Student Shines Light on the Power of Hip Hop in Senegal

Film major Babacar Ndiaye vividly remembers summertime car rides in his hometown of Chicago with his father. The best part of those car rides: the Senegalese music playing on the radio. For his father, it was a way to share a piece of his Senegalese heritage with his son. For Ndiaye, it became a source… more »

New Media Production Center To Revitalize Woodruff Park Area At Georgia State

Georgia State University will revitalize an area adjacent to Woodruff Park by creating a media production center for education, research and entrepreneurship and partnerships with the Georgia film, music, games and arts industries.

The media center will house the university’s new Creative Media Industries Institute, an interdisciplinary institute introduced this fall to build on… more »

Researchers Studying Lead Contamination In Nigerian Gold Mining Villages

In the northwestern villages of Nigeria, many depend on gold ore mining as a way to feed their families. However, their attempt to earn a living is making people sick and even leading to death.

Several years ago, workers at the World Health Organization traveled around Nigerian villages to test people for meningitis.… more »

Georgia State Marching Band Prepares for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

More than 50 million Americans will tune in Thursday for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a national tradition. This year’s lineup will feature a very special guest: the Georgia State Marching Band.

“Think about how many people grow up watching that parade,” said band director Chester Phillips. “And to step on the other side of… more »

Gerontology Institute Collaborates with Lewis School of Nursing to Improve Nursing Education

The Gerontology Institute, in collaboration with The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing, has been awarded a three-year, grant from the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The $1,146,189 grant will be used to create a new, interprofessional model for graduate nursing education at Georgia State University.

The… more »

The College of Arts and Sciences Celebrates 2014 Dean’s Art Award Winners

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated the winners of the third annual Dean’s Art Award on Wednesday at a reception held in the Dean’s Office. The award, which is not limited to art and design students, recognizes excellence in visual arts.

The theme for this year’s award, “Art Matters,” encouraged students to consider the… more »

Welch Graduate Receives Creative Community Housing Project Residency

Art is much more than a passion for Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design master’s graduate Namwon Choi. Art is life. The 2014 Dean’s Art Award winner was recently named one of the Creatives Project’s (TCP) Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP) Artist-in-Residency recipients.

“When everything was uncertain, the only thing that was certain… more »

Professor Awarded $1.2 Million For Computer Science Curriculum Project

Caitlin McMunn Dooley, associate professor in the College of Education at Georgia State University, has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a curriculum for integrating computer science into urban elementary school classrooms.

Dooley is working with the International Society for Technology in Education and the Georgia Institute… more »