Community Builder

Twenty years after Atlanta welcomed athletes, families, fans and media from more than 160 countries to town for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Mayor Kasim Reed’s staff is working to make Atlanta a welcoming place for its immigrants and refugees. Maria Azuri Atlanta joins 21 other U.S. cities in “Building a Nation of Neighbors,” the…

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“Hell on Earth”

Jinja, Uganda, draws tourists who want to see the reputed source of the Nile River, and thrill-seekers looking for white-water rafting, four-wheeling and other adventure sports. But just outside this town surrounded by lush green hills lies a sprawling, open-air alcohol distilling operation that most visitors will never see. Monica Swahn, a professor at the…

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The New Age of Discovery

OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, Georgia State has garnered national recognition for improving student success regardless of background and exponentially raising graduation rates. Now it is developing a national reputation as one of the country’s fastest growing research universities. Twenty-one years ago, Georgia State was named a research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, setting the university…

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First Responder

It was September 2014, during the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, when Brian Panasuk first laid eyes on Liberia. But it’s the smell he’ll never forget. “Diesel,” he said. “There were generators everywhere.” Brian Panasuk Panasuk had been working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Joint Information Center in Atlanta for only two years when he…

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When Jennifer Waindle graduated from Georgia State with degrees in psychology and sociology, she landed a job as a probation officer in DeKalb County. Initially, she hadn’t considered this career path but found it was a “unique blend of social work and law enforcement,”she said, and thus “a perfect fit.” About a year later, Waindle was also able…

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Journey’s End

On May 7, Kaila Yancey (B.A. ’16) finished her college career with a degree in journalism with a double minor in marketing and hospitality management. Watch the behind-the-scenes video from Yancey’s graduation day.

Election Arbiters

Political Science Professor Henry “Chip” Carey explains the role of superdelegates in the 2016 presidential race.

Dr. Sue

Dr. Susan Henderson started on her public health career path two decades ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in the small, tropical West African nation of Togo. Her journey has carried her around the world to Beijing and back again. Now based in Washington, D.C., Henderson is chief of epidemiology and surveillance for the Peace…

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