Past Issues

Summer 2012

Giv A Skolarship

‘Give A Skolarship’


GSU prof marks 30 years of work with Chick-fil-A through endowment By Michelle Hiskey Ken Bernhardt and Emily Kimbell stand beneath the Climb with Care and Confidence bronze arch near the Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center. The sculpture marked the 10,000 employee scholarships funded through $10 million from Chick-fil-A Way before cows spelled poorly on…

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Alana Thomas

Championship Mettle


Alana Thomas is the Panthers’ ace By Marcus Key Alana Thomas When you’re inside the pitcher’s circle, every second matters. You have to be tough and react fast. Obstacles are expected and the pressure is always on. For Alana Thomas, life inside the circle is all about a state of mind. “It’s all about mentality,”…

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Michael Palmer conducts the School of Music Orchestra

GSU’s Maestro


Michael Palmer conducts Atlanta’s classical music legacy By Michelle Hiskey Michael Palmer conducts the School of Music Orchestra On Atlanta’s musical timeline, Michael Palmer has appeared at key moments in history — first as a protégé conductor with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and now as the maestro for the Georgia State University School of Music’s…

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A figure on the set of the animated short The Drum Celebration

Indigenous Animation


Professor’s project featured at Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian By Ann Claycombe A figure on the set of the animated short The Drum Celebration When most people think of recording Native American traditions, they think of photographs or documentary films. But Melanie Davenport, associate professor of art education, helped a group of students in…

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Hugh Hudson

The Police and the Peasantry


Historian explores misunderstood relationship during post-revolutionary Russia By Jeremy Craig Hugh Hudson The history of the former Soviet Union is marred with stories about the brutality of secret police forces against the country’s peasants. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, brutality against the peasantry was particularly high. However, for a brief period, the local…

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Fortifying Health


Vitamin D is naturally produced in the body when ultraviolet light from the sun strikes the skin. These days, however, people get outdoors less, and the high SPF sunblock commonly used prevents some of the needed rays for Vitamin D production from being absorbed by the skin. Vijay Ganji Associate professor of nutrition Vijay Ganji…

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Laura Zaunbrecher

Life in the Lab: Laura Zaunbrecher


Laura Zaunbrecher is a Ph.D. student in the lab of W. Crawford Elliott, chair of the department of geosciences. She is participating in the investigation into a type of soil that adsorbs the radioactive isotope cesium-137. As told to Jeremy Craig Laura Zaunbrecher My project investigates how stable cesium is naturally enriched in sediments at…

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The Panther Bridge


Student Alumni Association Builds Ties to GSU, Connects Current Students and Alumni Story by William Inman Photography by Carolyn Richardson “It was very difficult for me to participate in clubs or organizations or to generate that kind of college life,” says Brad Ferrer (above), executive vice president of finance and administration for CNN and Alumni…

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