Georgia State University will revitalize an area adjacent to Woodruff Park by creating a media production center for education, research and entrepreneurship and partnerships with the Georgia film, music, games and arts industries.
The media center will house the university’s new Creative Media Industries Institute, an interdisciplinary institute introduced this fall to build on the… more »
When Herman J. Russell passed away on Nov. 15, it was just a few weeks past the 15th anniversary of his historic gifts of $1 million each to Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College and Tuskegee University to expand their entrepreneurship programs. The $4 million pledge, announced Nov. 3, 1999, was the largest… more »
If offered the chance to travel to the South Pacific, most people in Atlanta would jump at the opportunity. For Georgia State senior Ranjita Nair, though, her most memorable life experiences came about because of a trip in the opposite direction.
A native of the Fiji islands, Nair came to the United States in 2009… more »
Located just a couple blocks from Victoria Harbour, Hotel ICON is one of the top places to stay in Hong Kong. It’s won numerous awards both for its luxury accommodations and its restaurants, and its lobby features one of the largest vertical gardens in the world.
Pioneers, as Lady Astor once said, are “picturesque figures,” but often lonely ones. Angie Allen knew the feeling as she tried to make her way in the investment field in the late 1970s, when there were few opportunities for women to advance or develop their skills. There was, however, Georgia State.
Businesses around the world, from Caterpillar Inc. to Australia’s Telstra Corporation, have called upon Frank Blount for his business expertise. But his most important journey might have been the two-mile commute from Southern Bell’s Midtown headquarters to Georgia State’s business school, where he earned his MBA in the 1960s.
“When Bill would wear a Georgia State shirt or hat on a trip, people used to say, ‘Where’s Georgia State?’ They don’t say that anymore,” Susan Reeves recalls. “We used to drive down Decatur Street and see kids with all kinds of jerseys on — now we walk down the street and they’ve got on… more »
From the moment they walk into a room, it is obvious R. Means Davis Jr. and Tarasa Davis are father and daughter. As they talk about their shared interests, it is obvious they are also lifelong friends.
Sailing is one of those passions, which Means passed down to Tarasa when she was only five. “I… more »
The idea of real-world learning opportunities as a cornerstone of the Georgia State experience is hardly a new development. As far back as the 1960s, Ed Laird was taking classes that immersed him directly into the world of journalism.
“There were some great professors there, but the thing that impressed me the most was these… more »
A finance degree from Georgia State started Ken Lewis on a career that led to the highest positions of leadership at Bank of America. But his values and work ethic were instilled in him long before he enrolled in college — by his mother, Byrdine, who worked as a bedside nurse for 46 years. “I… more »
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