Meet Provost Rafael L. Bras

Dr. Rafael Bras

Dr. Rafael L. Bras is the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

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Dr. Bras regularly blogs about his perspective on topics such as leadership, admissions, inclusivity, and the future of higher education.

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Campus News

  • Georgia Tech Library Opens in Refurbished Crosland Tower

    The Georgia Tech Library opened its doors Sunday, Jan. 6 in the refurbished Crosland Tower, completing the first phase of its ambitious Library Next project. The tower, closed for renovations since January 2016, features eight stories of archives, classroom, study, and studio space for Tech’s students and faculty. Included are spaces and technology for data visualization, high-performance computing, multimedia studies, collaboration, and iterative design.

  • Taking a Closer Look at the Partial Federal Government Shutdown

    One area of good news is that the federal agencies affected by the funding interruption continue to accept new proposals in accordance with established deadlines, and no “stop work” orders impacting Georgia Tech’s performance of research have been reported.

  • Georgia Tech Library launches companion website

    The Georgia Tech Library launched an expanded, fully integrated website Jan. 10 as a companion to its recent Crosland Tower opening. The mobile-first site features a simplified, user-focused design, a single super search of the books, media, articles, journals and the site itself, 24-hour chat functionality and streamlined access to the world-class expertise and resources of the Georgia Tech Library. It is also the first site to conform the Institute’s new web design guidelines.

  • Updated Faculty Position Advertising Template Advances Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The effort to update the existing template is a closer alignment of the language in faculty hiring ads with the institution’s goals.

  • 2019 Bernard M. Gordon Prize Awarded to Georgia Tech and Emory University Educators

    The National Academy of Engineering recognizes pioneering engineering education.

Recent Posts from Dr. Bras

  • Pasteles in Paris: Tradition and the Promise of the Next Generation

    Although Georgia Tech is entering an era of new leadership, I am confident the basic formula will not change: The focus on excellence and the commitment to progress and service will remain the same.

  • Resiliency and Emerging from Tragedy

    Finding a path forward after tragedy isn’t easy, but we must. Tragedy changes us. We move ahead carrying its scars. But, even scarred, great people and institutions emerge from tragedies with stronger foundations. 

  • Seeing Each Other in the Kaleidoscope of Humanity

    A few weeks ago, I attended a talk by Dr. Timothy Shriver, son of R. Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the couple who brought us the Peace Corps and the Special Olympics. His talk was inspiring and captivating. Dr. Shriver’s main message was that each of us is unique, precious, and adds valuable diversity to humanity.

  • The Mad That We Feel: A Lesson for Us All

    This semester I have been reminded why I chose to be an academic. Despite the joy of research, the excitement of discovery, and the pride at recognition, the main reason I became an academic is to engage with students, particularly in the classroom.

  • Looking at the Future of (Engineering) Education

    Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in an interview about something very near and dear to my heart: the simple yet loaded question of what an education, and engineering education in particular, might look like in the future, and where the discipline as a whole is headed.