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African-American Studies to Host Lecture Featuring Black Lives Matter Founding Organizer

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2016, Dr. Melina Abdullah, founding organizer of the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, is coming to Atlanta for a community discussion on the origins and social phenomenon of BLM. 

The lecture, hosted by the Department of African-American Studies, the Black Student Alliance,… more »

AAS Professors’ Graduation Robes Bring Diversity to Commencement Exercises

In a sea of black Georgia State University robes at this weekend’s commencement exercises, you’ll find two robes visibly different from the others: African-American Studies’ (AAS) Akinyele Umoja and Makungu Ankinyela’s Ghanaian-inspired robes. 

The robes are not just a fashion statement but also a cultural statement.

“We say at Georgia State that we strive… more »

Computer Science Enrollment Soars

Georgia State University’s Computer Science Department is rising as a leader amongst regional competitors, with enrollment more than tripling since 2007.

“Ten years ago, we used to be a fallback choice for many students in the state. Now, we’re routinely the destination of choice,” said computer science chair Raj Sunderraman. “I think we’ve grown a… more »

Halloween: How it All Began

October brings haunted houses, pranks, costumes, tricks and treats all in the name of the second-most-celebrated holiday in the United States—Halloween.

But Halloween as we know it wasn’t always celebrated in America. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1840s that Halloween began to evolve into the U.S. holiday that it is today, said folklore expert… more »

Eric Friginal Named Director of International Programs for the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Friginal, associate professor of applied linguistics and English as a second language (ESL), has joined the college as director of international programs.

In this role Friginal will serve as the college’s point person for the coordination of faculty-led study abroad, exchange and… more »

STEAM3 Conference to be Hosted at Georgia State

The College of Education and Human Development and nonprofit Learning Innovations in Future Education will host the STEAM3 Conference (science, technology, engineering, arts and math “cubed”) on Sept. 11-12, 2015.

The STEAM3 Conference provides a public, interactive platform for the exploration and study of the latest technologies and methods for teaching STEAM subjects. The… more »