In a study published in the February issue of the journal Sustainability, graduate student Eren Cifci and economics professor Matthew E. Oliver analyzed the effects of the Kyoto Protocol on the signatories’ greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions and their per capita gross domestic product growth — a standard measure used to compare the relative growth of national economies. They found declines in greenhouse gas emissions and per capita gross domestic product growth, suggesting that “the trade-off between GHG emissions reductions via participation in an international climate agreement and short-run economic growth is a relevant and important consideration in the design and implementation of such agreements,” according to their paper.
A new photography exhibit celebrates 70 years of DramaTech, the student-run theater at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The exhibit examines the theater’s rich history through the lens of its three most influential directors, Mary Nell Santacroce, Gregory Abbott, and Melissa Foulger.
Scott Brown, post-doctoral fellow within the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has written, “Free Trade, Yes; Ideology, Not So Much: The UK’s Shifting China Policy 2010-16.”
As 2018 and the new semester get into full swing, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the effort we began this past fall, in the wake of the troubling events that affected our campus — including the death of Scout Schultz and the violence at the vigil in Scout’s honor.
As the College community struggled to understand what happened and the roles we could play in making things better, we held three student-led sessions to listen to concerns and draw forth ideas from across the College.
Jenna McGrath, a doctoral student in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, and Celine Irvene, a doctoral student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received funding from the Institute for Information Security and Privacy (IISP) Cybersecurity Fellowship program to support her research during Spring 2018. McGrath’s research on cyberattacks on electric grids reflects the growing importance of protecting the electricity infrastructure against cyber-enabled attacks, and identifying vulnerabilities unaddressed by current policies.
Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has announced the slate of honorees for its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will be held the evening of March 28. Among those to be feted are long-time supporters of the College, Gail and Barry Spurlock.
Raj Sashti, advisor for Fellowships and Sponsored Programs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant during fall 2017. This prestigious award enabled him to serve as an academic and professional expert to 15 universities in Thailand, including the nationally and internationally recognized Chulalongkorn University and the Asian Institute of Technology, and assist them with capacity building in the area of international education and exchange.
Friends and family of the Senator Sam Nunn, Class of 1960 and Honorary Ph.D. 2008, have honored him by funding the Sam Nunn School Chair in International Affairs. This prestigious endowed faculty leadership chair will provide annual discretionary support for the incumbent administrative chair of the School to advance strategic priorities in perpetuity.
Dr. James J. Bynum, a longtime professor of English at Georgia Institute of Technology, passed away on December 8, 2017 at Presbyterian Village Health Care Center in Austell, Georgia.
Dr. Richard “Dick” Johnstone Corbin, a longtime professor of English at Georgia Tech died on December 16, 2017, at the age of 85.
Halcyon Lawrence, a Brittan Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology, is one of 20 recipients to receive the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Travel Award. Lawrence will be presented the award on Thursday, March 15, during the 2018 CCCC Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
Anna Westerstahl Stenport, chair and professor of the School of Modern Languages, has been elected to the executive committee of the Modern Language Association’s Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (MLA-ADFL) for a four-year term, beginning January 2018.
The National Academies workshop focused on allocating resources for scientific research.
Paul M.A. Baker, senior director for research and strategic innovation at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), spent a month in China working with faculty and doctoral students as an invited visiting scholar at Beihang University.
Adam Stulberg, professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, had his policy memo “Escaping the Energy Sanctions Tangle: Gas Networks & Off-Ramps from Escalation in U.S.-E.U.-Russia Relations” published by PONARS.
Students in Hugh Crawford's senior Seminar in Science, Technology, and Culture recently built specimen books from the wood of fallen trees. The books, called "xylotechques," will be used by youth taking part in Trees Atlanta programs.
Mariel Borowitz, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has written a book titled, Open Space: The Global Effort for Open Access to Environmental Satellite Data. The book was published by MIT Press.
Aaron Santesso, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the 2017 Innovative Course Design Award, which is given by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) to encourage excellence in undergraduate teaching of the eighteenth century.
Shamecia Powers, administrative manager in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and Fariah Majumandar, administrative manager in the School of Modern Languages, completed the 2017 Inclusive Leadership Academy, a professional leadership and legacy development program for managers at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Seven History, Technology, and Society (HTS) majors, one Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) major, one International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML) major, and one Public Policy (PUBP) major presented at the 2017 School of History and Sociology (HSOC) Undergraduate Research Symposium held in the Stephen C. Hall Building on Wednesday, November 29.
A discussion about the rise of China with Fei-Ling Wang, a professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Relations in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
Jennifer Clark has been named to the inaugural class of fellows of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), a non-profit scientific and educational society founded in 1904.
After a 16-year journey, Andrea Laucella graduated this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs.
Alberto Fuentes, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, published his article “Los apóstoles del desarrollo y la modernización de la industria azucarera guatemalteca” in the Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos of the University of Costa Rica.
Social justice, intercultural studies, and the timeless value of the humanities in an increasingly interconnected, technology-focused world are foundational to the research, teaching, and public services endeavors of Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Those values are strongly reinforced through the College’s 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecture Series.
As recently announced by Chancellor Steve Wrigley, all colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia (USG), as well as the system office, will be participating in a Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR). Beginning Dec. 11, Georgia Tech will begin implementing the CAR among its staff.
Alasdair Young, professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, had his book titled, The New Politics of Trade: Lessons from TTIP published by Agenda Publishing.
Congratulations to Scott Brown, postdoctoral fellow in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, for his first book publication. His book titled, “Power, Perception and Foreign Policymaking: US and EU Responses to the Rise of China” was published by Routledge.
Seymour Goodman, Regents Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, visited Florida Atlantic University, on November 17, where he discussed his article, “Building the Nation's Cyber Security Workforce: Contributions from the CAE Colleges and Universities.”
While many still describe the “shipwreck” and “enslavement” of Cabeza de Vaca as an epic story of an individual who overcame all odds to survive in unknown lands, Carla Gerona, associate professor of history in the School of History and Sociology, offers a new take in “Los Desaparecidos in the Gulf Coast and Early Texas Borderlands.”
Audra Murphey, a Public Policy major, and Sarah Oso, a double major in Public Policy and Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, have been awarded a prestigious Stamps President’s Scholarships for the remainder of their time at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mary Frank Fox, ADVANCE professor in the School of Public Policy, was recently elected to the rank of fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was also elected to the AAAS Committee on Nominations who determine the slate for elections of the organization's president-elect, board of directors, and the AAAS Council executive committee.
Three faculty members and five graduate students in the School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology participated in the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), held October 26 - 29 in Philadelphia.