Dean’s Early Career Award Winners Announced

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Martin Norgaard of Music, Amelia Arsenault of Communication, Hao Xu of Chemistry and Kevin Swartout of Psychology.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding to rising faculty stars each year. The award helps the College… more »

New Global Studies director to speak on conflict resolution

Jennifer McCoy, interim director of Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute and long-time director of the Carter Center’s Americas program, will speak on “Bridging the Divide: Creating Dialogue Amid Polarization and Conflict” on Thursday, Feb. 5. Her talk is part of the university’s Women Inspire lecture series, which celebrates the achievement of Georgia State women.

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Researchers Make New Discoveries In Primary Pathway for Neurological Diseases

A new intermediate step and unexpected enzymatic activity in a metabolic pathway in the body, which could lead to new drug design for psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, has been discovered by researchers at Georgia State University.

Their findings are published in the journal Nature Communications this week.

The research team has been studying a metabolic pathway called… more »

Geosciences Department Prepares to Launch Geospatial STEM Academy

The Geosciences Department has been awarded $75,000 from the Verizon Foundation to fund its Urban Atlanta Geospatial STEM Academy, a geospatial technology summer training program for local high school students. The academy will be the first of its kind in the Southeast and a component of National Geographic’s Georgia Geographic Alliance.

“We’re passionate about geography… more »

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 »