New Drug Target Could Prevent Tolerance and Addiction to Opioids, Neuroscience Study Finds

ATLANTA—Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State University and Emory University.

The findings, published in the Nature journalNeuropsychopharmacology in August, show for the first time that morphine tolerance… more »

Georgia State Alum and His Wife Donate Typewriter Collection to Communications Department

Jack Murphy, an Arizona journalist, gave his daughter Kathleen Murphy Harber her first typewriter before she went to college.

Since that day, more than 40 years ago, she and her husband, Georgia State University alumnus Randall Harber, have collected an estimated 48 typewriters.

Now, the Harbers have donated 27 of those typewriters to Georgia State’s Communications… more »

Graduate Biology Student Wins Top Award at National Conference

ATLANTA—A Georgia State University graduate student has been awarded the Carol Litchfield Memorial Award for best student presentation in environmental microbiology at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Kyle Gabriel, an applied and environmental microbiology doctoral student in the Department of Biology at Georgia State, studies and develops novel microbial… more »

History Department Receives Grant to Broaden Career Opportunities for Graduate Students

Georgia State University’s History Department has received a $3,000 career diversity grant from the American Historical Association (AHA) to fund programming that will introduce graduate students to a wide variety of career opportunities.

The grant was created to address the decline in traditional teaching jobs available for Ph.D. students.

“Georgia State has already demonstrated its… more »

Georgia State University’s English and History Departments Receive Grant to Transform Humanities Education

Georgia State University’s Student Innovation Fellowship Program, along with its English and History Departments, have been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. grant to improve Ph.D. students’ learning and prospective career experience.

The Next Generation Ph.D. program addresses the need for humanities Ph.D. students to be better prepared for… more »

In Memoriam: William “Bill” Sessions

Posted On August 16, 2016 by Tiffany Carter
Categories English, News

The College of Arts and Sciences is sad to announce the passing of William “Bill” Sessions, Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Georgia State University. Sessions was a gifted professor, well respected by the English community. 

“He was a man of many amazing experiences,” said Paul Voss, English professor and family friend. “He was… more »

Working and Volunteering Could Reduce Disablement in Seniors, Study Finds

Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Florida State University.

The study found people ages 50 to 64 who worked full-time or part-time or volunteered up to 100 hours per year experienced a reduction in the… more »

Assisted-Living Facilities Limit Older Adults’ Rights to Sexual Freedom, Georgia State Study Finds

Older adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these facilities, according to research conducted by the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University.

Though assisted-living facilities emphasize independence and autonomy, this study found staff… more »

New Grant Prepares Undergraduate Students for Biomedical Careers

Walking through the hallways of the Petit Science Center this summer you might pass a classroom or laboratory filled with a rare group of students, students excited to be spending their summer break immersed in scientific research. 

Thanks to a new five-year grant awarded to Kyle Frantz and Geert de Vries of Neuroscience along… more »

English Department’s Field School on Publishing

ATLANTA- The English department took seven undergraduate students to New York City last spring break for a domestic field school featuring the publishing industry under the supervision of Megan Sexton. The trip lasted four days and was packed with trips to visit publishers and literary agents, among other activities.

Megan Sexton, who received her Ph.D.… more »