Georgia State University

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

Centered in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the university provides more than 32,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the city’s business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations.

The university offers 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in more than 100 fields of study in its eight colleges and schools.

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Mapping a face is the starting point. Anton Watman/shutterstock.com

Facial recognition is increasingly common, but how does it work?

Computers are getting better at identifying people's faces, and while that can be helpful as well as worrisome. To properly understand the legal and privacy ramifications, we need to know how facial recognition technology works.
Aaron Douglas. "Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery to Reconstruction." Oil on canvas, 1934. The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art and Artifacts Division.

How World War I sparked the artistic movement that transformed black America

Many associate post-World War I culture with Hemingway and Fitzgerald's Lost Generation. But for black artists, writers and thinkers, the war changed the way they saw their past and their future.
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Why artificial turf may truly be bad for kids

Artificial turf has become popular for kids' sports as well as for professional players. The little black crumbs that help support the blades of fake grass may not be so harmless.
Des histoires sans stéréotypes peuvent faire toute la différence. John Morgan

Comment la fiction influence les enfants

Les histoires que les enfants lisent – ou voient sous forme de livres d’images, de dessins animés ou de films – façonnent fortement leur vision du monde.
Trump shakes hands with Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Who is Neil Gorsuch?

As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
Donald Trump flanked by two of his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Sultan Donald Trump?

A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
Fruits and vegetables can fight free radicals. Via Shutterstock. From www.shutterstock.com

13 ways to get more antioxidants (and why you need to)

We hear about the benefits of antioxidants, but who knows what they really do? Actually, quite a lot. They repair cellular damage caused by trouble-making free radicals.
Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, January 2016. AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File

How common are sexual harassment and rape in the United States?

Megyn Kelly's account of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' sexually predatory behavior has put harassment back in headlines. Can public debate on this issue make a difference?
Trump on the stump in 2015, talking about the “disaster known as Obamacare.” Via AP. Steven Senne/AP

Why repealing Obamacare may not be as easy as Trump thinks

President-elect Trump's distaste for Obamacare led him to say repeatedly that he would repeal it. Here's why that may not be so easy, even with Republican control of Congress and the White House.
Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson. Jay Westcott/via AP

Libertarian economics: A philosophical critique

Are the Libertarians a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? A political philosopher who studies economic justice looks at the platform.

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