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PI: Alasdair Young (INTA)

Sponsor: European Commission Research

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PI: Sarah Farmer (CACP)

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Selected Press for Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Research by Omar Asensio, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, was featured in the article "Deep Science: AI adventures in arts and letters," published March 5, 2021 in Televisor.

Todd Michney, assistant professor in the School of History and Sociology, was quoted in the piece "The Next 400: Communities Continue to Suffer from Redlining’s Racist Effects," published March 5, 2021, by 19News in Cleveland, Ohio.

Christopher Le Dantec, associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing and School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was quoted in the article "10 US Cities Paving the way for the Future by Investing in Technology, Sustainability, and Infrastructure," published March 4, 2021, by Insider.

Richard Barke, associate professor in the School of Public Policy, was quoted in the article "Who Would Kamala Harris Pick as VP if She Runs in 2024?" published March 10, 2021, in National Interest

Karen Head, associate professor and associate chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was quoted in the article "The Problem With Venting About Your Students," published March 18, 2021, in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Lisa Yaszek, Regents Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was featured in the article "30 Predictions from 'Retro Future' That Were Either a Hit or Miss," published March 19, 2021, on the website Bored Panda


Michael Best, professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing, co-authored the opinion piece "Ga. Voting Processes Should be Both Secure and Usable," published March 13, 2021, in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


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Ivan Allen College Celebrates our Distinguished Alumni

The Ivan Allen College held the Distinguished Alumni Awards celebration, for the first time virtually, on March 23.

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Dean Featured in Latest Episode of 'Conversations With Cabrera'

Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera talks with Dean Kaye Husbands Fealing to discuss the critical importance of the humanities and social sciences to our mission of advancing technology and improving the human condition.

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School of Public Policy Maintains Strong Showing in U.S. News Rankings

The School's graduate program maintained its spot in the top 20% of public policy programs nationally while rising one place to No. 11 for environmental policy.

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Cassidy Sugimoto Named Next Chair of the School of Public Policy

Sugimoto is a professor of informatics and director of graduate studies in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington.

She starts in her new role at the School of Public Policy on June 1.

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Ivan Allen College Celebrates Women's History Month

March was Women's History Month. To mark the occasion, the Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology, whose co-leaders include Carol Colatrella and Mary Frank Fox, hosted the 2021 Distinguished Lecture. We also surveyed faculty from across the College on how their research and scholarship examine questions and issues affecting women worldwide.

WST Distinguished Lecture

Studying Women's Issues in the Ivan Allen College

Alumni News

Alumna: My Nunn School Education Taught Me to Ask 'Why?'

Banafsheh Azizi, BSIA 2004, MSIA 2008, credits her Georgia Tech education with helping unlock her potential. “I often tell people, my education at Georgia Tech taught me to ask ‘why’ and be intrigued with the process of finding the answer, and that ultimately, there is no right answer,” explained Azizi. “The journey of finding my answers and truth is the definition of success for me. My Georgia Tech education laid the foundation, and it will continue to serve as a guiding principle for me.”

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Faculty News

Head, Kumar, and Melkers Promoted

Neha Kumar in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure, while Associate Professors Karen Head of the School of Literature, Media and Communication and Julia Melkers of School of Public Policy were promoted to professor. The promotions are effective Aug. 1.

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Ivan Allen Faculty Earn Awards

Several Ivan Allen College faculty members have received awards recently. Click the links below to learn about these well-deserved honors!

D'Unger Earns 2021 Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award

Ivan Allen Faculty Take Top Honors in SLS Teaching Awards

Nine Ivan Allen College Faculty Honored for Teaching Excellence

Kaye Husbands Fealing, Marilyn Brown, Appointed to Boards

Dean Husbands Fealing and Marilyn Brown, Regents Professor and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems, each recently received news of notable appointments.

Husbands Fealing was reappointed to a second three-year term on the National Science Foundation's Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE). She also was re-elected to the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Brown was named to the board of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

Husbands Fealing CEOSE Announcement

AAAS and ORAU Announcement

Staff News

Finance Director Janice Russell Retires

Russell worked at Georgia Tech for nearly 30 years and was known as a consummate professional in her field and a caring colleague. “When I think of Janice, I think of how much she genuinely cares about her work, her employees, her peers, and her customers,” said Jim Fortner, Georgia Tech’s interim executive vice president of Administration and Finance.

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Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts forms a vanguard for 21st century liberal arts interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Working at a crossroads of engineering, science, and computing, and the humanities and social sciences, faculty and students consider the human implications of technologies, policies, and actions, and create sustainable solutions for a better world. Comprised of six schools, we offer ten undergraduate degrees, fourteen master's degrees, and six doctoral degrees. Learn More

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