NewsLetter
Ivan Allen College


EVENTS

  • November 16-19, 2005
    West Side Story
    DramaTech
    8:00pm

  • November 17, 2005
    SPP Research Seminar Series
    Gordon Kingsley, The Quest for Transformative Partnership in K-12 Math and Science Education
    DM Smith, Room 303
    11:00-12:00pm

  • November 18-20, 2005
    Mock Trial Team
    Rhodes Invitational, Memphis, TN

  • November 22, 2005
    Faculty Brown Bag
    Colleen Terrell, LCC
    Mechanics and Politics in Early America
    DM Smith, Room 303
    11:00-1:00pm

  • November 22, 2005
    Sam Nunn Security Program Hosts the SEROD (Southeast Roundtable on Defense) Luncheon featuring Consul General of Japan Shoji Ogawa
    My Life and Experiences in Iraq with the Japanese Self-Defense Forces: Japan 's Contribution to Building a Stable and Democratic Iraq
    Wardlaw Building, Gordy Room
    11:45-1:30pm

  • November 24-25, 2005 Thanksgiving Break

  • November 28, 2005
    Bryan Norton @ GT Barnes and Noble Bookstore
    Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Management
    Presentation and book signing
    7:00-9:00pm

  • November 29, 2005
    Poetry @ Tech introduces Georgia Poets
    Judith Ortiz Cofer, Patrick Phillips, and Memye Curtis Tucker
    Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater
    4:30pm – free and open to the public

  • December 1, 2005
    HTS Seminar Series
    Wolfgang Schivelbusch
    The Physiology of Use and Consumption
    DM Smith, Room 203
    4:00-5:00pm

  • December 2-3, 2005
    Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
    DramaTech
    8:00pm

  • December 8-10, 2005
    Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
    DramaTech
    8:00pm

  • December 9, 2005
    Last Day of Classes

  • December 12, 2005
    Holiday Party
    Habersham Building
    3:00-5:00pm

  • December 12-16, 2005
    Final Exams
  • December 17, 2005
    Fall Commencement


 

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Rosser Presents at University of Illinois, Chicago
Sue V. RosserDean Sue V. Rosser presented a talk to Chairs, Deans, the Provost and faculty from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratories, at the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Seminar on November 2 entitled "ADVANCEment for Women in Science: Nuts and Bolts". Her presentation outlined the key points for institutional change through the NSF ADVANCE Program for Institutional Transformation, including using research findings to inform goals and broaden leadership of a project through institutional structure.
IAC Professors Promote ICANN Reform
Hans KleinHans Klein, Associate Professor, Public Policy; Michael Best, Assistant Professor, INTA and Seymour Goodman, Professor of International Affairs & Computing, attend the U.N. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) on November 13-16, in Tunis, North Africa. Klein's address argues that use of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) can clarify the debates over Internet governance.
Georgia Tech-Shanghai Summer Study Abroad Program Accepts New Applications
ShanghaiJointly sponsored by Tech's Office of International Education, the College of Engineering School of ECE, and the Ivan Allen College School of Economics, the Georgia Tech-Shanghai Summer Study Abroad Program is open to students from all U.S. colleges and universities. The 2006 program is now accepting applications and will accept up to 80 students for the Summer term.
Public Policy Student Named "Ms. Georgia Tech"
Saira AmirDuring halftime at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 29, Saira Amir, an undergraduate Public Policy major, was named Ms. Georgia Tech. Among many other activities and accomplishments, Amir is Executive Vice President of the GT Student Government Association and active in the Georgia Tech Orchestra. She has interned at the Georgia General Assembly and intends to go to law school after graduation. The criteria for judging candidates include communication skills, self-assurance, activities and honors, career goals, enthusiasm and school spirit, campus and community involvement, and leadership ability.
Berry Appears on Georgia Public Broadcasting
Roberta BerryRoberta Berry, Associate Professor and Director, Law, Science & Technology Program in Public Policy, discussed issues surrounding genetic engineering and genetic information on the Georgia Public Broadcasting Georgia Weekly show. The air dates were November 6 at 1:00 pm and November 8 at 7:00 pm. Berry appeared in the first half of the show. The show should air again during December or January; please check your local listings for specific dates and times.

IAC Students Win Dissertation Awards
Danny Breznitz, Assistant Professor, INTA, has received the 2005 Sloan Industry Award for his dissertation. The award will be presented December 15 in Massachusetts during a ceremony at the Sloan Industry Studies Conference. The selection committee was "particularly impressed with the dedication to in-depth industry studies research that [his] dissertation represented."

The 2005 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Ph.D. Dissertation Award was won by Asim Zia, a recent graduate of the School of Public Policy. Bryan Norton, Professor, Public Policy, supervised his thesis, which was entitled "Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Decision Behaviors in Response to the Inspection and Maintenance Program in the Atlanta Airshed". In his dissertation, Zia combines broad theoretical interests with analysis of huge datasets to track the fate of automobiles that fail emissions tests.

Bozeman and Pearson Jr., Elected AAAS Fellows
Barry Bozeman and Willie Pearson, Jr.Barry Bozeman, Regents Professor, School of Public Policy, and Willie Pearson, Jr., Professor and Chair, School of History, Technology and Society, were elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Bozeman was honored for "distinguished contributions to scholarship, teaching and mentoring in science and technology policy, particularly for research in evaluating the societal implications of research." Pearson was selected for "distinguished contributions to the scholarship of diversity in science and for promotion of broadened participation of underserved populations in the sciences."
Carol Colatrella Named Fulbright Scholar
Carol ColatrellaCarol Colatrella, Professor, Literature, Communication and Culture, and Co-Director of the Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST Center), has been named a Fulbright New Century Scholar. Her study will include research on how gender affects processes of access and advancement for faculty members in Denmark. Colatrella's collaborative project will investigate aspects of the academic profession in Denmark to compare and contrast perceptions of faculty working environments.
GT ROTC Kicks Off Military Week
LTG Russel L. Honore is the no-nonsense Louisiana native credited LTG Russel L. Honorewith changing the character of the relief effort of Hurricane Katrina from a mad scramble to an increasingly orderly and effective rescue and restoration effort. He was the featured speaker at Georgia Tech's observance of Military Week (November 5-11) at the Student Center Theatre.

Culminating Military Week was a tribute to General Ray Davis, the GT Alumnus who won the Medal of Honor during the Korean War. The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) unveiled the General Davis "Wall of Honor" on November 11, 2005, General Raymond G. Davisrecognizing the contributors to the General Ray Davis Memorial Endowment. Peter McGuire, Associate Dean, Ivan Allen College, was the master of ceremonies with a welcome statement from Colonel and Professor John Endicott, CISTP Director.

Econ Professor Awarded Three Grants
Danny BostonDanny Boston, Professor, Economics, has been awarded the Atlanta Housing Authority (HUD) HOPE VI Revitalization Grant award to revitalize Grady Homes located in the historic Sweet Auburn district. Boston also was awarded a Kauffman Foundation grant to provide support to write a book and several articles on the fastest growing Black-owned companies in the country. Boston's third grant was awarded by the MacArthur Foundation to create a national prototype for measuring the impact of policies designed to improve the socio-economic status of poor families.
HTS Professor and the Creation of a "New Socialist Woman"
Laura BierLaura Bier, Assistant Professor, History, Technology and Society, will be presenting a talk at the 2005 Middle East Studies Association Conference in Washington, DC on the November 21, 2005, entitled, "Socialism as Reveiling: Creating a Post-colonial Public Sphere in Nasser's Egypt". Bier is researching mini-skirts in Egypt in the 1960's as part of a chapter in her dissertation, which is about gender politics in Egypt after the 1952 revolution. Part of what that revolutionary project entailed was the creation of a "new socialist woman." Bier argues that the progress of the revolution was measured in part by the visibility of Egyptian woman, not only in the sense of how uncovered their bodies had become but also by their presence in the public sphere.
Sam Nunn Security Program Heads to Alabama
Nunn/McArthur fellowsJohn Endicott, Director for the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP), and Seymour Goodman, Professor of International Affairs & Computing, led a group of 12 fellows of the school's Nunn/McArthur Program to Huntsville, Alabama, October 25-26, for their annual two-day fall field trip. The fellows, faculty, and student participants visited the GTRI Huntsville Field Office, the Redstone Army Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and the US Space and Rocket Center Museum. The field trip introduced the Nunn/McArthur Fellows to individuals who are already putting their science and technology degrees to use in realms that influence national security policy.
Inaugural Book Signing Event at Engineer's Deemed a Success
Bryan Norton and Gary GainesBryan Norton, Professor, Public Policy, held the first book signing event at the Engineer's Bookstore November 9. Norton was introduced by Carol Carmichael, Director, Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development. Gary Gaines, Textbook Manager, Engineer's Bookstore, Inc., hosted the event, which took place after regular business hours and included a reception for attendees. The bookstore has also put together a campus author display case (see picture of Norton(l) and Gaines with display) at the front and center of the store.