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College names Dean’s Early Career Award winners

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Dean’s Early Career Awards: Assistant Professors Jan Berry Baker of Music, Charlie Garnett Benson of Biology, Misty C. Bentz of Physics and Astronomy, Alex Sayf Cummings of History, and Ben Miller of English. The Dean’s Early Career Awards… more »

Study finds chimps can use gestures to communicate in their hunt for food

Researchers at Georgia State University’s Language Research Center examined how two language-trained chimpanzees communicated with a human experimenter to find food. Their results are the most compelling evidence to date that primates can use gestures to coordinate actions in pursuit of a specific goal. The team devised a task that demanded coordination among… more »

Changes at the top in natural and computational sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences has new leaders this spring in several key positions in the natural and computational sciences – both at the college and departmental levels. Binghe Wang, recently named Regents’ Professor of Chemistry, took over as Associate Dean of Natural and Computational Sciences at the beginning of January. Wang… more »

Center for Nano-Optics becomes top-level university research center

The Center for Nano-Optics, a research center whose focus on the science of developing tools and instruments as small as 1,000 times thinner than a human hair could lead to major breakthroughs in technology and biomedicine, has been created at Georgia State University.

“Creation of the Center for Nano-Optics is an important next step for… more »

Research finds way to identify aggressive cancers in black women

African-American women who get breast cancer often get more aggressive forms of the disease, and at younger ages than other women. But a Georgia State University researcher has found a way to identify these aggressive cancers in black women – which would let their doctors customize their treatment.

Ritu Aneja, associate professor of biology, has… more »

Six grants to fund new global efforts in A&S

The College of Arts and Sciences is about to get even more global, thanks to the university’s Developing External Educational Partnerships, or DEEP program. The university has approved six grants for Arts and Sciences faculty to work with universities in Asia and Africa.

The DEEP grants are not intended to support programs long-term, but rather… more »

Student places in national orchestral composition competition

Posted On March 31, 2014 by Honors College
Categories Fine Arts, Music

Georgia State University students are known for their ties to the hip-hop world. Now, music major Jonathan Maiocco has proven they’re is just as good at orchestral composition.

Maiocco competed in the National Young Composers Challenge (NYCC) Composium in San Francisco this fall, beating out entrants from across the country for one of the… more »

Sophomore’s sneaker designs get noticed by Nike

Posted On March 31, 2014

Studio Art major Shedrick Turner is passionate about sneakers.

The sophomore has spent countless hours thinking about athletic footwear, covering walls with sketches of his own sneaker designs and sharing his creative output on social media, mostly on Instagram, where he goes by kidwhip_.

He has been interviewed by several blogs devoted to sneaker design,… more »