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  • Conflict management

    Ph.D. graduates join the ranks of peacebuilders

    January 23, 2024

    Songwriter Hal David said it best with the lyrics to “What the World Needs Now is Love.” This past December, the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) graduated two Ph.Ds. who are committed to working toward a more peaceful, even more loving, world. Graduates Isaac Andakian, Ph.D., and Nashay Lowe, Ph.D. are ready to apply their conflict management and peacebuilding expertise to shape a more harmonious future.

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  • Amari Cody

    Eighteen-year-old KSU graduate preparing for graduate school

    January 11, 2024

    At 18, most students are just beginning their college careers. But for Amari Cody, it’s the age she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University.

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  • Bert Wesley Huffman

    New GPB chief, Kennesaw State alum shares passion and vision for service

    November 30, 2023

    Growing up the son of a lifelong public servant, Bert Wesley Huffman said a knack for knocking on doors, building relationships and raising money ran through his veins. But so, too, did providing a service to the community. After more than 15 years working in various fundraising and media jobs in the Atlanta area, a decade of which he spent at Georgia Public Broadcasting, Huffman was named CEO of GPB in August. The Kennesaw State University alum said though he never could have imagined himself in the position years ago, he believes his passion for education, arts, media and service to the state of Georgia placed him exactly where he belonged.

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  • Teresa Raczek and Brian LaRaia

    Kennesaw State scholarship celebrates professor and late husband's love of travel

    October 19, 2023

    Kennesaw State University professor Teresa Raczek and her husband Brian LaRaia loved to travel -- an activity that inspired many of the gourmet dinners LaRaia cooked for the couple during their 25 years together. When LaRaia passed away in April of 2021, Raczek said she and his family were immediately interested in finding ways to honor his memory by helping others explore the world and consider new perspectives. Together, they gifted $50,000 to endow the Brian Olcott LaRaia Traveling Scholarship in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2022, and recently, Raczek added a more than $200,000 planned gift to that endowment.

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  • Israel Sánchez-Cardona

    Partnership aimed at addressing structural issues affecting health disparities in Puerto Rico through $6 million NIH award

    September 28, 2023

    Kennesaw State University associate professor of psychology and associate director of the AMES Research Center, Israel Sánchez-Cardona will embark on a five-year, $6 million research initiative sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at developing partnerships between researchers and community organizations to address structural issues affecting health in Puerto Rico.

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  • Edwin Trejo-Rivera

    Kennesaw State student presents undergraduate research at international conference

    September 15, 2023

    Kennesaw State University student Edwin Trejo-Rivera said that having opportunities to conduct research is an experience he never expected to have at an undergraduate level. The junior psychology major from Marietta not only had that opportunity but, over the summer, presented his research on a global scale at the Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Paraguay.

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  • Kennesaw State faculty study shows potential effects of presidents

    Kennesaw State faculty study shows potential effects of presidents' use of Twitter

    June 09, 2023

    Twitter can influence American standing in the world when one of its 350 million users is the U.S. president, a study from Kennesaw State University suggests.

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  • Kennesaw State graduate bound for Ecuador with Peace Corps

    Kennesaw State graduate bound for Ecuador with Peace Corps

    May 10, 2023

    Graduating Kennesaw State senior Savannah Tuschl comes by her curiosity about cultures honestly.

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  • Kennesaw State research team receives federal grant for artisanal alcohol research

    Kennesaw State research team receives federal grant for artisanal alcohol research

    April 25, 2023

    Four Kennesaw State faculty members have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for more than $313,000 to study the economic, cultural, historical and health significance of artisanal alcohol production in a small island nation in West Africa.

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  • Kennesaw State students

    Kennesaw State students' interdisciplinary project engages incarcerated youths in storytelling

    April 24, 2023

    When Zy Justice arrived at Kennesaw State University in Fall 2018, she knew she wanted to major in criminal justice. She didn’t expect her studies to include training in acting. Nonetheless, Justice recently sat in a black-walled room with a mixed group of theatre and criminal justice majors participating in a dramatic reading of selections from the play version “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds, a novel about the code of vengeance governing the streets where the main character lives.

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