Past Issues

Fall 2012


Whiskey Business

Historian investigates Jews in the booze trade during Prohibition era By Jeremy Craig In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, America took in the greatest influx of immigrants the world had ever seen –– including enormous numbers of Jewish arrivals from Eastern Europe. At the time, the booze business was booming, and many Jews…

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GSU on the Beltline

GSU on the BeltLine

By Michelle Hiskey Michael Wsol an assistant sculpture professor in GSU’s Welch School of Art and Design, and graduate students from his three-dimensional art class are constructing a 30-foot covered bridge sculpture on old railroad tracks in Cabbagetown, to reflect the history of that neighborhood on the edge of the GSU campus. A visitor to…

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Amy Lederberg (left) and Susan Easterbrooks (right).

Centers for Literacy

GSU will lead a $10 million project to improve reading in deaf and hard of hearing children By Andrea Jones Researchers in the College of Education have been awarded a $10 million grant to create the National Research and Development Center for Literacy and Deafness (CLAD), the first of its kind aimed at dramatically improving…

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Headlining History

By Marcus Key (B.A.’11) As the world turns, history is made. Events unfold and situations escalate. Few have witnessed as much history unfold right before their eyes as Randy Harber (M.A. ’87, Ph.D. ‘92). For more than 28 years Harber captured history in the moment as a copy editor at CNN. “I’ve seen the world’s…

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Bryan Tucker

Treasure Keeper

By Jeremy Craig When Bryan Tucker (B.A. ’98) came to Georgia State, there were two paths of interest he considered following: anthropology and law enforcement. “It was the thinking involved in each area that appealed to me — taking evidence and trying to sort it into some sort of conclusion,” Tucker says. “I had some…

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Alicia Maxwell

By Angela Go Hope defined Alicia Maxwell’s daily life. Maxwell (B.A. ’02, DPT ’12), who lost her life to breast cancer on June 6, never gave up hope and lived each moment in life to the fullest. Despite her stage IV cancer diagnosis, Maxwell threw herself into the rigorous Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Throughout,…

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The Atlanta Ballet performs "Carmin Burina."

Esteemed Companies

School of Music joins up with Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra By Helene Erenberg When it comes to music, as in real estate, it pays to be in a good neighborhood. The School of Music is collaborating with two of Atlanta’s most venerated professional arts organizations — and GSU’s intown neighbors — the Atlanta…

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Senior psychology major stars as a zombie on the ‘The Walking Dead’ By Jeremy Craig Ever since he was a child, Kevin Galbraith has been fascinated by zombie movies. In fact, he would practice his “zombie walk” after watching the classic films of George A. Romero. So when he learned that AMC was filming “The…

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