Community workers assemble an old seafaring container to build a school in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.

The David Livingstone of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume,” fame — H.M. Stanley’s reported salutation on the banks of Lake Tanganiyka on Nov. 10, 1871, held a mythic status during the Victorian era as being simultaneously a missionary and an advocate of Britain's commercial empire, an extraordinarily adventurous explorer and an anti-slavery crusader. More
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Georgia State Partners with Chinese Firm to Combat Leukemia and Other Cancers

by Phil Bolton | February 19, 2015 A Chinese pharmaceutical firm is teaming up with researchers from Georgia State and Emory universities to develop compounds to treat leukemia and other forms of cancer. More
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Salman Rushdie Defends Satirists and Warns Against 'Timid' U.S. Campuses

by Phil Bolton | February 18, 2015 Emory University’s relationship with the author Sir Salman Rushdie began 11 years ago when he came to its campus to give a series of lectures on modern literature named after Richard Ellmann, the famed biographer of James Joyce and other 20th century writers. More
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UGA's Global Georgia Initiative Features Ecuadorian Conservation Program

by Phil Bolton | February 16, 2015 The 2015 Global Georgia Initiative at the University of Georgia is to present a lecture titled “An Amazon Contribution to Global Survival” on Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. More
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$1.9 Million Grant to Expand UGA's Latin American Programs

by Phil Bolton | February 16, 2015 The University of Georgia’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute is to use a $1.9 million grant that it has received from the U.S. Education Department “to dramatically expand the reach of our academic, research and outreach programs,” according to the institute’s director Richard Gordon. More
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Georgia Universities' Foreign Language Enrollment Down Since 2009

by Trevor Williams | February 13, 2015 The number of Georgia college students enrolled in foreign-language courses fell by 3.4 percent to 42,763 over the four years between 2009-13, according to a recent report by the Modern Language Association.  More