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Distinguished Speaker Series Brings Laverne Cox to GA State

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As you may have heard, Emmy award-nominated actress Laverne Cox will be speaking at Georgia State on Wednesday, Feburary 4 (full details here) as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series! Ms. Cox is best known for her role on the … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Pitiful Giants: Presidents in their Final Terms

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel P. Franklin on the publication of his new book Pitiful Giants: Presidents in their Final Terms (Palgrave Macmillan). Since ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951, five American presidents—Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama—have been elected … Continue reading

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Department of History Lecture: Claudio Saunt, “West of the Revolution, An Uncommon History of 1776″

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The GSU Department of History is sponsoring a lecture by Prof. Claudio Saunt, titled “West of the Revolution, An Uncommon History of 1776,” on Friday,  January 30. Prof. Saunt is Richard B. Russell Professor in American History at the University … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

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Prof. Nick Wilding of the Department of History has recently published his new book, Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge (2014). Galileo’s Idol offers a vivid depiction of Galileo’s friend, student, and patron, Gianfrancesco Sagredo (1571–1620). Sagredo’s … Continue reading

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GSU Sociology Prof’s Book earns “Outstanding Academic Title”

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Congratulations to GSU Sociology Professor Katie Acosta!  Her book, Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family, which “explores the experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer Latinas and how these women negotiate family,” won a place on Choice Magazine’s “Outstanding … Continue reading

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Science Reads of 2014

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Looking for some non-assigned reading? Want to learn something new? Try one of these science books published in the last year; each has been featured on a list of best books or best science books of 2014 from publications such … Continue reading

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Did you know today (December 15) is Bill of Rights Day?

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Authorized and requested to do so by Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 27, 1941, issued Proclamation 2524, establishing December 15 as “Bill of Rights Day,” which “provide[d] for the proper observance of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Nervous Systems and Control of Behavior

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Congratulations to Dr. Charles Derby, of the Neuroscience Institute, on the publication of his co-edited book Nervous Systems and Control of Behavior, volume 3 of the The Natural History of Crustacea series. From the publishers’ website: Crustacean Nervous Systems and … Continue reading

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GSU Library eBook Workshop

Are you interested in using eBooks offered through the GSU library? A workshop will be held on Monday, October 27 from 11-12:30 in Library North, Classroom 1. During the first half of the workshop, we will answer frequently asked questions. … Continue reading

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Lecture: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”

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On Wednesday, October 22, historian and activist Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will give a lecture on “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.” Co-sponsored by SPEAK, BlackOUT, Faces of Feminism, GSU’s Special Collections and Archives, the Institute for Women’s, Gender, … Continue reading

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