Change Agent

Cheryl Johnson’s groundbreaking work is creating ripple effects internationally. As a Georgia State undergraduate student, Johnson first earned a degree in International Economics and Modern Language with a focus on German. She served as an Emerging Leader, a member of the Spotlight Programs Board, and a judiciary in the Student Government Association—all of this on…

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One for the Road

A case can be made that the best-known Atlantan of all time isn’t a King or Hartsfield, Scarlett or Rhett, Hammerin’ Hank or Ted‘n Jane. It might be Manuel. As in Manuel Maloof, founder of Manuel’s Tavern. Manuel’s means pleasant memories to a couple of million Atlanta patrons who have entered the legendary watering hole…

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A Reserve Returns

SAUTEE NACOOCHEE, Ga. — Beneath a craggy outcropping of Yonah Mountain here in the foothills of the Appalachians, rows and rows of vitis vinifera belonging to the Miller family grow on about 20 acres of hillsides. The vinifera, or old world wine grapes, include well known varietals such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot and malbec.…

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Holding Pattern

When I was a kid, my mom would send me out to play after breakfast and I wouldn’t come home until dinner. Scores of older Americans describe their childhoods this way. Kids today know little of this freedom to wander during unstructured Saturdays. Between organized play dates and soccer games coached by mom or dad,…

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Enhancing Early Detection

A new technique developed at Georgia State has shown to be an accurate and non-invasive method to trace changes in cancers and treatment without using radiation. Led by Jenny Yang, Distinguished University Professor and associate director of the Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, researchers developed a new imaging agent they named ProCA1.GRPR and demonstrated that…

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A Singer’s Story

Not many people realize the Georgia State library holds the Johnny Mercer Collection. How did we get it? George Manners, the first dean of the business school, and his brother Nick were friends of Johnny’s wife Ginger and persuaded her to donate to Georgia State his private and professional papers as well as his memorabilia…

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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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