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 at the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, 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.
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.
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).
The School of Public Policy climbed two spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation's best graduate programs and the school's public policy analysis program also rose two spots, while the school's information technology program held its No. 2 spot and the environmental policy analysis program debuted in the rankings at No. 12.
The nation’s opioid epidemic, already a scourge as a nationwide killer, exerts a per capita financial toll of as much as $ 8,734 in some U.S. counties, according to a new analysis released March 20, 2018, by a professor in Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy and his co-author, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Jessica Anderson, alumna of the Digital Media graduate program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her transdisciplinary team at Spelman College’s Innovation Lab, featured their mobile application prototype at the historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) Making and Innovation Showcase on February 22 – 24, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. The project aims to promote gender equality by providing a way to actively counter sexual assault and build mindful communities who diligently take part in reducing harassment rates.
The Georgia Tech Model UN (GTMUN) program hosted TechMUN this past weekend. This was the team’s first collegiate conference they’ve hosted.
Lauren Klein, assistant professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology, was recently awarded a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The fellowship allows her and collaborator Catherine D’Ignazio, researcher, artist, and software developer at Emerson College, to work on Data Feminism, which will become a book published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press.
Georgia Tech's Afrofuturism expert Susana Morris explains the impact of "Black Panther."
A newly published paper by Nassim JafariNaimi, a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communications, questions the assumption that self-driving cars will need to be programmed to make life-or-death decisions in the case of an unavoidable accident.
Scholars from around the country participated in a workshop on February 9, 2018, organized by the Sports, Society, and Technology program to examine the issue of concussions from the unique vantage point of the liberal arts.
Valerie Thomas, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, has been awarded the Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award by the Faculty Honors Committee. The award was established to recognize Georgia Tech faculty who have made significant interdisciplinary contributions to teaching and research.
Marilyn Brown, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, presented a subcommittee report on grid integrated vehicles to the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Arlington, Virginia.
Laura O. Taylor, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Ivan Allen College School of Economics. Taylor will be coming to Georgia Institute of Technology from North Carolina State University where, for the last ten years, she has been professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy.
Three Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts graduate students were recognized at the Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) awards ceremony on Feb 9, 2018 for their award-winning essays in the college’s Graduate Paper Conference.
Angela Dalle Vacche, professor of Film Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology, will be the Goggio Visiting Professor at The University of Toronto, Canada, in the Fall Semester 2018.
Among the responses to the Student-Led Listening Sessions held by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts last fall, Dean Royster has pulled together a comprehensive list of class offerings in the College that integrate race and genders studies. Following is a list of both undergraduate and graduate classes for 2018.
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.