Blind Adults Learn Native Gesture Patterns by Learning to Speak a Language, Researchers Find

Adults who have been blind since birth use gestures similar to those used by sighted adults speaking the same language, despite never having seen these gestures as children, a researcher at Georgia State University and her colleagues have found. 

The study, “Is Seeing Gesture Necessary to Gesture Like A Native Speaker?” was… more »

Andrew Wedeman Receives Wilson Center for International Scholars Fellowship

Professor Andrew Wedeman of Political Science has been selected to participate in the Wilson Center for International Scholars Fellowship Program this upcoming academic year.

The purpose of the fellowship is to create a space for award-winning scholars, practitioners, policy makers and journalists to engage in non-partisan dialogue. Annually, the Wilson Center awards roughly 160 fellowships… more »

U.S. State Department Awards Honors College Junior Critical Language Scholarship

Posted On March 24, 2016
Categories Awards, Student News

Andy Alcalá, a Georgia State University Honors College student, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Arabic in Madaba, Jordan. 

The CLS is a highly competitive program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs aimed at offering intensive overseas study in critical… more »

Arts and Sciences Begins Search for New Dean

Posted On March 23, 2016
Categories Uncategorized

Georgia State University has begun its search for a new Dean of College of Arts and Sciences to serve as the college’s academic leader. The new dean will replace William Long, who is stepping down this summer after five years heading the college.

The College of Arts and Sciences enrolls more than 13,000 stuents across… more »

Georgia State Faculty Member Attends White House Water Summit

Daniel Deocampo, associate professor and chair of Geosciences at Georgia State University, will attend the White House Water Summit today to share his plans for bringing new technologies and workforce development to the water economy of the southeastern United States. 

The summit, which is held in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day,… more »

Georgia State to Host First-Ever Hack-a-thon

Roughly 300-500 students and 100 volunteers will descend on Aderhold Learning Center Friday night for hackGSU’16, Georgia State University’s first ever hack-a-thon. Their motto: “Eat. Caffeinate. Code. Repeat.”

Hack-a-thons, for the uninitiated, are nonstop multi-day collaborative programming competitions.

“This is the big new hot thing for computer science students,” said Robert Harrison, professor of… more »

Georgia State Biologist Receives $1.9 Million Grant from NIH to Fight Cardiovascular Disease

Ming-Hui Zou has received a four-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to fight cardiovascular disease.

As a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and the founding director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State University,… more »