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Operating amid one of the nation’s greatest concentrations of courts, legislative bodies and government agencies,
the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies brings the different lenses of public policy, social work, criminology and economics together into focus.
- New Book, “Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta,” Chronicles City’s Explosive GrowthATLANTA—A new book by Ambassador Andrew Young offers first-hand accounts of decisions that shaped Atlanta’s growth from a small, provincial city in the Deep South to an international metropolis that influences global affairs. Co-authored with Georgia State University faculty members Harvey Newman and Andrea Young, “Andrew Young and the Making of… more » The post New Book, “Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta,” Chronicles City’s Explosive Growth appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- New Paper Offers Strategies to Improve Rural Access to Care in GeorgiaThe health care safety net is vulnerable, particularly in Georgia’s rural areas, according to a study published by the Georgia Health Policy Center in the spring supplement to the Journal of Georgia Public Health Association,Two Georgias: Addressing Health Equity in Rural Georgia. But in a time of health system transformation, there are steps rural… more » The post New Paper Offers Strategies to Improve Rural Access to Care in Georgia appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Improved Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead Students To Better Health, Study FindsATLANTA—Federal school lunch guidelines enacted in 2012 are doing what they were designed to do: improving nutrition for school-age children and reducing childhood obesity, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Researchers combined lunch sales data collected at the register with data on student absences to show how… more » The post Improved Federal School Lunch Guidelines Lead Students To Better Health, Study Finds appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Use of Preventive Measures Lacking With Sickle Cell DiseasePreventive treatments are known to prevent major complications associated with sickle cell disease, including pneumococcal infection and stroke. However, many young children are not receiving these effective preventive measures, according to a study published in the July sickle cell-focused supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Comprehensive care that incorporates simple preventive… more » The post Use of Preventive Measures Lacking With Sickle Cell Disease appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
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“The blending of classroom experience with work experience made what the professors were teaching us crystal clear. It cemented in my mind the importance and responsibility of being a prosecutor, who is probably the most powerful person in the criminal justice system.”
Alumnus and Judge Gregory Adams, DeKalb County Superior Court
The Southern Economic Journal in 2016 named “Provision versus Appropriation in Symmetric and Asymmetric Social Dilemmas” by economists James C. Cox, Vjollca Sadiraj and their co-authors as a top-cited paper in 2013 and 2014.
The London School of Economics ran a story about professor Paula Stephan’s (ECON) and her co-author’s paper, “HOW TO BOOST THE PHD LABOUR MARKET? FACTS FROM THE PHD SYSTEM SIDE.”
Clinical associate professors Grace O (ECON) and Shelby Frost (ECON) are leading the Department of Economics’ participation in a $515,000 grant received by Georgia State University through the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used over a 3-year period to accelerate the use of high-quality adaptive courseware that personalizes learning and improves undergraduate education. GSU was one of seven public universities to receive the grant.
Associate Professor Cathy Yang Liu (PMAP) was appointed managing editor for the Journal of Urban Affairs, the official journal of the Urban Affairs Association that focuses on urban research and policy analysis. Liu is also editing the special issue, “Urban Transformation in Asia and the Pacific Rim: Economic Transitions, Institutions, and Development Policies.”
The Andrew Young School’s 2016 class of 25 Mandela Washington Fellows met President Barack Obama in the White House at the Presidential Summit for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative in August 2016. President Obama holds the summit to, in part, thank the program directors from the 40 participating universities, including Sharon Hill (PMAP).
The Southern Criminal Justice Association honored students Jane Daquin (Ph.D. candidate, Criminal Justice & Criminology, ‘17) with its Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Samantha Donovan (B.S., Criminal Justice & Criminology, ’16) with its Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award in 2016.