NewsLetter
Ivan Allen College


EVENTS

  • April 14-22, 2006
    DramaTech presents The Tempest
    DramaTech
    8:00-10:00pm

  • April 20 , 2006
    HTS Brown Bag Series
    Professor Amanda Damarin - Alienated Labor in the Post Industrial World: The Case of Website Production Work
    DM Smith, Room 107
    11:00-12:00pm

    Workshop on Original Policy Research
    Wenbin Xiao - Network ties, Regional Endowment, and the Innovation of New Technology-Based Ventures?
    DM Smith, Room 011
    3:05-4:25pm

    Poetry @ Tech
    A Program of Poetry and Medicine
    The Academy of Medicine
    875 West Peachtree Street, NW
    7:00-9:00pm

  • April 20-22, 2006
    DramaTech presents The Tempest
    DramaTech
    8:00-10:00pm

  • April 28, 2006
    Last Day of Classes

  • May 1-5, 2006 , 2006
    Final Exams

  • May 2, 2006
    Ian Bogost
    @ GT Barnes and Noble Bookstore
    Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism
    Presentation and book signing
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • May 3, 2006
    IDT Spring Demo Day 2006
    Wesley New Media Center, Skiles Building
    4:00-7:00pm

  • May 6, 2006
    Spring Commencement

 

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Founder's Day Honors Jesse Hill Jr.
Jesse Hill Jr. Jesse Hill Jr. received the 2006 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress & Service at the annual Ivan Allen College Founder's Day observance, March 15. Presenting the award were Sue V. Rosser, Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and Georgia Tech Vice Provost Anderson Smith. Hill accepted the award with an address titled "Leadership and Partnership: Ivan Allen Jr. -- Jesse Hill Jr. and Atlanta's Ascent." The address included a look at his 60-plus years of civic involvement in Atlanta, particularly his years as president of Atlanta Life and close advisor to Ivan Allen during Allen's days as mayor of Atlanta.
Nunn Policy Forum Focuses on Global Digital Divide Issues
Charles KennyTo tackle the complex topic of the global digital divide, the 2006 Sam Nunn Policy Forum, March 27, featured speakers with expertise ranging from economics, gender issues, information technology, international affairs, international development, public policy and telecommunications. “Technology is changing our world – offering both promise and peril,” said Senator Sam Nunn in his opening remarks. Throughout the Forum, speakers described efforts to bring wired and wireless telephony and Internet access to rural areas in developing countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, and Rwanda.
Modern Languages Hosts CIBER 2006 John Valeri
The School of Modern Languages hosted the 2006 CIBER Business Language Conference this year at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, April 5-8. The theme for years' event was Matters of Perspective: Culture, Communication and Commerce, with keynote addresses from prominent academics in the field and from business, along with papers on applied language learning, intercultural communication, methodology, current international trade and culture issues, and technology.
Chinese Added to IAML and GEML Majors
Phil McKnightOn March 29, the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (IUCC) unanimously approved the addition of Chinese to both the Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML) and Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML). Chinese has been identified as one of the key "critical" languages by the U.S. Department of State, creating a need to increase the number of students studying Chinese in order to promote national security and cultural understanding.
Norton Receives Georgia Tech's Highest Faculty Recognition Award
Bryan NortonBryan Norton, professor, School of Public Policy (SPP), received the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award for 2006, at the Faculty/Staff Honors luncheon, April 12. The award is based on Norton's distinguished career of nineteen years with Georgia Tech and his contributions as a leading scholar in environmental philosophy. Norton will give the graduation address during the summer graduation ceremonies and carry the mace at the summer, fall, and spring graduations.
HTS Professor Receives Lifetime Service Award
Ron BayorRon Bayor, professor, History, Technology, and Society (HTS), has received the Lifetime Service Award from the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), March 25. The award was presented at the association's annual award ceremony at the Hyatt in Buckhead for Bayor's work as editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History encouraging scholarship into Asian American history and mentoring younger scholars in the field. At the ceremony, it was said that Bayor was responsible for increasing interest in this field and was an inspiration for the Association.
Victoria Burse Wins Certificate of Excellence
Victoria BurseVictoria Burse, Office of Information Technology (OIT) Computer Services Specialist, won Georgia Tech Best Practices Challenge Certificate of Excellence at a recognition reception in the Student Center Ballroom, March 22. Burse's submission was the "D.M. Smith Monday Morning Minutes Memo" sent to the faculty and staff to communicate building, college, and campus-wide IT issues and information that are of importance to faculty and staff. The Best Practices Challenge is an initiative established by the Office of Organizational Development to acknowledge the creative and innovative ways departments are improving processes, using technology, and motivating people, and encourage the sharing of that knowledge between departmental colleagues and their campus counterparts.
LCC Collaborates with Nurun on Mobile Technology Applications
Janet MurrayThe School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC), in collaboration with Nurun Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., will conceptualize, design, and develop innovative mobile technology applications. The projects are being built by the Mobile Technologies Group (MTG), a multi-disciplinary research group comprised of faculty and graduate students from LCC's Digital Media Graduate Program. Slated for demonstration at the Digital Media/Information Design & Technology Demo Day on May 3, these prototypes will provide cutting-edge, mutually beneficial technology to both marketers and consumers. According to Janet Murray, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in LCC, the opportunity to work with Nurun on this project presented her students with a unique opportunity. "As a research-driven program, we are dedicated to expanding the expressive power of the new digital medium," said Murray.
Game Designers Present Video Game Research Findings
Ian Bogost and Michael NitscheAt the 2006 Game Developer's Conference, a panel composed of Ian Bogost, assistant professor, Literature, Communications, and Culture (LCC), Mia Consalvo, of Ohio State University, and Jane McGonigal, of the University of California, Berkeley, selected the top ten research projects from 2004 and 2005 whose findings could impact the way game creators think about and make games. Michael Nitsche, assistant professor, LCC, whose research looked at player-controlled cameras, was ranked 5th by the panel. Although player-controlled cameras are the interactive equivalent of cinematic montage, their use in games as such is rare, says Bogost, who cites the “sniper” camera angle as an example. Bogost states that Nitsche's research shows why points of view have particular meaning inside of the gameplay experience.