South African Visiting Professor Leaves Lasting Mark at Georgia State

Professor Sindiwe Magona walked through Langdale Hall modeling her signature smile, her head adorned with a black scarf. As she neared the end of the hall, she yelled, “Open the door!” Her students laughed as they followed her into classroom 331.

Magona is a renowned South African novelist, playwright, poet and activist, best known for… more »

Welch Professor’s Sculpture Builds Awareness of Water Litter

Disturbed by the litter polluting the world’s waterways, Welch School of Art and Design professor Michael Wsol and his colleagues created the Current Collections Sculpture as a visual representation of the large amounts of trash in the water. This spring, the traveling sculpture is headed to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.

“Litter prevention is one of… more »

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Recognized by University

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that four faculty members are among the recipients of this year’s Georgia State University faculty awards. The faculty members are: Andrew Altman of Philosophy, Toby Bolsen of Political Science, W. Crawford Elliott of Geosciences and Sandra Dwyer of Philosophy.

Alumni Distinguished Professor Award – Andrew… more »

Georgia State University Gerontology Institute Named Evaluator for Care Team Redesign Initiative

The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University has received a $468,053 grant from the Hitachi Foundation to evaluate the Care Team Redesign Initiative (CTRI), an initiative that aims to spark significant organizational change in the healthcare industry.

CTRI will focus on helping organizations make changes to the roles and compensation of their medical assistants (MAs)… more »

Undergraduates Honored For Scholarly Works At Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

Eleven undergraduates were among the winners in the ninth annual Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference, April 14.

A record 150 students from 35 different majors presented academic research and artistic works, and for the first time, the conference included musical performances.


Oral presentation winners included:

First Place Oral and Provost’s Award: Ashleigh Cox,… more »

Sociology Major Selected for John Lewis Fellowship

Nusaiba Mubarak, a senior sociology major, has been selected as one of only 20 students for the inaugural class of John Lewis Fellows.

The John Lewis Fellowship honors U.S. Representative and civil rights icon John Lewis. The fellowship, a partnership between Humanity in Action and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is for… more »

Georgia State Honors College Student Selected As Barry M. Goldwater Scholar For Biology Research

Ronald Shanderson, a Georgia State University Honors student, has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, one of 283 award recipients nationwide.

The Goldwater scholarship is recognized as one of the most prestigious and competitive research scholarships for undergraduate students. The scholarship program, honoring U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, fosters and encourages outstanding students to pursue… more »