Creativity and Discovery

Georgia State Helped Add Color to Liora Manné’s World

Even a move across town can be stressful when you’re a teenager, having a comfortable routine disrupted by suddenly being dropped into a new environment with unfamiliar people. When that move isn’t across town but rather across an ocean, it can be more traumatic still.

Instead of retreating into a shell, though, Liora Manné —… more »

Elaine and Erroll Davis Pump Up the Bass for the Rialto Jazz for Kids All-Stars

Music runs in the Davis family. Erroll played clarinet in high school; his wife, Elaine, played piano and violin and also performed as a mezzo-soprano at venues around the northeast. So while neither attended Georgia State, they’ve both made the Rialto Center for the Arts an important cultural element in their lives. “We’ve just… more »

Crowdfunding: Make a Direct Impact at Georgia State

Georgia State has long given supporters the opportunity to direct their gifts to specific schools, departments, and even individual scholarships and professorships. But a new web-based tool is now able to connect donors to worthy causes on a more personal level.

Impact Georgia State (impact.gsu.edu) is a “crowdfunding” site, similar to Kickstarter and GoFundMe,… more »

One Legal Legend Brings Another to Georgia State’s College of Law

Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.

Created in 2006,… more »

Georgia State Economist Finds Obesity Follows Growth Of Big-Box Retailers And Restaurants

Big-box retailers Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale and Walmart, along with full-service and fast-food restaurants, are key contributors to the nation’s obesity epidemic, according to research by a health economist in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Americans now live near an abundance of cheap and readily available food from… more »

Georgia State Researchers Set Record For Funding With 30 Percent Increase Over Last Year

Researchers at Georgia State University have achieved a record level of funding–$53 million–in the first two quarters of fiscal year 2015, a 30 percent increase over last year’s $39.9 million awarded in the same period.

This funding represents a 50 percent increase in research funding over 2011.

“We have done very well over the first… more »

Georgia State Announces New Media Production Center

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 »

Alex Claussen Doesn’t Say No to a Challenge

Georgia State’s Presidential Scholars are more than just incoming freshmen who got superior grades in high school. They’re students who exemplify the creativity, open-mindedness, and dedication to hard work and discovery upon which our university was founded. For their talent and initiative, the Presidential Scholarship rewards these students with full tuition and fees, stipends for… more »

Guided to the Right Place: Grace Signiski

Georgia State’s Presidential Scholars are more than just incoming freshmen who got superior grades in high school. They’re students who exemplify the creativity, open-mindedness, and dedication to hard work and discovery upon which our university was founded. For their talent and initiative, the Presidential Scholarship rewards these students with full tuition and fees, stipends for… more »

Forensics on the Fast Track: Young Alumnus Henry Swofford

 

College is, for most people, a place to lay the groundwork for their eventual careers. Not Henry Swofford — his career in forensic science began all the way back in high school.

As early as his sophomore year, Swofford was contacting police chiefs across Georgia hoping to get some exposure to the real world… more »