The Adaptive Digital Media Lab, or ADAM Lab, recently took its LuminAI interactive dance art installation to the Art+Tech Festival in San Francisco, where it was well received.
The Office of the Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has relocated to the newly renovated first floor of the Savant Building at 631 Cherry Street, Atlanta, 30332. The dean’s office previously was located in the Habersham Building at 781 Marietta Street.
Eric Corbett, a Ph.D. student in Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has received a $25,000 grant from Microsoft to help complete his dissertation on the role of trust and technology in local government.
On May 17, Christopher Blackburn, Ph.D. student in the School of Economics presented a paper at the Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics at Columbia University.
Omar Isaac Asensio, assistant professor in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, was recently selected to join the upcoming Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows Program. The Teaching Fellows experience is designed to gather together an interdisciplinary group of assistant professors for pedagogically focused support and professional development.
Omar Isaac Asensio, assistant professor in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, was recently selected to work on one of four projects for the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge.
The latest issue of Foundations & Trends® in Microeconomics features an extended-length article by Matthew E. Oliver of the Georgia Tech School of Economics and coauthor Charles F. Mason of the University of Wyoming, titled “Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in the United States: Past, Present, and Future.”
The Center for European and Transatlantic Studies presents its new conference report – A Changing Europe in an Uncertain World – compiled by Scott Brown and Alasdair Young, with a foreword from General (ret) Phillip Breedlove, former SACEUR and current Distinguished Professor within the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and CETS Senior Fellow.
Mary Frank Fox, ADVANCE professor in the School of Public Policy reflects on her 25 years of service to the College.
Sam Nunn Security Program Fellows recently briefed senior leaders of the U.S. Special Operations Command on the military threats posed by “innovative ideas, low-cost weapons, and dual-use technologies."
Gregory Abrams, financial administrator lead in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, was recognized for his 25 of service to the Institute.
Carol Silvers, marketing and administrative coordinator in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, was recognized for 25 of service to the College at its Faculty and Staff Luncheon on April 16, 2018.
Kaye Husbands Fealing, professor and chair of the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy has been appointed to the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) is a congressionally mandated advisory committee to the National Science Foundation.
Haizheng Li, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Economics, has been invited to give a keynote speech at The Society for Economic Measurement 2018 Conference in Xiamen, China. He has also been invited to give a plenary presentation at the fifth World KLEMS Conference at Harvard University.
On May 18, Mikulas Fabry, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs gave an invited keynote address at a conference held in the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction at Dublin City University in Ireland.
General (retd.) Phil Breedlove, distinguished professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe was a speaker at the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum held on May 17 – 19, 2018.
The rogue space jock was born in science fiction long before Harrison Ford grabbed a blaster and met Luke Skywalker. Science fiction expert Lisa Yaszek explains his appeal and the history of one of science fiction’s oldest archetypes.
Jay Telotte, professor of film studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, discusses the enduring legacy of 2001: A Space Odyssey 50 years after its theatrical release in 1968.
Jennifer Clark, associate professor of public policy at Georgia Tech, co-edits a new book on significant changes happening in the development of cities and regions. In the book, authors from universities around the world explore the shift in global power toward economies in the East, the impact of immigration on economies, and the consequences of urbanization.
The decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal “is terribly misguided and cedes all the leverage to Iran,” said Rachel Whitlark, an expert in global nuclear politics and international security at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Margaret Kosal, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, had an edited volume titled, Technology and the Intelligence Community: Challenges and Advances for the 21st Century published by Springer Publishing as part of its Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications book series (ASTSA).
Kelly Orman, alumnus in the School of Economics at Georgia Institute of Technology, was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) on Wednesday, March 28, at the Historic Academy of Medicine. The awards celebrate excellence in the College community by honoring outstanding graduates of the College, current undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, as well as our friends and supporters.
Kristie Macrakis, professor in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech delivered a lecture at a lecture series organized by the International Spy Museum, Washington D.C. on February 21.
On Tuesday, April 24, two Public Policy Student teams competed in the Georgia Tech’s 2018 spring Capstone Design Expo. The award for the Best Public Policy project went to the Aquatic Connectivity Team of Charles Lucas, Victoria Inman, Victoria Doris, and Sarah Saltiel, all senior public policy majors.
Jennifer Clark, associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, was appointed as deputy editor-in-chief for the flagship journal Regional Studies (RS) as of May 1. The distinctive purpose of RS is to systematically connect insights from the different disciplines to help understand region and city evolution at a subnational level.
The Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC) presented a showcase of research projects from the last year, drawing students and faculty to learn more about the work done in the lab during this academic year.
Elie Sung, doctoral student in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement grant presented by the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program. Her research focuses on how firms and the courts jointly shape patent policy and how in turn these policies have heterogeneous impacts on the innovation of firms.
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Spring Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon was held on April 17, 2018. Dean Jacqueline Royster recognized the accomplishments of the College throughout the year, and highlighted that this is the 130th Year of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology.
From an ancient Chinese fairy tale to a jailbreak set in a galaxy far, far away, graduate students in the Digital Media program of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication presented a variety of projects at the 2018 GVU Center & Digital Media Research Showcase.
The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology hosted a successful networking night on Friday, April 20, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. in room 104 of the Old Civil Engineering Building. All alums and current students (graduate and undergraduate) from HSOC were invited.
Leslie Ross, academic program manager in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, and Maria Lourdes Suarez, administrative professional in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, were both honored with awards at the 2018 Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11. Ross has also been selected as a 2018 Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Primary Advising category by the Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA).
The Inspirational Figures exhibit, produced by the Creative/Career Origination Lab (the CoLab) and sponsored by the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, is a six-poster per-series exhibition concept that came from the notion of students helping students — supporting each other in seeing positive outcomes and finding inspiration in the midst of struggle with mental illness or other life hardships.
Georgia Institute of Technology science fiction scholar Lisa Yaszek will be featured on the upcoming AMC program, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction — a new series from the director of science fiction blockbusters such as Avatar, Alien, and The Terminator.
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts was well represented at the just-concluded 2018 edition of the premier conference for human computer interaction, the Association for Computing Machinery’s SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs graduate student Allison Stanford received the International Affairs Graduate Teaching Assistant Award from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CETL).
Outstanding students were recognized this month with awards and scholarships from the Institute, College, and Schools.
Jenna Jordan, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, was honored with the ANAK Award at the 2018 Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11, in the Student Center Ball Room. Each year, the Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon recognizes those who have received accolades throughout the previous academic year.
Alasdair Young, professor in the Nunn School, has written the introduction and an article published by the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (30/5-6). The special issue comes from a Center of European and Transatlantic Studies workshop in Spring 2016 on Politics and Deep Integration.
Eric Corbett, a Ph.D. student in Digital Media, recently wrote a paper with Christopher Le Dantec, an associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, examining community engagement and technology from the perspective of city leaders.
School of Public Policy Ph.D. candidates Karim Farhat and Karl Grindal recently competed at the first-ever Information Operations Technical and Policy Hackathon held at Harvard University.
A team including School of Public Policy graduate student Majid Ahmadi won the People’s Choice Award at the Cybersecurity Demo Day finale on April 12, 2018. The event is sponsored by the Institute for Information Security & Privacy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Shatakshee Dhongde, associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Economics, was invited to present her research on “Multidimensional Deprivation in the U.S.” at the United Nations on March 22, 2018. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) plans to monitor multidimensional poverty in developed countries and invited Dhongde to talk about her research on poverty in the U.S.
For the first time, graduate students from the School of Public Policy have advanced to the Cybersecurity Demo Day finale sponsored by the Institute for Information Security & Privacy.
The Georgia Tech School of Public Policy established an Advisory Board in fall 2017 and announces its inaugural board members: Michael Cassidy, president and CEO of Georgia Research Alliance; Fatimot Ladipo, regional director for External Affairs for AT&T; Amanda Shailendra, economic development and site selection specialist for Google Fiber; and Susan Van Aacken, public health advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
James B. Langford, Executive Director and co-founder of the Georgia Prevention Project (GPP), and Joe Owens, chief financial officer (CFO) of Indego Africa, both join the Ivan Allen College Advisory Board at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Rebecca Burnett, a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology, received the 2018 Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. Burnett was recognized for her ability to embed the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), a growing movement in post-secondary education that uses discovery, reflection, and evidence-based methods to research effective teaching and student learning, into her own teaching, research, and professional service.