Alumni Newsmakers

Georgia State University Alumnus Commended as USAID Mission Director

Since earning his doctorate in economics from Georgia State University nine years ago, Jim Barnhart has been busy breaking new ground for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Zambia, Pakistan, Lebanon and, most recently, Albania, where he has served as mission director since August 2012.

This month Balkan Business Today reported that Albanian Prime… more »

Jonathan Martin, Leading a Thriving Symphony Orchestra

While orchestras around the country are reeling from tumultuous labor disputes and budget cuts, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is thriving under the leadership of President and CEO Jonathan Martin (B.Mu. ’81).

Martin, whose career in arts administration began with his hometown ensemble, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, assumed leadership of the DSO in fall 2012.

“You… more »

Georgia State Grad Produces Another Winning Documentary

Posted On April 19, 2013
Categories Alumni Newsmakers, Creativity Tags

A short seven years after graduating from Georgia State, Mark Mori (B.A.’82) co-produced and co-directed his first documentary film, “Building Bombs.” Nominated for an Academy Award, the documentary put a spotlight on a nuclear weapons factory that contaminated aquifers in four states with radioactive waste.

Since then, Mori has built an impressive career making politically… more »