Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:44pm
UGA giving features psychology major Savonte Wilson ’21, who is attending his dream school thanks to the Beth and Barry Storey Family Scholarship: “I always wanted to come to UGA—it was my dream school,” said Savonte. “I made the grades for it and everything: I had a 4.0 throughout high school. I was determined to come here.” Savonte, a Moultrie, Georgia, native, was accepted to the University of Georgia on St. Patrick’s Day 2017, but it was…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Marine Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, resources, essay, justice
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:26pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018: This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. Congratulations to this year's class. For 2018, 17 Honorees selected of the 40 (42.5%) are…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Middle Ages, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:58am
Bryana Shook These students join approximately 580 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received the award this year. ... The Critical Language Scholarship program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to spend eight to 10 weeks overseas studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian,…
Tags: Office of Government Relations, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Academic Calendar, Office of Student Academic Services, Theatre and Film Studies, resistance
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:03pm
Recent research co-authored by department of genetics Ph.D. candidate Michelle Ziadie focuses on resources available for undergraduate evolution instructors. From the abstract of the paper: Evolution is a unifying theory in biology and is challenging for undergraduates to learn. An instructor’s ability to help students learn is influenced by pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which is topic-specific knowledge of teaching and learning.…
Tags: Human Nature, Conner Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:16am
In the modern workplace, writing skills are more important than ever. From a study of millions of U.S. job advertisements, Burning Glass Technologies found, “Clear communication, particularly writing, is at a premium in nearly every occupation." Research by Hart Research Associates on employer priorities also found written communication to be highly valued; 82% of employers rated writing as an important skill for new graduates (2015). UGA's…
Tags: LACSI, Geography, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:59am
As we near commencement, with so many Franklin students [more than 1,850] preparing to enter the next stage of their lives and careers, many are reflecting on the impact of their campus experiences and especially those afforded by scholarship opportunities.  A few of those were celebrated on Monday, April 30 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the Advance UGA Conference. Sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations,…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Science Olympiad at UGA, Conner Hall, Office of Government Relations
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:20am
The Franklin College is home to two of the three 2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professors, profiled in the Honors & Awards issue of Columns. One of three is photography professor Michael Marshall: Michael Marshall believes that artists should have a role in facilitating change and shaping the world around them. He has put that philosophy into practice and guides others to do the same. “Change can be difficult, and I am consistently impressed…
Tags: Lecture, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:37am
I didn’t see at first glance.” The Hodgson Wind Ensemble is transformed into a jazz “big band” for Riffs!by composer Jeff Tyzik. The piece includes a jazz drumming solo, featuring percussionist Timothy Adams, the Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor of Music. Throughout the piece, the performers will take the audience on a journey of swing styles and an Afro-Cuban groove. An exciting finale for a stellar Thursday Scholarship Series season. Our…
Tags: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Music
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:08pm
Laurel Hiatt, a third-year Honors student from Dahlonega majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish, was one of 59 undergraduates from across the nation to be named a 2018 Truman Scholar, a highly competitive graduate scholarship program for aspiring public service leaders in the U.S.: Truman Scholarship recipients receive $30,000 toward graduate school and have the opportunity to participate in professional development to help…
Tags: #frcnewmembers, Science Olympiad at UGA, #UGA18, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Lecture
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:03am
  UGA students are gathering Thursday at Tate Plaza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Thank A Donor Day to show their appreciation for support of alumni and friends. At this celebration, students will have creative opportunities to thank those donors who have enriched their experiences at UGA. There will be prizes, photos with Hairy Dawg, music and more. It's another beautiful spring day on campus. Our students make it all the better by spending a few…
Tags: justice, Lecture, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance