Past Issues

Summer 2014

Leaving a Legacy

Abigail Tere-Apisah (B.S. ’14), Georgia State’s first two-time All-American tennis player and by far the most decorated female athlete in school history, hasn’t quite settled in to her new life as an aspiring professional tennis player. Abigail Tere-Apisah “I love competing with the team, and I will miss that,” she says. Forgive her for harkening…

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The Future of Food

From now until Labor Day, George Pierce figures he and the scientists in his lab will eat dozens of the state’s most famous fruit — it’s part of their research. “We eat a lot of peaches this time of year. Our hands get sticky,” he says. That’s a sweet perk of some very significant science.…

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Swimming with the Sharks

Walking through the Georgia Aquarium, you might not realize how much of the experience is created by the design of the building itself or the visuals on the walls. You may not consider how the exact placements of the text and images on an infographic shapes the way you learn about the animals or about…

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War and Honors

Georgia State introduced its Honors College in January 2012. Founding Dean Larry Berman and other Georgia State planners dreamed into being an institution that would directly expose bright, talented undergrads to experiences that transform them into citizens who can make a difference. So far, the program brings ringing endorsements from student scholars. “It’s hard to…

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Frozen Foodie

How did King of Pops get started? It’s a pretty cool story actually. It started as a daydream or rather a beach-at-night-in-Mexico dream, but wasn’t realized for years later. My older brother, Ashley, was doing dissertation research in Panama so Steven — my younger brother and business partner — and I went to visit in…

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Rail Redux

This summer, the city of Atlanta expects to wrap construction on its new streetcar line, an ambitious, and somewhat controversial, project that will bring transit down Edgewood and Auburn avenues. City officials expect that the almost three-mile streetcar loop will spawn a number of significant changes to a corridor that has long suffered from lack…

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Shine On

More than 1.5 billion people lack access to electricity. For the most part, they rely on kerosene lanterns and candles for light, and spend up to 40 percent of their family income on energy that is inefficient and hazardous. When Katherine Lucey took notice of this, she got to work. Katherine Lucey Lucey is the…

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Nation Rebuilding

Wais Said always dreamed of going back to Afghanistan with the knowledge he gained at Georgia State. In 1978, Said’s family was forced to flee his home country at the onset of the Soviet War. “I’ll never forget the immigration officer in New York who said ‘Welcome home!’” Said said. “We came to Atlanta in…

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