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Oral History Association elected to American Council of Learned Societies

Posted On May 13, 2014
Categories History, Social Sciences

The Oral History Association, the national professional organization based at Georgia State University, has been selected as the latest member of the prestigious American Council for Learned Societies. The selection was made on May 9, 2014, at the ACLS annual meeting.

Founded in 1919, the 72-member ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation representing the… more »

Chimpanzees show similar personality traits to humans

Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University.

More than that, the research shows that some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the biological sex of the individual chimpanzee.

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NSF awards $400K to researchers studying ancient climate change in East Africa

As we contend with climate change in an industrial world, it’s worth thinking about our earliest ancestors in East Africa and how their environment also changed over time – albeit in response to natural events.

Now a team of scientists, led by Dan DeoCampo, associate professor and chair of Geosciences at Georgia State University, has… more »

Research Finds “Tunable” Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, or radio waves.

Now, researchers have discovered a way to use existing semiconductors to detect a far wider range… more »

Justin Lilly wins Sparks Award

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that Justin Lilly, associate to the dean, has won one of Georgia State University’s 2014 Sparks Awards.

The Sparks awards were designed to recognize Georgia State University’s unsung heroes – faculty, staff, and students who go the extra mile with good humor and perseverance. They… more »

GSU professor to speak at TEDxSydney

On April 26, Nicole Vincent will be speaking at the TEDxSydney event live from the Sydney Opera House.

Vincent, an Australian philosopher and neuro-ethicist, is both an associate professor with Georgia State University’s Department of Philosophy and research project leader at Technische Universiteit Delft in the Netherlands.

Her lecture, “The impact of cognitive enhancement on… more »

Better with age

This article is part of Generation Georgia State, a series that highlights the academic, personal and career accomplishments of Georgia State students, alumni, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college.

At 50, Jerri Mann is the oldest student in the classroom. She has children the same age as her… more »

Author Carolyn Newton Curry speaks about the heroine of women’s rights in the South

Scarlett O’Hara, eat your heart out.

She may have been a Southern belle, but Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas was no demure debutante – she lived through the Civil War, bankruptcy, the death of four children and devastating personal illness and became one of the most important women in the Atlanta suffrage movement.

Thomas is the… more »