits.

  • Royster Named Dean of Ivan Allen College

    ATLANTA, GA (February 10, 2010) Following a national search, Georgia Tech Provost Gary B. Schuster has announced that Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster, a professor of English with interests related to rhetorical studies, women’s studies and literacy, will be the College’s next dean. In addition to holding the dean’s chair, Royster will be a professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture. She is expected to start by the fall semester.

  • Search for New Dean of Ivan Allen College

    ATLANTA, GA (August 21, 2009) Sue Rosser, who provided exemplary leadership as Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts for 10 years, stepped down this summer to become Provost at San Francisco State University. The President and Provost of Georgia Tech announce a nationwide search for a successor who can lead the College to continued prominence and accomplishment.

  • Study Shows Business Social Structure Key to Sustaining Hi Tech Industry

    ATLANTA, GA (July 15, 2009) A new study by professors at Georgia Tech reveals that Atlanta’s reputation as a high technology center masks a decade of erosion. Though it leads the U.S. in the physical resources that attract and sustain high tech industry, Atlanta companies haven’t meshed within the local economy. The result has been a steady migration of companies to other states and an industry profile described by the study as “at best, stagnant.” The findings offer a roadmap for regions looking to grow high tech industry by identifying business social structure a key factor for success.

  • Georgia Tech Announces New Ph.D. for Returning GIs

    ATLANTA, GA (March 24, 2009) With President Obama’s accelerated timetable for withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq scheduled to be complete in August of next year, the nation will soon be faced with the task of reintegrating members of the U.S. armed forces into the workforce. Georgia Tech is leading the way by announcing today the development of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. to help returning GIs capitalize on the skills and military experience they’ve received while overseas. The new Ph.D. will be an interdisciplinary effort between the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the College of Engineering.

  • CARE CEO Helene D. Gayle Named Recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Award for Progress and Service

    ATLANTA, GA (February 23, 2009) The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech has named Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO of CARE, as recipient of the 2009 Ivan Allen Jr. Award for Progress and Service. Gayle will accept the award during the College’s annual Founder’s Day celebration which takes place Thursday, March 12, 2009 in the Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore. Gayle’s address at 1:00pm is free and open to the public.

  • U.S., North and South Korea Diplomats meet on critical Energy Security issues at Georgia Tech conference

    ATLANTA, GA (February 23, 2009) Amid continuing economic, security, and political tensions, diplomats and policy experts from the U.S. and North and South Korea will converge to discuss Korea’s energy future and the attendant issues of energy security and diplomacy at a conference hosted by the Georgia Tech Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy.

  • Government Gets ‘C’ Grade on “WMD Terror Report Card”

    ATLANTA, GA (September 10, 2008) A year and half after the 9/11 Commission's call for “maximum effort” against Weapons of Mass Destuction (WMD) terrorism, the government's performance has been graded a 'C' by Georgia Tech's Dr. Margaret E. Kosal. Kosal, a lead author of the “WMD Terror Report Card,” joined U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and former Senator Slade Gorton in debuting the Report Card, an evaluation by the 9/11 Commission + 6 Initiative of the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA), a bipartisan center for national security studies.

  • Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Awarded €300,000 by European Union

    ATLANTA, GA (September 9, 2008) The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in the Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech announces its inauguration as a prestigious European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE). Funded by a €300,000 grant from the European Union, the Center will serve as a catalyst for economic and cultural ties between Europe and Georgia and the Southeast.

CISTP Hosts General Petraeus

ATLANTA, GA (January 19, 2010) Video of General Petraeus speaking at the Ferst Center


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Rebecca Keane
rebecca.keane@iac.gatech.edu
404-894-1720

David Terraso
david.terraso@comm.gatech.edu
404-385-2966

Matt Nagel
matt.nagel@comm.gatech.edu
404-894-7460

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