Diverse Culture

Creating a Better Mix: The Al Baumstark Award in Chemistry

You can learn a lot in one of Al Baumstark’s chemistry classes, but don’t expect to spend much time on C12H22O11, more commonly known as sucrose. Students and faculty alike will testify that very little from Baumstark comes sugar-coated.

“He calls himself ‘mean’ at times, but I think he’s just a very honest person,”… 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 »

From Parks to Pets to Patients Half a World Away, GSU Cares Makes an Impact

Ask a hundred people what they’re usually doing on a Saturday morning, and at least 50 will say they can’t even muster the will to get out of bed before noon. On Saturday, March 7, however, hundreds of members of the Georgia State community were not only out of bed by 9 a.m., they were… more »

After Fast Success in Fast Food, Aziz Hashim Spreads the Entrepreneurial Spirit

For Georgia State students and employees, Broad Street is a convenient lunch spot featuring dozens of diverse restaurants and cafés. For Aziz Hashim, though, it was the start of something huge.

A single fast-food franchise, which Hashim opened in anticipation of the Summer Olympics in 1996, turned into several. That cluster grew into a network… more »

Panthers on Wall Street: RCB Students Front and Center in the World’s Financial Capital

New York may be “the city that never sleeps,” but at 6 a.m. on a Monday, it’s not exactly wide awake yet, either. Other than public-works trucks and police cars, the streets are mostly empty. Lights are on in a few restaurants and coffee shops, but none are serving more than a handful of sleepy-eyed… more »