Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts announces the honorees for its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will be held the evening of March 12. Among those to be feted are long-time supporters of the College, L. Reed Catlett and John M. Stern of the B and B Stern Foundation.
The original system for doling out addresses on the internet, long believed destined for replacement amid an explosion in demand, is now likely to survive indefinitely alongside a newer, more capable standard, according to a major new study published Feb. 20, 2019, by the Georgia Institute of Technology's Internet Governance Project.
Adriana Alvarado Garcia, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication’s (LMC) Digital Media program, recently attended the inaugural workshop of the United Nations (UN) Global Pulse Data Fellows initiative. LMC is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
After nine years of service as dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Jacqueline J. Royster will step down from the role on August 31, 2019. She will remain on campus the following year, working on her research projects, and then retire at the end of August 2020.
The students from LMC 3308: Environmentalism and Ecocriticism are memorializing a fallen tree in an exhibit at Clough Commons.
Kaye Husbands Fealing, chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, recently gave a presentation entitled “Diversity in the Science Policy Profession: Disparities & Influence” at the National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute on February 7.
Two members of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts community have been appointed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to the Georgia Tech Presidential Search Committee. The are Richard Barke, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies for the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, and Evan Gillon, a Public Policy undergraduate and president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association.
Mobile phones are increasingly more accessible by people with disabilities, but significant gaps remain, according to a newly published study from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
A growing volume of information from satellites and other sources is leading many federal agencies to consider commercial cloud services to store and distribute the data. A policy paper published February 7 in the journal Science urges caution about the design of these commercial cloud partnerships and possible imposition of user fees.
The proposal for a “Green New Deal” to achieve a net of zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States within a decade might be feasible, but would have insufficient impact on climate change so long as U.S. energy producers continued to export coal, oil, and gas around the world, according to leading energy expert Marilyn Brown of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jenna McGrath, who graduated in December 2018 with a Ph.D. in Public Policy, modeled attacks on a generic substation using software typically used for war gaming and found that concrete and armored transformers may more than high-tech solutions at preventing damage.
Jason Borenstein, an academic professional in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, and Daniel Schiff, a Ph.D. student in the School, wrote an article about the potential harms from artificial intelligence (AI) surgical devices that was recently published in the AMA Journal of Ethics.
On January 7-8, Georgia Institute of Technology students attended the annual National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps Symposium and Job Fair in Washington, D.C.
Seymour Goodman, regents professor in the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, led the students to the annual cybersecurity symposium, which he has done for previous groups of Georgia Tech students since 2003.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced two high-level appointments for the City of Atlanta, which included the appointment of Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy graduate Fatimot Ladipo as director of intergovernmental affairs.
The Atlanta Economics Club (AEC) recently named Georgia Institute of Technology School of Economics graduate student Fernanda Arcaraz and undergraduate student Celine Apollon Joseph K Heyman 2019 Scholarship recipients.
Robert Rosenberger, associate professor in the School of Public Policy, was recently invited by the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Workplace Safety to speak at an event on distracted driving. Rosenberger has drawn national attention for his expertise on the subject.
Kaye Husbands Fealing, chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, was recently appointed to the 2019-2020 Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) Board of Directors.
Andrew Zhang, a double major in Physics and History, Technology, and Society (HTS), is the first author on the article “Four Facts Everyone Ought to Know about Science: The Two-Culture Concerns of Philip W. Anderson,” published in the Physics in Perspective journal. The article was written with Georgia Insitute of Technology School of Physics Professor Andrew Zangwill, and can be found here.
Brad Fain, principal research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), has been appointed as executive director of CACP. The appointment was announced on January 2, 2019 by Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean Jacqueline Royster.
As university research has become more complex and interdisciplinary, laboratory teams have grown in size, with increasing numbers of specialists in such areas such as statistical analysis, electron microscopy or mass spectrometry. According to a new study, these supporting scientists often do their work outside the traditional tenure track and may never obtain permanent positions as professors.
Science fiction faculty in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication offer suggestions for Science Fiction Day, Jan. 2.
Thomas “Danny” Boston joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as an associate professor more than 33 years ago in 1985. He left a position as chair of the economics department at Clark Atlanta University to join the Georgia Tech economics department when it was “a mere service program tucked away in the School of Industrial Management.” Once here, he contributed to the program’s evolution to the fully-fledged school that we know today.
A film by Ayoka “Ayo” Chenzira, an alumna of the Literature, Media, and Communication PhD program in Digital Media (2014) has been placed on the National Film Registry. Chenzira’s Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People was selected along with 24 other films for 2018, including Orson Welles The Lady from Shanghai and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. The Registry “showcases the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation.”
Alumnus Nettrice Gaskins has joined the Advisory Board for the School of Literature, Media, and Communications (LMC). Gaskins received a PhD in LMC’s Digital Media program in 2014.
Accenture becomes the first corporate donor to invest in Georgia Tech's Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity. The investment will support the creation of the program while providing professional experiences through internships, full-time employment opportunities, and client project support.
Regents Researcher Helena Mitchell is stepping down from her role as the executive director of the Center for Advanced Communications Policy, but will remain as principal investigator for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies until 2021.
Eric Schatzberg, professor and chair in the School of History and Sociology, has spent more than a decade researching the history of the concept of technology, and argues we need to change how we think about the concept.
Lawrence Rubin, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, said the year he spent working at the Department of Defense as part of a Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship sponsored by the Stanton Foundation helped give him insight that will help inform his teaching and scholarship.
Madison Kelley didn’t plan to come to Georgia Tech – and she didn’t plan to make a career in the nonprofit sector. But the international affairs major from Morganton, Georgia, is happy to have found both.
Lauren Klein, an associate professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication has received the National Endowment for the Humanities-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication.
The June summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un may have complicated efforts to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Professor Fei-Ling Wang says in a new paper.
Adriana Alvarado Garcia, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication’s Digital Media program, has been selected as a United Nations (UN) data fellow.
School of Public Policy Professor Diana Hicks was one of four Georgia Tech faculty members named 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Steven Usselman, the new H. Bruce McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts, is assembling an advisory group from Georgia Tech’s engineering programs and working to expand his engineering in history course to be more accessible to many more students. Eventually he wants to develop a minor in engineering and the liberal arts.
Drawing on a strong tradition of interdisciplinary education and a student body who knows what it means to work hard, Georgia Tech’s mock trial team — housed in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts — ranks among the nation’s best.
The Georgia Institute of Technology School of Economics has launched a podcast series entitled ‘The Economics Of.’ Hosted by economics advisor Tony Gallego and School of Literature, Media, and Communication graduate Laura Grace Sears, the podcast is a platform for exploring the cutting-edge research of the School’s students and professors.