Georgia State University officials say the school will begin offering a law and master of public health dual degree program this fall. School officials announced this week that the program will allow students to count courses from each program toward juris doctor and master of public health degrees.
An assistant professor at Georgia State University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. Misty Bentz received a five-year grant of more than $862,000 to measure the distance to galaxies where astronomers have pinpointed masses of black holes.
Members of the Georgia State University marching band have been preparing for their day in the spotlight Monday in Washington. Presidential inauguration organizers selected the high-energy blue-and-white ensemble to be in the parade that follows President Obama's second swearing-in this morning. And they aren't the only Georgians participating.
Georgia State University has eliminated 110 positions to save about $4 million. Spokeswoman Andrea Jones says 25 of the jobs were filled and none of those jobs were faculty. Jones says they were mostly administrative support positions.
Georgia State University has banned smoking and tobacco use on most of its campus. Tobacco use will be prohibited on all university owned or leased locations, indoors and outdoors, in garages and parking lots and in all college owned or leased vehicles.
The Georgia State University School of Music has received a multimillion-dollar gift to support music students, faculty and programs. The planned gift comes from Atlanta alumna Aileen M. Valianos and her husband Chris. School officials did not specify the amount of the gift.