Presidential Scholar Noah Yasarturk Doesn’t Back Down from an Intellectual Challenge

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising and… more »

Ph.D. Student Honored for African American History Research

History Ph.D. student Kenja McCray was recently selected to receive the Association of Black Women Historians’ Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Award for her dissertation chapter, “Education Didn’t Mean Having a Degree: It Meant Serving All of Humanity.” She received the award at the Centennial Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life… more »

CHARA Receives Grant to Take the Twinkle Out of Stars

Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution (CHARA) has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $1,118,493 grant will be used to fund phase two of the development of Adaptive Optics (AO) for the CHARA Array.

CHARA’s research is focused on determining the properties of stars—how they’re created, how… more »

Georgia State Selected to Receive Support for Underrepresented Minority Doctoral Students

A couple of weeks ago, Professor Barbara Baumstark received a telephone call from the office of U.S. Senator David Perdue indicating that the university has been awarded a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program, which is funded through the grant, provides $748,195 to… more »

Georgia News Lab Wins $65,000 Challenge Fund Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education

Posted On September 29, 2015
Categories Awards, Communication

The Online News Association (ONA) today has awarded the Georgia News Lab, a collaborative investigative reporting initiative housed at Georgia State University, the $65,000 Challenge Fund Grand Prize for Innovation in Journalism Education.

The News Lab was one of 24 finalists for the prize, selected from nearly 200 applicants over the past two years.

The… more »

Monkeys Perceive Visual Illusions the Same Way Humans Do, Psychology Study Finds

Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition in August, indicate humans and monkeys perceive and misperceive the world similarly, which reflects resemblances in these species’ perceptual systems and… more »

Childhood Brain Tumors Affect Working Memory of Adult Survivors

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University.

The findings, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society in August, report that adult survivors of pediatric posterior fossa brain tumors performed significantly lower than controls on standardized… more »

Grad Student Takes on CNN Fit Nation Triathlon

Chip Greenidge has undergone a nine-month transformation on CNN’s Fit Nation. Now he’s up against one final, grueling test.

George “Chip” Greenidge Jr. has watched one friend after another die in the prime of their life from complications of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as cancer.

It was a wake-up call for the 44-year-old… more »

STEAM3 Conference to be Hosted at Georgia State

The College of Education and Human Development and nonprofit Learning Innovations in Future Education will host the STEAM3 Conference (science, technology, engineering, arts and math “cubed”) on Sept. 11-12, 2015.

The STEAM3 Conference provides a public, interactive platform for the exploration and study of the latest technologies and methods for teaching STEAM subjects. The… more »

Georgia State, Partners Create Climate Survey to Aid in Preventing Campus Sexual Assaults

Georgia State University and its partners have introduced a climate survey to aid colleges and universities across the country in stemming sexual assaults on their campuses.

The free, evidence-based survey was developed by the Administrator Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3), a consortium of sexual assault researchers and student affairs professionals responding to calls by the… more »