USG Travel Alert on Coronavirus - Impact on Georgia Tech Programs
On Friday, Jan. 31, the University System of Georgia (USG) issued notice that all travel to China is suspended, effective immediately, for all USG institutions. The response, related to the coronavirus, comes following the U.S. State Department’s “Do Not Travel” advisory and is in alignment with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travel limitations affect study abroad, conferences, and research activities, among others for all faculty, staff, and students. As such, Georgia Tech will cancel all spring programs to China, including study abroad, internship and spring break programs. Work is currently underway to move the impacted individuals to other programs. While the USG will make overall decisions regarding the impact on summer programs and other travel at a later date, Georgia Tech has preemptively cancelled the China Summer Program (study abroad).
As advised by the USG, Georgia Tech will make contingency plans for other summer activities in China should current guidance remain unchanged in the coming weeks and months. Further, any faculty with plans to travel to China during the spring semester should make plans to cancel those commitments now. We will work closely with our colleagues at the system office to continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional information when available. Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the chair of your respective school or unit.
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Four Georgia Institute of Technology faculty members have been elected as new members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Marilyn Brown, Thomas Kurfess, Susan Margulies, and Alexander Shapiro join 83 other new NAE members for 2020 when they are formally inducted during a ceremony at the academy’s annual meeting on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C.
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Georgia Tech Provost Rafael L. Bras will step down approximately Sept. 1, following a decade as the Institute’s chief academic officer. Bras will remain at Georgia Tech as a professor.
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Recent Posts from Dr. Bras
Last Jan. 26, I had the unforgettable experience to visit former President Jimmy Carter’s Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. To me, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are the paragons of servant leaders. I cannot begin to explain what it meant for me to visit with them at their church.
By now, many of you have heard of my intention to step down from the provost position on or around Sept. 1. The last 10 years as provost at Georgia Tech have been a dream job and now it is time to do something else.
On Dec. 6, many from across the Institute came together to salute Monique Tavares, director of Global Operations, as she retires after 19 years at Georgia Tech.
Last Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day, my wife and I spent two and a half hours horseback riding around Chickamauga National Military Park, the site of a major Civil War battle in 1863. It was a beautiful day, sunny and brisk.
At times, we all feel overwhelmed by circumstances, anxious, alone in our troubles, or desperate. It is important to first recognize that these emotions are common to all of us and make us human. And second, that we do not have to face them alone.
I grew up in a middle-class family in Puerto Rico. My childhood was a worry-free existence — we were safe in school, in stores, and on the streets.
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