The John Muir Trail, a 211-mile slice of the formidable Pacific Crest Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, staggers through high and low altitudes from the summit of Mt. Whitney—the highest peak in the lower 48 at 14,505 feet—all the way to Yosemite Valley.
Amy DeGroff, an award-winning doctoral graduate in the… more »
ATLANTA—The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $2,669,903 award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will allow the GHPC and partnering organizations to look at transfusion-related complications in patients with hemoglobin disorders (sickle cell disease and thalassemia) and improve their outcomes.
ATLANTA—Big-box retailers Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale and Walmart, along with full-service and fast-food restaurants, are key contributors to the nation’s obesity epidemic, according to research by a health economist in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
Americans now live near an abundance of cheap and readily available food from… more »
ATLANTA – Mercedes-Benz USA’s recently announced headquarters relocation to metro Atlanta will bring more than 800 jobs at an estimated cost of $23.3 million – or $24,540 per job – in both tax and non-tax incentives to Georgia’s jubilant state and local governments.
Economic development officials tout both types of incentives as job creators. However,… more »
ATLANTA–Changes in Georgia’s economy from 2000 to 2012 affected employment in the state’s urban and rural regions differently, according to a new report by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF). Georgia lost 1.1 percent of its jobs during this period, losses that were not evenly distributed between the state’s urban… more »
On November 12, 2012, Allison Webb’s only child, Georgia State student Lee Lowery III, died due to injuries from a gunshot wound. She created the concept of The Lee Project, a scholarship fund promoting unity through diversity, to honor her son’s memory the next month.
Webb has since started working towards her bachelor’s degree in… more »
The influential Broken Windows theory claims that the appearance of disorder triggers more fear of crime among residents, causing them to withdrawal from the community. Their absence lowers social control, leaving the area more vulnerable to serious crime.
In a recent study Andrew Young School criminologist Joshua Hinkle and Sue-Ming Yang of George Mason… more »
When it comes to living and working in the Atlanta metropolitan area, the issue of transportation brings about lively discussions. From MARTA to the new downtown streetcar system to the Beltline, Atlantans always have an opinion about transportation and its impact on our community.
Yet having an opinion or just having a good idea is… more »