Consuming Sweets Forms Memories That May Control Eating Habits, Neuroscience Study Finds

ATLANTA—Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Georgia Regents University and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

The findings, published online in the journal Hippocampus, show that neurons in the dorsal hippocampus, the part of the brain that is critical for episodic… more »

Georgia State University Journalism Project Wins Investigative Reporting Award

SAVANNAH, Ga.—The Georgia News Lab, based at Georgia State University, has been named the inaugural winner of the Larry Peterson Memorial Award for student investigative reporting by the Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The award recognizes five News Lab students, including Georgia State senior Ciara Frisbie, for their reporting on the questionable… more »

State Farm Grant Will Enhance Academic Support for African American Males at Washington High School

ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s African-American Male Initiative has received a $60,000 State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grant to continue and expand its work at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta.

The initiative, housed in Georgia State’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, offers mentoring, tutoring and college readiness activities to… more »