Three Arts and Sciences Faculty Named Distinguished University Professors

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that three of its faculty members have been named Distinguished University Professors: Zhi-Ren Liu of Biology, Aimin Liu of Chemistry and Mark Stockman of Physics and Astronomy.

Georgia State University began naming Distinguished University Professors in 2013 to honor faculty members who have consistently excelled… more »

College Adds New Study Abroad Program during Spring Break

Recent changes to the Federal Pell Grant Program have made it harder for students who receive these grants to study abroad during the summer, because Pell Grant is only awarded two semesters per academic year. In response, the College of Arts and Sciences has taken steps to increase the number of international opportunities available to… more »

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 »