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Selected Press for Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Lux on "25 Books All Georgians Should Read”

The Atlanta Journal Constitution's recently released list "25 Books All Georgians Should Read” featured on Access Atlanta includes “New and Selected Poems of Thomas Lux, 1975-1995,” by Thomas Lux, Professor and Bourned Chair in Poetry, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture. Lux was awarded the Kingsley Tufts poetry award for his collection, "Split Horizon."

EUCE in European

In his weekly message, the EU CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES Angelos Pangratis recognized the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. "The Center's core mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of the European Union and the significance of the transatlantic relationship, including the strong economic and cultural ties between Europe, the state of Georgia, and the southeast. The EUCE at Georgia Tech has an ambitious focus on transatlantic strategies for innovation and sustainability, amongst many other things. I met with the Center's dynamic leader, Vicki Birchfield, and Georgia Tech officials to discuss the international programming and the EU Center of Excellence specifically."

Levine Study in New York Times 

NYT featured Public Policy Assistant Professor Aaron Levine's study examining "more than 100 egg donation ads from 63 college newspapers. He [Levine] found that a quarter of them offered compensation exceeding the $10,000 maximum cited in voluntary guidelines issued by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a professional association. . . . .“The concern is that some young women may choose to donate against their own best interests,” Dr. Levine said. “They’ll look at the money on offer and will overlook some of the risks.”

Bogost in

In "Games That Can Change The World":  A movement over the past decade toward "serious games," or games with a higher purpose beyond entertainment, has game developers, companies and now even the White House saying "Yes, they can."... Not everyone was impressed by the White House's announcement, however. "This contest reads as PR more than politics," Dr. Ian Bogost, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and founder of Persuasive Games, wrote on his blog. Such contests, he argued, "promise a magic dreamworld in which cute carrots somehow eradicate a century of politics and economics…" In general, Bogost believes the real potential of serious games is not necessarily in their ability to change behaviors, but in their power to encourage players to consider the pros and cons of their actions. He cautions against over-hyping the power of games to change the world and thinks the genre still has a long way to go.

Herbst in AJC: YouCut Can Aid Polling

Public Policy professor and BOR member Susan Herbst suggested that the "YouCut" program, introduced May 12 by U.S. House Republicans to allow the public to vote on proposed budget cuts, may be most useful as a polling tool. "This new method does not gather extensive or textured respondent opinion, but gives legislators more views -- primarily of those paying attention to politics -- to add to their mix."

Brown on CNN political blog

As the energy and climate debate in Congress faces partisan gridlock and new problems caused by the massive oil spill in the Gulf, one expert says the U.S. is already changing energy policy without Capitol Hill. "We have action at all levels of government," said Prof. Marilyn Brown, an energy policy expert at Georgia Tech. Brown points to President Obama's directives to raise gas mileage in cars and trucks as well as state and local tax credits for more efficient cars and homes. "We have a renewable fuel standard put in place," Brown said, stressing that the oil debate is not the only piece of the energy equation. "We have electricity and have biofuels and we are pressing hard on both of those."

Lux in The Atlantic

Thomas Lux's poem 'Virgule' is featured in the April 27, 2010 online Culture section. The page links to a reading of the poem by Lux, who is the Bourne Professor of Poetry, Director of the McEver Visiting Writers program, and Director of Poetry, all programs within the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture.  'Virgule' was originally published The Atlantic in 1992.


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Groundbreaking BS in Modern Languages Begins in August

A groundbreaking new Bachelor of Science program developed by the School of Modern Languages has been approved this month by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents (USG BOR) and will be offered in Fall 2010.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies represents a new model for the U.S. foreign language major. Its focus on high level foreign languages proficiency and a multi-application perspective is specifically designed to meet critical 21st century language requirements of government agencies, multi-national industries, and social organizations. With this degree in hand Georgia Tech students will have a competitive advantage as they enter a world in which a thorough global perspective is needed to succeed.
Traditional U.S. language programs have emphasized literature and language study as ends in themselves. Such an approach leaves language students with limited career options, mainly in the field of education. It has also contributed to an extreme shortage in the U.S of qualified foreign language speakers who can operate in a wide variety of disciplines. At least four nationally commissioned studies since 2006 have documented urgent regional and national needs for applied language and cultural competency combined with strong skills in key disciplines.

“As bilateral and multilateral relations expand across countries, it is a virtual certainty that tomorrow's top graduates will be called upon to work in foreign countries or significantly interact with their counterparts in other countries. Therefore, competency in a foreign language and culture is becoming essential,” explained School of Modern Languages Chair Phil McKnight. “Georgia and the entire Southeast, for example, have become part of a global, interdependent and multicultural community. Georgia’s ports and the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport are hubs of international trade entering and exiting the U.S., and the economic impact of foreign trade on the Georgia economy is tremendous. These entities need students who are prepared to negotiate within and between the social, technological and political contexts of other cultures and to understand the local impact of globalization, environmental issues, and other current and future change factors.”

Strategic goals formulated by the USG BOR, Georgia Tech, and the Ivan Allen College call for preparing students to work as part of an international team that collaborates globally and, as President Peterson has expressed it, to conceive the “study of languages as such an important factor for helping to create global citizens.” The School of Modern Languages designed the new degree to fulfill those goals, while at the same time responding to and extending an extraordinary call for change by the Modern Language Association which has challenged institutions to conceive a framework of study that guides students to reflect on the world and themselves through the lens of another language and culture.

The new Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies degree emphasizes a unique content-based approach. The approach combines acquiring a high standard of foreign language proficiency developed and delivered in targeted contexts of societies and cultures, industry and technology, arts and media, and intercultural communication. Students will complete a cluster or an interdisciplinary minor of a minimum of 15 hours in another major discipline or interdisciplinary minor and earn at least 12 credits from an approved study abroad program through coursework in either the major language discipline or in the cluster discipline. Students are encouraged to complete a second term abroad as well. The degree program will begin with Japanese and Spanish tracts, with plans for Chinese, French and German to be added in the near future.

“The degree brings to the forefront the unique curricular approach we’ve developed during the past eight or nine years,” says McKnight. “As a foreign language program seeking to create new standards in how we deliver a skill-set grounded in interdisciplinary content, we believe the degree has the potential to attract local and out-of-state students who cannot find such a model elsewhere. Employment opportunities should be much broader for foreign language graduates, who, of course will have the quality of a Georgia Tech degree on their resume. Moreover, these students will graduate with the added advantage of Tech’s core curriculum which ensures a stronger grounding in science and technology than at other schools.”

A Growing Presence in Washington D.C.

Ivan Allen College faculty have a growing presence in Washington, D.C. with two Presidential appointments in 2010 and numerous briefings and consultations to congressional committees.

Professors in the Schools of Economics and Public Policy and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs have provided invited testimony before House and Senate (sub)committees or provided consultations on policy issues including climate, cybersecurity, energy, innovation, low-income housing, and SBA regulations for minority businesses.  President Obama has appointed two Ivan Allen College professors to posts.  Other professors have participated in Washington panels on issues such as nanotechnology and technology transfer and intellectual property management.

Stay abreast of these influential appearances by faculty through the Ivan Allen College in D.C. webpage. 

Reengineering English

A remarkable symposium held Georgia Tech on April 9th might well be considered a signal moment in the birth of the 21st-century technological university. English professors from around the country gathered to engage the future of English studies, exploring conceptual and curricular innovations that are developing nationally and being delivered at Georgia Tech, where the Writing and Communication Program is among the national leaders in rhetoric, multimodality, and digital pedagogy.

Rhetorical Reflections: Borderless Communication in a Multimodal World was hosted by Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Program, headed by program director, Professor Rebecca Burnett. Extending the symposium’s concurrent sessions, the Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows in Burnett’s program presented 23 posters, showcasing the program’s innovative approaches to curriculum in first-year composition and in technical communication.

Among the first-year composition posters was one by program instructor, Dr. Melissa Graham Meeks, who uses wikis (online encyclopedias) to engage students. This semester, she assigned Thomas Friedman’s book Hot, Flat, and Crowded. As a way of encouraging students to learn research techniques, she had them build a wiki indexing key ideas, terms, events, and people mentioned in Friedman’s book. Students’ work on the wiki encouraged reflection on Friedman’s influential thinking as well as the pros and cons of online encyclopedias. The wiki required advanced writing skills that leveraged design and Web features to meet the needs of undefined, online audience. The assignment also prepared students for a traditional research paper.

What’s going on in Meeks’s classroom is leading-edge digital pedagogy (d-ped). It is the norm across Burnett’s program.

“D-ped allows us to take advantage of complex cognitive, affective, and social factors that affect learning in ways that enable us to move beyond linear text encountered in print books,” says Burnett. “A wiki, for example, allows a kind of hyperlinked synergy that more typically reflects the way today’s students think about and engage with the world around them.”

Also featured prominently in the symposium was the program’s multimodal approach. Where most English/communication programs emphasize writing and perhaps one other mode of communication, Burnett’s program focuses on WOVEN communication, with an emphasis on written, oral, visual, electronic, and non-verbal competence. The WOVEN approach was highlighted in the symposium’s keynote presentation by the program’s Assistant Director, L. Andrew Cooper, and Kimberly Hampton, the Editor for Custom Media at Bedford/St. Martin’s, a leading publisher of educational books and a co-sponsor of the symposium. The keynote presentation focused on the program’s groundbreaking electronic-textbook for first-year English. Cooper spearheaded the creation of the e-book, which embeds video and audio and includes sections encompassing all five WOVEN modalities. Bedford/St. Martin’s is using the program’s e-book as a national model for e-textbooks.

Innovation generally engenders tensions and concerns over what is being lost and gained, and the refashioning of English curriculum is no exception. The symposium embraced the debate that is raging in academia over the transition to digital and multimodal pedagogy. When introducing plenary session speaker Andrea Lunsford (pictured in photo), Interim Dean Kenneth Knoespel noted that the Stanford professor “is not one of the hand-wringers who believe that student writing has gone into a state of sad decline because of texting and Facebook.” Lunsford believes that “we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven’t seen since Greek civilization.” (Wired magazine interview)

Despite or perhaps in support of the revolution, Lunsford emphasized an underlying theme of Burnett’s program and the symposium: no matter how fun and glitzy the technology, rhetoric remains central to what is taught.

Also central, is the ability of professors to assess students’ work across the spectrum WOVEN communication. A set of criteria and strategies to apply them were outlined by Lee Odell, professor at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, and Susan M. Katz, professor at North Carolina State University.

Informing the dialog that unfolded at the symposium was Burnett’s support of borderless communication.

“Historically, we have put borders around classes, but what students learn in our 21st-century classes links directly to what happens beyond the walls of our classrooms. Students should understand what they learn in classes is designed for a broader purpose and situated in a broader context,” says Burnett. “We’re helping students learn processes. We’re helping students construct arguments and analyses that move beyond the borders of specific classes. We want students be skillful as they engage in borderless communication in a multimodal world.”

Burnett hasn’t abandoned traditional pedagogy, but innovation means embracing technologies in use every day by students and instructors, meeting students on their own ground. This symposium offered a directional call for the discipline.

Nunn Forum Envisions Nuclear Weapon-Free Future

Atlanta (May 14, 2010) — Improving the relationship between the United States, Russia, and Europe was the timely topic of the Bank of America Sam Nunn Policy Forum held March 29th at the Global Learning Center.



The forum came as President Barack Obama prepared to sign a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. And on the morning of the forum, terrorists bombed a subway in Moscow, killing 39 people.

Those events pointed to a brighter future for partnership, attendees said, as well as the need for developed countries to secure nuclear weapons and facilities to keep them out of terrorists’ hands.

“Today the risk of a nuclear accident is higher” than during the Cold War, said Nunn (Cls 60). “When you have this many nuclear weapons around, things can go badly wrong.”

Nunn, co-chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, championed nuclear security while a U.S. senator. The forum, held every other year, is hosted by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

Nunn told the dignitaries, researchers and students in attendance that Russia and the United States need to improve their communication on nuclear issues, reduce the number of nuclear missiles on ready status and improve their posture toward each other. Those steps will “determine whether we live in a world of promise or peril,” he said.

The forum’s featured speaker was Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States. Kislyak stressed the common interests of the United States and Russia while also providing the Russian perspective on contentious issues.

“We don’t see any threat coming from the United States and hope they see no threat coming from us,” he said. “But concerns about the stability of Europe remain. We want to be part of a Europe that is stable and secure for everyone.”

Kislyak repeatedly mentioned NATO and how its members had held Russia at a distance. He said the 1999 NATO intervention in Kosovo was seen as illegal by Russia. And he called Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili “a criminal with the blood of Russians on his hands.” NATO and the United States supported Georgia when Russian troops invaded the country in 2008.

Kislyak attributed lasting disagreements to unresolved issues from the Cold War. Overcoming those issues is central to replacing mutually assured destruction with “mutually assured security.”

“Nuclear armament is just part of this,” he said. “We need to work on the issues that prompted us to have nuclear weapons.”

In a later panel discussion, Kislyak introduced Charles Boyd, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot, commander in chief of the U.S. European Command and NATO executive director. Kislyak suggested Boyd had flown spy missions during the Cold War and asked if Boyd was haunted by it.

“How’s that for an introduction?” Boyd joked before saying he had been stationed in Turkey during the Cold War, ready to fly a bombing mission at a moment’s notice.

The two former opponents enjoyed a friendly discussion on nuclear policy, highlighting the improved relations between the United States and Russia.

The event also featured the introduction of disarmament guidelines from the International Crisis Group in a video message from Gareth Evans, president emeritus of the group.

“The world is riding a wave as opposed to resisting a tide,” Evans said of disarmament. “It’s sheer dumb luck that we’ve managed to survive without a nuclear explosion catastrophe. The status quo is not an option.

“We have to go for absolute abolition. If any nation has nuclear weapons, others will desire them.”

Written by Van Jensen. This story appeared in the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, May/June 2010 issue.

Streaming video of the conference may be viewed on the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs website. Please click the link to video below to be taken to that page.

Digital Media and Wesley New Media Center Will Move to TSRB

Atlanta (May 19, 2010) — Construction is underway at the Technology Square Research Building to create new facilities for the Digital Media program and the James and Mary Wesley Center for New Media Education and Research.



While similar in size to the current facilities in the Skiles Classroom Building, the new space is being designed to better meet the needs of the programs. The TSRB facilities will provide centralized workspace, modernized equipment capabilities, and puts faculty and students in close proximity to colleagues in the Graphics, Visualization & Usability Center (GVU).

The hub of the new facility will be the southeast corner of TSRB’s third floor. That space is being reconfigured to accommodate offices, six labs, and student work spaces. An additional area on the first floor will provide a common area, conference setting, and a gaming lab.

Plans call for the move to TSRB in mid to late July. The ground level space in Skiles Classroom Building vacated by the programs will be reconfigured to house the College of Sciences School of Mathematics.

Public Policy Major Commended by Georgia House

Atlanta (May 19, 2010) — Public Policy major, Henry Furtick, has been commended by the Georgia House of Representatives through a special house resolution recognizing his work as an intern.

Henry Furtick

Henry Furtick

Interns at the legislature are commonly recognized as a group for their work; Furtick was singled out for special recognition.

Furtick, who is also earning a minor in pre-law, interned in state Representative Larry O'Neal's office. He worked for the House Committee on Ways and Means, a center of intense activity during the recent House session on the state budget. Furtick dealt with changing plans, bill drafts, and organizing paperwork for the House committees.

Presented to Furtick on his final day of work, the resolution, commended Furtick for his "equanimity, professionalism, and good will...significant organizational and leadership talents...patience and diplomacy."

Furtick says the internship provided him a better appreciation about things that he had only read about in textbooks. As he put it, it's "the difference between looking through a telescope and walking on the moon." He recommends an internship like this one, for students who are interested in public policy, especially the Ways and Means department, where he worked.

Furtick plans to finish his pre-law minor in his final year at Tech. When asked if he thought the resolution would look good on his resume, he laughed, "Yes, definitely!"

Written by Jayraj Jog

2009/2010 Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards, Appointments, and Honors

Ivan Allen College faculty, staff, and students were recognized for extraordinary work and achievements this year including two U.S. presidential appointments and outstanding contributions to research.



Willie Pearson
Professor, School of Economics
Appointed to HBCU Board by President Obama

Marilyn Brown
Professor, School of Public Policy
Nominated to TVA by President Obama

Justin Hastings
Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Named to Research Associates and Fellows of the National Asia Research Program (NARP) selected by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Jason Borenstein
Director of the Graduate Research Ethics Programs, School of Public Policy and co-Director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Ethics and Technology
Named Associate Editor of Science and Engineering Ethics (a scholarly journal)
Appointed to Executive Advisory Committee of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)



Jennifer Clark
Assistant Professor, Public Policy
2009 Regional Studies Association Best Book Award for her book Remaking Regional Economies

Kelly Comfort
Assistant Professor of Spanish in the School of Modern Languages
Georgia Tech’s 2010 BP/CETL Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Angela Dalle Vacche
Film scholar and professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
Choice book award for Diva: Defiance and Passion in Early Italian Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2008). Choice is the official publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries in the United States.

D. Fox Harrell
Assistant Professor, School of Literature, Communication, Culture
National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Nancy Nersessian
Regents' Professor, joint appointment in the College of Computing and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech
Elected Fellow of Cognitive Science Society

Crystal B. Lake
PhD, Brittain Fellow, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
Charles J. Cole Fellowship at the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University



Class of 1934 Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activity Award
Michael L. Best
Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs INTA

ANAK Award
Gregory H. Nobles
Director, Georgia Tech Honors Program and Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

2010 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teach Excellence Awards
Kelly Comfort
Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages
2010 CETL Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising - Staff Advisor
Stephanie Jackson
Academic Advisor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

25-year Service Awards
Tina Lambert, Director of Finance Administration, Ivan Allen College
Thomas "Danny" Boston, Professor, School of Economics
Denise Corum, Administrative Supervisor II, School of History, Technology, and Society
John Garver, Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

2010 Writing and Communication Program Award Multimodal Innovation
Crystal Lake
PhD, Brittain Fellow, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture

2010 Writing and Communication Program Award for Excellence in Pedagogy
Anthony Hoefer
PhD, Brittain Fellow, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture

2010 Writing and Communication Program Student Award for Excellence in WOVEN Communication in English 1101/1102
Instructor: Roger Whitson, PhD, Brittain Fellow School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
Students: Mark Echols, Timothy Robnett, Danal Slay, and Gregory Woodard

2010 Writing and Communication Program Student Award for Excellence in WOVEN Communication in LCC 3401
Instructor: Paulette Richards, PhD, Brittain Fellow, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
Student: Jonathan Walker



Fulbright Summer Research Grant 2010
Rodrigo Cortes
PhD Student, School of Public Policy

Truman Scholarship
Nick Wellkamp
Public Policy Major

US Department of State 2010 Critical Language Scholarship
Tucker Brown
Master’s Student, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship
Thomas Woodson
PhD Student, School of Public Policy

The IBM Center for the Business of Government
Luciano Kay
PhD Student, School of Public Policy. Kay has the distinction of being the only student among the group of professors(10) who were awarded funding


2010 Ivan Allen College Legacy Awards

Faculty: Adam Stulberg (Associate Professor, INTA)

Alumna: Sarah Kenagy (INTA) 
Graduate: Cate Powell (INTA) 
Undergraduate: Trey Birch (EIA, 2010) 

A special Legacy Award was given posthumously to  Ferdinand A. Ski Hilenski (former Director of Development, Ivan Allen College)


Summer 2010 PURA Winners
Kristin Rieck, (ECON) - Nuclear Energy Technologies Trade: A Study of the Developing Market and its Impacts on International Policymaking
Jessica Meyer, (HTS) - Athanase de Mézières and other Observations of East Texas during the 1700s
Kaitlyn Whiteside, (HTS) - The Implementation of Desegregation in Chattanooga, TN
Liam Rattray, (PP) - Hackspaces: A Study of Community Innovation in Emerging Technologies

Spring 2010 PURA Winners
Annie Straight (ECON), “Can Ecolabels Improve Environmental Practices?”
Fengning Yu (INTA), “Educator Shortage, HIV, and Economic Decline: The Case of Rural South Africa”
Della Hall (HTS), “A History of Wind Power”
Kelsey Martin (HTS), “The Image of Women in Advertising”
Benjamin Bennett (INTA), “The Role of Identity in Shaping French Voting on the EU”
Katherine Lange (INTA), “Deterring Bioterrorism”
Samer Ead (CM), “Mermaids MMOG”
Lindsey Sweetnich (IAML), “Keeping the Spanish Language Alive in the United States”
Laurel Derby (PUBP), “Access to Fertility Treatment”
Christina McMillian (INTA), “Greater Educational Attainment for Women in Developing Nations through Emerging Communications Technology and Supplemental Support Infrastructure”

Fall 2009 PURA Winners
Gabrielle Sirow, (ECON)- Decomposing the Eects of the Subprime Mortgage Boom and Bust on Native Citizens, Naturalized Immigrants and Resident Immigrants in the United States
Kiran Thadhani, (HTS) - The Inequality of Resources for Homeless Women in Atlanta; The Effects of Homelessness on Health, Hygiene, and Parenting
Molly Williams, (HTS) - The Inequality of Resources for Homeless Women in Atlanta; The Effects of Homelessness on Health, Hygiene, and Parenting
Colby Mangels, (INTA) - Changes to the EU Legal Structure Following 9/11:
Andrew Windsor, (INTA) - The State and Consequences of Information Security in East Asian Energy Security
Ruchir Karmali, (PP) - Understanding the emergence, effectiveness and impact of state stem cell programs



Colby Mangels (IAML major) - UROP Spring 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
Edward ‘Ted’ Danowitz III (IAML major) - UROP Spring 2010 Symposium Oral Presentation Award
Katherine Lange (INTA major) - UROP Spring 2010 Symposium Poster Presentation Awards


Kristie Champlin (PUBP major) - Outstanding Undergraduate Student of Ivan Allen College
Stephen Kump (ECON major) - Merri Gaye Hill-Strauss Memorial Scholarship
Raisa Simoes (IAML major) - The Michael Williams Minority Student Award
Jessica Richardson (CM major) - James G. and Mary G. Wohlford Scholarships



School of History, Technology and Society
Alexandra Eichenblatt (HTS major) - HTS Chair Award
Mathew Collins (HTS major) - Slotkin Award
Lindsay Anglin (HTS major) - History, Technology, and Society 2009 Bernard Bellon Prize

Schools of Economics, International Affairs, and Modern Languages
Zach Aten (ECON major) - Economics Mollie Newton Award for Excellence in Economics
Trey Birch (EIAL Major) - Outstanding Economics and International Affairs Student Award
Lorena Cazares (GEML Major) - Excellence in Global Economics and Modern Languages Award
Zack Dunda (ECON major) - Outstanding Economics Student Award
Colby Mangels (IAML major) – Excellence in International Affairs and Modern Languages Award

Outstanding Seniors in the School of Modern Languages Awards
Sarah McElveen (IAML major) - French
Anna Finderup and Theresa Frame (IAML major) - German
Emily Rae Chambers (IAML major) and Georgianna Nutt (GEML major) - Spanish
Edward ‘Ted’ Danowitz III (IAML major) and Bianca Su (IAML major) - Chinese

School of Literature, Communication and Culture
Bryn Gravitt (STAC major) - Literature, Communication, and Culture James Dean Young Award


Amira Mouna (INTA major) – 2009 SAIC Georgia Tech Student Paper Competition for "Analysis of Neoliberalist and Realist Perspectives of Bionanotechnology in Iran" Paper Competition for her essay on "Analysis of Neoliberalist and Realist Perspectives of Bionanotechnology in Iran."

Stephen Brincks (HTS major) - Omicron Delta Epsilon Outstanding Senior Cup

Amira Choueiki, (EIA major) - IAC Student Leadership Award

Mary Piantadosi, (INTA major) - IAC Community Service Award

Elizabeth Helms, (STAC major) - IAC Success Beyond Campus Award

Alexandra Henke, (EIA major) - IAC I am Liberal Arts Award

Colby Mangels (IAML Major ) - Attendee to the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the EU


Founder's Day Luncheon Videos

Videos from the 2010 Ivan Allen College Founder's Day Luncheon are now available for viewing on the event website

Coming soon to the same page will be videos of the announcement of the new Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage with speeches by Interim Dean Knoespel, President Peterson, Inman Allen, and Tom Glenn, also videos from the Founder's Day Symposium which provided a compelling view of Georgia Tech's stewardship of the legacy of Ivan Allen Jr. and the humanitarian-centered work being done by faculty and students.

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