Top National and Regional News Coverage

March 30, 2017 Issue

News coverage validates the meaningful work being done here. It brings the perspectives of Georgia State people onto the public agenda, and it helps to build recognition of our university regionally, nationally and internationally. This compilation of news clips from the Office of Public Relations and Marketing Communications highlights some of the most prominent recent stories that focus on or include Georgia State. Some of the story links below are only accessible with a subscription. To request an electronic copy of an article, email [email protected]


At College, A Guided Path On Which To Find Oneself

Tim Renick, vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success, in an article about what colleges across the nation are doing to give students guidance in choosing the right courses, along with structured, clear course sequences that lead to graduation.
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When A Few Bucks Can Get Students To The Finish Line

Kalif Robinson, a straight-A senior majoring in economics and minoring in Arabic, featured in a story about how Georgia State’s Panther Retention Grants are helping students get to graduation. The program offers students immediate funds, sometimes as little as $300, to help cover modest financial shortfalls affecting students’ ability to pay tuition and fees, and prevents them from stopping their studies or dropping out.
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How To Talk To Your Children About Sex Abuse ‘Early And Often’

Shannon Self-Brown, professor of health promotion and behavior, in an article about why parents should talk to their children about sex abuse early and often.
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Does Playing On Artificial Turf Pose A Health Risk For Your Child?

Stuart Shalat, professor of environmental health, in an opinion piece about the facts and myths about artificial-turf fields and what hazards may or may not be associated with playing on them. This story was originally published by The Conversation and republished by several outlets, including
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Individual Income Tax Insights: Singing The Georgia Blues: A Lesson In Base Erosion

A Fiscal Research Center report mentioned in an article about how more nimble states have changed their tax policy over time to reflect underlying economic changes, while others have relied on a more static tax policy and risk the financial health and creditworthiness of their state.
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Turner Field On Schedule To Be Ready For Georgia State Season Opener

An article about Georgia State’s downsizing and renovation of the former Turner Field into Georgia State Stadium. Georgia State plans to open the football stadium for the season opener on Aug. 31.
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Are Mergers in Pennsylvania Higher Ed’s Future?

Georgia State’s consolidation with Perimeter College mentioned in an article about the future of higher education in Pennsylvania.
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GSU Impact On Downtown All-Encompassing?

An article about Georgia State being the winner of the Central Atlanta Progress Inc.’s Marcus Downtown Economic Impact Award for the ongoing, significant and catalytic impact the rapid growth of its physical footprint and the expansion of its student body have had on downtown Atlanta.
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After GOP Health Plan Fails, Georgia Explores Medicaid Changes

Professor William Custer, director of the Center for Health Services Research, in an article about Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration exploring changes to Georgia’s Medicaid program.

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Lost Southern Voices Festival Puts Focus On Lesser-Known Writers

Andy Rogers, a writer and professor in Perimeter College, in an article about a new Atlanta literary festival taking place on Georgia State’s Dunwoody Campus from March 31 to April 1.

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Georgia State Researcher Gets $4.1 Million Ebola Grant

Christopher Basler, professor in the Institute For Biomedical Sciences, in an article about his five-year, $4.1 million federal grant to develop a drug targeting Ebola virus. Basler’s research grant was also covered by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and WGCL-TV, among others.
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Game Changers

Stuart Jefferies, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, in an article about leading a multi-institutional crew of scientists opening a solar observatory in Antarctica. Stewart has also been highlighted in stories on WABE and in the Saporta Report.

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Brexit: What Experts Predicted Vs. What’s Actually Occurred So Far

Rajeev Dhawan, director of Economic Forecasting Center, in a story about The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.
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Making Art, Creating Careers: Building Georgia’s Creative Economy

David Cheshier, director of the Creative Media Industries Institute, in an opinion piece about
how if Atlanta is to achieve its aspirations as a global digital content creation hub, and local artists their creative ambitions, it must better connect creative industry students with entrepreneurship.
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