Sociology Professor’s Book Explores Hospital Land

When sociology Professor Wendy Simonds’ friend and colleague, Chet Meeks, was diagnosed with advanced cancer she begin to think increasingly about the role of medicine in everyday life. After his death in 2008, Simonds took her experiences with her dear friend, her own dealings with hospitals and conducted extensive research to write her newest book,… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Federal Reserve Bank Fellowship to Explore Urbanization

George R. Greenidge, Jr., a sociology Ph.D. student, was recently selected to join the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in Atlanta as an economic fellow for the summer and fall semesters. 

The fellowship, sponsored by the American Economic Association and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), gives senior-level graduate… more »

Study Finds Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel At Home In U.S. With Living Conditions

ATLANTA—Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. 

Researchers at Georgia State University, the International Association of Long Term… more »

Religious Studies Fellowship Merges Religion and Business

The Department of Religious Studies has partnered with WellStar Health System to launch the WellStar Religion and Public Life Fellowship, a $12,000 yearly award for one M.A. student. 

The WellStar Religion and Public Life Fellowship was created to support a master’s student interested in the Religion and Nonprofit Management Program the department offers. The… more »

Political Science Panel to Discuss Election Integrity

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 five Georgia-based political experts will meet at Georgia State University’s Langdale Hall for a bipartisan panel on election integrity and democratic legitimacy. 

The event, “Are Our Elections Safe?”, will feature Avery Davis-Roberts of the Carter Center, Page Gleason of Pro-Georgia, Michael Jablonski of the Georgia Democratic Party, Ray Smith of… more »

Professor Uses Software to Examine Emotions Toward 2016 Presidential Candidates

While watching presidential nominee Donald Trump deliver his primary election victory speech in New Jersey, where he implied that Hillary Clinton was “playing the woman’s card,” Political Science Professor Sarah Gershon noticed two things. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unbothered. But a slight grimace from his wife, Mary Pat Christie, suggested the same may… more »


We recently spoke with three representatives from the Political Science Department about the importance of voting: Ph.D. candidate Michael Shea, Professor Lakeyta Bonnette and undergraduate student Joseph Velazquez.

Here’s what they had to say.

Early voting begins Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 4. The general election is Nov. 8.

To locate your voting polls, click more »

Consul-General of India to Give Talk at Georgia State University

Posted On October 4, 2016 by Tiffany Carter
Categories Events

Please join the Asian Studies Center Oct. 6, 2016 for India-United States: A Defining Partnership of the 21st Century, a talk featuring the Consul-General of India, Nagesh Singh. 

During the talk, Singh will highlight areas of collaboration within the United States-India partnership including education, technology and economic trade.

“I hope that the talk will… more »

New Endowment Named in Honor of Former Art & Design Director Larry Walker

The Larry and Gwen Walker Award in Art, named in honor of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Professor Emeritus Larry Walker and his wife, was recently announced at Walker’s “Selected Works by Larry Walker” exhibition at the Welch Art Gallery.

Established by the Walkers, the endowment will provide monetary support to an… more »