Faculty members at the School of Modern Languages recently hosted the 17th North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition. It is the second time Georgia Tech has served as a university site for the competition. Hongchen Wu and Kyoko Masuda led the School's efforts under a grant from the Atlanta Global Studies Center for their project, "Introducing Linguistics to Atlanta High School Students."
Hongchen Wu, assistant professor of Chinese, gave a virtual poster presentation on Jan. 8 to the Linguistic Society of America's annual meeting on her first-authored research, "Prosodic Disambiguation of Wh-Indeterminates in Mandarin Chinese."
"Sustainable Collaboration: A Co-taught, Client-based Course Sequence Integrating Computer Science and Technical Communication." was the lead article in the December issue of Programmatic Perspectives, the journal of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. Co-written by former Writing and Communication Program (WCP) Director Rebecca E. Burnett, current Director Andy Frazee, and former Brittain Fellows Amanda K. Girard, Liz Hutter, Halcyon M.
Lisa Yaszek, Regents' Professor of Science Fiction Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has been invited to serve as a juror for the 2024 Philip K. Dick Award. This award celebrates the best science fiction paperback novel published in the U.S. each year.
A new edition of School of Modern Languages Professor Dina Khapaeva's 2007 book on Russian President Vladimir Putin has been published in French. Crimes sans châtiment: Aux sources du poutinisme (Crimes Without Punishment: The Roots of Putinism) is an updated translation of Goticheskoe obshchestvo, Morfologiia Koshmara (Gothic Society: A Morphology of Nightmare), first published in Russian.
The third edition of School of Literature, Media, and Communication Professor Philip Auslander's 1999 book, Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture, has been published.
University of Georgia climate scientist Marshall Shepherd gave his Project Drawdown colleague, Regents' Professor Marilyn Brown, a shoutout in his Forbes commentary on the growing presence of the electric vehicle industry in Georgia. In it, he noted how Project Drawdown — led by Brown, had identified increasing the share of electric vehicles on Georgia roads would help make significant inroads in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state.