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With our distinguished faculty pioneering the latest advances in research and technology, Georgia State continues to lead with new approaches to higher education and student success. Spurred by the pluck that has always defined the university, our students, faculty, staff and administrators have collaborated to drive Georgia State to the forefront of a national discussion…

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The Undersea Pied Piper


According to the Center for Biological Diversity, it’s impossible to calculate how many fish were killed by the 2010 BP Horizon oil spill. What is known is the pollution has particularly threatened species such as the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna. The Gulf of Mexico is an important spawning ground for the fish. Imagine if shortly after…

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Health Share


Satvinder “Pearly” Dhingra sees a world where everybody can be a “citizen scientist.” Dhingra, a former health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned entrepreneur, envisions a future where cellphones, smart watches, fitness trackers and other devices will connect with networks of scientists and lay people to allow researchers to make huge…

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Helping Home


As Hanan Waite lay in a hospital bed at Atlanta’s Northside Hospital after the premature birth of her son, Ramzi, her thoughts were flooded by what could have been. Waite suffered from complications during her pregnancy, and Ramzi was born two and a half months premature. If she would have delivered in her native Ghana, Waite doubts…

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China’s Smoking Dilemma


SHANGHAI, China — As the bullet train approaches the station, slowing for one of its stops on the nearly six-hour journey from Wuhan to Shanghai, the men wait and seem to hold their breaths. These passengers have drawn cigarettes from their packs. One man has even put one to his lips. But he doesn’t light it.…

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MACHOs vs. WIMPs


What began as an intellectual disagreement between two Georgia State astronomers in their department’s hallway has snowballed into one of the biggest questions of all: What is our universe made of? Todd Henry and Rachel Kuzio de Naray can agree that as much as 90 percent of the cosmos is dark matter — the part…

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The Bat Man


Since 2006, white-nose syndrome has killed an estimated seven million bats in the eastern United States. Last year, the deadly fungal disease was discovered in Georgia. The plague is responsible for the steepest wildlife decline in the past century in North America, according to Bat Conservation International. “Bats are tremendous consumers of pests and insects,…

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In Print


Jess Hinshaw and his wife Beth (M.Ed. ‘10) needed one last adventure before entering the professional world. “I was worried that my life was moving in the direction of permanence, and I wanted to travel before I got settled,” Hinshaw said. The couple had an old friend in Joshua Warlick (B.F.A. ‘08) who taught English…

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