Georgia State to Host National Fulbright Foreign Student Conference

Posted On December 28, 2016 by Anna Varela, School of Public Health
Categories News

ATLANTA–The School of Public Health at Georgia State University will host the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Fulbright Global Health Innovations Seminar, bringing up to 100 international scholars to campus Feb. 22-27, 2017.

Participants will be first-year Fulbright foreign students from other countries who are studying in master’s or doctoral programs around the United States.

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Faculty Family Endows the Andrew Young School’s Study Abroad Fund

Posted On December 19, 2016
Categories Deans Council, News

Robert Moore and Julie Hotchkiss know what combining a travel adventure with an immersive learning experience can add to a student’s outlook and personal growth. Both huge proponents of expanding students’ worldviews, they contributed to the Andrew Young School Study Abroad Fund every year since the Dean’s Office began putting money into it.

After providing… more »

Right on Track: Ronnie Bryant

Posted On December 14, 2016
Categories News

Criminal justice undergraduate Ronnie Bryant is one of three students profiled as fall 2016 Georgia State graduates on the university’s website at Following is the full feature. The Andrew Young School celebrates Bryant for her many achievements and for so powerfully modeling student success at Georgia State University.

When Ronnie Bryant hurls a discus… more »

Georgia State University Offers Georgia’s First Undergraduate Degree in Social Entrepreneurship

Posted On December 6, 2016
Categories News

ATLANTA–Georgia State’s new Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) in Social Entrepreneurship is accepting students for the spring semester.

“Social entrepreneurship is a growing field,” said social entrepreneur Chris Markl, co-founder of Kourage Athletics, who joined the university to design curriculum, manage programs and recruit students for the new degree program. “Social… more »


Impact of Intimate Partner Violence in College Examined in New Handbook

Posted On December 6, 2016 by Maresja Bray, GSU Communications
Categories News

Recent research indicates one in five college students report having experienced a physically or emotionally abusive intimate relationship. Understanding and preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) among college-aged students is essential, given the extent to which this violence can result in academic, emotional and physical problems, according to research by a Georgia State University criminologist and… more »

uVenture Competition Engages New Generation of Nonprofit Leaders and Social Entrepreneurs

Georgia State students learned what it takes to be a social entrepreneur during this fall’s uVenture Social Challenge. Each participant engaged in an interdisciplinary experience in creating and proposing innovative solutions to pressing social issues. The winning teams also walked away with prize money.

During the Venture Social Challenge, participants were introduced to many… more »

Elizabeth Searing

Public Policy Alumna Receives National Award

Posted On November 11, 2016 by Erin Haire
Categories News

Andrew Young School alumna Elizabeth Searing (Ph.D. in Public Policy ’15) was recently awarded the Best Dissertation Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management at its annual meeting in Anaheim, California, for her work in nonprofit administration and strategy.

The Academy of Management, a national professional organization for management academics,… more »

Coping with Life Behind Bars

Posted On November 11, 2016 by Maresja Bray
Categories News

How inmates deal with the stress of prison life can influence their future behaviors, according to new research by a Georgia State University criminologist Timothy Brezina and colleagues.

“While some inmates manage this stress quite well, for others the experience of prison may help to fuel more crime and violence,” he said.

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Four New Faculty Join the School

Posted On October 24, 2016
Categories News

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is pleased to welcome four new faculty to its ranks for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Among this year’s new faculty is Distinguished University Professor Jan Nijman, a pioneer in urban studies and a trained geographer. He is the director of the Georgia State University’s new Urban Studies… more »