CHARA Array Awarded $3.9 Million To Provide Telescope Access To Scientists Across The Nation

ATLANTA—Scientists at Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) have been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scientists greater access to the CHARA Array telescopes at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

The CHARA Array is the largest optical interferometer in the world and provides… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship to Study African-American Fatherhood

Last year when sociology Ph.D. student Clinton Boyd, Jr. applied for the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, he wasn’t accepted. A year later, the Chicago-native is now a 2016 Doris Duke Fellow and proof that sometimes a denial is simply a delay in disguise. 

“I have to admit that… more »

African-American Studies to Host Lecture Featuring Black Lives Matter Founding Organizer

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2016, Dr. Melina Abdullah, founding organizer of the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, is coming to Atlanta for a community discussion on the origins and social phenomenon of BLM. 

The lecture, hosted by the Department of African-American Studies, the Black Student Alliance,… more »

Laughter-based Exercise Program For Older Adults Has Health Benefits, Georgia State Researchers Find

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

In this study, older adults residing in four assisted-living facilities participated in a moderate-intensity… more »

Neuroscientists Receive Grant from NIMH To Develop State-of-the-Art Genome Engineering Technologies

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a two-year, exploratory grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop transformative genome engineering research tools. 

The $416,625 award funds a pioneering project designed to create a novel series of transgenic and gene-targeted Syrian hamsters that will significantly advance understanding… more »

Three Arts and Sciences Professors Named Regents’ Professors

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Rose Sevcik of psychology, Paul Katz of the Neuroscience Institute and Jenny Yang of chemistry have been awarded Regents’ Professorships. 

Regents’ Professorships, the University System of Georgia’s highest honor, recognize faculty whose research efforts and achievements have been acknowledged both nationally and internationally as trailblazing.

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History Professor Recognized with 2016 James Marston Fitch Award

Timothy Crimmins, Professor of History Emeritus, has been named the 2016 James Marston Fitch Award recipient.

The award is presented each year by the National Council for Preservation Education (NPCE) in memory of pioneering preservation educator James Marston Fitch. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of historic preservation education and dedication to moving… more »

Philosophy Professor Named Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Associate Professor of Philosophy Jessica Berry is the new executive editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies. 

Founded in 1992, the Journal of Nietzsche Studies is an international journal dedicated to publishing research about German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

The journal’s previous home was City University… more »

Georgia State and ALPAO Sign Agreement for Adaptive Optics Upgrade on Telescopes at CHARA

MOUNT WILSON, Calif.–Georgia State University’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) and the French company ALPAO have signed a contract for the development of an adaptive optics upgrade for the CHARA Array, the largest optical interferometer array in the world.

Georgia State and ALPAO will develop new deformable mirrors and improve the sensitivity of… more »