Body’s Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain Through Sensory Nerves, Researchers Find

Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, help to describe the… more »

Women Inspire: Pam Longobardi

Pam Longobardi, a professor of art who has worked with the Smithsonian and exhibited at the Venice Bienniale, will speak on art and the environment as part of the university’s Women Inspire series. The lecture is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on March 31 in the Centennial Hall auditorium.

Longobardi’s inspiration, and her cause, is the… more »

NAEA Awards Prof. Melody Milbrandt the 2015 National Art Educator of the Year

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has named Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Professor Melody K. Milbrandt to receive the 2015 National Art Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the… more »

The Atlanta Science Festival Comes to Georgia State University

Georgia State University is a gold-level sponsor for the second-annual Atlanta Science Festival (ASF).

ASF is a week-long celebration of local STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. The yearly festival is a community effort that features events led by local scientists and educators, all leading up to a culminating family-friendly event, the Exploration… more »

Governor Deal Declares March Brain Awareness Month

At the request of the Brains & Behavior Program, the interdisciplinary arm of Georgia State University’s Neuroscience Institute, the Office of Governor Nathan Deal has declared March 2015 Brain Awareness Month (BAM).

Hundreds of scientists at Georgia’s premiere universities, private colleges and research institutes are at the forefront of some of the most promising efforts… more »

Researchers Develop Model to Assess Psychopathic Personality Tendencies in Chimps

According to Hervey Cleckley’s The Mask of Sanity, psychopathic personality entails a severe disturbance in behavioral control, social relations and emotional experience concealed by an outward appearance of normality. Although psychopathy has traditionally been studied in forensic samples, and sometimes, the general population, a team led by Georgia State University researchers is now studying these… more »

Announcing: Spring 2015 Graduation Celebration

Posted On March 5, 2015
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The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the upcoming spring 2015 Graduate Recognition Celebration, a college ceremony for spring and summer 2015 bachelor’s and master’s graduates. This festive event will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 4:30 pm. in the Georgia Dome (student check-in at 3:45 p.m.).

At the… more »

Chemistry Professor Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Chemistry Professor Hao Xu has been awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Xu is the first faculty member at Georgia State University to receive this honor.

According to the Sloan Foundation, the fellowship honors early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.… more »