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.”
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). Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.
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.
Le Dantec, an associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and Watkins, an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have started a new research project that looks at what happens while the cyclist is on the road. They are looking to collect environmental data to understand in more detail the attributes of stressful experiences that prevent people from cycling.
Travis Horsley, 2012 alumnus from the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, received his first election bid. The election took place on November 7, 2017. He will be a new councilman-at-large in Hapevill, the dynamic community near Atlanta’s airport and home of Porsche’s North American headquarters.
Long time Georgia Tech employee Jeanette Landers has retired on October 31st after a career at spanning 30 years.
Christopher Blackburn, a doctoral student in the School of Economics at Georgia Institute of Technology, presented a paper titled “Do Pilot Programs Alter Non-participant Behavior: Evidence from a Green Building Standard” at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 39th Annual Fall Research Conference on November 2 - 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.
Alumni John Henry Burson III, Vance Snelson Gammons, Sam Nunn, and Peter Talley were among 17 honorees admitted to the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame during ceremonies on November 4.
Kirk Bowman, professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, participated in a workshop on Constructing Civic Society in the Americas at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, D.C., on November 2, 2017.
Jason Borenstein, associate director of the Center for Ethics and Technology, was a panelist for a Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) November 1 event “Chatbots and Assistants: Cognitive Interactions to Support the Future.” The session explored topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence (AI) potential in shopping and personal assistants to managing the complexities of a smart city. Borenstein share perspectives on ethics. The session took place at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Todd Michney, assistant professor in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Institute of Technology, delivered the annual George Knepper lecture on American history at 5:30 p.m. in Simmons Hall on the University of Akron campus on October 2, 2017.
Jonathan Schneer, professor in the School of History and Sociology, addressed the British Academy on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a landmark document which committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people.”
The University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents has appointed three new Georgia Tech faculty members as Regents Professors, one of which is Marilyn A. Brown in the School of Public Policy, a unit in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
Congratulations to Bruce McEver on the release of his new book Like Lesser Gods. An Exclusive Evening with Bruce McEver was held on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the National Arts Club in New York City.
McEver is founder and chairman of Berkshire Capital and a member on the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board at Georgia Institute of Technology. He endows the McEver Chair in Poetry, the McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts, and the Leadership and Multifaith Program.
Two students in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology received the 2017 Foley Scholar award at this year’s GVU student awards competition.
Tom Jenkins, a doctoral student in the Graduate Program in Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) and Morgan Orangi, a master’s student in the program's Human-Computer Interaction track, were recipients. Both are advised by Carl DiSalvo, LMC associate professor.
Post-doctoral researcher Jonathan Huang and Jon Schmid, doctoral candidate in the International Affairs, Science and Technology Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, had an article published in the October 6 issue of International Studies Quarterly: “State Adoption of Transformative Technology: Early Railroad Adoption in China and Japan.”
Scott Ganz, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, recently co-authored a short article for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) AEIdeas blog exploring the distribution of U.S. donations to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The 7th biennial Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy took place October 10 - 11, 2017, in collaboration with the Global Tech Mining Conference in the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.
The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Institute of Technology hosted a Homecoming Open House on Friday, October 20, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Skiles building, 3rd floor.
Teaching computer science to high school students requires creativity. A musical app called EarSketch proves to be the ideal learning instrument.
Retired Nunn School staff member Angie Levin passed away on Monday, October 30, after a lengthy illness.
German Day 2017 highlighted the importance of German to the Georgia Tech community. The event also introduced students to the benefits and requirements of the German language studies.
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 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 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 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, Shaw Assistant Professor in Sports, Society, and Technology Johnny Smith writes about the legacy of Packers coach Vince Lombardi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.