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 »

The After Malcolm Project tells the story untold

When we think of the Atlanta civil rights narrative, we often think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. But the African-American Muslim community also played a significant role in the city’s journey to racial freedom and justice.

Religious Studies professor Abbas Barzegar along with his co-director, Morehouse College Sociology… more »

Georgia State University Receives $800,000 Grant to Improve Language Learning in Urban Areas

Georgia State University has received a four-year, $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a National Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program. The Georgia State University LRC, the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR), is one of only 16 centers nationwide and will serve as the only center of its type… more »

Researcher Receives $1.2 Million to Create Real-Time Seismic Imaging System

Dr. WenZhan Song, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a real-time seismic imaging system using ambient noise.

This imaging system for shallow earth structures could be used to study and monitor the sustainability of the subsurface,… more »

New program connects Georgia State University students and international exchange students

The College of Arts and Sciences has added a new program to its roster: The International Exchange Student Buddy Program. Headed by Director of International Programs, Gayle Nelson, the program sets out to enrich and ease the study abroad experience for incoming international exchange students.

The International Student Program matches Georgia State University students from… more »