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The Clary Theater Gets a Renovation!

Posted by Admin On 9/22/2014 0 comments
In the early 1990s, Gene Clary provided key philanthropic support for construction of the Bill Moore Student Success Center. That support was acknowledged by the naming of the Eugene M. Clary Theater, a space where thousands of first impressions are made each year at orientation. For more than two decades, The Clary Theater has welcomed incoming students and their families, and thanks to the generous donations from Eugene Clary's brother, Kenneth B. Clary, it was recently renovated. To read more about the recent renovation, click here.

HTS Fall 2014 Speaker Series: On September 22 from 4:00PM-5:30PM in the Old CE Building Room 104, we will be joined by Nick Shapiro. Shapiro is from the University of London and will give his talk entitled "Attuning to the Chemosphere: Enervation, Exposure, and the Chemistry of American Domestic Space." All are welcome.

Help Plan Georgia Tech's Earth Day!

Posted by Admin On 9/22/2014 0 comments
Community members wanted to help plan Earth Day!

Georgia Tech hosts one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the Southeast, with live music, more than 100 exhibitors, a green market, alternative fuel vehicle displays, environmental awards, interactive green challenges, and more.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Earth Day Planning Committee. The committee is made up of about 25 members representing a wide variety of campus departments, student organizations, and majors.

Those interested in joining the Earth Day Planning Committee can attend the next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to noon in room 343 of the Student Center.

Georgia Tech’s 18th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held Friday, April 17, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tech Walk and Tech Green.

To learn more about the event and see pictures from previous years, visit earthday.gatech.edu.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Cindy Jackson at 404-894-2004 or cindy.jackson@facilities.gatech.edu.

On Tuesday, September 23 from 11:00am-12:00pm there will be an information session regarding a minor in Leadership Studies. 

Learn more about the Minor in Leadership Studies that helps students:
  • Add to their technical skills
  • Distinguish themselves from their peers
  • Gain valuable leadership experience

Please register to attend - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minor-in-leadership-studies-information-session-tickets-13005346341



College students have several choices for health coverage during open enrollment, which starts on November 15, 2014. Click to learn more.

The Georgia Tech Student Foundation (GTSF) awards grants to student organizations and students whose ideas or projects enhance the Georgia Tech community. Grants are funded from an endowment that presently totals more than $1.1 million dollars. Members of the GTSF are responsible for raising funds to increase the endowment's portfolio and allocating the interest and dividends to worthy student projects.

The Student Foundation distributes over $16,000 dollars each semester to organizations that benefit the student experience at Georgia Tech. Over $600,000 dollars donated since 1986!

Come Learn About Tech the Halls!

Posted by Admin On 9/18/2014 0 comments
Learn more about the service organization, Tech the Halls, and how to apply to become a mentor for the upcoming holiday season! An information session is being held TODAY from 6PM-7PM in Room 129 of the Instructional Center.

The mission of Tech the Halls is to create a tradition at Georgia Tech and the surrounding Atlanta community that allows underprivileged children to celebrate the holiday season with gifts and a lasting inspiration to strive for a positive future.

Additional information sessions are planned for October 2 and October 16.

For more information, visit Tech the Halls website.

2015 InVenture Prize Kickoff!

Posted by Admin On 9/18/2014 0 comments
Join us for the 2015 InVenture Prize Kickoff! It's our goal to accelerate your ideas, put you on TV, and ultimately make your “dreams a reality.” This year's competition includes:
  • $35,000 in prizes
  • Free patents
  • No cost and no obligation
Don’t forget to sign up for the distribution list here. This will keep you informed of upcoming workshops, deadlines, funding opportunities, etc.

Any questions can be sent to questions@inventureprize.gatech.edu.

Do you remember your first computer? First floppy disk? What about your first cell phone, video game console, or wearable computing device? In honor of Project One, the Georgia Tech Library invites you to participate in a crowdsourced celebration of our technological past. We wanted to reach out to you because we have a hunch that you might have some particularly exciting tech artifacts in your collection (or you might know someone who does)!

For the month of October, the Library will feature a display of treasured technology pieces from the personal collections of Georgia Tech faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Consider loaning an item (such as an old cell phone, a disk, a hardware component, etc.) from your collection to be featured for one week behind glass in our secure exhibit case. Your item doesn’t have to be particularly old, rare, or valuable; it just has to be meaningful to you. The exhibit will invite viewers--both in-person and online--to explore the personal side of our technological lives and inspire them to design the future by hacking the past.

If you’re interested in loaning an item from your collection, fill out this short web form by September 29th.

Feel free to contact Wendy Hagenmaier (wendy.hagenmaier@library.gatech.edu) with any questions, and please forward this email and the attached flyer to anyone who might be interested.

Georgia Tech Night at Six Flags, Friday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.-midnight
The Student Center Programs Council proudly presents...Georgia Tech Night
at Six Flags 2014!

Six Flags Over Georgia is open just for Tech again. The park will be open from 6pm-12am on Friday, Sept. 19 th 2014, featuring WREK Radio as event DJ.

Tickets can be purchased here http://b.gatech.edu/1toXzEd

Please ensure you also sign up for a bus shuttle time as well

$26 – Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Guest

*The first bus returning to campus will leave at 9 pm.

Driving there yourself? Parking is free! Follow signs at the ticket booths
for Ticket Pick-Up.

Questions? Email Nikhil George at atlantalife@scpc.gatech.edu

The Sociology Department at Rice is now in the fourth year of our new doctoral program. With the help of a generous gift from a Houston-based foundation, we have crafted an exciting, well-funded program that offers specialization in five broad substantive areas:

*Race and Ethnicity 
*Population Health 
*Culture and Religion 
*Urban and Community 

We are a vigorous, diverse, productive, and collaborative research department, also known for excellent mentoring. With an average of $250,000 per faculty member in grant funding in the last three years, our active research agendas provide abundant opportunities for graduate students, in an apprenticeship model that involves students working with professors on research immediately and continually. We are also committed to ensuring that students acquire mastery of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. This is an intentionally small program, with entering cohorts of 4-5 students, all of whom receive full and generous funding for five years.

Our current graduate students are the recipients of many prestigious external and internal fellowships, are actively presenting at national conferences, and are publishing with our faculty.

Rice offers several resources that will provide graduate students with exciting research opportunities: The Kinder Institute for Urban Research houses research programs in Race, Ethnicity, & Culture; Urban Health; and the Houston Education Research Consortium which is an unique research collaboration with our Houston Independent School District. The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance supports international and domestic research on religion. The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas generates analyses of key social and public policy issues, and our Postdoctoral Fellows Program, currently nine postdocs strong, provides graduate students additional collaborative and mentoring opportunities.

For more detailed information, please visit us at: http://sociology.rice.edu. And of course, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Our program emphasizes intensive mentoring from faculty; strong mixed-methods training; and research experience from day one.

The President's Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) gives undergraduates $1500 to conduct their research. Spring applications are due October 3! Consider applying at undergradresearch.gatech.edu/pura

Stop by and say hello.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Clough Commons, Suite 205

The HTS librarian, Bruce Henson, will have weekly office hours in the Old Civil Engineering Building on Thursday September 11 from 11:30 - 1 in the Graduate Reading Room (ground floor). He is available to assist with any research and information needs you have.

If these hours are not convenient for you please email or call Bruce Henson and you can set-up an appointment to meet individually.

Contact Information:
Bruce Henson
Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services
Georgia Tech Library & Information Center
Atlanta Ga 30332-0900


Interview Tips Workshop TODAY

Posted by Admin On 9/18/2014 0 comments
Don't miss this workshop on tips for having a successful interview.  The event will be hosted by the Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2) in the Clary Theatre of the Student Success Center from 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM.

Don't forget, the Online Application for Graduation (OAG) for spring 2015 opens today.  If you intend to graduate in spring 2015, you must complete the OAG, as well as a few additional steps.  

The OAG window will be open from September 17th - October 15th.  From October 16th - October 31st you can declare your intent to graduate, but there is a $50 fine. Do it before October 16th!  You cannot declare your intent to graduate after 10/31.

Note that this is for new OAGs only.  If you have filed an OAG for a previous semester and need to reactivate it for spring 2015, the window for doing that is December 1st - January 15th.

For comprehensive directions on the process and links to necessary forms, click here.

Confused?  Just email Dr. D'Unger.

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