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 »

Scientists Get $3.2 Million to Study Brain Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Social Stress

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms underlying social stress in males and females. 

Elliott Albers from the CBN and Mark Wilson from Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center hope to… more »

Welcome to Atlanta

Korean teachers explore city, observe classes to strengthen their own teaching

Dasom Kim remembers seeing photos of the Georgia Aquarium in one of the textbooks she uses in her English classroom in Daejeon, South Korea.

She was keen to see the place up close when she arrived in Atlanta this summer as part of the… more »

Georgia State Student, Hardly Home But Always “Reppin’”

Walter Williams grew-up overwhelmed by pressure. Pressure to fit in. Pressure to overcome. Pressure to make ends meet.

The Georgia State University psychology student spent his childhood surrounded by negative influences in a high-crime neighborhood. But thanks to an overwhelming amount of love and a scholarship to one of Georgia’s top high schools he was… more »

Georgia State Alumnus Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

ATLANTA- Rapheal G. Williams has been named a Fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Research Program. This program recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines.

The fellowship is a five-year program that funds the awardee’s research for three of the five years as well as… more »

Some Viruses Could Survive on Children’s Toys for Hours and Cause Infection, Study Finds

Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children’s toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers at Georgia State University. 

The researchers tested how long an enveloped virus could survive on pieces of a flexible plastic children’s toy, a squeaking frog. They were… more »

History Professor Selected as 2016 Boucher Prize Winner

When history assistant professor Julia Gaffield won the 2016 Boucher Prize for her book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (UNC 2015), it was a surreal experience.

“The French Colonial Historical Society conference happens annually and this year’s conference was held at the University of Ottawa in Canada. I presented at the… more »

Professor’s Book on Animal Rights Recognized for its Social and Political Impact

Carrie P. Freeman, associate professor of communication, is one of three National Indie Excellence 2016 Book Awards finalists in the “social/political change” category for her book, Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights.

The National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) celebrates excellence in indie, self-published and small-press book publishing. NIEA winners and finalists are chosen… more »