Four years ago, researchers at Georgia State met with U.S. Army officials. The military wanted their help fighting a host of infectious diseases, including Ebola. Biology Professor George Pierce is one of the researchers who met with the Army. He says, at the time, he and his team’s focus was on flu vaccine research. But four months ago, the speed and focus of their research changed. That’s when Ebola broke out again in West Africa. Pierce says this outbreak of Ebola is more widespread and is causing more concern. The geography of the disease, Pierce added, has also shifted.
For the first time in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s 54-year history, the station will enter the Atlanta radio market. GPB will make its debut on Atlanta airways this June through a programming partnership with Georgia State University station, WRAS 88.5. Teya Ryan, GPB’s President and CEO, made the announcement Tuesday morning during an all-staff meeting. ‘We are very proud to be in partnership with GSU,” said Ryan. GPB will offer its news and talk public radio programming from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
The Savannah, Augusta and Columbus communities are the most impacted in the state by reductions in federal spending, according to a new report by Georgia State University. Dr. Peter Bluestone, Senior Research Associate at GSU’s Fiscal Research Center, said those cities feel more of the cuts from sequestration and the government shutdown because a larger percentage of their economy is based on federal defense spending.
An expert says the global slowdown is tempering the growth of Georgia’s economy. In his new prediction, the director of Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center says business won’t step up hiring until 2014.
Georgia State University officials say the school is launching a program to prepare students to provide free bankruptcy counsel in the metro Atlanta area. University spokeswoman Wendy Cromwell said Tuesday that the school's College of Law will launch the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program this fall.
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.