Posted January 4, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Rebecca Keane 404-894-1720
“I always invite people to take the long view,” Dean Jacqueline Jones Royster said when discussing diversity in the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine article 'Just Causes'. “When you really look at the difference between 2010 and, say, 1710, have we made a difference? You’re doggone skippy we have. When you look at the difference between 2010 and 1810 or 1910, is there a difference in the quality of life for women in this country and internationally? Yes. Is it consistently available or applied? No. Is there any sector where we’re done? No.”
Public Policy Professor Mary Frank Fox commented on Georgia Tech's faculty diversity efforts in the article. “I am very proud that Georgia Tech is one of the very few institutions with ADVANCE awards that have addressed tenure and promotion. Georgia Tech is one of the few institutions with an NSF Advance award that’s really gone to the heart of the matter,” Fox said. The NSF launched the ADVANCE initiative to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering.
Source: Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine - January 3, 2011
Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. The College is comprised of six schools - Economics; History, Technology, and Society; The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; Literature, Communication, and Culture; Modern Languages; Public Policy; and Georgia Tech's Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC units - and offers ten Bachelor's of Science, six master's, and six doctoral degrees. Students are prepared for professional leadership in government, business, public policy, international affairs, law, technology, and new media. Founded in 1990, the College is named in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003).