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North Carolina State University's Annual History Graduate Student Conference will be held on March 28 2015.
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to December 9th, 2014. 

The NCSU HGSA's annual conference offers a great opportunity for graduate students in history and related fields (such as Classics, Anthropology, Archaeology, Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, English, Sociology, and Art History) to present their research in a friendly, academic community. Some funding is available for travel. The conference will held held on NCSU's North Campus.

Abstracts can be submitted here: http://history.ncsu.edu/graduate/graduate_student_conference
All concerns and inquires can be sent to me at sewenner@ncsu.edu.



Liberal Arts Shadow Day 2/6 and 2/3

Posted by Admin On 11/25/2014 0 comments
The College's annual Shadow Day events have been scheduled for February 6th and April 3rd. On these two days, prospective high school juniors and admitted high school seniors will come to campus to spend an entire day immersed in Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to interact with future students at our breakfast and lunch receptions on these days. 
Please save the above dates in your calendars. An RSVP invitation will be sent to you closer to the date.

The National Social Science Association, which has been existence now for thirty four years, has become the largest interdisciplinary association in the United States and its publications include a proceedings publication along with two peer reviewed journals.
The Association is now sending this out for a final call for proposals for its National Technology and Social Science Conference March 29-31, 2015 in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino, centrally located on the Las Vegas strip with the reduced hotel rate of $80 single or double which also applies to the Friday and Saturday before the conference begins. And all our conferences and seminars presentations are peer reviewed.
The Flamingo Hotel is located on the Las Vegas strip near to the new Linq wheel which is the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Leading up to the Linq wheel is the newest shopping and dining area on the Las Vegas strip. Adjacent to the Linq amusement area is the new Linq hotel which used to be the Quad hotel and before that the Imperial Palace. So the Flamingo Hotel with its outstanding conference rate is in the heart of the strip.
The conference will include for all participants and registrants a hosted cocktail party with finger food plus two continental breakfasts, all breaks, and a Monday awards luncheon. There will again be an undergraduate and graduate student paper competition which will give your students an opportunity to participate in a national conference and for the winners the opportunity to have their presentations published in our national journal.
All presentations can be submitted to our proceedings publication and are eligible to be submitted to our National Social Science Journal and to our National Social Science Technology Journal. The National Social Science Journal has been in existence for 29 years and is a peer reviewed journal. The acceptance rate for this journal has been between 13-15%. Once an article is accepted the author/authors are sent a licensing agreement in which they keep copyright of the article plus the journal is under Creative Commons Attribution License. This journal is online at the National Social Science website and is also printed in hard copy. This journal is indexed in a Cabell, Ebsco, as well as a many indexing publications.
Proposal form is attached to this email and we look forward to seeing you and your students at this national conference in Las Vegas in March, 2015.

Mobile Atlanta Scholarship

As Atlanta continues to build momentum towards becoming The Global Mobility Hub, one of the key ingredients is attracting, building and retaining mobility talent. Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Mobile Atlanta Scholarship Program. The Mobile Atlanta Scholarship Program will award up to five (5) $2,500 scholarships to college students attending school in the Atlanta-area and Georgia who have expressed or demonstrated an interest in advancing mobility. The Deadline is December the 5th!

The scholarship is open to currently enrolled full-time students attending college in Georgia during the spring 2015 semester. Must either be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior. Please complete application with questionnaire, submit resume, academic transcript, letters of recommendation and an essay written in 200 words or less.
Click Here to Apply!

Do you want to be the face of the Ivan Allen College? The last donut social is today--and you still have time! Stop by the Clough Gallery on the third floor for donuts and information.



Andrew Haley joins us from the University of Southern Mississippi to present "Kiddie Menus: Prohibition, Nutrition, and the Child Diner, 1920-1950" on Monday, December 1 from 4:00-5:30PM in Old CE Building, Room 104. All are welcome.




The University of Massachusetts Boston has a new PhD Program in Sociology. Students must submit an application before January 31, 2015. Assistantship support is available to a large majority of students who are accepted. A program fact sheet is attached and more details are available at http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/sociology/graduate_programs/phd_in_sociology. Admission requirements can be reviewed and applications submitted at http://www.umb.edu/admissions/grad/apply.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop academic and applied careers in a dynamic, growing department with a highly productive faculty. You can read about faculty accomplishments at http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/sociology/faculty. The PhD Program has special concentrations in communities and crime, health and mental health and health care services, and immigration and globalization, with special opportunities for collaboration with researchers at the UMass Medical School, at the Harvard Medical School, and in Germany.

Interested students should also consider applying to our very successful MA Program in Applied Sociology (program Fact Sheet attached) (http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/sociology/graduate_programs/ma) or to our interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Survey Research (http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/sociology/graduate_programs/survey-research)

We will be delighted to answer any questions you or potential applicants have, so please don’t hesitate to call (617-287-3909) or email: sociology.gradprog@umb.edu.

Karen Stevenson is a new Board member of the Georgia Solar Energy Association with a strategic communications background. She would like to establish in 2015 an outreach to the entire state of Georgia that introduces the GSEA (we are a nonprofit) and establishes the GSEA as the go-to organization to ask questions and get answers about the solar industry. The solar industry is growing around the nation and it is the hope of the organization 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.

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), 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.

We 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 we compile 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. That would be determined much later in 2015.
The time-line for this project would be 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. You can find more information about Karen at my business website: www.kyscomm.com.


Interested? Email Dr. D'Unger as soon as possible for more information!

Ameson Year in China (AYC) is designed to help graduates launch global careers after spending a year teaching, learning, and making a difference in schools across China.

During First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to China, she promoted educational exchange programs and emphasized the need for American and Chinese youth to understand each other’s cultures as both countries become further intertwined. About 200,000 Chinese are studying in the United States, more than any other country, compared with only about 20,000 Americans studying in China. The Obama administration is trying to raise that number and the Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is taking steps to help.

Any native English speaker holding a bachelor’s degree or higher and possessing a physical copy of his/her diploma and U.S., Canada, or UK citizenship may apply.

AYC Program Benefits
• Stipend of 5000RMB (about $800) a month
• Free Chinese language lessons
• Free housing at or near the school where you will be teaching
• Sponsorship for obtaining a Z-type working visa
• Reimbursement for your flight to and from China at the end of your program for 7500RMB (about $1,200)
• Free health insurance inside China
• Free airport pickup and arrival support

Founded in 1994, Ameson Foundation is headquartered in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, and maintains numerous offices and operation centers worldwide. Ameson's honorary Chairman is Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former Secretary General of the United Nations.

For more information, please visit our website at www.goayc.org

Apple Customer Service Positions

Posted by Admin On 11/24/2014 0 comments
A job with Apple is unlike any other you’ve had.

You’ll be challenged, inspired, and proud.

Would you like to earn some good money working 20+ hours a week that you can flexibly arrange around your class schedule? Do you want to work for an innovative and fun company? Motivated students can work for Apple from home. All majors with a 2.7+ GPA who will be enrolled at Georgia Tech through May 2016 are encouraged to apply.
Apply online here.

Applications for Ambassadors are due Monday, January 12, 2015 by noon.

IAC Student Ambassadors will engage the IAC community—prospective students, alumni, business partners and guests— through activities that communicate the mission and culture of the College; strengthen our traditions; promote Georgia Tech pride; and encourage lifelong involvement with the College.

To be eligible to apply for membership, students must:
  • be enrolled during fall and spring semesters
  • have successfully completed at least two semesters as full-time student at Georgia Tech (by end of Spring)
  • hold a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • be available to complete the required service hours each semester (5 hours of service each month during the fall and spring (these hours include a group meeting every 3 weeks) and 20 hours total during the 14 week period of summer)
  • commit to attending the mandatory weekend training session each February
To learn more about the IAC Student Ambassador Program, the ways in which Student Ambassadors are able to impact the College and the ways in which the experience benefits Student Ambassadors, please visit ambassadors.iac.gatech.edu.

STGlobal 2015 CFPSTGlobal is a consortium of American colleges and schools that focus on topics related to science policy and science, technology and society.

The consortium’s main effort is the annual graduate student-run and graduate student-centric international conference, held in Washington DC, in the spring. The next conference will be held on April 10th-11th 2015. The 2015 event also marks STGlobal’s 15th year and signifies a new chapter in the wonderful story that is a conference like none other. If you’re a graduate student around the world and have a particular interest in science and technology studies or in science and technology policy, this conference is for you. The independent student-led Organizing Committee also awards travel funds for those that are not located around the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

STGlobal inspires and challenges graduate students to contribute to the forefront of research on science and technology studies and policy issues, at whatever stage of the research process. The 15th Annual STGlobal Conference features a brand new type of submissions, posters, thus allowing students three avenues to present their research: as part of a proposed full panel, as a paper presentation or as a poster. While panels and paper presentations are opne to grad students only, poster presentations will be open to submissions from exceptional work from undergraduates as well as graduate students.

DEADLINE: January 5, 2015
Submissions:
Panels
Starting with the 2014 edition STGlobal accepts panel proposals. Panels should be built around a theme, have a minimum of 5 paper abstracts (that adhere to the same guidelines as those for individual paper abstracts, below) and optionally a possible discussant.

Paper abstracts:
We welcome abstracts on completed research or work-in-progress on issues relevant to science & technology policy (STP) and science & technology studies (STS). While all types of research within these broad disciplines is welcome, we would like to encourage submissions that highlight creative research and methodologies (ethnography, visual studies, digital media, etc.) in areas such as health, energy, sustainability, social justice, education, space studies, innovation, public policy, ethics, governance, and the many intersections between science, technology and the humanities. All papers will also be considered for poster presentations.

Poster abstracts:
This year we are opening up the conference to undergraduate students that are interested or involved in STP or STS and have done some research in these areas. Poster abstracts should also adhere to the general directions for paper abstracts. Graduate students are also welcome to submit poster abstracts.

Eligibility:
Panels, papers and poster abstracts are open to students currently enrolled in a graduate program at any institution around the world at the time of submitting an abstract, for work performed while enrolled. Poster abstracts are also open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at any institution around the world at the time of submitting an abstract.
Submit Your Abstract

For more information, click read more.

Screening of "Urbanized"

Posted by Admin On 11/18/2014 0 comments
Screening of "Urbanized:"
On Tuesday November 18 from 7:30PM to 9:00PM in the Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium, 123 East Architecture, 245 4th St. NW, Atlanta, GA:


Following up on "Helvetica" and "Objectified", "Urbanized" is the conclusion of director Gary Hustwit's design documentary trilogy. The film features footage of contemporary cities around the globe and interviews about the issues they are facing with over 30 urban designers, architects, planners, elected officials, artists, and social activists including Rem Koolhaas, Sir Norman Foster, Enrique Penalosa, Jan Gehl, Candy Chang and, Georgia Tech's Ellen Dunham-Jones (filmed in Hinman!)

Open House 11/18 from 5:30PM-6:30PM for spring 2015 vacancies

The Women, Science, and Technology Learning Community (WST Lrn C), an innovative joint venture of the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST Center) and the Georgia Tech Department of Housing, connects students and faculty. The WST Lrn C offers programs addressing research and professional issues for women students in any Georgia Tech major. In 2014-15 the WST Lrn C includes 48 students living in Stein and Goldin Houses (4th St. Apartments A and B), who attend monthly dinners, bi-weekly lunches, campus receptions, and research panels. WST Lrn C residents also benefit from having faculty mentors and from participating in ThinkBig events. ALL Georgia Tech students and WST Mentors are welcome to attend WST and WST Learning Community events; please RSVP.

Five Scholarships for students of Georgia Tech parents or guardians, Up to $1500 Each, For Undergraduate Studies
  • Awarded by the Georgia Tech Faculty Women’s Club
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Currently an Undergraduate student at GT
    • Minimum GPA 2.75
    • Completed at least one semester at GT
    • Parent or guardian currently employed by GT
Applications on our website at www.gtfwc.gatech.edu
Deadline: January 20, 2015

For more information contact:
Marylou Foley, Scholarship Chair
mlhFoley@comcast.net


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