Since its inception in 2006, the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, which is organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy, has played a critical role in bringing internationally-renowned policy experts onto Georgia Tech's campus to discuss urgent challenges in science, technology, and innovation.
Natalie Khazaal, assistant professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Modern Languages, has been awarded the 2019 fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/Luce Program in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs for her work on the making of a novel minority of atheists in Arab communities.
Ilya Kaminsky, a professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, has been named a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry.
Graduate students enrolled in Ivan Allen College Liberal Arts graduate courses are eligible to submit abstracts to present papers at the fifth annual IAC graduate student conference, scheduled for Friday, January 31, 2020, 10am-5pm, in Room 102 of the Stephen C. Hall Building (215 Bobby Dodd), and/or present posters at the Career Research and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) poster sessions in February 2020, in the Student Center.
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For October, we have Margaret E. Kosal, from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.
Two Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts schools played key roles in the Global Climate Action Symposium held on campus Sept. 27.
President Ángel Cabrera delivered his first institute address to a group of Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff at the Ferst Center for the Arts on September 5. In his speech, Cabrera discussed many topics including creating a new strategic plan, organization changes, student mental health, improving student diversity, and research. Featured in the research slide of President Cabrera's presentation was Mariel Borowitz.
President Ángel Cabrera's first day on the job included unpacking items for his office, meeting with members of his cabinet, processing HR paperwork as well as having lunch with Georgia Tech student leaders. Two of the seven students were Sam Nunn School of International Affairs majors and two others minor in the subject.
Diane Alleva Cáceres talks about why the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs was the right choice for her doctoral degree.
The Office of International Initiatives announces the launch of the Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities, a new online resource regarding guidelines, policies, and procedures around the Institute’s global activities and partnerships.
Indigineous filmakers, particularly women, are beginning to shatter the myth of a frozen, never-changing Arctic. School of Modern Lanagues Chair Anna Westerstahl Stenport is one of the world's leading academics studying their work.
The rising superpower of China in global affairs and the prospect of enormous markets in Chinese-speaking regions have made proficiency in Chinese an important criterion for those seeking to enter both public and private-sector job markets. The School of Modern Languages has taught Mandarin Chinese for many years and watched enrollment continue to rise with China’s entrance onto the world political and economic forums.
Two School of Economics students presented posters at a Georgia transportation expo, an event more typically associated with engineering students.
Literature and medicine might seem like separate worlds with little in common. But Narin Hassan, Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, is interested in exploring their intersection.
With forecasts calling for the installation of billions more connected smart devices in coming years, the need is ever more acute for ways to encourage energy conservation and address consumer misperceptions about power use, School of Public Policy Asssitant Professor Omar Isaac Asensio writes in Nature Energy.
With an increasing number of stories in the news about privacy violations on the Internet, identity theft, and algorithmic bias, ethical concerns related to computing-based education, research, and practice are growing and intensifying. To help address such concerns, a workshop funded by the National Science Foundation was hosted on the Georgia Tech campus on August 29 and August 30, 2019.
Numerous faculty and staff from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts have been recognized by the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Institute Diversity as Faces of Inclusive Excellence in 2019.
Degrees earned in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Economics now count as STEM degrees, a classification that highlights the rigorous analytical nature of the school’s offerings and points to where new Chair Laura O. Taylor wants to take the program.
Two Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts teams move into the Coda building to continue their innovative research using data analytics to solve problems in health care, energy, and more.
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in collaboration with the School of Economics, School of History and Sociology, School of Literature, Media, and Communications, School of Modern Languages, School of Public Policy, Ivan Allen College and the Police Department at Georgia Tech will be collecting items for the Bahamas.
Dr. Ilya Kaminsky, the Bourne Chair in Poetry and director of Poetry @ Tech, was awarded the prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship. The Award places him in the company of such giants of American poetry as Robert Frost, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Tracy K. Smith who are past recipients of the Fellowship.
The friendly yellow Waffle House sign has been a source of comfort and artistic inspiration for Karen Head through the years. Recently, Head was appointed as the official Waffle House Poet Laureate — she even has the nametag to prove it. This fall, she’s fulfilling her new role by driving across the state of Georgia and sharing her passion for poetry and arts with high school students in far-flung counties, telling them about her own circuitous path to a meaningful career, and convincing them that they should go to college.
A new study from Georgia Tech Digital Media faculty and students shows how advanced computing tech worn by firefighters impacts the nature of work for emergency responders, and how front-line firefighters and their commanders view its usefulness.
John Tone, professor of history, takes the reins as interim dean during the national search for a new dean of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
Public Policy Professor Marilyn Brown is a recipient of the 2019 Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service presented by the Alliance to Save Energy.
Jacqueline Jones Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, concluded nine years of dynamic leadership on August 31, closing her term as the Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology. A leading scholar at the intersections of rhetorical, literacy, women’s, and cultural studies, she will remain on faculty in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication completing research and continuing also to work with undergraduate interns on her Building Memories project until she retires in August 2020.
Provost Rafael L. Bras has convened two separate search committees tasked with selecting new deans for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the Georgia Tech Library.
The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy, the policy research arm of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Hague Center for Strategic Studies, has been awarded $1.910 million from the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative to explore great power coercion dilemmas where economics and security intersect.
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts faculty and students are recipients of research and engagment grants for 2019 - 2020 from Georgia Tech's GVU and Institute of People and Technology (IPaT).
Fewer children are living with opioid abusers, but the number of kids living with heroin users continues to rise, according to a new study from Lindsey Bullinger in the School of Public Policy and her co-author Coady Wing at Indiana University.
Students at Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology can now enroll in elementary Hindi and Portuguese, widely spoken but rarely taught languages used in two of the world’s top 10 economies.
Omar Asensio, delivered a keynote address at the GM IT Georgia Innovation Center’s Geek Week kickoff event.
Digital Media professor Brian Magerko's team are seeking to improve “artificial intelligence literacy” and give people opportunities to engage directly with AI systems in order to understand the potential and capabilities of the technology.
The United States Strategic Command has selected Geoffrey Brown, a Sam Nunn School of International Affairs master’s student, as the Gen Larry D. Welch Deterrence Writing Award recipient for his article entitled, "India's Deterrence Goldilocks Dilemma in South Asia."
In the paper, CACP researchers say the United States should develop strong, voluntary national standards for the design, assessment, and management of voting systems that address cybersecurity concerns as part of a broader multilevel integrity, security, and threat-reduction strategy.
At the end of June 2019, Joseph E. Bankoff transitioned from chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs to the role of professor of the practice. The change capped seven years of leadership that, in collaboration with faculty, brought cohesion, identity, partnerships, and a stronger reputation for the School both on campus and beyond. The School has expanded Georgia Tech’s influence nationally and globally, and furthered its capacity to facilitate innovative learning, research, and scholarship.
Kate Pride Brown adapts existing work on the sociological concept of field theory to incorporate a “field of power” in which civil society, the state, and corporate elites each wield their own form of generalizable power: the law and money, in the case of the state and corporations.
Lawrence Rubin, an associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was recently appointed as the Associate Fellow at International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Rubin will be working out of its DC office focusing on the Middle East and non-proliferation issues.
The Association for Computer Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI)-sponsored summer school on Expanding the Horizons of Human-Centered AI (HCAI), which took place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, concluded on July 27. In the school's last four days, we journeyed through several diverse perspectives on AI, human-centeredness in AI, and the challenges and opportunities that designing for human-centered AI entails.
New details about an apparent release of nuclear material in Russia in 2017 highlight the value of the technical monitoring schemes designed to detect and verify nuclear weapons-related activities globally, Georgia Institute of Technology experts said.
Personalized medicines that harness the power of our own immune cells to beat back advanced cancers offer great promise, but also raise concerns about how patients will pay for these costly therapies. A new paper from the Georgia Institute of Technology shows some patients are turning to crowdfunding.
We are in the homestretch of our ten-week program and one of the many highlights this year is the sheer number of anniversary events that we marked as well as a few “firsts” for the EU program: the centennial of the Treaty of Versailles and as our first update mentioned, our group participated in the commemorations at the Palace of Versailles on June 28th.
Former Senator Sam Nunn, a distinguished professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, will receive the Peace through Strength Award from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute at the 7th annual Reagan National Defense Forum.
Among sobering statistics, 2018 was the fourth warmest year since 1880 (when consistent record-keeping began) with 2016, 2017, and 2015 ranking as the three hottest. Fallout from increased global temperatures includes melting polar ice, rising sea levels, coastal flooding, severe weather events, altered ecosystems, and species extinction.
From the perspective of the humanities and social sciences, faculty and researchers at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts are addressing critical aspects of the increasingly complex threats posed by climate change.