Ivan Allen College


  • October 17-18
    Fall Break

  • October 19
    Public Policy Seminar
    Robert D. Atkinson
    The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Drive Cycles of Growth
    12:00 - 1:30pm
    DM Smith, Room 303

    Student Advisory Board
    4:30 - 6:00pm
    DM Smith, Room 303

  • October 20
    MediaTech Club
    Skiles, Room 318

    Job Search Strategies
    Success Center Theater

    Faculty Brown Bag
    John Krige
    Technology, Hegemony and U.S. - European Relations in Space in the 1960's
    DM Smith, Room 303

  • October 23-24
    Connect with Tech - 3

  • October 24
    International Film Series
    Intimate Strangers

  • October 25
    In Schneer's Modern European History class: David Clay Large on 'Darktown Parade: African-Americans in the 1936 Berlin Olympics'
    DM Smith, Room 304

    International Film Series

    The Life and Death of Terri Shiavo: Scientific, Religious, Legal and Ethical Perspectives
    4:00 - 5:30pm
    Georgia State University College of Law
    Room 170, Urban Life Building
    140 Decatur Street, Atlanta

  • October 26
    International Film Series
    Red Lights

    Fourth Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
    7:00pm - free admission
    Clary Theatre

  • October 27
    INTAGO Brown Bag Lunch Research Seminar Series
    Peter Breake, Associate Professor, INTA
    Soft Power: It's Measure
    11:00 - 12:00pm
    Habersham G-17

    MediaTech Club
    Skiles, Room 318

  • October 27-29
    Homecoming Weekend

  • October 28
    State of the Institute Address (Alumni Presentation)
    Global Learning and Conference Center, Room 236
    84 5th Street

  • October 31
    Choosing a Major
    Success Center, Room 260

  • November 1
    Economics Seminar
    Margaret Slade

    International Film Series
    Not on the Lips

  • November 2
    In Usselman's Technology and the Shaping of American Society class: Susan Smulyan on 'Hawaii Calls: Race, Nation and Radio'

    LCC/Wesley New Media Center Lecture Presentation
    Dreadmill: The Collusion of Death and Technology
    Performance and lecture by Marcel O'Gorman,
    Director, Digital Media Studies, University of Detroit Mercy
    Wesley New Media Center, Skiles Bldg., Room 2
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • November 3
    MediaTech Club
    Skiles, Room 318

  • November 4
    Globalization and Development Seminar Series
    Dr. Rawi Abdelal
    12:00 - 1:30pm
    Habersham, Room 136

    A Family Affair
    (Minority Student Recruitment Program)

    West Side Story

  • November 5-11
    Military Week
    Check the online calendar for daily events!

  • November 7
    Economics Seminar
    Thijs ten Raa

    International Film Series

  • November 8
    International Film Series

  • November 9
    International Film Series

    Student Advisory Board
    DM Smith, Room 303

    Bryan Norton @ Engineer's Bookstore
    Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Management
    Presentation and book signing 5:30-7:30pm

  • November 9-12
    West Side Story

  • November 10
    MediaTech Club
    Skiles, Room 318

  • November 10-13
    2005 International Engineering Colloquium
    Staying Competitive Through Global Education

    Georgia Hotel & Conference Center

  • November 11
    Choosing a Major
    Success Center, Room 260

  • November 14
    Economics Seminar
    Edwin Lai

    Jonathan Schneer @ GT Barnes and Noble Bookstore
    The Thames
    Presentation and book signing


Ivan Allen College Website

IAC Faculty on Odds-maker's Nobel Prize Shortlist
Nobel Peace Prize
The 2005 Nobel Peace Prize was announced on October 7, and two IAC faculty members were apparently on the shortlist for the prize. The world famous international betting agency Centrebet in Australia ranked former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (‘60), Distinguished Professor of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, and the man for whom the School of International Affairs is named in 4th place and John Endicott, Director for the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP), in 7th place. Mohamed Elbaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was named the 2005 winner.
Modern Languages Hosts Colloquium
The School of Modern Languages will host the 8th Annual International Colloquium on International Engineering Education presented by Georgia Tech and the University of Rhode Island International Engineering Program. Engineering, language and international program educators will be present, along with corporate executives and personnel directors, and members of government, education, and public policy agencies. The event will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on November 10-13, 2005.
Rosser Tracks Life Sciences Salaries Dean Sue Rosser
The Scientist quotes Dean Sue V. Rosser as saying that salaries are closing in on the national median of $39,000 for postdocs due to NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines which has now set a baseline of $35,568 for starting postdocs. In life sciences, the MS degree tends to provide only modest pay increases over a BS, while the the PhD is still "very much an important degree to have."
Dedication of the Remodeled Swann Building
President G. Wayne Clough and Provost Jean-Lou Chameau led ceremonies to reopen the newly renovated Swann Building, home to the School of Modern Languages. The ceremonies on October 13, 2005 were followed by a ribbon cutting, reception and an open house.

"The two year wait for the beautifully renovated Swann Building was worth every minute" said Phil McKnight, Chair, School of Modern Languages. "The architects, contractors and the Georgia Tech teams have created a truly unique building with its extensive woodwork, friendly spaces reminiscent of classical humanities buildings, and high tech classrooms that create a much different feel than in any other Georgia Tech campus building."

Poetry @ Tech Presents the Annual Bourne Poetry Reading
Poetry @ Tech begins the '05-'06 year with the Fourth Annual Bourne Poetry Reading. The event features the powerful poetry of Michael Ryan, reading with his wife, Doreen Gildroy, and Thomas Lux, in a rare opportunity to hear Thomas Lux read a full selection of his work. The first reading is October 26, 2005 at 7:00 P.M., in The Clary Theatre in Georgia Tech's Bill Moore Student Success Center. The second event will take place on February 2, 2006. Like all Poetry @ Tech events, both are free and open to the public, and neither tickets nor reservations are required. For more about Doreen Gildroy, visit here; for more about Michael Ryan, visit here; for more about Thomas Lux, visit here.
Family Weekend Attracts Large Parent Participation
The Annual Georgia Tech Family Weekend reception at Ivan Allen College, which took place on Friday, September 15, was a great success, with over 160 students, parents and faculty attending. Faculty representatives from every school were present to interact with parents and current students, and members of the IAC advising staff were available to interact with potential students.
First Lady of Cape Verdi Islands Visits IAC
On behalf of Georgia Tech, Dean Sue V. Rosser and Ivan Allen College paid host last month to Mrs. Adelcia Lima Barreto Pires, First Lady of the Republic of Cape Verde, an island nation off the northwest coast of Africa. Together with the Cape Verdean Ambassador to the US, Jose Brito, the First Lady attended a seminar on Friday, September 23, addressing technological and economics topics vital to the country's future, followed by a reception in her honor.
Homecoming Weekend Ethics Initiative
Dr. Robert KirkmanDuring Homecoming Weekend, Robert Kirkman, Assistant Professor of the School of Public Policy, will provide an overview of current initiatives in ethics research, education, and assessment at Georgia Tech. The seminar, which will take place at 9a.m. on Friday, October 28, in the Global Learning Center, also will examine situations that call for ethical decision making and provide an outline of a basic approach to making such decisions.

"The Ethics Initiative at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary effort to improve ethics education across the curriculum and to raise the profile of ethics within the Institute and in the surrounding community" said Dr. Kirkman. "Ongoing projects include development of teaching materials for use in the context of particular disciplines, workshops in professional responsibility for graduate students, and research in ethics education and assessment."

Undergraduate Kyle Thomason Takes the Stand
Kyle ThomasonKyle Thomason, a junior majoring in Economics, loves the fact that the discipline allows for innovation and technology to merge with no right or wrong answer, just a best answer. He enjoys the interaction with other students who come from all facets from around campus and has allowed him to spread his wings to encompass a balance between economics and public policy (e.g., Economics Regulations and Anti-Trust issues). Thomason is also involved with the Mock Trial team, which reached 2nd place in last year's competition.
Colatrella Named Project Director for ADVANCE at Georgia Tech
On September 26, Carol Colatrella, Professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture, was named project director for the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program for Institutional Transformation at Georgia Tech by Provost Jean-Lou Chameau. Since 1998, Colatrella has served as co-director of the Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST), which is sponsored by the Office of the Provost since 2002.
Nobles Leads Honors Program Initiative
Greg Nobles, Professor of History, Technology and Society, along with co-chair Randall Engle, Professor of Psychology, presented their committee's recommendations regarding the establishment of an Honors Program at Georgia Tech. Senate members subsequently voted to approve the Program. “The committee envisions the Honors Program as an inquiry-based approach to education with an emphasis on intellectual self-direction,” said Nobles. “Other areas of emphasis would be interdisciplinary coursework, involvement in community service projects, and more intensive faculty-student interaction.”
Public Policy Center Evaluates Malaysian Economics
The results of a study of the Malaysian economy, conducted by a team of faculty from the Georgia Tech Technology Policy and Assessment Center, were released by the Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Center, located in the School of Public Policy, began the study in 2002, working in conjunction with the Intelligent Information Services Corporation (IISC) in Atlanta. The study was sponsored by the Economic Planning Unit of Malaysia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
LCC Opens International Film Series
The School of Literature, Communication and Culture (LCC) and the School of Modern Languages, both in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, kicked off their annual film series featuring French and Francophone African films. All films have English subtitles, and the screenings are free and open to the public. Programs begin at 7:00 PM in Georgia Tech's Global Learning and Conference Center in Technology Square, located at 85 5th St., and will run weekly from October 24 to November 9.
Berry Featured on Georgia Public TV
Roberta Berry, Associate Professor of Public Policy, will discuss the topic of Biotech/Bioethics on Georgia Weekly, November 6, 2005, 1:00pm and on November 8, 2005, 7:00pm. Berry will discuss issues surrounding genetic engineering and genetic information. Produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting, the series provides in-depth information about the people and institutions that shape Georgia society.
Bryan Norton Book Presentation and Signing on Sustainability
Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem ManagementBryan G. Norton, Professor of Philosophy, School of Public Policy , has just released his newest book Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management. Come meet the author at a book signing event at Engineer's Bookstore located at 748 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, on November 9, 2005 at 5:00pm. Refreshments will be served! Presentation and signing will start at 5:30 followed by an open discussion.

While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability—the cornerstone of environmental policy—using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary that can accommodate scientific and evaluative environmental discourse.

Jonathan Schneer Book Presentation and Signing
Jonathan Schneer, Professor of History, Technology and Science, will be featured at a signing for his latest book, The Thames, at the GT Barnes & Noble bookstore at Technology Square, 7:00pm on November 14, 2005. Schneer will partake in a short discussion of his acclaimed work, with questions and answers to follow. Students, faculty, and the general public are all invited free of charge.

This is the first in a series of monthly book presentations and signings the Dean's Office is hosting in collaboration with Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Technology Square. Check the E-Letter each month for the next featured faculty author.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism
A panel featuring Howard Y.F. Choy, Professor of Modern Languages, received mention recently in the China Daily. Choy presented his paper, entitled "Shanghai as Heterotopias: Descriptive Historiography of the Modern City by Contemporary Chinese Women Writers," at the 4th International Convention of Asia Scholars, held in Shanghai August 20-24. Choy also has co-authored an encyclopedia with Rodney L. Taylor, entitled "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism, Volume One and Two " (2004).