Ivan Allen College


  • February 15-18
    DramaTech presents Proof by David Auburn
    8:00am - 10:00pm

  • February 16, 2006
    Living Game Worlds Symposium featuring Will Wright
    Living Game Worlds: Design Processes and the Future of Expressive Computing
    Technology Square Research Building, 5th Street Atlanta
    8:30am - 7:00pm

    HTS Brown Bag
    Alice Bullard - Sympathy and Denial in the French Colonies
    DM Smith, Room 107
    11:00pm - 12:00pm

    Economics Faculty Candidate Talk
    Till Schrieber, University of Washington - Institutions and Growth: Time Series Evidence from a Natural Experiment
    Habersham, Room G-17
    12:10pm - 1:30pm

  • February 17, 2006
    Black History Month presents Professor Danny Boston - Building Black Wealth: Who's Making Money in Black America and How are they Doing It?
    Student Success Center, Clary Theatre
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Focused Research Program in Ethics and Technology Colloquium
    Arri Eisen - Teaching Research Ethics: Why Bother?
    Student Center Theater
    11:00am - 12:30pm

  • February 19-20, 2006
    Connect with Tech - 5
    Campus wide

  • February 21, 2006
    PP Philosophy Job Search Candidates Job Talks
    Jan Schmidt - Towards a Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity
    DM Smith, Room 303
    11:00am - 12:30pm

    The McEver Program for Engineering and the Liberal Arts Presents
    Dr. Lars Haikola, President, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden) - Science and Religion: The Need for a World-View
    Wesley New Media Center
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

  • February 23, 2006
    WST Learning Community Event
    Stein House study lounge, 4th St. Apts.
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • March 1 , 2006
    WST Learning Community Event
    Stein House study lounge, 4th St. Apts.
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • March 2, 2006
    WST ADVANCE - Women's Awareness Month
    Clary Theatre
    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Poetry @ Tech celebrates 10 Years of Atlanta Review
    Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater - Free and open to the public
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

  • March 5-6, 2006
    Connect with Tech - 6
    Campus wide

  • March 8, 2006
    WST Learning Community Event
    Featuring Martha Gallivan, Chemical Engineering
    Stein House study lounge, 4th St. Apts.

  • March 9-11, 2006
    VarietyTech - Let's Try This! Spring Show
    8:00am - 10:00pm

  • March 10, 2006
    2006 ADVANCE Conference
    Global Learning Conference Center
    12:00pm - 6:00pm

  • March 12-13, 2006
    Connect with Tech - 7
    Campus wide

  • March 13, 2006
    John Lawrence Tone @ GT Barnes and Noble Bookstore
    War and Genocide in Cuba 1895-1898
    Presentation and book signing
    5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • March 15, 2006
    Ivan Allen College Founder's Day
    The Biltmore


Ivan Allen College Website

Ivan Allen College Legacy Award Goes to Jesse Hill, Jr.
Jesse Hill, Jr.Atlanta businessman and civil rights leader Jesse Hill Jr. has been named the recipient of the 2006 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service. Hill, the first African-American recipient of the award, will be honored at the College's Founder's Day luncheon on March 15, an event that annually marks Mayor Allen's birthday. Ivan Allen College is named for Atlanta's legendary mayor, businessman and Tech alumnus, Ivan Allen Jr., who represented the essence of “the New South” and, among other achievements, is credited with peacefully desegregating Atlanta during the tumultuous 1960s.
Founder's Day 2006 Offers Full Day of Events
On Wednesday, March 15, Ivan Allen College Founders Day 2006 will feature a full day of events at The Biltmore in midtown Atlanta. Activities begin at 9 am with the debut of the “The Legacy of Ivan Allen, Jr.”, a new traveling exhibit on the life and contributions of Mayor Allen. Under the direction of Dr. Ron Bayor, professor of History, Technology, and Society, the exhibit was developed in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, with support from the Georgia Humanities Council, and will tour libraries, schools, and museums throughout the metro Atlanta area over the next year.

The exhibit offers an accompanying website, featuring a Teacher's Guide with grade appropriate learning activities and an essay contest for high school juniors and seniors. At 10 am, finalists in the essay contest, along with their parents, teachers and/or counselors, and principals, will be honored at a symposium on the legacy of civic leadership. All finalists and their schools will receive the Ivan Allen Legacy Award, and the two contest winners each receive a prize of $500.

Also at the symposium, the junior and senior contest winners will have an opportunity to read their winning essays, and receive comments from a panel of distinguished essay judges. This year, judges include Dr. Andrew Ambrose, Co-Director of the Atlanta History Center; Dr. Beverly Hall, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools; Dr. David Hawley, President, Atlanta International School; Dr. Sue V. Rosser, Dean, Ivan Allen College; and Dr. Clarence Stone, historian.

The morning symposium also will include show-and-tell presentations of various Teacher Guide activities produced by select classes from Georgia Tech's four partner schools—i.e., Grady High School, Inman Middle School, and Bethune and Centennial Elementary Schools. Students in participating classes will be in attendance at the symposium, as will their teachers and principals.

At noon, the Founder's Day Memorial Luncheon gets underway, which each year honors the memory of the College namesake. This year, Atlanta businessman and civic leader Jesse Hill Jr. will be awarded the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service for his lifetime of service to the city of Atlanta. At approximately 1 pm, Hill will present his personal response. Also honored at this occasion will be an Ivan Allen College student, faculty member, and alumnus, who each receive an Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Award and a stipend of $1000.

Continuing the theme of civic leadership, Founder's Day 2006 will present an afternoon symposium entitled, “Who's on Board? Changing Times, Changing Strategies in the Leadership of Atlanta.” Two panels—one beginning at 2 pm, the other at 3:30—representing a cross-section of the city's civic leadership will address what has changed in Atlanta since the 60s, and how current leaders in business, academia, government, and the not-for-profit community are adapting their strategies accordingly.

Founder's Day 2006 closes with a reception from 5-6 pm. The reception, as well as the luncheon and the afternoon symposium, are by invitation only. For more information, please visit our website at or call Bobbie Krabe at 404-894-9582.

Sam Nunn School Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant
William LongThe Sam Nunn School of International Affairs received a renewal grant of $1.84 million from the MacArthur Foundation that extends its initial grant for five years. The new grant will fund four research initiatives on information security and cyber threats and the role of information and communications technology in societal reconciliation and reconstruction following conflict. The grant is part of the Foundation's $50 million Science, Technology and Security Initiative to help expand the pool of independent experts in the U.S. and internationally who can provide objective technical analysis of international security issues.
Will Wright Returns for Living Game Worlds 2006
Will WrightOn February 16, Living Game Worlds 2006 featured keynote addresses by Will Wright, 2005 Ivan Allen Prize winner and founder of Maxis, and Dale Herigstad, Creative Director of Schematic. Hosted by the School of Literature, Communication and Culture (LCC) graduate program in digital media and the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center (GVU) of the College of Computing, this year's theme was "Design Processes and the Future of Expressive Computing". Speakers and panelists focused on digital media, including interactive design, games, digital art, mobile technologies and more.
Modern Languages Accepting Papers and Registration
CIBER 2006 Call for PapersThe School of Modern Languages, organizers of the 2006 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Business Language Conference, are accepting paper proposals through February 17. The conference theme this year is “Matters of Perspective: Culture, Communication and Commerce.” Proposals and participation from K-12 teachers are especially encouraged. Organizers encourage a variety of papers and workshops across languages, instructional levels, topics and audiences. The deadline for early registration is February 28.
PP Joins International Graduate Exchange Program
PRIMEThe School of Public Policy (PP) is participating in a unique set of graduate level educational exchange programs with Policies for Research and Innovation in Moving towards the European Research Area (PRIME), a European network for research and innovation policies. Two Georgia Tech grad students, John Slanina and Nooshin Ahangar-Mahalia, are studying in Europe under PRIME this semester. In exchange, PP has accepted three Dutch PRIME student, Anthon Sonderberg, Donna Messner, and Can Huang, all of whom are currently students at Georgia Tech. Ivan Allen College students, as well as others, are eligible for PRIME StudentsPRIME, and students who successfully complete one of the School's international exchange programs may apply for the School of Public Policy Graduate Certificate in International Research, Innovation, and Policy.
HTS Professor Receives Two Awards
Ronald BayorRonald Bayor, Professor, History, Technology, and Science (HTS), has been selected to receive the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. This award will be presented to Bayor at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian American Studies, March 25. Bayor is being recognized for his dedication as editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History and his support of scholars in the field of Asian American Studies. Bayor's second award, presented by Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough, is the institute-wide prize supported by the Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Fund. The prize recognizes faculty members for excellence in teaching core undergraduate courses in the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences, and consists of a salary supplement of $5,000 per year for the next three years.
IAC Celebrates Black History Month
Cheryl Leggon and Danny BostonOn February 6, in celebration of Black History Month, a panel discussion was assembled to discuss "The Future of African American in Science and Engineering" hosted by Cheryl Leggon, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy. The panelists consisted of representatives from Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Tech, Spelman College, and the Southern Regional Education Board. On February 17, Danny Boston, Professor, School of Economics, will discuss "Building Black Wealth: Who's Making Money in Black America and How are They Doing It?". This event is jointly sponsored by IAC and the GT African-American Student Union. Later this month, IAC will host a musical event by the GT Gospel Choir. Please check the calendar for exact date, place, and time.
Michael Mateas's Game Wins Top Prize at Sundance Festival
Michael MateasMichael Mateas' Facade won the Slamdance Grand Jury Guerilla Gamemaker prize. Mateas and Ian Bogost, Assistant Professors, Literature, Communication and Culture (LCC) were both finalists in the Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition held at the Sundance Film Festival January 21, 2006, which has become an important venue for independent gamemakers. Facade is an artificial intelligence-based art/research experiment in electronic narrative. Bogost's video game, Disaffected, puts the player in the role of employees at a Kinko's copy store, forcing them to service customers under the particular circumstances common to that setting.
John Krige Wins Fellowship at Princeton University
John KrigeJohn Krige, Kranzberg Professor, School of History, Technology and Society (HTS), has received a fellowship to spend a semester at The Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. The mission of the Center is to foster research on interdisciplinary approaches and subjects that span different geographical areas or periods. For 2005-2007, the Center's theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Historical Conditions of Possibility". Krige's project is entitled "Technology, Utopia, and the American Empire: US-European Relations in Space in the 1960s".
Endicott Officially Installed as the Honorary Consul of Mongolia
John Endicott, Honorary Consul of MongoliaJohn Endicott, Professor and Director for the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP), was officially installed as the honorary consul of Mongolia in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit “Portals to Shangri-La: Masterpieces from Buddhist Mongolia” at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, February 12.
Kirk Bowman Studies Coral Reef Conservation Kirk Bowman
Kirk Bowman, Associate Professor, School of International Affairs (INTA), is exploring the coral reef off the coast of Fiji through a study funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project encompasses environmental conservation, economic development, and drug discovery, which includes antibiotics and potential anti-cancer agents. Based on the positive results from early trials, NIH has renewed Bowman's grant for another four years to continue his research and conservation efforts along the Tagaqe's lagoon reef along the Fijian coast.
Rosser Speaks at AACU Annual Meeting
Sue V. RosserDean Sue Rosser was the featured speaker during the networking breakfast for "Women Faculty and Administrators Demanding Excellence in the Sciences: Women Scientists Struggling to Succeed". The event is part of the annual meeting for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), January 26. Her topic was Demanding Excellence in the Sciences: Women Scientists Struggling to Succeed. A nationally recognized scholar and educational reformer, Rosser chronicled how scientific excellence is undermined when women scientists are not full and equal participants in shaping the intellectual contours, culture, and pedagogies of academic science. Drawing from her book, The Science Glass Ceiling, Rosser charted both the difficulties and double standards many women scientists face, as well as practical remedies drawn from her experience as the first woman Dean at a science/technical school.
Public Policy Ph.D. Student Receives Honorary Mention
Pam HassebroekPam Hassebroek, Ph.D. student, in the School of Public Policy (PP), has received Honorary Mention and a tuition award from The International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 for her dissertation, "Institutionalized Environments and Information Security Management: Learning From Y2K." Her study examines the process by which a large, critical sector organization dealt with the crisis of Y2K, a massive security incident that required the largest concentrated effort ever undertaken by an organization. Previously, Hassebroek has received the Cisco Systems Information Assurance Scholarship in the fall of 2004, one of four awarded globally to students "who are making a significant contribution in the field of InfoSec/IA." She also has been honored as the Outstanding Ph.D. Student in the PP for 2004/2005.
Mock Trial Team Places Fourth in Ramblin' Wreck Tournament
Mock Trial TeamThe School of Public Policy's Pre-Law Mock Trial Team placed fourth in the Inaugural Ramblin' Wreck Invitational Tournament. Held at the College of Management at Technology Square, January 21-22, the Georgia Tech Team hosted 22 teams from colleges and universities across the nation. The team travels next to the Regional Tournament in Tallahassee, Florida, February 24-26.
Army ROTC Options for Juniors
Army ROTC scholarshipsEffective January 1, 2006, Army ROTC is offering full tuition scholarships to qualified students. Scholarships are available in two, three, and four year increments and can be applied toward tuition and fees, or room and board (capped at tuition). Another new option is the 1.5 year scholarship, which is available to undergraduate and graduate students with three semesters remaining. For additional information about this program, please contact Capt. Sharlene Pigg, Recruiting and Enrollment Officer at 404-894-9938.
Public Policy Faculty Collaborate on Interdisciplinary Projects
Philip ShapiraResearchers from School of Public Policy (PP) and its Technology Policy and Assessment Center (TPAC) are collaborating in a study with two European partners. Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) and Sussex University's Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU), the PP project will examine the production and emergence of highly creative and innovative research in Europe and the United States. The Georgia Tech team is led by Philip Shapira, PP Professor and TPAC Senior Fellow, and also involves PP professors Juan Rogers, Diana Hicks, and Cheryl Leggon.