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  • Study Finds Dramatic Growth in Numbers of “Supporting Scientists” on Research Teams

    January 2, 2019

    Support scientists

    As university research has become more complex and interdisciplinary, laboratory teams have grown in size, with increasing numbers of specialists in such areas such as statistical analysis, electron microscopy or mass spectrometry. According to a new study, these supporting scientists often do their work outside the traditional tenure track and may never obtain permanent positions as professors.

  • Brad Fain Named Executive Director of Center for Advanced Communications Policy

    January 2, 2019

    Brad Fain

    Brad Fain, principal research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and at the Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), has been appointed as executive director of CACP. The appointment was announced on January 2, 2019 by Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean Jacqueline Royster.

  • Danny Boston to Retire After 33 Years at Georgia Tech

    December 19, 2018

    Danny Boston with current and former students on day of his last class

    Thomas “Danny” Boston joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as an associate professor more than 33 years ago in 1985. He left a position as chair of the economics department at Clark Atlanta University to join the Georgia Tech economics department when it was “a mere service program tucked away in the School of Industrial Management.” Once here, he contributed to the program’s evolution to the fully-fledged school that we know today.

  • Film by DM Alumna Ayoka Chenzira Selected for National Film Registry

    December 19, 2018

    A film by Ayoka “Ayo” Chenzira, an alumna of the Literature, Media, and Communication PhD program in Digital Media (2014) has been placed on the National Film Registry. Chenzira’s Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People was selected along with 24 other films for 2018, including Orson Welles The Lady from Shanghai and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. The Registry “showcases the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation.”

     

  • The Art and Science of ‘Technology’

    December 18, 2018

    Stock photo of dictionary definition of technology

    Eric Schatzberg, professor and chair in the School of History and Sociology, has spent more than a decade researching the history of the concept of technology, and argues we need to change how we think about the concept.

  • CACP’s Founding Director to Step Down after 21 Transformative Years

    December 18, 2018

    Dr. Helena Mitchell

    Regents Researcher Helena Mitchell is stepping down from her role as the executive director of the Center for Advanced Communications Policy, but will remain as principal investigator for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies until 2021.

  • Lawrence Rubin on How a Year at the Department of Defense Shaped His Worldview

    December 14, 2018

    Lawrence Rubin

    Lawrence Rubin, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, said the year he spent working at the Department of Defense as part of a Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship sponsored by the Stanton Foundation helped give him insight that will help inform his teaching and scholarship.

  • International Affairs Graduate Pursuing Nonprofit Path

    December 13, 2018

    Madison Kelley, fall 2018 international affairs graduate

    Madison Kelley didn’t plan to come to Georgia Tech – and she didn’t plan to make a career in the nonprofit sector. But the international affairs major from Morganton, Georgia, is happy to have found both.

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