Georgia State University has tied for sixth place among top research universities in the U.S. to receive grants under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program of the U.S. State Department during the 2017-18 academic year. Georgia State tied with Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and two institutions of the University of California system and ranked among Read more
GSMA, a London-based, global association of 800 mobile network operators, has long seen Atlanta as its beachhead into North America. Finally, it’s own offices are inside the city limits.
As he has so many times in the past few years, Mayor Kasim Reed once again issued a statement Aug. 17 condemning terrorist attacks in Europe. This time, it was Barcelona, the Spanish city that preceded Atlanta in hosting the Olympic Games. On Aug. 17, a terrorist plowed a rented van into tourists along the popular La Rambla Read more
Book(s): Spain in Our Hearts by Adam Hoschchild, The Girl From Krakow by Alex Rosenberg and Winter Is Coming by Garry Kasparov Reviewed by: Jorge Fernandez, vice president of global commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber I felt there were too many great books to write a single review this year. However, by coincidence I came across Read more
Reviewed by Jacqueline Jones Royster, Ivan Allen Jr. Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology and Dean, Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech: Emeralds of the Alhambra is the first in a series entitled the Anthems of al-Andalus. It is a wonderful story of love, political intrigue, and adventure set in Medieval Spain, primarily in Granada and its surroundings during a time when the area was vibrantly multi-cultural and multi-lingual.
Atlanta-based payment processor Global Payments Inc. and its Spanish partner, CaixaBank, have launched a new joint venture with an Austrian bank, Erste Group, to expand services in to Central and Eastern Europe. Based in Vienna, Erste has 16 million clients across 2,800 branches in seven countries. The joint venture has plans to enter Romania, the Read more
At Clayton State University, educating the community about the performing arts reaches far beyond campus grounds. The school’s second annual Summer World Music Festival, which features weekly a different artist or performing group from around the globe, has returned this year to expose students and families to a range of international sounds and cultures. Melanie Read more
Vanderlande Industries, the Dutch manufacturer of baggage handling equipment, has purchased a Spanish firm and its assets, including a Georgia factory that it will keep in operation. Dinamic Industrial Business will be folded into a new Spanish subsidiary, Vanderlande Industries Santpedor S.L., which will continue developing the firm’s manufacturing facilities and selling its existing products: the Scannojet system for inspecting carry-on luggage, curved conveyors Read more
Atlanta officials, including executives from some of the city’s top technology companies, are making the city’s case as a mobility hub at the GSMA Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona. A “Why Atlanta?” panel discussion on March 3 will feature AT&T Mobility President & CEO Glenn Lurie, Atlanta Falcons CTO Jared Miller, AirWatch by VMware Chairman Alan Dabbiere and Coca-Cola Co. CTO Jim Scholefield. Reed Peterson, the Atlanta-based global head of Read more
Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc. joined Caixabank, one of Spain‘s leading financial institutions, to sponsor an app “hackathon” Oct. 24-25 where 42 teams of developers, designers and programers competed to create new interactive mobile payments apps. For four years the Barcelona, Spain-based Caixabank has sponsored the contest but this year is the first in which two Read more