Ivan Allen College


  • September 15
    Career Focus - Conducting a Job Search

  • September 15-16
    Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
    Till Death Do Us Part
    7:30 pm, Student Center Ballroom

  • September 16 -
    Family Weekend Reception

  • September 17 -
    Constitution Day

  • September 18-19
    Connect with Tech - 1

  • September 19
    12:00-1:15pm - Economics Seminar - Eric Bond, Vanderbilt Univ.
    INTA conference room, room 136

  • September 23-25
    Black Box Improv Festival 2005
    8:00 pm, DramaTech

  • September 26
    12:00-1:15pm - Economics Seminar - Maria Arbatskaya, Emory Univ.
    INTA conference room, Room 136

    5:00-6:00pm - Creating a Professional Resume, Success Center Theater

  • September 29
    8:00-9:00am - Business Etiquette, Success Center, Suite A

    10:00-4:00pm - IAC Resume Critique, Student Success Center

  • October 2-3
    Connect with Tech - 2

  • October 3
    5:00-6:00pm - Successful Interviewing, Success Center Theater

  • October 5
    5:00-6:00pm - Job Search Strategies, Success Center Theater

  • October 10
    Preview Georgia Tech

  • October 11
    State of the Institute Address
    Global Learning and Conference Center, Room 236
    84 5th Street

    11:00-12:00pm - Creating a Professional Resume, Success Center Theater

  • October 13
    State of the Institute Address (Students Presentation)
    Student Center Ballroom
    351 Ferst Drive NW

    11:00-12:00pm - Public Policy Seminar, Mark Regnerus

    11:00-12:00pm - Successful Interviewing, Success Center Theater

    Swann Building Dedication
    Reception to follow.

Senator Nunn Receives Franklin Medal
Franklin MedalFormer Georgia Senator and Distinguished Professor of International Affairs Sam Nunn ('60) was named the recipient of the 2005 Benjamin Franklin Medal by the American Philosophical Society in recognition of his lifelong public service.
Elizabeth MillerLiberal Arts Enrollment Up 50 Percent
An intensive recruitment effort over the past two and a half years pays off big for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, resulting in a 50 percent increase in its freshman class this fall.
College Launches New Interdisciplinary Majors
Continuing its policy of interdisciplinary programmatic growth, Ivan Allen College offers two new joint degrees this fall. The new gardenbachelor's degree in Computational Media combines computer science with digital media design. The second joint degree program is a bachelor's degree in Economics and International Affairs, which focuses on the most pressing issues in a global, interdependent, and multicultural environment.

Modern Languages Returns to Remodeled Home
Newly Remodeled Swann BuildingAfter a two-year wait, the School of Modern Languages this fall moved into its newly-renovated facilities in the Swann Building. Besides new faculty offices and meeting spaces, the facility features state of the art computer equipment and software for language learning and instruction.
Dean Rosser Welcomes New Staff and Faculty
Sue RosserAt the opening Faculty Meeting on Thursday, Dean Rosser introduced new staff and School Chairs introduced nine new faculty members. This year's class of assistant professors is among the most diverse ever to join the College, with four of the nine being women and three with at least one degree from a university located outside the US. Their appointments bring the number of full-time tenure-track faculty in Ivan Allen College to 149.
New Associate Dean Named
Peter McGuirePeter McGuire, Professor of Literature, Communication and Culture, has been named as Associate Dean in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, effective August 15, 2005. He fills the position formerly held by Richard Barke, who returns to the Public Policy faculty.
New Director of Special Projects and Outreach Named
Georgia PersonsGeorgia Persons, Professor of Public Policy, has been appointed to the new position of Director of Special Projects and Outreach. Her service in this role will enhance and facilitate College participation in Black and Women's History Months as well as leadership and outreach involving Ivan Allen students, staff, and faculty and the broader Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities.
Encouraging More Women in Science & Technology
Dean Sue RosserIn an article in the August 19, 2005 issue of the journal Science, Dean Sue Rosser contends that a significant brain drain is taking place as gender bias has created significant barriers to women pursuing scientific and technological careers.
Fruitful Environment for Female Scientists
Monica GaughanIn an article in Inside Higher Ed, Monica Gaughan, Assistant Professor in Public Policy, reports findings that suggest that university-based interdisciplinary research centers “could potentially serve as a leveling field for male and female academic researchers.”

Wang Receives Council on Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Fei-Ling Wang Fei-Ling Wang, Professor of International Affairs, has been selected for 2005-2006 International Affairs Fellowship in Japan by the Council on Foreign Relations and Hitachi, Ltd. The grant will provide six months of research support for his next book on the prospects for Chinese-Japanese rapprochement.
U.S. News & World Report Features Tech, College Thomas Lux
Thomas Lux, Professor in LCC, and Jeremy Farris (INTA '05), currently a Rhodes Scholar currently at Oxford University, were both quoted in a recent U.S. News & World Report article that describes non-tech education by its offerings beyond science and engineering.
LCC Video Game Breaks New Ground
FacadeFacade, a new video entertainment created by Michael Mateas, an LCC professor at Georgia Tech, is being hailed by critics as possibly the most important game of the last ten years.”
Boston Reports a 45% Increase in Black Businesses
Thomas BostonCiting U.S. Census data, Thomas Brown, Professor of Economics, reports that minority-owned businesses are growing faster than other businesses, and black-owned businesses have been growing at the fastest rate of all.
HTS Professors Achieve Transatlantic Acclaim
Krige and SchneerJohn Krige, Kranzberg Professor of History, Technology and Society (HTS), received the Dickinson Memorial Medal at the 26th Annual Dickinson Lecture of the Newcomen Society for the Study of the History of Technology and Science. And Jonathan Schneer, Professor of modern European and British history, has received critical acclaim for his new book, The Thames, which intertwines the river's history with that of England.
Endicott Appointed Honorary Consul of Mongolia
John EndicottThe government of Mongolia announced the appointment of John Endicott, director for the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP), as its honorary consul for the state of Georgia. His primary responsibility will be to increase public awareness of Mongolia and its role in the modern world.