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The College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University brings you insights from researchers working on a range of social, cultural and scientific challenges.

Arts and Sciences Matters Georgia State University

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The College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University brings you insights from researchers working on a range of social, cultural and scientific challenges.

    What A Year Of Tweets Can Tell Us About The Pandemic

    What A Year Of Tweets Can Tell Us About The Pandemic

    Computer science researcher Juan Banda and his collaborators have collected nearly 1 billion tweets that capture the global conversation about COVID-19. Banda discusses how he and other researchers across the globe have been analyzing this massive dataset.

    • 23 min
    How Women in the U.S. Vote, and Govern, Differently Than Men

    How Women in the U.S. Vote, and Govern, Differently Than Men

    Political science professor Amy Steigerwalt researches the role of women in politics, the federal judicial selection process and other issues related to American politics.

    • 25 min
    What Psychology and Neuroscience Can Teach us about Criminal Justice in America

    What Psychology and Neuroscience Can Teach us about Criminal Justice in America

    Researcher Eyal Aharoni draws from philosophy, psychology and neuroscience to explore mass incarceration, how jurors make sentencing decisions and who is likely to re-offend.

    • 14 min
    What Supermassive Black Holes Can Teach Us About the Universe

    What Supermassive Black Holes Can Teach Us About the Universe

    Astrophysicist Misty Bentz discusses her research into supermassive black holes. Bentz is leading one of the first teams selected to conduct research using the Webb Space Telescope which is scheduled to launch in 2021.

    • 20 min
    The Connection Between Racism and Accelerated Aging

    The Connection Between Racism and Accelerated Aging

    Psychology researcher Sierra Carter talks about her research into the relationship between early life stress from racial discrimination and serious health problems among African Americans.

    • 23 min
    Can upcycling solve our plastic waste problem?

    Can upcycling solve our plastic waste problem?

    Biology researcher Eric Gilbert talks about his patent pending technology for turning plastic waste into more valuable materials. The goal is to solve a global environmental problem by making it profitable to upcycle plastic.

    • 24 min

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