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Georgia State Alumna Angelica Guilbeaux Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to South Korea

Angelica Guilbeaux, an alumna of Georgia State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to South Korea as an English teaching assistant, the U.S. Department of State and the F. William Fulbright Scholarship Board have announced. 

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected based on academic and professional achievement as well as a… more »

Student and School Variables Can Predict High School Dropout, Georgia State University Study Finds

The gap in the high school dropout rate among students of different racial and demographic backgrounds narrows when certain variables, such as socioeconomic status and school size, are the same, according to a Georgia State University study.

The researchers looked at the characteristics of students and schools that are often associated with dropout. Unlike… more »

Georgia State Senior Noa Erlitzki Selected As Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

Noa Erlitzki, a Georgia State University Honors College student, has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, one of 240 award recipients nationwide.

Honors College students Antoinette Charles and Estera Maxim, earned honorable mentions for the Goldwater Scholarship, marking the first time that Georgia State has had three students recognized by the Goldwater Foundation in… more »

Unparalleled Opportunity

Dozens of enterprising undergraduate students participate each year in an annual conference that highlights and recognizes their research. The Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference gives students the opportunity to present their hard work and innovative ideas to fellow students, faculty and staff.

Carissa Lavin, Krishna Mehta and Aaron Richards, students in Georgia State’s Honors College, are three participants who grasp every opportunity Georgia State provides.

Carissa Lavin

Carissa Lavin has her sights set on making a difference. She’s chosen… more »

Model UN and Model Arab League Teams Win Big in November

Georgia State University’s Model United Nations (Model UN) and Model Arab League teams took November by storm, winning top honors at competitions.

“In keeping with the 14-year tradition in Model Arab League and 13-year tradition in Model United Nations, the Georgia State University teams once more had a great semester,” said faculty advisor Rashid Naim.… more »

Georgia News Lab Wins 2016 Larry Peterson Award

For the second consecutive year the Georgia News Lab has been named the collegiate winner of the Larry Peterson Award for Investigative Journalism.

The Larry Peterson Award, sponsored by the Southeast chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Savannah Morning News, recognizes professional and student journalists who have produced noteworthy investigative broadcasting, print,… more »

Philosophy Alum Helps Start First Philosophy Master’s Program in Cambodia

Thanks to the work of philosophy alumna, Maria Montello, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia now has its first-ever Philosophy Master of Arts program.

“People say that when you go into this line of work, you can be guaranteed that only one person will change as the result of it—you,” Montello said. “That… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship to Study African-American Fatherhood

Last year when sociology Ph.D. student Clinton Boyd, Jr. applied for the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, he wasn’t accepted. A year later, the Chicago-native is now a 2016 Doris Duke Fellow and proof that sometimes a denial is simply a delay in disguise. 

“I have to admit that… more »

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 »