The top level includes a running track and omni gym. These festivals often feature rare prints that cannot be seen anywhere else. A prominent cultural stage is the Rialto Center for the Arts, an seat performing-arts venue located in the heart of the Fairlie-Poplar district in downtown Atlanta.
The venue is home to the Rialto Series, presenting the best of national and international jazz, world music, and dance; School of Music performances; the Atlanta Film Festival, and many others.
The School of Music holds concerts featuring faculty, students, and guest performers in the Kopleff Recital Hall throughout the year. In addition, the university's Art Galleries, based in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, feature special exhibitions, student and faculty works, and visiting artist collections. Marching band[ edit ] In , Georgia State University established its first ever marching band. The marching band began its inaugural season in the fall of In its first year, the band performed at all home football games, a high school marching band exhibition, and most notably during the Georgia State vs.
Alabama football game on November 18, , in Tuscaloosa. The band is a drum corps style unit that focuses on precision musicality and movement. Like most ensembles, the band features a colorguard section, but in a departure from typical marching bands, the traditional auxiliary front sideline percussion section, or pit, has been replaced by a four-piece rock band consisting of a lead guitar, bass guitar, drum set, and keyboard synthesizer.
It also includes state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for producing and manipulating extraordinarily high quality moving images. In addition, DAEL provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for assessing audience responses to film, television, computer animation, and interactive media. The DAEL also holds a media festival featuring different productions and media produced by students. More than fields of study are offered through some 52 accredited degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels.
Students may enroll in day or evening classes and in part-time or full-time study. Additionally, many academic departments provide libraries for their students. The library provides access to numerous electronic periodical and resource indexes many with full text , more than14, electronic journals, and about 30, electronic books. It is also a Federal Document Depository and holds more than , government documents with electronic access to many additional titles.
Through an initiative known as SURAGrid, eventually 24 universities in 15 states throughout the Southeast United States will form the research backbone and at its peak, the network will be able to perform over 10 trillion calculations per second.
Areas of research range from biophysics , condensed matter physics, neurophysics , nuclear physics , and physics education and innovative instruction. Astronomy is now also a partner in the Apache Point Observatory 3.
The AEM program concentrates on the environmental, industrial, and medical aspects of microbiology, including bioremediation , toxicology, genetics, cellular responses and natural product biosynthesis.
These labs are currently used to investigate Herpes B virus , Hantavirus , and Ebola. Specializes in language research, researching with bonobos and chimpanzees. Kanzi , a male bonobo raised at the Center, has become famous after learning to communicate via lexigram with his researchers. Promotes the study of the nervous system using informatics and computational approaches. Comprises neuroscience faculty in all departments across the College of Arts and Sciences.
Founded in to stimulate basic and applied research spanning developmental, clinical, and education psychology, neuropsychology, special education, and speech-language pathology. The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience: Composed of more than 60 researchers over seven other Atlanta institutions, including Emory University and Georgia Tech.
The institute was originally established in by a grant from the Robert W. Housed in the Petit Science Center, the Center's goals include developing highly sought-after biomarker-guided therapies and imaging agents and translating that research into clinically useful diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
Wilson, California;  in this telescope array became the first to actually image the surface of another sunlike star. The combination of these telescopes works as a single unit, allowing for ultra high resolution imaging. Focuses on how brain inflammation may contribute to a number of serious health conditions. A joint venture between Georgia State University and Georgia Tech providing state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities for studying brain-behaviour relations in children and adults.
Molecular Basis of Disease: A program in computational biomedicine stretching over six departments and supports undergraduate and graduate research. Promotes research broadly related to the neurosciences, sponsoring student fellowships and seeds grants for research.