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Atlanta Studies Symposium, April 4, 2014

The Atlanta Studies Symposium, an interdisciplinary meeting of scholars, will be held at Georgia State University on April 4, 2014 at Centennial Hall.  This year’s symposium will feature keynote addresses from Clarence Stone, author of Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988, … Continue reading

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“One brilliant idea… high-quality, free, open texts, and resources.” –openstaxcollege.org

Concerns over the high cost of college and student debt extends to the high costs of textbooks. But oftentimes, it doesn’t need to. There are many free or affordable solutions.  OpenStax College may be an option for your course. If … Continue reading

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“Who Stole the American Dream?” – Lecture this Wednesday

Hedrick Smith

This Wednesday, March 12, at 6:30pm in Centennial Hall Auditorium (100 Auburn Ave. Building), two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Hedrick Smith will give a talk entitled “Who Stole the American Dream?”  His lecture draws from his recent book … Continue reading

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Symposium on Immigration

Please join the Department of Economics, the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, and the Department of Philosophy on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:00pm in the Senate Salon of the Georgia State University Student Center for a free symposium titled: … Continue reading

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Snow Jam 2014: Planning Atlanta, Ryan Gravel, and a Car-Dependent Region

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Photo Credit: William Brawley Few people can honestly deny that last week’s snow storm in Atlanta was a metropolitan-wide utter calamity.  Reflecting on the event that quickly became known as “Snow Jam 2014”, Ryan Gravel, Atlanta Beltline visionary, posed the … Continue reading

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GSU Library’s Digital Collections Now Include Video

Audience member speaking during youth violence community forum

The first of Georgia State University Library’s digital collections to feature video content is the Research Atlanta, Inc. Reports. This collection includes eight video recordings, which were received on VHS tapes and digitized at the library. Access to the video … Continue reading

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OECD’s Better Life Initiative

OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well Being

In 2011, the Organisation for Economic Co-operative Development (OECD) launched its Better Life Initiative to “gauge progress across several factors, including health, civic engagement, the environment and governance (OECD Observer, Jan 27, 2014).” “There is now widespread acknowledgement that measuring … Continue reading

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War on Poverty’s 50th Anniversary

Confronting Suburban Poverty

January marks the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty, legislation initiated by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  The War on Poverty was launched to combat the almost sixteen percent poverty rate (Table 13) for families. The legislation led to programs … Continue reading

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University Library Digitizes Research Atlanta Reports

Georgia State University Library is creating a digital collection of reports from Research Atlanta, Inc.  We hope that this collection will serve as a significant resource for students and researchers who study current and past public policy issues faced by … Continue reading

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Second Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium

Georgia State University’s Cities Initiative, the Department of Geosciences and Emory University’s Center for Digital Scholarship invite proposals for presentations at the Second Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium. The day-long symposium will be held April 4, 2014 at Georgia State University … Continue reading

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