Jenna Jordan, assistant professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "and Aaron Mannes, of the University of Maryland, have separately reviewed dozens of past campaigns by governments to destroy terrorist organizations and found that culling leaders works in some instances—especially when terrorist groups are young and small—but not in others," reports The New Yorker.
Lauren Klein received the prestigious NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant to support the development of a web based tool for the visual exploration of the themes that recur across an archive, based on the text analysis technique of topic modeling combined with the archive's related metadata. A digitized archive of 19th century abolitionist newspapers will serve as the initial test case.
In a paradigm-breaking approach, Intel has announced a new Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing (ISTC-Social) involving the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts as a research partner supported by $1.625 million in funding. Intel’s commitment affirms liberal arts-based research as a leading edge for third-wave computing.