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September 22, 2008

Arts & Culture

September 24–28
DramaTech Theatre presents its fifth annual Black Box Improv Festival, featuring 13 shows, 37 performances and 150 comedians. Performers include those from Atlanta’s improvisation community as well as nationally touring acts.

September 26
Atlanta-based Arrested Development performs at the Ferst Center for the Arts at 8 p.m.

October 3
The Ferst Center for the Arts has added a 5:30 p.m. performance of the political comedy and musical group Capitol Steps. The 8 p.m. show has sold out.

Conferences & Lectures

September 23
University of South Carolina Professor Catherine Murphy presents “Three Short Stories About Gold Nanorods,” at 3 p.m. in room G011 of the Mole-cular Science & Engineering Building. For more information, visit www.chemistry.gatech.edu.

September 24
The Georgia Tech Fire Safety office presents a “Mock Dorm Room Fire,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Library parking lot. For more information, visit www.safety.gatech.edu.

Susan Herbst, executive vice chancellor of the University System of Georgia and professor of public policy in the Ivan Allen College, presents “Media and American Democracy,” from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Technology Research Square Building auditorium. For more information, visit

College of Management Professor Emeritus David Herold and co-author of “Change the Way You Lead Change” speaks as part of the College’s IMPACT series from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the LeCraw Auditorium.

September 25
City and Regional Planning Professor Steven French, director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems, presents “Risk Assessment: Estimating the Consequences of Earthquakes and Other Natural Hazards,” as part of the College of Architecture’s CoA Resarch Forums, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the Architecture Library.

College of Computing Professor of the Practice Mark Braunstein presents a GVU Brown Bag on the formation of a new School of Biomedical Informatics, a joint agreement between Tech and Emory University, from noon to 1 p.m. in room 132 of Technology Square Research Building.

September 26
Syracuse University Professor Devashish Mitra, co-author of “Can Offshoring Reduce Unemployment,” speaks from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room G-17 of the Habersham building as part of the School of Economics Fall Seminar Series.

October 1
Author Jonah Lehrer presents “The Future of Science is Art: Or What We Can Learn About the Brain from a 19th-Century French Chef and Kanye West,” at 7:30 p.m. in the LeCraw Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Georgia Tech Honors Program.

October 2
Case Western Reserve University Professor Mark Turner presents “Conceptual Blending in Higher-Order Human Cognition,” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Clary Theater. This seminar kicks off the School of Literature, Communication and Culture’s Distinguished Speaker Series, titled “Minds, Machines and Media.”

Faculty/Staff Development

September 23
Georgia Tech Training Services offers the free course “Introduction to Zimbra Basics,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 169 of 711 Marietta St.

September 24
Georgia Tech Library and Office of Sponsored Programs presents the free Brown Bag seminar “Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy: Depositing Manuscripts in PubMed Central and More ...” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Library Room of the Homer Rice Center. For more information on this and other Brown Bag seminars, visit www.training.gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech Training Services offers a Web-based tutorial on the basics of using a state purchasing card (p-card).

Georgia Tech Training Services offers the Emergency Preparedness Certificate, which consists of several smaller courses, including "Fire Safety," "Facilities Hazard Training," and "Basic First Aid/Adult CPR/AED".

The "Defining Customer Service" certificate program provides campus groups and employees with the foundation for offering exemplary service, to those both on and off the campus. Four required courses and two electives are offered.


September 25
Join the Georgia Tech team of the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Challenge 5K, 7 p.m. at Turner Field. Registration is open until Sept. 24 and the cost is $30 per person. Van transportation will be provided from the Campus Recreation Center.

October 23–24
In preparation for Homecoming weekend, several Georgia Tech Affinity Groups will hold events and meet, including the Military Affinity Group and the Georgia Tech Bar Association.

Tours are available on Wednesdays for Tech’s Solar Decathlon House, located on the West Architecture lawn. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, visit www.solar.gatech.edu.

Techmasters—— Tech’s chapter of Toastmasters International—— meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in room 102 of the MRC.

For more information on these and other events, be sure to check the online Georgia Tech Campus Calendar.



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Last Modified: September 22, 2008
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