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.”

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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Game On!

Charlie Cobb is a man of vision. Well, of course he is a man of vision. Anybody who is 6-foot-6 is supposed to have vision better than most. He can stand in a back corner of a gymnasium and look over the crowd to see the game on the floor. He can look left from…

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Cornerstone of Creativity

If all goes according to plan, Kynton Stephens’ dream job is waiting for him when he graduates Georgia State next spring. He’ll head to a start-up company that designs video games, and he’s pretty sure he’ll get along with the boss. Stephens is CEO of the start-up.

The Buzz Up Above

What’s the buzz downtown these days? The Hyatt Regency Atlanta recently unveiled a new landmark for downtown Atlanta, one pioneered by talented Georgia State students. This landmark, an 18-foot rooftop mural, celebrates the hotel’s innovative Polaris Bee Garden. The bee garden is a large rooftop space 25 stories above Peachtree Street. Visible from Polaris, the…

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Big Data

Country risk analysis has been a topic of investigation for decades, often focused on forecasting the risks to business profits when investing in a country. While there have been improvements in the breadth and analysis in the research, many scholars and practitioners continue to incorporate limited understandings of risk and a relatively small number of…

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Head Of The Class

Following last year’s announcement of an ambitious plan to overhaul Georgia State’s campus with courtyards, gathering spaces and increased walkability, university planners and educators are now turning their attention to the classrooms. They’re looking beyond desks and overhead projectors to create spaces that will change not just where but how students learn. It’s a change…

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