Professor Lori Amy, Ph.D., department of writing and linguistics, has co-founded a new International non-governmental organization (NGO), OTTOnomy, which provides unique interdisciplinary internship opportunities for Georgia Southern students in Albania and the western Balkans. OTTOnomy was created with a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to build a regional center for cultural heritage in the western Balkans, and currently works with interns in social media, public history, art, journalism, film, writing and linguistics, anthropology and sociology, and marketing and communications. Interns began their ground-breaking work with the foundation in Summer 2016.
This installment of Faculty Spotlight features Lori Amy, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Amy has spent a great deal of time in Albania, where she has researched the ways that its people have survived war and trauma under a communist regime. Amy has also co-founded a new non-governmental organization called OTTOnomy, which will allow Georgia Southern students to experience Albanian culture.
Georgia Southern University will host Frans B. M. de Waal, Ph.D., a Dutch/American ethologist and biologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates, as the 2016 Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series speaker on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive.
Georgia Southern student military, veterans and their family members now have a new space to call home on campus with the official opening of the Military and Veteran Student Center, located in Fielding D. Russell Union on campus.
Georgia Southern University’s Business Innovation Group (BIG) and Georgia CEO have partnered to establish a new Georgia Business Climate Survey, which will serve as a tool for viewing how the state is moving forward economically. Distributed on a quarterly-basis, the survey covers various types of questions regarding the business industry specifically, the economy as a whole, the business industry’s propensity to hire new staff and investments in capital.