Jennifer McCoy named founding director of Global Studies Institute

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the appointment of Jennifer McCoy as the inaugural director of the new Global Studies Institute. McCoy is a distinguished university professor of political science at Georgia State University, and has been the director of the Americas program at the Carter Center for the past 16… more »

Students Present Music at Course Pairing Concert

Students in a new pilot course pairing, Mathematical Music Theory and Post Tonal Analysis, are completing the semester by presenting their musical compositions at a concert set for Thursday.

The concert will be hosted at the School of Music’s Standard Building at 2 p.m. and will feature two mathematicians and two musicians.

Mathematical Music Theory,… more »

Sculpture: Where Art Meets Science

In 2013, Dena Peake went snorkeling while visiting a friend in Indonesia.

The environmental scientist, who’s now studying art at Georgia State, found herself snorkeling under what she called “a blanket of trash.”

“I was very startled,” she said.

Because of her background in science, she understood that sea life was affected by the plastic… more »

South African Visiting Professor Leaves Lasting Mark at Georgia State

Professor Sindiwe Magona walked through Langdale Hall modeling her signature smile, her head adorned with a black scarf. As she neared the end of the hall, she yelled, “Open the door!” Her students laughed as they followed her into classroom 331.

Magona is a renowned South African novelist, playwright, poet and activist, best known for… more »

Welch Professor’s Sculpture Builds Awareness of Water Litter

Disturbed by the litter polluting the world’s waterways, Welch School of Art and Design professor Michael Wsol and his colleagues created the Current Collections Sculpture as a visual representation of the large amounts of trash in the water. This spring, the traveling sculpture is headed to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.

“Litter prevention is one of… more »

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Recognized by University

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that four faculty members are among the recipients of this year’s Georgia State University faculty awards. The faculty members are: Andrew Altman of Philosophy, Toby Bolsen of Political Science, W. Crawford Elliott of Geosciences and Sandra Dwyer of Philosophy.

Alumni Distinguished Professor Award – Andrew… more »

Georgia State University Gerontology Institute Named Evaluator for Care Team Redesign Initiative

The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University has received a $468,053 grant from the Hitachi Foundation to evaluate the Care Team Redesign Initiative (CTRI), an initiative that aims to spark significant organizational change in the healthcare industry.

CTRI will focus on helping organizations make changes to the roles and compensation of their medical assistants (MAs)… more »

Undergraduates Honored For Scholarly Works At Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

Eleven undergraduates were among the winners in the ninth annual Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference, April 14.

A record 150 students from 35 different majors presented academic research and artistic works, and for the first time, the conference included musical performances.

 

Oral presentation winners included:

First Place Oral and Provost’s Award: Ashleigh Cox,… more »