Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Influenza virus and emerging viruses
Christopher Basler's major research interests are immune evasion and replication mechanisms of filoviruses, which include Ebola, Marburg virus and other emerging RNA viruses. His lab has pioneered efforts to define at the molecular level how filoviruses, highly pathogenic viruses of concern as emerging pathogens and bioterrorism agents, evade innate antiviral defenses. His work on innate immune evasion mechanisms encoded by Ebola and Marburg viruses uncovered functions critical for the severity of filovirus disease and has had significant influence on research directions and therapeutic approaches pursued by the filovirus field. His research on pandemic influenza viruses has included significant contributions to the reconstruction and characterization of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus, a virus that killed an estimated 50 million people in 1918-19.
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David A. Martin, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law, delivered the 64th annual Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture in the College of Law on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the ceremonial courtroom.
David Iwaniec of the Urban Studies Institute will lead Atlanta’s contribution in the National Science Foundation’s “Growing Convergence Research” project.
Laura Schroeder is the third member of her family to attend Georgia State University and follows in her mother’s footsteps as a university staff member.
Georgia State University’s varsity esports team won the national fall collegiate tournament in the video game “SMITE” on Nov. 17 at Dreamhack Atlanta, a large esports and digital festival attracting thousands in person and many more viewing through the Twitch platform.
The ongoing global slowdown and the U.S.-China trade spat are fostering a deteriorating business investment climate, and a slowdown in job growth has made consumers wary of spending, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State’s Robinson College of Business.
The number of U.S. adults who perceive e-cigarettes to be at as harmful as, or more harmful than, cigarettes has increased between 2017 and 2018, even prior to the national outbreak of vaping-related lung disease and deaths, a study by tobacco researchers from Georgia State University’s School of Public Health has found.
The College of Education & Human Development’s sport administration program is collaborating with the NCAA and Atlanta Basketball Host Committee on a series of academic initiatives focused on sport event management slated for spring 2020.
Georgia State Law swore in 99 graduates to various state courts on Nov. 15. Held in the college’s ceremonial courtroom, family and friends gathered to see graduates take oaths for the State Superior Court, Court of Appeals and/or Supreme Court.
About 40 Georgia State students are working behind the scenes to help get everything ready for the production of the Democratic Presidential Debate.
Georgia State University climbed four spots in the past year to be ranked No. 7 in the nation by Military Times Best for Vets Top Colleges 2020.
As an educational specialist for ATL PBA, master’s student Alita McCalmon connects with educators and students across Atlanta on projects from WABE, an NPR station in town, and the city’s Public Broadcasting Service station.
The Executive Master of Business Administration program at Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the top public university program in the Southeast and 18th among U.S.-based programs, according to the Financial Times.
Georgia State is proud to celebrate International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 18-21, for the 20th year. Like institutions from more than 100 nations around the world, our campus will host an array of globally inspired events, ranging from Finnish music performances to guided meditation, to showcase the benefits of global education and exchange.
CEHD faculty members Dennis Gilbride and Franco Dispenza will continue preparing cohorts of clinical rehabilitation counselors for positions in vocational rehabilitation agencies thanks to two recent federal grants.
Students from the Andrew Young School, J. Mack Robinson College of Business and College of Arts & Sciences pursued opportunities in Washington, D.C.
As a child, JenVon Cherry, a certifying official for veterans at Georgia State, suffered a tragic injury that causes unpredictable seizures. But she refuses to let her condition hold her back.
Register for the Center for Access to Justice’s State of the South Conference, Feb. 20-21. The focus of this year’s conference is housing justice.
Associate Professor Beth Cianfrone is the 2019 recipient of the Sport Marketing Association’s Stotlar Award, which recognizes a university faculty member for their outstanding contributions to sport marketing education and graduate mentorship.
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development is expanding its teacher residency programs to rural districts in Georgia with its new Network for Urban and Rural Teachers United for Residency Engagement (NURTURE) Project.
Faculty members Christopher Tullis, Sarah Hansen and Claire Donehower have established a new initiative to combat the shortage of educators and behavior analysts who can support young children with high-intensity needs.
Georgia State University Professor Terri Pigott will coordinate a five-day research institute designed to teach early career STEM educators important data analysis skills necessary for high-quality STEM education research.
The colleges and universities are working together on research and teaching to improve understanding of the physical, economic and social impacts of climate change in Georgia.
Ashley Watts, the Andrew Young School’s new Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, is excited to bring innovative new opportunties for alumni involvement.
The findings could help scientists develop more energy-saving and environmentally sustainable production processes for industries including petroleum, plastics, paper, pharmaceuticals and brewing.
Thaddeus and Natasha Johnson (Ed.D ’19) share a passion for justice. But that’s not all. Married 10 years, the couple also share the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies as their home away from home.
Entertainer and entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Tom Luse, former executive producer of “The Walking Dead,” will participate in a full-day master class Nov. 16 presented by the Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Initiative and the Creative Media Industries Institute.
Perimeter College invites communities to observe Transit of Mercury celestial event on Nov. 11. Clarkston, Decatur and Dunwoody campuses will participate in rare opportunity to watch Mercury transit the sun.
The findings by a Georgia State biologist and his research group could present new treatment strategies for viruses that can infect the central nervous system, triggering an immune response.
Georgia State Center for Law, Health & Society hosted a lecture with professor Timothy D. Lytton about his book “Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety” on October 30, 2019.
The gravest health threats facing developing countries are not viral outbreaks or parasites, but chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Professor Collins O. Airhihenbuwa has pioneered a culturally informed approach to confront the global spread of these diseases.
Social work alumnus Patrick Phillips, a.k.a. the Change Agent, is an award-winning speaker and author working to inspire first-generation college students.
E-cigarette taxes will increase the purchase and use of cigarettes, a study by Georgia State University economist Michael Pesko and his colleagues.
Georgia State University has named Lee Foster, former assistant director of the Office of the Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology and operational manager of the Ferst Center for the Arts, executive director of the Rialto Center of the Arts, effective Nov. 1.
John C. Thomas, published a new book, Leading as a Public-Minded Manager, to provide guidance to managers in the public and nonprofit sectors.
John T. Marshall discusses working in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina, building resilient cities and teaching students to consider the environment first.
Georgia State College of Law is No. 2 in bar passage for the July 2019 exam, with an overall bar passage rate of 84.8 percent — the state average is 65.8 percent.
AYS student Taos Wynn (M.P.A./J.D.) is balancing the demands of pursuing a dual degree while leading his nonprofit, the Perfect Love Foundation.
The protein-based MRI contrast dye is also effective at lower dosage than conventional dyes, reducing the risk of metal toxicity.
Chris Bridges – known professionally as Ludacris – is joining Georgia State’s Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) this fall as an artist-in-residence.
College of Law graduate, Paul Panusky, uses his experience as an ASL interpreter to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the legal system.
The Georgia State University Panther Band has been selected as one of 20 marching bands to perform in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day 2021 in Pasadena, Calif.
William Trivelpiece, a drug intelligence officer, works on an effort to assuage the opioid epidemic by shifting the conversation to include public health.
The Honors College at Georgia State University connected 15 students with professional internships in London last summer—the largest group ever to participate in the London Experience program.
Eugene Butler grew up in South Georgia and chose to attend Georgia State for his bachelor’s and law degrees. Now, he wants to use the law to serve underprivileged youth.
Georgia State Law hosted the LatCrit Biennial Conference, featuring scholars from across the country discussing how marginalized people experience the law.
Across the nation, the mortality rate of women with aggressive triple-negative breast cancer is 39 percent higher for African Americans. Biology professor Ritu Aneja wants to know why.
Biomedical sciences professor Cynthia Nau Cornelissen on the rising threat of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea and her work to develop the world’s first vaccine against the superbug.
Leah Platt Boustan, from Princeton University, will present a lecture on Immigration and the American Dream for the 2019 W.J. Usery, Jr. Lecture.
Jacinta White is combining her artistic passion with her skills in nonprofit management through her new community consultation company, The Word Project.
A new antiviral drug that induces mutations in the genetic material of influenza virus is highly effective in treating influenza infection in animals and human airway tissue and could be a groundbreaking advance in influenza therapy, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Georgia State Law alumna Catherine Henson uses her legal experience to advocate for educational equity and give back her alma mater. In the College of Law, she serves on the board of visitors, named the atrium, and endowed a professorship and scholarship.
Linguists and attorneys collaborate on young scholars’ papers at Law & Linguistics Workshop hosted by professor Clark Cunningham at Georgia State Law.
The study found that Atlanta’s homeless youth, especially minority and LGBTQ, are more likely to be trafficked against their will for labor than commercial sexual exploitation.
A new partnership is connecting Georgia State social scientists with Georgia Tech computer scientists in a unique collaboration to address historic social inequities.
The Georgia State University Department of Respiratory Therapy (RT) will celebrate 50 years of educating respiratory therapists during National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 20-26.
Kinda Abdus-Saboor, a lecturer and externship supervisor in the College of Law, talks about helping young attorneys develop cultural awareness and her passion for juvenile justice.
Georgia State has announced the first group accepted into the Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund. Supported by the Marcus Foundation, the program provides entrepreneurs in the Georgia State community with aid to start and grow new ventures.
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The College of Law is ranked No. 7 overall Best Value in preLaw Magazine, and received accolades for its business law, tax law and trial and advocacy programs.
Kathryn Szypulski is no stranger to the spotlight. Growing up in Cary, N.C., she joined a summer youth theater camp, working mostly backstage on set and costume design.
The presence of specific microbiota, or microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, can prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is the leading cause of severe, life-threatening diarrhea in children worldwide, according to a new study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Political science researchers found that the impact of emotions was stronger for women viewers of the first presidential election debate of 2016 between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton than it was for men.
WGPB “On Second Thought” interviews Grammy-winning jazz artist-in-residence David Sanchez on his career, Georgia State residency and his new “Carib” record project on the music of the African Diaspora.
Howell Wechsler, director of U.S. programs for FHI 360, will be the featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Mike and Terry Metzler Distinguished Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. in Georgia State University’s Speaker’s Auditorium.
Georgia State University’s varsity esports program will host and compete against multiple college and university teams in the fourth PantherLAN Esports Tournament Saturday, Nov. 9, at Georgia State Stadium, marking the first time the stadium has hosted an esports tournament.
The College of the Arts is pleased to announce that Sekeia Harris, Director of Academic Assistance, is the recipient of [...]
The Facebook engineer-in-residence will teach an undergraduate course, offer workshops, conduct mock interviews and organize a competitive coding team.
The Georgia State University Alumni Association will present its top honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, to five outstanding graduates at a dinner on Friday, Oct. 4 at The Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree St.
John Tyler of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation led a recent Brown Bag Conversation hosted by the Department of Public Management and Policy.
The stress of racism can influence both mental and physical health symptoms at an early age in life, according to a new Georgia State psychology study.
Faculty in Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society have been awarded a grant to develop an undergraduate diversity in bioethics course. Students in the Honors College can enroll in spring 2020.
The Georgia State Law chapters of The Order of the Coif and The Order of Barristers inducted 27 students and two honorary alumni this week.
Growing up in the sub-Saharan African nation of Uganda, Charlotte Dennison had monkeys in her yard and could see the shores of Lake Victoria from her house.
Longtime Georgia State associate professor Malinda Snow talks about competing on the epic quiz show “College Bowl” in 1966 and defeating Princeton University in one of the biggest upsets in trivia game history.
Research from Ross Rubenstein and his colleagues found that programs providing tuition guarantees can increase student enrollment rates and retention.
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Attorneys Carolina Antonini (J.D. ’89) and Martin Rosenbluth came to Georgia State Law to discuss the state of immigration law in Georgia and the college’s new clinic.
School of Music instructor Michelle Mercier-De Shon has been honored with the 2019 College Music Society Education in Music Award for her work with the music-in-residence project Sound Learning.
Research by Stefano Carattini finds that when people take action on climate change, their friends and neighbors are likely to as well.
The College of Law marked Constitution Day with a debate about Originalism vs Living Constitutionalism, and whether judges should be bound to, or persuaded by, history.
Creating mutations in a key Ebola virus protein that helps the deadly virus escape from the body’s defenses can make the virus unable to produce sickness and activate protective immunity in the infected host, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Professor Vince Calhoun and associate professor Jean Liu will use advanced machine learning to identify and separate subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
The Andrew Young School Podcast is a new monthly series featuring interviews with change-makers and thought leaders in public policy and related fields.
Georgia State University will become the first public university to offer a Master of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Informatics degree, beginning in spring 2020.
Dan Johnson (J.D. ’19) was determined to change his life after working in the restaurant industry. He came to Georgia State Law and fell in love with data privacy law.
Three Ph.D. Candidates from the Andrew Young School have been awarded fellowships by the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM).
Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson will deliver the keynote speech at the seventh annual Founders Lecture, hosted by the Honors College at Georgia State University on Oct. 28.
Faculty in public affairs, nonprofits and computing gathered in mid-August for the Andrew Young School’s first Data Science for Public Service Workshop.
College of Law professor, Erin Fuse Brown, received a grant to study policy and regulation of air ambulance bills in order to protect consumers.
Evan Malbrough, a rising senior in Public Policy, just completed an internship with the United States Department of Defense at the Pentagon.
Psychology researchers at Georgia State University are using large-scale imaging analysis to study how symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression relate to changes in the brain.
Meagan Chinnis decided to pursue a career in law after losing a close friend to violent crime. Here, she talks about finding her place and the pursuit of justice.
Georgia State University is ranked the second most innovative university and third for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2020 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Perimeter College will help host the fourth annual Refugee and Immigrant Employment Summit and Job Fair Sept. 20 at Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus.
Trade tensions, a reduction in business investment and an earlier than usual presidential election swoon are contributing to a lowered growth path for 2020-21, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.
Students in the new Global Health Study Abroad in London, the Lewis College’s third study abroad program, experienced diverse world culture while examining the early days of modern medicine and nursing.
Georgia State Law alumnus Gregory Fosheim (J.D. ’14) combines his experience as a microbiologist and passion for health law to help underserved communities.
Researchers from across Georgia State University joined Andrew Young School faculty for the Urban Studies Institute’s Third Annual Research Roundabout.
Sophomore business major Malayna Valree spends her days shuffling between classes and dance practice with the Georgia State Pantherettes. In her free time, she performs alongside some of the music industry’s biggest stars.
Georgia State University President Mark Becker has named Wendy Hensel, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs since July 1, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
The College of Education & Human Development added several faculty this academic year – faculty whose research, teaching and service make significant contributions to the college and its students.
Professor Jonathan Todres, whose research areas of expertise include children’s rights and human trafficking, was one of three faculty members awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor this year.
Four Georgia State University students and a graduate are among those selected as fellowship recipients in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, setting a university record.
After leading the Panthers in the big win over Tennessee, quarterback Dan Ellington (B.I.S. ’20) aims to get the team back to a bowl game while becoming the best player in the Sun Belt Conference.
Susan Navarro Smelcer joins the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative after starting her career in antitrust law. Here, she talks about her journey to teaching and why there’s no getting around big data.
Harnessing the energy-burning potential of white fat could lead to new therapies in the fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers.
Mawuli Davis (J.D. ’02) Davis delivered the Public Interest Keynote through the Center for Access to Justice. Davis encouraged students to find what they’re dedicated to and build a career in public interest law.
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development, Clayton County Public Schools and Curriculum Associates will work together on a new $1.2 million grant program to support Clayton County middle school teachers implementing the county’s math curriculum in their classrooms.
Trade tensions, a reduction in business investment and an earlier than usual presidential election swoon are contributing to a lowered growth path for 2020-21, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.
The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State University College of Law and Atlanta Legal Aid Society hosted the “Olmstead at Twenty: The Past and Future of Community Integration” symposium on August 8 and 9.
Delta Air Lines’ manager of international social media strategy and 40 Under 40 honoree Juanita Velez (M.I.B. ’13) has devoted herself to connecting people across cultures with opportunity and community.
Lisa Armistead, associate provost for graduate programs at Georgia State University, has been appointed the inaugural dean of the university’s Graduate School, established as part of strategic efforts to expand and strengthen graduate and professional programs at the institution.
She’d dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist since the eighth grade. But when doctoral student and single mother India Jackson (B.S. ’11, M.S. ’13) won a prized internship at NASA, she couldn’t afford the move to Houston. Then, the world came to her aid.
Atlanta’s historic Summerhill neighborhood and its main artery, Georgia Avenue, are in the midst of a renaissance. And it all started when Georgia State bought a Major League Baseball stadium.
Professor Ryan Rowberry discusses his research on cultural heritage preservation, climate change and creating a better learning environment for law students.
Thanks to a new student exchange agreement with Manipal University and Taipei Medical University, the RT program brings students from India and Taiwan, respectively, to pursue an integrated master’s degree in respiratory therapy. These students earn a dual degree with their home college and Georgia State.
A new semester brings fresh opportunities to achieve academic success. Georgia State is excited to welcome back all of our new and returning students for the fall 2019 semester.
Georgia State University will set a record for overall enrollment this fall semester, with more than 53,000 students enrolled and the most qualified and diverse freshman class in the institution’s history.
This summer, Georgia State Law faculty led the Study Space workshop in Lisbon, Portugal that examined the effects of the sharing economy and over-tourism on cities.
Georgia State Law’s Pro Bono Law Program is partnering with The Justice Collaborative and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts to offer law students more practice opportunities.
The Atlanta Global Studies Center is making classes in the widely used, but rarely taught, languages available to students across metro Atlanta.
Going into his fourth decade as the play-by-play man for the Panthers, Dave Cohen (B.A. ’94) reflects on his early days in the booth, recalls some of Georgia State’s biggest sports moments and talks about his status as a superfan of the rock band Kiss.
Georgia State University College of Law ranks as the 17th best law school in the country for black students, according to the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools and Firms.
Jean-Paul Addie co-founded the Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms, to bring together experts concerned with urban infrastructure.
The Andrew Young School welcomed 13 new faculty members at the start of the 2019 fall semester to serve in its academic departments and research centers.
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, selected College of Education & Human Development graduate students Jacklyn J. Byrd and Nicolas Williams for its Minority Fellowship Program.
A unique formulation of multiple amino acids inhibits the replication of Zika virus by up to 90 percent in human and non-human primate cells, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Ted Afield, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Georgia State University’s College of Law, has been named chair of the Section on Teaching Methods for the Association of American Law Schools.
A new will allow the Georgia Policy Labs to examine how access to and enrollment in four-year universities impact students’ financial well-being.
Mary Fernandes, who is studying clinical neuropsychology, won first place in the 2019 Psych Science-in-3 Competition.
A study by the Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education shows that chronically absent students return to school when parents receive personalized messages.
College of Education & Human Development alumnus Cynthia Kuhlman (M.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’80) has been named one of Georgia State University’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees.
Now that the dog days of August have arrived, the Georgia State University College of the Arts, School of Music [...]
Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new antiviral drugs to treat the serious infectious disease, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University published in PLoS Pathogens.
Emily Torstveit Ngara will lead the new Immigration Law Clinic at Georgia State University College of Law. The clinic will start taking clients in January 2020.
CEHD professor Joe Magliano and assistant professor Kathryn McCarthy are co-principal investigators in a research project that will analyze students’ reading comprehension through a two-year, $599,973 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
College of Education & Human Development professor David Houchins has received a four-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Center for Special Education Research to study a blended learning literacy program in juvenile justice schools.
Blocking the ability of the bacterial pathogen that causes gonorrhea to uptake the mineral zinc can stop infection by this widespread sexually transmitted infection, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
The Digital Learners to Leaders (DLL) program has won a 2019 Campus Technology Impact Award from Campus Technology, recognizing higher education institutions that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in service of teaching, learning, administration and operations.
The IRS paid a visit to Georgia State Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer clinic to collaborate on ways to better serve Georgians.
Whitney Woodward has many titles—wife, mother, vice president of Total Rewards and risk management at RaceTrac and now student in Georgia State Law’s part-time J.D. program.
Lisa Radtke Bliss, clinical professor and associate dean the College of Law, will teach a health law course and a human rights clinic this fall in the Czech Republic as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair.
For low-income families, tax season can be especially stressful, and that’s where the Georgia State Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic steps in. The clinic sponsors two IRS Pro Bono Days per year to help Georgia residents resolve federal tax disputes.
Hawa Bello is one of 156 students getting a head start on college through Perimeter Academy, a student success program that has expanded from the Decatur Campus to also include the Clarkston and Dunwoody campuses.
Georgia State University College of Law is introducing the Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Certificate to prepare students to practice in Georgia’s growing entertainment industry.
Claudio Sandoval (LL.M. ’19) was once a political exile. Now, as the Venezuelan ambassador to Honduras he hopes to bring about democratic changes in his native country.
A new review book is designed to make studying easier for students in medical school, graduate microbiology programs or undergraduate pre-med programs and individuals preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
Touch the Earth is Georgia State’s outdoor recreation program. As part of the university’s Recreational Services, Touch the Earth offers a wide variety of trips into the great outdoors for all skill levels.
As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this month, five Perimeter College students are making some of their own history with NASA.
Ramona Christ got an internship at the Smyrna Police Department, while pursuing her undergraduate degree at GSU, that launched her criminal justice career.
The College of Education & Human Development’s sport administration master’s program has been ranked No. 11 in North America and No. 13 internationally by SportBusiness International, a news organization that offers insight and analysis in the business of sport.
In January, Professor Charity Scott spoke about health & wellness in legal education at a symposium entitled “The Integrated Lawyer: A Symposium on Well-Being and the Practice of Law” at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Associate Professor Gholnecsar “Gholdy” Muhammad’s is putting a professional development model she created into practice this summer through two summer institutes connected to her STEM is LIT(ERACIES) project.
A group of Georgia police and public safety executives have returned from a two week public safety leadership training with Israel’s with top police executives.
Fastcase, a legal research service, honored Alexander for her work as director of Georgia State’s Legal Analytics Lab, an interdisciplinary unit that brings together the methodological expertise of the College of Business analytics faculty with the domain expertise of the College of Law faculty.
Associate Professor Eva van Leer is working on a Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance-funded project to study a voice quality identification system.
A new study lead supports findings that passage of e-cigarette regulation specifying a minimal legal sale age may increase cigarette use by teen smokers.
Women of color and young women may face elevated risks of developing triple-negative breast cancers, a type of cancer that spreads more quickly than most other types and doesn’t respond well to hormone or targeted therapies, a study published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, shows.
Lauren James, a junior in the Honors College, is one of only 15 undergraduates in the United States and Canada to receive the Generation Google Scholarship, which goes to scholars majoring in computer science and who represent diversity and leadership in the field.
Guests enjoyed intimate and honest conversations from the panelists on their successes and failures with establishing and scaling their own ventures.
The shape and connectivity of brain networks — discrete areas of the brain that work together to perform complex cognitive tasks — can change in fundamental and recurring ways over time, according to a study led by Georgia State.
The Georgia Health Policy Center received a $925,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundationto advance local wellness funds.
Influenza remains a major public health risk, and Dr. Baozhong Wang, associate professor in Georgia State University’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences, has received a five-year, $3.26 million federal grant to combat this threat by developing a universal vaccine that offers more protection against influenza than seasonal vaccines.
Ann-Margaret Esnard, associate dean of the Andrew Young School, served on a committee that issued a report on community resilience to natural disasters.
Small molecules found in fecal matter could provide clues to the early inflammation found in chronic gut conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and serve as new biomarkers for diagnosis, according to a study led by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
In his book, “The Importance of Elsewhere: The Globalist Humanist Tourist,” English Professor Randy Malamud explores why we travel and how we can be a little more thoughtful about our journeys.
Ca’Shawn Brown, a rising junior in the Honors College at Georgia State University, spent most of May studying French, sign language and deaf culture in Montpellier and Paris, France as a summer 2019 Gilman Scholar.
Arnold Ventures has awarded Georgia State University a $1 million grant to launch the Georgia Child and Family Policy Lab within the Andrew Young School.
Women who had radiation to treat childhood brain tumors struggle more with basic life skills, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers.
Andrew Young School Criminal Justice & Criminology, Trey Robinson, was awarded The U.S. Submarine Force Dolphin Foundation Scholarship.
Georgia State University welcomed this week 25 Mandela Washington Fellows, young professionals participating in the Young African Leaders Initiative.
The United States Sports Academy’s honors arts alumnus Steven Lester (B.A. ’75) as the 2019 Sport Artist of the Year! The recognition reflects his passion for depicting action sports themes that resonate with vibrant life and elicit a visceral and emotional response.
James Marton and his team received a grant to evaluate the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on food security for the elderly.
Psychology professor Vince Calhoun and his team plan to develop novel algorithms to study individuals with mood and psychosis disorders.
40 Under 40 Class of 2018 honoree Kirk Brown (B.A. ’08) never predicted he’d become a media sensation when he announced his daughter’s impending arrival.
Researchers found that an appeal to a shared sense of morality can be an effective strategy for young men to intervene with their peers.
The 13-module program includes blockchain technology, smart contracts, ecosystem development, architecture, privacy and security, tokenization and venture design.
Two Class of 2019 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates, Jared Davis and Joe Hoyt, attained the unique goal of making the highest possible score on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), correctly answering 800 out of 800 questions.
A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body’s immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a sickness that has posed a major hurdle in vaccine development for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a study led by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Perimeter College associate professor Andrea Hendricks received a 2019 Teaching Excellence Award from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
A political science professor has teamed up with colleagues at Perimeter College to pilot a program that doesn’t just give prisoners the opportunity to learn on the inside. It lets them earn college credit.
Today’s employers value more than just a college degree. They want their new hires to have a broad range of skills and knowledge to solve complex problems. A new university-wide initiative aims to make students aware of tomorrow’s most sought-after career competencies as soon as they step on campus.
Natasha Davison’s (B.A. ‘93) journey from Georgia State to Broadway has been a 30-year whirlwind. Now, the “born performer’s” work is in contention for Best Musical at the 73rd Tony Awards.
Over his 40-year career, Jim Auchmutey (B.A. ’77) has become one of Atlanta’s most decorated writers. In his latest book, the veteran journalist and award-winning author goes whole hog on the history of BBQ in America.
The College of the Arts congratulates Tanya Zuk on being awarded the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports doctoral students [...]
Researchers in Georgia State University’s School of Public Health have been awarded a five-year, $3.15 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Cancer Institute to further develop and evaluate a text messaging program to help people quit smoking.
Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange provided senior officer training to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Department of Correctional Services.
The College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center awarded $10,000 in grant funding among three Georgia State University students to further their research in adult literacy.
In his new book, “Grey Area,” Scott Jacques examines Amsterdam’s “coffeeshops”, marijuana, and drug policy with an eye for its usefulness elsewhere.
The Green Sports Alliance named the College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Sport and Urban Policy one of its 2019 Environmental Innovators of the Year, a designation given to both individuals and organizations for their tremendous work in the sports greening movement.
In his educational leadership career at both the local and state levels, Darren Clay (B.S.E. ’10, M.Ed. ’11) has found innovative ways to keep students engaged, support teachers and provide thoughtful school leadership.
Nurse practitioner students in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions have exceeded the average national pass rate on recent Advanced Practice Nursing national certification examinations.
The technology was developed by Yi Jiang, professor of mathematics and statistics, and is based on a machine-learning algorithm that interprets data from ultrasound scans.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and the U.S. Department of National Defense Education Programs have named Georgia State University Honors College student Nitheyaa Shree a Goldwater Scholar, one of 496 scholars selected from among 5,000 sophomores and juniors who applied from across the country.
The U.S. economy is transitioning to a new growth path and production-level shocks in the system can derail its momentum, according to Rajeev Dhawan of Robinson’s Economic Forecasting Center.
Regynald G. Washington’s address to Robinson’s spring 2019 MBAs and specialized master’s graduates cited the wisdom of Walt Disney, Will Rogers, Confucius and Eleanor Roosevelt. But the hospitality executive’s most memorable words to the Class of 2019 were his own.
Associate Professors Nadia Behizadeh and Stephanie Cross and CEHD doctoral student Clarice Thomas recently published a case study about critical friendship groups in the Journal of Teacher Education.
In an article in the National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, CEHD Assistant Professor Yinying Wang considers how schools can develop school leadership from what she calls a “social network perspective.”
Assistant Professor Patrick Enderle received National Science Foundation grant funding for a STEM-related after-school project that teaches college students about multicultural education and culturally-relevant teaching practices.
Roberta Gibson reflects on her time as a teacher resident and how that full academic year in the classroom prepared her to become a teacher, coach and assistant principal at Cross Keys High School in Atlanta.
Associate Professor Diane Truscott and co-author Vera Stenhouse recently published a study in “Urban Education” that highlighted possible connections between culturally-responsive teaching practices and teacher dispositions.
Adam Stone, associate department chair for social sciences at the Alpharetta Campus, fulfilled a long-standing dream of competing on the famous quiz show.
The research provides new insights into how genetic mutations lead to three inherited genetic diseases, potentially stimulating discovery of new treatments.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Katie McCarthy received a $50,000 Spencer Foundation grant to study how combining different types of learning strategies might improve science text comprehension.
Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development associate professor Cynthia Puranik has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to study a writing intervention program.
The Urban Studies Institute was awarded $250,000 to study mobility challenges limiting low-income patients in accessing healthcare and related resources.
James Sanders Freels and Mandel Ayele Merceron Montilus graduated this spring with a Certificate of Career Readiness from Georgia State University’s Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL) Program.
The computer program can help identify patients who are more likely to have a genetic disease that can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Fulbright alum Roman Andrienko experienced effective urban planning first-hand during his time at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School.
Better community education and communication are critical for increasing levels of blood donation among minorities, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University.
The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) has named the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (GA-DFCS), Georgia State University and the University of Georgia one of eight national NCWWI Agency-University Partnership Workforce Excellence sites.
Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Kimberly Cleveland just published a book of research with Cambria Press titled, Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation: Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil. This is the first study to bring together a number of prints, photographs, paintings, and sculptures of this female figure from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and São Paulo, and to not only consider the works in their individual artistic and historical contexts, but also in relation to each other.
Dr. Cynthia Nau Cornelissen, a leading researcher in the study of infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), has been named director of the Center for Translational Immunology in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Leslie Wolf, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center of Law, Health & Society, has been appointed the interim dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University, effective July 1.
Robinson graduated 1,326 students this week: 940 undergraduates received B.B.A. degrees; 356 graduate students received MBA and master’s degrees; and 30 doctoral graduates earned a Ph.D. or Executive Doctorate in Business.
On April 15, 2019, liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics housed in the College of the Arts […]
The Center for State and Local Finance provides public finance training for government agencies and officials thorugh its executive education programs.
Wendy Hensel, dean of Georgia State University’s College of Law since 2017, has been appointed interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university, effective July 1.
The 2019 DECA class produced the largest number of students receiving associate degrees in the 10-year history of the program. Sixty-nine DECA students received their associate degrees before their high school graduation.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College graduated its first group of State Farm Scholars at its Decatur Campus this week, two years after the university began the innovative and first-of-its-kind program to help low-income students from DeKalb County schools on their path to graduation.
Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development faculty members Christine Thomas and Natalie King have received a six-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address the shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers in urban schools, especially Black and Latinx men.
The College of the Arts is excited to welcome Zac Brown Band guitarist and School of Music alumnus Coy Bowles (B.M. ’04) as the guest speaker for our master’s commencement ceremony. Here are five things you need to know about the Grammy winner.
More than 20 State Farm Scholars who were given a surprise scholarship to attend Georgia State University Perimeter College will receive their associate degrees.
Georgia State University will establish a new Graduate School as part of the university’s strategic efforts to expand and strengthen graduate and professional programs at the institution.
The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, dengue, chikungunya and Zika, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Access to education has always been a topic of great — and personal — importance to Meklit Gebru. The graduating senior is one of just 10 scholars nationwide selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development for the prestigious Payne Fellowship.
Traveling to a new country for study abroad gave eight respiratory therapy students the chance to impact the lives of strangers in a rural Caribbean village. But they had no idea how much the experience would affect them.
Research finds there may be short-lived fallout in the number of applications submitted for universities indicted in the college admissions scandal.
Female presidents have less power to shape policy and are held to higher standards in key policy areas than male presidents, according to a new study led by a Georgia State political science researcher.
Catherine Rakowiecki was a freshman, hiking the trails of Little River Falls in Alabama when she first heard about Georgia State University’s LEAD with Honors program.
Your body is much more than just flesh and bones. It’s a complex ecosystem teeming with trillions of microorganisms, which — as Georgia State scientists are finding — may be the key to understanding and treating all kinds of disease.
Refugee stories from Clarkston area residents are captured on film by media students for “Defining Home: A Night of Migration Films and Conversations,”
Accomplished alumni of Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will keynote three Spring 2019 commencement celebrations on May 7 at Clarkston Campus.
Georgia State junior Devonta Williams may be what every college dreams of in a transfer student, he credits the university for helping him find his purpose.
The Georgia Health Policy Center announces the launch of a new book, Bridging for Health: improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing.
Social work professor Elizabeth Beck has long grappled with the question: how can we solve America’s homelessness problem? In a new book, she looks to the past for answers.
The start-up money is from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) with support from Microsoft Research.
Computer science students Isaac King and Hoang Huynh are among just 61 students from two-year colleges across the nation to receive the highly competitive scholarship this year.
Jessica Watkins will soon complete her Master of Public Administration and she was chosen as a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellows Program.
As she gets set to graduate from Georgia State, the accounting major cites her four years living in downtown Atlanta as one the most advantageous aspects of her college experience.
A team of Georgia State University student entrepreneurs with their startup, DelivHer, took top prizes in the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, winning during the live competition finals and championship round of e-Fest 2019 held April 11-13 in Minneapolis.
A team of Georgia State University student entrepreneurs with their startup, DelivHer, took top prizes in the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, winning during the live competition finals and championship round of e-Fest 2019 held April 11-13 in Minneapolis.
As cyber threats ramp up at home and around the world, Georgia State researchers are working to uncover how online criminals operate — and how to keep people, businesses and governments safe.
The Georgia Health Policy Center will lead a national initiative to share guidance about ways to coordinate health care, public health and social services.
Arts & Sciences students earned top spots in this year’s Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference, presenting research from across the college.
In the “Doctor for a Day” event, 75 high school and college students talked to doctors and medical students about what it takes to work in health care.
Earth Week activities at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College April 15-25 will allow the college community – and the public – to explore environmental sustainability and stewardship.
More than 430 students from 53 academic departments presented their research projects during the 2019 Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by the Honors College at Georgia State University.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recognized the Legal Analytics Lab of Georgia State’s Robinson College of Business and College of Law in its 2019 Innovations That Inspire Challenge.
School of Social Work alumna Breeanna Bellinger gives back to the youth of Metro-Atlanta and her alma mater in hopes of changing the world.
Georgia State master’s nutrition coordinated program students teach pre-schoolers at Little Ones Learning Center that healthy food and good nutrition can be fun.
The College of Education & Human Development’s TEEMS AmeriCorps program is the 2019 recipient of the Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Outstanding University Program.
College of Education & Human Development Professor Christine Thomas is the 2019 recipient of the Benjamin Banneker Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mirae Kim’s research was recognized with the 2018 Award for Outstanding Article in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2017) by ARNOVA.
Associate Professor Thomas Crisp has been named vice president/president-elect of the Children’s Literature Association, an international nonprofit organization that studies children’s literature.
Georgia State University College of Law announces exciting changes to the name and scope of its affiliated Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM). The center expands its mission on July 1, 2019, to include domestic arbitration and mediation services.
A group from Perimeter College attended the National Society of Black Engineers Convention in Detroit, snagging third place in the national Google Hackathon while there.
More than 225 Georgia State students and professionals have earned the nation’s only nonprofit credential—the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).
Georgia State University graduate students took top prizes on March 25 at the university’s spring Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, where they were challenged to explain their research and scholarship to a general audience in a short time.
Georgia State University Perimeter College student Isaac King was named recipient of the New Century Transfer Pathways Scholarship for the state of Georgia.
Psychologists at Georgia State University have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Alzheimer’s disease across ethinic groups.
Two nursing alumni represent the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in the Georgia State University Alumni 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. Ashley Blackmon and Dustin Hillis, nominees to the second annual 40 Under 40 class, share a background in critical care nursing and civic advocacy.
Georgia State’s Risk Management Foundation celebrated industry excellence at its fifth annual Riskies ceremony on March 7 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
An increasing number of American adults believe e-cigarettes are as or more harmful to health than cigarettes, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health.
The Marcus Foundation grant will fund the creation of the Georgia State University Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund, which will result in the creation of at least 10 new businesses in metro Atlanta by June 2020.
The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics will sponsor a conference exploring moral injury on April 11 and 12 at Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Georgia State University a five-year, $3.75 million grant to establish a Prevention Research Center that will focus on the health and health disparities of refugees and migrants.
Georgia State students and community members can learn the ins and outs of starting a new business during a free program March 27 at Clarkston Campus.
Georgia State Law’s health law program, ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, was well represented at the 21st annual conference on the Fundamentals of Health Care Law.
Michael Murphy’s (J.D. ’19) path to law school was anything but traditional. Murphy served in the Georgia Army National Guard before starting at Georgia State University College of Law, including a 2005 deployment to Mahmudiyah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Associate professor Terri Lewinson, from the School of Social Work, recommends a year of studying in Washington D.C. to both students and researchers.
The Atlanta Global Studies Center , a partnership of Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, is hosting the first annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium, April 25-27.
Georgia State Alumni Association 40 Under 40 honoree Alaina Percival (B.I.S. ’02, MBA ’08), CEO at Women Who Code, is on a mission to help women break the glass ceiling in the technology industry.
Lee Thomas (M.A. ’91), head of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office since 2011, is a big reason why the state is a top spot for film and TV.
Eleven College of Arts & Sciences alumni are among the honorees named by the Georgia State University Alumni Association to its 2019 class of distinguished alumni under the age of 40.
Mary Beth Walker, associate provost for strategic initiatives and innovation at Georgia State University since 2017, will join California State University-Northridge as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs on July 1.
An aquatics specialist and recreation therapist at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Yvette Tisdale (B.A. ’04) works with her patients — victims of spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and neuromuscular challenges, — in a space that’s always felt like a second home. The pool is her office.
Two of nine national awards granted by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance this year recognized the people and programs of Georgia State University.
Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute welcomed over 100 presenters to its first Comparative Urbanism: Global Perspectives Conference.