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During the month of September, OIE will be featuring the United Kingdom as its Country of the Month. Spend the start of fall delving into American vs. British English language differences, enjoying Afternoon Tea with us, or showing off your knowledge of British Film & Culture. It will be on Tuesday September 30th from 6-8PM at Under the Couch in the Student Center. There’s something here for everyone. Cheers!

The annual Graduate Student Picnic is hosted by the Graduate Student Government Association and will be held on Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at Tech Green between Clough Commons and the Student Center.

There will be free food, drinks, and T-shirts. All graduate students and their families are invited.

Google Info Session for Non-CS Majors

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Not a Computer Science Major? Perfect! Come learn about business opportunities at Google. October 7 at 6:00pm in the SSC Press Room A. Bring your resume!

The Georgia Justice Project Internship Experience

Georgia Justice Project has earned a reputation as a great place to spend a semester or a summer during college or graduate school learning and serving others. We offer two tracks of internships, a legal service-learning experience and an undergraduate/social services experience. Through participation in our internship programs, students gain first-hand experience with the realities facing our clients—the indigent, criminally accused and their families.

GJP staff attorneys, social workers, community supporters and partners all share a deep commitment to creating, developing and implementing sustainable client programs and policies which offer real solutions to the needs of our clients. We invite students who are interested in criminal justice and who share our commitment to the poor to apply.

he GJP Legal Internship Track:

Our legal interns are involved with as many aspects of a case as possible. They work side by side with our attorneys and participate in the initial client interview process; writing and filing motions; investigating allegations and meeting with District Attorneys. Spaces for the legal track are extremely competitive and are limited to three for the summer. Serious intern candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early.
The GJP Undergraduate/Social Work Track:

Our undergraduate and social work interns are immersed in the day to day work of our social services and operations team. They experience the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations, client intake procedures, program development and implementation including employment search and support services, jail visits, event planning and logistics, marketing and communications and a host of related activities. Spaces for the undergraduate and social work track are limited to two for the summer. Serious intern candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early.

No matter the track, all Georgia Justice Project interns participate in weekly reflections, group readings, immersion learning day trips and other group activities. They plan and participate in client events and service projects. No day is the same and all days are full.

Click here to learn about GJP’s Bondurant Mixson & Elmore Summer Internship Program.

See more at: http://www.gjp.org/about/internships/#sthash.tN81pQIF.dpuf

2015 Startup Competition Starts Now!

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2015 Startup Competition Starts Now: Tech Graduate Students Can Form Teams, Register
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur at Georgia Tech? Do you want to learn how to launch a startup by doing instead of just talking? If so, then the 2015 Georgia Tech Startup Competition could be your golden ticket.

Don’t have an idea or a team? No problem. Competition organizers at Georgia Tech’s VentureLab say a passion for entrepreneurship is all that is required to succeed in the competition, which is open to all current Georgia Tech graduate students and 2014 master’s/doctoral graduates.

You can learn more and find potential teammates through workshops/mixers being held in Room 300 of Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business on September 29 and October 6 from 7:45 p.m.-9 p.m. The September 29 workshop is on “Customer Segments and Value Propositions,” while the October 6 event covers “Customer Discovery” and provides an overview of the competition.

The team application deadline is October 13. Mentoring is available to teams throughout the academic year in preparation for the semifinals on March 2 and finals on March 9 at Scheller College of Business, the competition’s sponsor. 

For more information, click here.

"Mobile Technologies and New Narratives of the Self"

Please join us for an exciting night of conversation and discussion with science-fiction writer Ted Chiang, the award-winning author of this year's common reading, "Truth of Fact, Truth of Feeling.”

When: September 30, 5pm–6:30pm (welcome reception at 4:30)
Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor Student Center)
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/chiang (SHARE LINK FAR AND WIDE)

Ted Chiang is the author of Stories of Your Life and Others and The Lifecycle of Software Objects, and this year’s author for Project One. He was born and raised in Port Jefferson, New York, and attended Brown University, where he received a degree in computer science. His work has received the John W. Campbell Award, four Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, four Locus Awards, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, a Sidewise Award, and a British Science Fiction Association Award. He lives outside of Seattle, Washington.


September 29
— 1pm-2pm: A Conversation on "Technologies of the Self." Interview in Clough Common Lounge (205Q) for WREK, "Lost in the Stacks”.

September 30
— 9:30-11 am: Open Class on Science Fiction, 02 Skiles;
— 1:30-3 pm: Open Class on Creative Writing, 02 Skiles; and
— 5-6:30 pm: Plenary speech on "Mobile Technologies and New Narratives of the Self," Student Center Ballroom.

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 Fall 2014 Undergraduate Research Kaleidoscope (URK) will be held Thursday, October 2 in the Klaus Atrium starting at 11:00 AM.

Lunch will be provided from Rising Roll and we have some great talks planned in our program!
Additionally, if you are interested in presenting you can still submit an abstract by Tuesday (September 30) via gttower.org/urk

The Seventh Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is taking place in Washington, D.C. on October 30-November 1, 2013.

As in years past, our conference is an excellent opportunity for scholars and students to hear from leading thinkers on critical issues affecting the regions. This year's keynote address, "Rouhani's Iran: How Real is the Change?" will be given by Prof. Meir Litvak of Tel Aviv University, and H.E. Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq, has been invited to deliver remarks at the opening reception.

In addition, nearly 150 papers will be presented on scholarly topics from Middle Eastern and African studies, and related disciplines.

Those wishing to attend can also register for the Conference here.

If you have any further questions about ASMEA or the Annual Conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-429-8860 or info@asmeascholars.org.

Georgia Tech Library Now Open 24/7

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Georgia Tech Library Now Open 24/7
As of September 7, the Georgia Tech Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These new hours do not apply to the Multimedia Studio or Architecture Library. Students are encouraged to use campus transit for safe, late night transportation.

Late Night Transportation:

Food and Refreshments:Highland Bakery Express is now open in the Library from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

The Library will be closed during the following periods:

Thanksgiving Holiday:
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26: Close at 5pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 27: Closed
  • Friday, Nov. 28: Closed
  • Saturday, Nov. 29: Closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 30: Open at 8am
For more holiday hours in the future, click here.

New Library Databases for Fall 2014

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New Library Databases for Fall 2014

There are 12 new databases added to the Library collection this fall. The subjects are a broad cross-section of issues from race relations to patents and sports. The databases are listed below and for more information visit the library's blog.

-Child Development and Adolescent Studies
-Peace Research Abstracts
-Race Relations Abstracts
-Violence and Abuse Abstracts
-Essential Science Indicators
-BIOSIS Citation Index
-Current Contents Connect
-Database Citation Index
-Derwent Innovations Index
-Zoological Record
-Web of Science Core Collection


· Papermaking Tent at Atlanta Maker Faire
· Event description: Facilitation of papermaking activity at the Maker Faire- Be responsible for one step of papermaking process. Interact with visitors of all ages and abilities.
· Date: Saturday, October 4
· Time(s): 10-5 (Shifts of 10-1:30, 1:30 – 5, or whole day)
· Location Downtown Decatur, 120 W Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030

Papermaking tent will be near or in front of Decatur High School.

· Volunteers will make paper
· Skills needed? Ability to work with people of different ages, follow directions, enthusiasm
· Training provided? Yes
· Numbers of hours/days per week? 3-6 hours for October 4, depending on schedule
· Length of commitment? 1 day- Saturday, October 4
· Transportation needed? Yes- event is to be held in Decatur
· Compensation: None
· Directions/hyperlink/website: www.makerfaireatl.com
· Contact information: Virginia.Howell@ipst.gatech.edu or 404-894-5726


North Atlanta High School (Atlanta Public Schools) is now part of the Pre-Teaching shadow program. Students who would like to be spend one day at a local school to see what life as a teacher is like can request a visit at www.preteaching.gatech.edu/shadow.
Students may visit one school for one day only but are welcome to request multiple shadow days to see the different partner schools. The participating schools currently are:
Centennial Academy (Atlanta: Atlanta Public Schools) (walking distance from Tech Tower)
Decatur High School (Decatur: City Schools of Decatur) (easily accessible by MARTA train)
Norcross High School (Norcross: Gwinnett County Public Schools) (need car)
Renfroe Middle School (Decatur: City Schools of Decatur) (easily accessible by MARTA train)
Lilburn Elementary (Lilburn: Gwinnett County Public Schools) (need car)
Marietta High School (Marietta: Marietta City Schools) (need car)
Meadowcreek High School (Norcross: Gwinnett County Public Schools) (need car)
North Atlanta High School (Atlanta: Atlanta Public Schools) (need car)

SGA & OIE are working on an initiative to match international students with hosts in the GT community (faculty/ staff/ alumni/ other students) for a Thanksgiving meal.Georgia Tech is home to many international students. Over the holiday season, many students are unable to travel back home to their home country. 

In order to build a stronger GT community, we have created A Home for the Holidays. We are matching these students with other members of the Tech community for the Thanksgiving holiday! Students will go to the host’s home on Thursday November 27, 2014 to share a Thanksgiving meal. 
If you would like to host a student, please submit the form below:
If you are an international student, please submit the form below:

Please apply by November 1, 2014! If you have any questions, please e-mail gtahomefortheholidays@gmail.com. You will be notified if you have been matched the first week of November!

Reminder! October 1: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships application deadline

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