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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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Create the Next in Education

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Georgia Tech announces the official release of Deliberate Innovation, Lifetime Education, a report that follows the work of an Institute-wide commission of more than 50 faculty, staff, and students to address the issues of the next generation of learners. 

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Tenured or tenure-track associates and full professors who are interested in leadership are invited to join the Emerging Leaders Program cohort. Nominate a candidate by April 6. Applications due by April 23.  

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Recent Posts from Dr. Bras

  • The Death of a Friend

    One of my best friends just passed away three years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This was not my first experience with this disease, but what was new to me was the speed of the progression. In a manner of just a few months, he went from some forgetfulness, to not being able to remember his son during his wedding reception. But he still remembered me.  

  • Lessons from Hamilton: the Man, the Musical, and the Founding Fathers

    Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to enjoy “Hamilton: An American Musical” in New York City. I read the musical’s inspiration, Ron Chernow’s biography “Alexander Hamilton,” and was fascinated by “forgotten" Founding Father. 

  • A Single Act of Courage

    Courageous individuals can make a difference and change the world. Arguably, Dec. 1, 1955, marks the day that the civil rights movement in the United States began.

  • Georgia Tech and the K-12 Pipeline

    K-12 education is not Georgia Tech’s primary mission, but it is still a vital part of the educational ecosystem and the pipeline that brings students to Georgia Tech.

  • I have seen the future — in China.

    In my previous blog, I addressed the concern that the United States is adrift without a science policy to secure our future, while China seems to be quickly adopting our successful research university model. But that isn’t the end of the story. The fact that the Chinese can innovate on existing ideas so well tells me that it is only a matter of (short) time before they begin to drive the creative process.