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Happy Holidays from HTS

Posted by Admin On 12/11/2014 0 comments
The faculty and staff of HTS wish you a happy holidays and a joyous new year!  See you in 2015!

New Master’s degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization at Duke University. 

As you know, digital technologies are transforming the ways in which we can engage with the history of works of art, architecture, and cities, both in terms of research as well as to communicate the history of places and things to the public. At Duke, we have been teaching and training our students at all levels (from first years through post-docs) with the digital technologies that are appropriate for our discipline. If you would like to see examples of the work we have been doing, please visit our website: http://www.dukewired.org/research/

The Duke Wired! team has found that digital tools are transformative in our teaching and research, and as a result we designed an 18-month M.A. program to train future art historians, historians, museum professionals and archaeologists with a range of appropriate technologies, including the following:
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress)
  • Digital Collections Building and Management (Omeka/Neatline)
  • Basic GIS/Mapping (ArcGIS, qGIS, OpenStreetMaps, GoogleEarth)
  • Basic Data Visualization (Tableau, D3, web applications such as Palladio)
  • Video Production (iMovie)
  • Image Manipulation (Photoshop)
  • 3D Modeling (Sketchup) 
Our application is available online at this site: http://gradschool.duke.edu/admissions/application-instructions. For Fall 2015, the application deadline is January 31, 2015.

If you have questions about the application process or the MA program, please email me at c.bruzelius@duke.edu, orhannah.jacobs@duke.edu.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights Tour
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Their purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities. Exhibits Include: “Voice to the Voiceless: The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection,” “Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement,” and “Spark of Conviction: The Global Human Rights Movement.”

500 tickets have been purchased for GT students, faculty, staff and their families. There will be 100 tickets available each day: January 17, January 18, January 19 and January 24. Participants can take a tour of the museum on their own time between the hours of 10 AM and 5PM Monday – Saturday. The Center is open on Sunday from Noon – 5. In addition, the Museum will be open on the MLK Holiday 10 AM – 5 PM. There will be another 100 tickets available for use at any time January 17-24. Most tour goers spend between 2-3 hours at the museum due to the fact exhibits are highly interactive and engaging. Tickets are free, but tour goers will be encouraged to give a reflection.
Members at the GT Community may register for a ticket.

Tickets can be picked up the Smithgall Student Services Building, Suite 210 starting January 7, 2015. 

Finals Week Midnight Breakfast 12/9!

Posted by Admin On 12/08/2014 0 comments
The Student Center and SCPC present: Midnight Breakfast!

You're favorite finals week tradition is back!

There will be free breakfast in the Student Center Food Court served by your favorite Georgia Tech Faculty and Staff!

Breakfast will be from 10pm-12am the Tuesday of finals week, December 9th.

Time tickets are available online at scpc.gatech.edu

We will take people at the door but the wait is much longer and admittance is not guaranteed.

You MUST present your Buzzcard to attend!

Sponsored by the Student Center Programs Council and Parents Fund.

Did you know that Georgia is a leader in solar energy jobs (www.gpb.org/news/2014/11/19/when-it-comes-solar-industry-jobs-georgia-adds-the-most)? Are you interested in the solar industry and its implications for Georgia? Maybe interested in non-profits? If so, HERE'S A PROJECT FOR YOU! This project is *perfectly suited* to the skills of an HTS major!

The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA), a non-profit, is looking to build outreach throughout the state. GSEA is the "go-to organization" to ask questions and get answers about the solar industry. The solar industry is growing around the nation and GSEA hopes to put some basic information in front of policy people (county commissioners, mayors, city councils of major GA cities, etc.) so they can be better informed about the solar industry and how it is developing in Georgia and around the country.

In pursuit of this, GSEA is working on developing a database. The database project is simple:

1) to research, using public information portals, the names, titles, emails and titles (city, county, region) for elected officials across all 159 Georgia counties,

2) establish a GSEA database using this information for educational use (Enews), and

3) to use these same students to focus group test information we will compile (and students are invited to help with this if they like!) to develop an orderly "flow" to how we roll out a basic primer on the solar industry in Georgia and how this information compares with national industry data.

GSEA will either send out 4 E-newsletters (one each quarter) or 6 E-newsletters (one each two months) for a total or 4 or 6 over the entirety of 2015. The information compiled will determine the proper number of E-newsletters. For 2015, six would be the maximum. If the project is successful, we would either keep the same number for 2016 (4 or 6) or grow the E-news to one each month (12) if the information and enthusiasm warranted an expansion.

The time-line for this project would be beginning January or February 2015 so 2-3 months.

Information about the Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) can be found at www.gasolar.org. Under the "Mission" tab is a listing of staff, Board Members along with our backgrounds, and sponsors. Many Board members and "members" are owners of solar companies in Georgia and throughout the southeast.

Interested? Contact Dr. D'Unger ASAP to learn more! Remember that unpaid internships can receive pass/fail academic credit and paid internships can receive audit credit. Registration is January 2 - 9, so you must be registered by then to get credit!

Nonprofit Health Care Fellowship

Posted by Admin On 12/08/2014 0 comments
Since 1987, the Church Health Center has served underserved men, women and children in the Memphis, TN, area. The Center is a nonprofit and runs medical and dental clinics for working, uninsured populations. It also operates a publishing arm, which produces and distributes printed health resources, and its Wellness Center that offers exercise, health lifestyle and nutrition resources to the Memphis community. 
The Center also runs Church Health Scholars, one-year, paid fellowship program for college graduates 0-3 years out of college. All majors are accepted, and applicants are invited to apply to one of three program tracks: Health Care, Nonprofit or Wellness & Community. 
Scholars in the Nonprofit Track work in departments such as Communications, Development and Knowledge Ministry, while Scholars in the Wellness & Community Track encourage health lifestyle behavior through physical therapy, child life programs and nutrition guidance. Health Care Track Scholars spend their Scholar year working in the Center's medical and dental clinics.
Scholars are hourly employees of the Church Health Center and receive a full benefits package that includes health insurance, vacation and a 401(k) option.
Applications are accepted online through January 15, 2015. To apply, please visit: http://www.churchhealthcenter.org/applyonline​ Positions start June 2015 and end June 2016.

World AIDS Day Commemoration

Posted by Admin On 12/04/2014 0 comments
Need a study break? Join other students and staff at Tech Rec in the Student Center from 1 – 3 p.m. on December 5 to commemorate World AIDS Day. Students will be able to directly contribute to the prevention of AIDS by helping to prepare condom matchbooks. Hot chocolate and healthy snacks will be available. 

This event is sponsored by Stamps Health Services' Office of Health Promotion, the LGBTQIA Resource Center, and Pride Alliance.

Contact Michelle Cohen Segall for additional information.

Discussion on Police Violence Today

Posted by Admin On 12/04/2014 0 comments
The Intersectional Social Justice Discussion Group will be having our second meeting. We'll continue our discussion of police violence in light of the Grand Jury decision from Ferguson and how it affects those of a variety of different groups. Please email Kate Harlan at kharlan3@gatech.edu if you're interested in finding out more. The discussion will be today at 7:30 in the Women's Resource Center in the Flag Building.

Applying to graduate or professional school? Come learn about the graduate school application process and talk with faculty and current graduate students! This workshop will be held on December 4 at 11:00Am in the Old CE Building Room 104. Pizza and drinks will be provided!

GT Student Day at the Capitol

Posted by Admin On 12/04/2014 0 comments
Join us with free transportation, free food, and networking opportunities!

This event is organized by the Student Government Association, with support from the office of Government and Community Relations. It is an opportunity for students to get a first-hand look at state government during the legislative session. Students volunteer to attend through the Student Government Association and will ride a bus to the Capitol for our sixth Georgia Tech Student Day. It is attended by students and legislators with an affiliation with Georgia Tech together with Georgia Tech alumni and friends who work in and around the Capitol.

Related Links
Register to attend!

Will Trevor highlights some invaluable lessons he learned while mentoring, including:
  1. Be a critical friend
  2. A sounding board
  3. A voice of experience
  4. A wake up call
  5. Guides do not lead
Read the whole post here.

Therapy Dogs in the Library Today!

Posted by Admin On 12/04/2014 0 comments
The Library and CAREing Paws are partnering to help de-stress students on the last two days of classes. Certified therapy dogs will visit the Library's 1st floor on December 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Go relax with some sweet dogs!

Graduate Student Field Trip

Posted by Admin On 12/04/2014 0 comments
Dr. Macrakis took some of our graduate students on a field trip to the Signal Corp Museum. Check out this photo of Dr. Macrakis and her students.

Check out the new GTALUMNI.ORG 

GTALUMNI.ORG is your new online alumni community. Tech grads have made their mark on the world and this new portal is your gateway to stay connected to this amazing alumni family and to Georgia Tech. If you register by December 31, 2014, you'll be entered to win a GoPro® Hero camera, a $100 gift card or other great GT prizes.Click your personalized registration button below for the quickest way to register on the new site.

At GTALUMNI.ORG you can...

• Search for classmates and other alumni 
• Join groups of alumni that share your interest
• Post a resume and find a job
• Register for events in your area
• Share your opinion 

Academic Summer Program in Prague

Posted by Admin On 12/02/2014 0 comments
Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.
The Prague´s NGO SCHOLA EMPIRICA is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics:

When? 4-11 July 2015
Where? Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic
We invite you to visit our website www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and online application.

We also encourage students to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools 2015 by the Early Bird Application Deadline of January 31, 2015. The Final Deadline is March 31, 2015.

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