Georgia State Geologists Unlock Mysteries of Ancient Climate Change

Researchers from Georgia State University’s Geosciences Department are using mineralogical tools to study climate change in East Africa that dates back nearly 1.9 million years ago. 

“Doing this research is exhilarating because you get a glimpse into how dynamic environmental change is on Earth,” said geosciences chair and Professor Daniel Deocampo, who is leading the… more »

START inks new book series with Oxford University Press

Posted On June 13, 2017 by Jessica Rivinius

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is partnering with Oxford University Press to sponsor a new book series on the causes, conduct and consequences of terrorism. The interdisciplinary series will approach terrorism conceptually as having a developmental “life cycle” that includes the origins of political extremism and the formation… more »

In Sex-Changing Fish, Male-Typical Sexual Behavior Associated With Elevated Expression Of Male Sex Hormone Receptors In Muscles

Sex-changing fish exhibit differences in androgen receptor (AR) expression in muscles that are highly sensitive to androgens (male sex hormones) and essential for male courtship behavior, according to a Georgia State University study. 

Androgen signaling is a critical regulator of male-typical reproductive behavior in vertebrates. This study found androgen receptor expression is also important… more »

Georgia State Neuroscientists Rewire Brain Of One Species To Have Connectivity Of Another

Scientists at Georgia State University have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior. 

Neurons are connected to each other to form networks that underlie behaviors. Drs. Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz of Georgia State’s… more »

Georgia State Researcher Receives $7.7 Million Federal Grant To Study West Nile And Zika Viruses

ATLANTA—A Georgia State University researcher, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Florida State University, has received a five-year, $7.7 million federal grant to study the consequences of West Nile and Zika virus infections on the human central nervous system. 

The three-part study is funded by the National Institute of Allergy… more »

New Faculty Publications

Applied Linguistics

Belcher, Diane (2017). Recent developments in ESP theory and research: Enhancing critical reflection and learner autonomy through technology and other means. In N. Stojkovic, M. Tosic & V. Nejkovic (Eds.), Synergies of English for specific purposes and language learning technologies (pp. 2-19). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Schoars.

Biology

Alston C.*, Dix R.D.… more »

Climate Change May Bring More Extreme Heat, Ozone Pollution Days To The Southeast, Researchers Say

Posted On May 22, 2017 by Jeremy Craig
Categories Geosciences

Global climate change may produce an environment in the southeastern United States that could foster dangerous extreme heat events, more high-ozone pollution days in urban areas, and the potential for the growth of tropical diseases by the mid-21st century, Georgia State University researchers have projected. 

The research was published in the Public Library of… more »

New Associate Deans join college administration

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathryn McClymond, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and that Dr. Daniel Deocampo, Professor and Chair of Geosciences, has accepted the Associate Dean for Faculty Evaluation position, which will be reconstituted as the… more »

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 »