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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 »

President Obama Cites Georgia State Retention Grants at White House Summit

President Barack Obama praised Georgia State University on Dec. 4 for helping more college students find pathways to graduation in a speech at the White House’s second College Opportunity Day of Action.

Obama cited Georgia State’s success with Panther Retention Grants, small grants that cover student balances to keep them in class, in his address… 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 »

Georgia State Has Largest, Most Diverse Freshman Class, Highest Honors Enrollment

For the ninth consecutive year, Georgia State University has set a record for its largest enrollment, growing in size, diversity and quality. At 3,370, the freshman class has grown by 8 percent since last year, with a record high school grade-point average of 3.4. Georgia State’s total enrollment stands at a record 32,842 as of… more »