A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the U.S. by non-U.S. residents is growing. These “reproductive tourists” are more likely, compared to Americans, to use egg donors and carriers and genetically screen early embryos.
The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy released its annual report for the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Among the achievements highlighted in the report, CACP received $4.625 million in funding and achieved the highest score awarded to an RERC in the past 16 years. The School of Public Policy is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
The Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine hosted a public event on the Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration at Georgia Institute of Technology on Monday, October 2, 2017.
The Sports, Society, and Technology (SST) Program hosted a screening of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice and a post-film panel on October 2, 2017 in the Student Center Theater on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Co-sponsors of the event included the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, the School of History and Sociology (HSOC), and the Black Feminist Think Tank. Faculty and students in the SST program study sport in the context of historical and contemporary culture.
The catastrophic damage resulting from Hurricane Maria has left most residents of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in dire need. In response, members of the Georgia Institute of Technology community organized a campaign to provide much needed aid to the Puerto Rico. Ivan Allen College’s Juan Carlos Rodriguez in Modern Languages and Marilu Suarez in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs are deeply involved in organizing disaster relief on campus.
In the aftermath of protests by National Football League (NFL) players and the Green Bay Packers call for unity among their home town fans, Johnny Smith writes about the legacy of Packers coach Vince Lombardi.
Britain Fellow Halcyon Lawrence in Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media and Communication, Writing and Communication (LMC) in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, was recognized for her presentation “Potty Mouths: Examining Toxic Language in Online Gaming Environments” at the 4th Annual Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium held on Sept. 21, 2017.
Nassim JafariNaimi, assistant professor at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, organized a two-part panel discussion on smart cities titled “Smart yet (in) Sensible? Feminist Critical Perspectives on Smart Cities” at the 2017 4S Conference held in Boston on September 2, 2017.
Stewart A. Baker delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit -- proposing that 2017 might just be a transformational moment in the quest for better cyber attribution.
Georgia Institute of Technology’s Race and Racism in Biomedicine Group hosted the event “Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration” on October 2, 2017, at the Clay Theater Student Success Center. The event was sponsored by the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine with the generous support of GT-FIRE, College of Sciences, and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
Margaret E. Kosal, associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, was invited to speak as a security expert at the 6th Seoul Defense Dialogue (SDD), in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, from Sept. 6 - 8, 2017.
Jian Wang, 2013 alumnus from the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, was named the inaugural winner of the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis.
Jennifer Clark, associate professor in Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, gave the first plenary talk “Smart Cities: Remaking Markets and Manufacturing Open Innovation Spaces” at the Regional Studies Association’s 2017 Central and Eastern Europe Conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on September 10.
Aaron Levine, associate professor in the School of Public Policy, is affiliated with the engineering research center (ERC), a consortium of universities recently awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ERC will work with industry and clinical partners to develop and produce high-quality living therapeutic cells.
The School of Modern Languages is excited to introduce its first cohort of Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Post-Doctoral Fellows: Dr. Adele Douglin (Spanish), Dr. Viola Green (French), and Dr. Wei Wang (Chinese).
Associate Professor Lawrence Rubin and Michael Robbins published, “The Ascendance of Official Islams” in the journal of Democracy and Security. Professor Lawrence Rubin’s research interests are Middle East politics and international security. He focuses on Islam and politics, Arab foreign policies, and nuclear proliferation.
Mallory Flowers, a doctoral student in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, recently received the 2017 Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Ph.D. Dissertation Award. The School of Public Policy is a unit in the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She will be honored at the Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony in downtown Chicago on November 3. For her work, Flowers will receive a $1,500 cash award and publication of an abstract in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
On September 13 in Strasbourg, students enrolled in INTA221, a course on the European Union (EU) taught at Georgia Tech Lorraine by Center for European and Transatlantic Studies co-director professor Vicki Birchfield and Sonia Serafin, attended a session in parliament, witnessing the EU Commission President Juncker’s address his vision for Europe’s future.
All students are invited to compete in the Institute for Information Security & Privacy’s Cybersecurity Demo Day — newly expanded for 2017 - 2018 to offer up to $125,000 in prizes.
Jennifer Clark, associate professor, and Thomas Lodato, postdoctoral fellow, both in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy Center for Urban and Innovation, are unlocking city data to examine aging or obsolete legacy systems that house budget and spending data for the City of Atlanta, digitizing the data, and migrating it to a more sustainable system.
Faculty, students, and staff are invited to participate in the inaugural session of a new inter-campus seminar that colleagues from a number of higher educational institutions in Atlanta are launching on the question of democracy — past and present.
Lexie Scott, a third-year LMC major recently placed 3rd in the Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) undergraduate student research competition held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
On August 30 - September 2, 2017, at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) – the premier annual meeting in the interdisciplinary field of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) – Human-Computer Interaction-Digital Media student Lorina Navarro won distinction for her provocative interactive narrative “Our Driverless Futures: Speculating Moral Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars.”
Elie Sung, a doctoral student at Georgia Tech, recently received the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Best Student Paper Award at the EPIP 2017 conference that took place in the University of Bordeaux’s Pey-Berland site in France.
John Krige has been appointed a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dan Singer, an alumnus of from the Graduate Program in Digital Media in at Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, now works for Capital One as a user experience designer at the company’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia.
John Krige, along with Axel Jansen (German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.) and Jessica Wang (Department of History, University of British Columbia), is organizing a workshop in Vancouver on the theme ‘Empires of Knowledge.’
Tom Jenkins, a doctoral student in the Digital Media program is a finalist for the Foley Scholarship and GVU (Graphics, Visualisation, and Usability) Distinguished Master’s Student Award. He is advised by Carl DiSalvo, associate professor in the Digital Media Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication.
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech is pleased to announce three visiting scholars in the School of Economics for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. The appointees are Georgia Tech economics alumnus Danny R. Hughes of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, Juan Rubio-Amierez from Emory University, and Raymond Riezman from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Allen Hyde, assistant professor of history and sociology, has a forthcoming article in the Southern Sociological Society flagship journal Social Currents analyzing the impacts of financialization on income inequality and redistribution, which served as inspiration for his dissertation completed in 2016.
On August 18, Marilyn Brown, professor in the School of Public Policy was awarded the Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry Awards by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Atlanta experienced 97 percent coverage during Monday’s solar eclipse. But as seasoned eclipse chasers warned, “close is not close enough.” That’s why many of Georgia Tech’s planetary researchers, and others, travelled away from campus to visit the narrow path of totality throughout the country. We asked them what they saw and felt during the celestial event.
Mary McDonald, Ph.D., recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Sport History, “Doing Sport History in the Digital Present” (Vol. 44, No. 2, Summer 2017). This is among the first collections to address theories, issues, and methods related to sport history in relationship to digital scholarship.
On July 26 and 27, Nunn School Professor Adam Stulberg and Associate Professor Margaret Kosal participated in the 2017 U.S. STRATCOM Deterrence and Reassurance Symposium in Omaha, Nebraska.
Total solar eclipses are dramatic phenomena in real life, and they’ve inspired writers and other artists over the years to use them in their storytelling. Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Professor Lisa Yaszek gives her take on famous uses of solar eclipses in popular culture.
The Communication Center in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons was named for Helen Naugle, one of Georgia Tech’s first female faculty.
Over the summer undergraduate student and member of the Nunn School’s 21st Century Security Challenges VIP Team, Matthew Ansley, presented independent research at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo.
The Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech has established a new undergraduate certificate program in Intellectual Property (IP). The IP Certificate Program coincides with multi-dimensional efforts to strengthen Metropolitan Atlanta’s innovation eco-system.
Evan Mistur, a third-year doctoral student in the School of Public Policy, has his single-authored article titled “Health and Energy Preferences: Rethinking the Social Acceptance of Energy Systems in the United States” published in the Review of Energy Research and Social Science (an Elsevier journal).
Kaye Husbands Fealing, chair of the School of Public Policy was awarded the 2017 National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians’ (CCWP) Trailblazer Award on July 30, 2017, in Philadelphia. This award is given to an individual who has made significant achievements in medicine science and/or to issues of women’s health.
Georgia Tech’s EarSketch project has been selected for a 2017 National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Engagement Excellence Award. The award recognizes contribution to the computer science education community and to efforts to broaden participation in computing through excellent pedagogy and curriculum.
Three faculty members from the Ivan Allen College were featured in an interdisciplinary article “Smart Cities Innovative Approaches Combining Engineering, Technology, and the Social Sciences Are Boosting the Urban IQ” in the Georgia Tech Research Horizons magazine.
Richard Utz held the 2017 Johann von Spix Professorship at the University of Bamberg, Germany, this summer and was honored by the university for his achievements in international research in medievalism.
Nunn School Associate Professor Margaret E. Kosal participated in the first meeting of the Biosecurity Policy Experts Working Group.
Jason Borenstein, director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs and associate director of the Center for Ethics and Technology, presented on the ethical responsibilities engineers have related to the design and use of a self-driving car at the annual meeting of the National Society of Professional Engineers that took place on July 19 - 23, 2017.