Thu, 10/11/2018 - 2:01pm
As of this week, UGA is ranked first in all three college debate organizational rankings - the American Debate Association, the Cross-Examination Debate Association, and the National Debate tournament - ahead of Harvard, Wake Forest, Emory, Michigan, Northwestern, among hundreds of other institutions. UGA's top six debaters [pictured] each earned awards at their most recent tournament at the University of Kentucky. Five members hail from the…
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:49am
In early September, the Franklin College web services team launched a redesigned primary website for the college, including the Chronicles blog: The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences launched a redesigned website, updating access to information about UGA’s largest college for faculty, students, staff and the public. The redesign of the principal Franklin site was predicated on presenting a cohesive brand experience that flows from the…
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:27am
For associate professor of history Jamie Kreiner, who teaches the history of Christianity and society from Constantine to Luther, the medieval period is full of surprises: [I]t’s weird in ways you wouldn’t expect and very similar to our experiences in ways you wouldn’t expect. And the students who sign up have a great mix of interests. They come to the Middle Ages via “Game of Thrones,” actual gaming, Christianity, Islam, Monty Python, or all-…
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:23am
Welcome back to all returning alumni and visitors as we celebrate and honor the University of Georgia, its rich history and all the traditions students and alumni hold sacred: The first Homecoming celebration began on Friday evening with a mass meeting of alumni and students, which consisted of spirited speeches from faculty, coaches, members of the team, and visiting alumni.  The rally was followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing…
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:09am
Associate professor Amy Pollard picked up a bassoon in middle school after playing the flute for a few years, intrigued with the instrument that developed into a passion she now instills with students and audiences alike: According to Pollard, the instrument truly is diverse—able to blend with woodwinds, play alongside percussion parts or stand on its own as a solo instrument.  “I think it has a really fascinating sound,” said Pollard. “The…
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:23pm
A new podcast series created by 17 senior psychology majors in the Psych 5100 class under the supervision of associate professor Michelle vanDellen and her Motivation and Behavior Laboratory, GoalDiggerz investigates the psychology of goals and self-regulation. Follow us on this journey as we blast expectations, sift through ideas, and uncover nuggets of knowledge. In their first episode, Astronauts to Accountants: We'll explain how we go from…
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:37am
Does knowledge about severe weather translate into meaningful planning that helps the public protect themselves? A new study authored by University of Georgia researchers demonstrates the effectiveness of weather science and safety education for teachers, their students, and the students’ parents.   Weeklong weather science and safety workshops were conducted over the course of the summers of 2011 and 2012 with 66 teachers of kindergarten…
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:01pm
A plenary paper featuring students and faculty from the UGA department of biochemistry and molecular biology and the department of microbiology was recently published, highlighted, and given commentary in the journal Blood, the publication of the American Society for Hematology. The paper, which originated in the lab of professor emeritus Harry Dailey, addresses how erythroid cells acquire sufficient carbon for heme synthesis during…
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:23am
The University of Georgia once again hit double digits in the number of international travel-study grants offered to its students and recent alumni through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. With 18 students selected, this marks the fifth straight year—and ninth time in the past 10 years—that UGA has received 10 or more offers. Of the 15 students and alumni who will be able to participate, four of the six academic and arts grants went to…
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 2:38pm
The summer break was glorious but Franklin College faculty, students and alumni never take time off from awards, honors, new books and fellowships. A sample from recent weeks: Professor of psychology and director of the Primate Behavior Laboratory Dorothy Fragaszy was presented with the Distinguished Primatologist Award by the American Society of Primatologists.  The award honors a primatologist who has had an outstanding career and made…
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