Georgia State’s Presidential Scholars are more than just incoming freshmen who got superior grades in high school. They’re students who exemplify the creativity, open-mindedness, and dedication to hard work and discovery upon which our university was founded. For their talent and initiative, the Presidential Scholarship rewards these students with full tuition and fees, stipends… more »
When we think of leprosy, we often think of it as an ancient, Biblical disease. However, Anthropology professor Cassandra White says leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease, is not just a disease of the past but is widely present in our modern world. Nearly 30,000 new cases are detected each year in Brazil alone.
“There… more »
According to recent numbers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) database, the Georgia State University Chemistry Department brings in more NIH funding dollars per faculty member than regional competitors like Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia and Duke University. In the past year alone, the department has received $4.3 million… more »
Philosophy Professor Andrea Scarantino has been awarded the Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to work on his project, “The Motivational Theory of Emotions,” at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute of Cognitive Science in Germany.
Scarantino’s interest in emotions was sparked by his dissatisfaction with existing theories’ understanding of emotions primarily as feelings or evaluations. The… more »
Researchers in Georgia State University’s new Astroinformatics program have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data and allow scientists to perform analyses on scales and detail levels that have not been possible.
Rafal Angryk of the Department of Computer Science… more »
It’s a funny sign, but it’s even funnier after meeting Naim, who radiates a kind of soft-spoken, good-humored calm. So why does he have a picture… more »
Humanitarian work is often characterized by a series of quick fixes, fixes that focus more on the problem than the people. Our good intentions can have unexpected consequences. Political Science doctoral student Greg Hodgin is looking for new ways to help. So he created the solution to this problem: Peacebuilding Solutions.
Founded in 2008, Peacebuilding… more »
Jeffrey Glover looks at a brilliant green map of ancient Maya ruins for the first time on a 24-foot by 4 ½-foot touch screen. The green shows low-lying vegetation in a cow pasture in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and brown and white areas depict dirt and limestone.
The archaeologist points at one of his discoveries:… more »
Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus Program has received a five-year, $1.25 million Science and Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The grant will fund opportunities to teach genetics literacy in informal venues across the state.
A 30-foot, instructional laboratory on wheels, the Bio-Bus puts the popular cartoon Magic School Bus to… more »
Associate Professor of Religious Studies Molly Bassett and former Georgia State University faculty member Vincent Lloyd have co-edited a book that examines the complex relationship of race and religion, specifically in the issue of sainthood.
“In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent… more »