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Georgia State Alumnus Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

ATLANTA- Rapheal G. Williams has been named a Fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Research Program. This program recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines.

The fellowship is a five-year program that funds the awardee’s research for three of the five years as well as… more »

Some Viruses Could Survive on Children’s Toys for Hours and Cause Infection, Study Finds

Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children’s toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers at Georgia State University. 

The researchers tested how long an enveloped virus could survive on pieces of a flexible plastic children’s toy, a squeaking frog. They were… more »

History Professor Selected as 2016 Boucher Prize Winner

When history assistant professor Julia Gaffield won the 2016 Boucher Prize for her book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (UNC 2015), it was a surreal experience.

“The French Colonial Historical Society conference happens annually and this year’s conference was held at the University of Ottawa in Canada. I presented at the… more »

Professor’s Book on Animal Rights Recognized for its Social and Political Impact

Carrie P. Freeman, associate professor of communication, is one of three National Indie Excellence 2016 Book Awards finalists in the “social/political change” category for her book, Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights.

The National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) celebrates excellence in indie, self-published and small-press book publishing. NIEA winners and finalists are chosen… more »

Georgia State Honors College Student Julie Kim Awarded the Freeman Award for Study in Asia

ATLANTA – Julie Kim, a senior studying psychology at Georgia State University, is one of around 400 American undergraduate students from across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Freeman Award for Study in Asia Scholarship (Freeman-ASIA).

The Freeman-ASIA scholarship may be used to cover the costs of study abroad programs and related expenses including… more »

Student Organization Hosts Viewing of Rosenwald

Please join Georgia State University’s Great MINDS Society for a viewing and discussion of the documentary film, Rosenwald. The Rosenwald viewing will take place Tuesday, June 14th at 5 p.m. in the Speaker’s Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. 

The documentary tells the story of Julius Rosenwald’s commitment to creating… more »

2016 Dean’s Early Career Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Jeffrey Boortz of Art and Design, Zhipeng Cai of Computer Science, Gina Marie Caison of English, Nadine Kabengi of Chemistry and Geosciences and Jennifer Craft Morgan of Gerontology.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding… more »

2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the winners of its 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award: Amna Shirazi and Steve Wrigley.

Shirazi is a top Atlanta immigration lawyer and activist who works on issues around deportation, asylum and human rights, domestic violence and family immigration. Wrigley is the vice chancellor for… more »

Elisabeth O. Burgess Named Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

ATLANTA- Elisabeth O. Burgess has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in acknowledgment of her long career of scholarship.

According to Burgess, the most rewarding part of her career has been dispelling the myths facing the aging communities.

“Age is not just about decline,” states Burgess. “Older adults are the most… more »