Georgia State Magazine

Spring 2015

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The Front Line

As the Ebola outbreak and the debate over patient treatment dominated the world’s headlines last fall, Laura Mitchell was caring for the first two American Ebola patients to be treated in the United States. Mitchell is a member of the highly trained specialized healthcare team who cared for Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. Both…

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Ms. Ruby

For Ruby Hopkins, nearly every day since 1979 has been spent amid the coos and cries of brand-new, tiny human beings. Ruby Hopkins Hopkins, who retired in December, cared for infants as a lead teacher at the Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Center, Georgia State’s child care center operated by the College of Education. Caring…

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The Accidental Ironwoman

The Kona Ironman Triathlon attracts tens of thousands of hopeful participants every year. The grueling event is so popular a lottery system is required. Out of this lottery, only 100 are chosen. Gina Maddox was one of those selected for the 2014 race. There was just one thing — she wasn’t a triathlete yet. Gina…

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Fire in the Sky

Astronomers at Georgia State’s Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) at Mt. Wilson, Calif., have produced the first images of a nova as it exploded and measured the expansion of the fireball into space. Georgia State astronomer and research scientist Gail Schaefer led the observations. “It’s not every day that you get to see…

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Life of the Lame Duck

Daniel Franklin, associate professor of political science, examines the challenges second-term presidents encounter in his new book, “Pitiful Giants: Presidents in their Final Terms.”

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