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Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The New Normal: A Sustainable Response to COVID-19

The virtual event will begin with a viewing of the 19 minute “New Normal” documentary followed by a moderated discussion about how the KendedaBuilding can inform the design, construction, and operation of buildings in the post-COVID world. The distinguished panelists also star in the movie:

  • Kim Cobb, Global Change Program Director & Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech

  • Robin Cornel, Graduate Student, Architecture & Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech

  • Marlon Ellis, Area Six Maintenance Manager, Georgia Tech

  • Matt Kikosicki, Architectural Designer, The Miller Hull Partnership


Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Migration Following Hurricane Michael: Evidence from the Consumer Credit Panel

Part of the Sustainable Development Research Seminar Virtual Series, this talk is led by Dr. Elora Raymond, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Interactive Computing.


Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Virtual

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the SPRING 2021 semester, SLS advising will begin virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.  At such a time that we are more fully back on campus, we will transition to in-person meetings.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.


Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Trans Inmates Rights and Criminal Justice Reform: A Panel Discussion

This panel is co-hosted by Georgians for Justice and Georgia Equality and will feature journalist Jessica Pishko, two formerly incarcerated trans people, and Roland Washington, the president of the National Incarceration Association. The panel will focus on trans inmate rights and ongoing mistreatment in Georgia jails and prisons and the panelists will more broadly discuss jail and prison reform and LGBTQ-bias training for law enforcement officers. 

LINK COMING SOON!


Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 5:00pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Spring 2021 Internship Opportunity

Co-creating Data for Disaster Resilience with Historically Marginalized Communities in Savannah

A professor in the School of History and Sociology is seeking a part-time student intern for the Spring 2021 semester (with the possibility of continuing in Summer 2021 through the SLS Summer Internship Program).  This project is related to the National Science Foundation's Civic Innovation Challenge, partnering with The Harambee House and City of Savannah's Office of Sustainability. The name of the grant and project is "Co-creating Data for Disaster Resilience with Historically Marginalized Communities in Savannah", and it will entail a) working on co-creating data on disaster resilience and vulnerability with residents of Hudson Hill, Savannah: a working class Black community; b) developing new methods of university and community partnerships that foster equity and justice and respect community members as local knowledge experts; and c) developing a new resilience network in Savannah that empowers marginalized communities and doesn't just prioritize the affluent.  

In coastal communities across the United States, environmental disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, and heatwaves have become increasingly common and costly, both in terms of human and economic impacts. The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating these impacts and bringing inequalities to the fore. We propose to study the compounded effects of social and physical vulnerabilities to environmental disasters in Savannah, Georgia, as well as the local policies and practices that promote resilience and recovery. Our approach prioritizes social equity and justice by including residents and representatives of Hudson Hill, a lower-income black neighborhood in Savannah, as research partners. Together, we will identify and co-create new sources of data on disaster vulnerability and resilience and foster broader stakeholder networks within the region. Our team also includes researchers from Georgia Tech and Savannah State as well as officials from the City of Savannah Office of Sustainability and the Harambee House, an environmental justice organization.

Desired skills and qualifications include city and regional planning, strong verbal communication and organizing, and social sciences and equity.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Virtual

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the SPRING 2021 semester, SLS advising will begin virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.  At such a time that we are more fully back on campus, we will transition to in-person meetings.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: VIRTUAL

Going Global: A Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Curriculum Design Workshop

Georgia Tech’s new strategic plan highlights the Institute’s commitment to empower students as agents of change, prepared to “help define and address the most critical problems of our time, locally and globally.” Incorporating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our teaching can help students make connections between their disciplinary knowledge and skills and the world’s most pressing challenges. These “real world” connections also often make course content more relevant to students, enhancing motivation.

The SDG Curriculum Project of the RCE Greater Atlanta Higher Education Learning Community invites faculty at Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Kennesaw State University to a virtual workshop designed to help instructors incorporate the SDGs into their teaching. The UN SDGs, pictured above, are a set of 17 broad and interconnected goals that address the global challenges we face. We argue that the SDGs can be incorporated into any course, regardless of discipline. 

During the first portion of the workshop, participants will hear from three faculty members (at Georgia State, Spelman College, and Georgia Tech) about how they have incorporated the SDGs into their courses. Then, we will break into small groups that have been organized according to the goals of workshop participants. Facilitators with experience in course design and teaching with the SDGs will provide support and resources as faculty work on integrating SDGs into their own lessons, units, and/or courses. These work sessions will help faculty make progress toward their SDG course integration goals, whether new to the SDGs or experienced and wanting to do more.

Last February (2020) the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and Serve-Learn-Sustain at Georgia Tech offered an introductory SDG workshop Think Globally, Teach Locally. This year’s workshop is designed both for faculty who participated last year and those who may be brand new to the SDGs. A short questionnaire in the registration form will help us understand participants needs and organize the breakout groups appropriately.

Registration deadline is February 5th, 2021.

 

Workshop Presenters:

Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Professor, Director for Graduate Teaching and Training, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Health Sciences, Spelman College

Richard Milligan, Assistant Professor, Faculty Advisor for Dual Degree Program, Geosciences, Georgia State University

Workshop Organizers:

Michael Black, Senior Lecturer, Neuroscience and Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University

Rebecca Watts Hull, Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ryan Keesee, Asst. Director of Civic Engagement, Department of Student Leadership and Service, Kennesaw State University

Evan Mallen, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sebnem Ozkan, Associate Director, the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

 


Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Virtual

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the SPRING 2021 semester, SLS advising will begin virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.  At such a time that we are more fully back on campus, we will transition to in-person meetings.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.


Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Virtual

Public Education and COVID-19: School Leaders, Grantmakers, and Communities Respond

Join SLS for a panel discussion on how school leaders, grantmakers and community organizations have responded to the continuing challenges of the pandemic, especially for economically vulnerable students.  Dr. Grant Rivera, Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Ellyn Cochran, United Way of Greater Atlanta's Associate Vice President of Early Learning and Development, and Melissa Wilson, Marietta City Schools parent and Marietta YELLS Board Member will discuss how they mobilized resources to support metro Atlanta students and families navigating COVID-19 and what they see as new paths.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:59pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship application is now open.  The scholarship is for sophomores and juniors and is awarded on the basis of leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or the environment.  The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7000 each.  All majors welcome to apply!

If you are a member of a tribal nation and want to work on policy issues in Indian country - consider applying!  If you are a member of a tribal nation and plan to pursue a health-related career - consider applying!  If you are committed to a career focused on issues of environmentalism, conservation, and sustainability - consider applying! 

If you decide to apply for this scholarship, you will need to start work on the application essays this semester. The final deadline is in the early spring semester, on March 2nd, 2021.

Reach out to Karen Mura, Prestigious Fellowships Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Education for more information.


Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Virtual

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the SPRING 2021 semester, SLS advising will begin virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.  At such a time that we are more fully back on campus, we will transition to in-person meetings.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.


Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Virtual

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the SPRING 2021 semester, SLS advising will begin virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.  At such a time that we are more fully back on campus, we will transition to in-person meetings.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Virtual

SLS Advising Hours

NOTE: For the SPRING 2021 semester, SLS advising will begin virtually.  Please complete the registration form below and a link to join advising will be sent to you ahead of time.  To make an advising appointment for a day/time other than our standard advising hours, please email us.  At such a time that we are more fully back on campus, we will transition to in-person meetings.

SLS is pleased to offer academic advising for students interested in SLS affiliated courses and Signature Programs.  We will  have open advising hours on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Students are welcome to drop in to meet with an academic advisor to help you determine which SLS programs and courses will best fit your academic goals.  In addition to general advising for students in every major, we have also developed several school-specific advising tools which you may access by clicking below.  We will continue to add additional schools.

In order to maximize your time with our advisor, please complete THIS FORM prior to your office hours visit. A link to join Blue Jeans will be sent to you ahead of time.