Human Nature

Human Nature

Realizing the Good Life


How far removed are we from connecting a successful life with the ability to enjoy it?

It can be a painful question, one that seems like an assault on capitalism. But you would think that capitalism could withstand a vigorous debate on its ultimate purpose. As this essay...

UGA Research News

The UGA Office of the Vice President for Research has released the Spring 2012issue of Research magazine with several articles detailing the work of Franklin faculty, including:

  • Harry and Jane Willson Professor in the Humanities Bill Kretzschmar, on his work in language variations and complex systems.
  • Associate professor of psychology Adam Goodie on the nature of pathological gambling.
  • Responding to climate change as a research priority at UGA, featuring the work of climatologists Marshall Shepherd...

Franklin alum Mitcham named Georgia's Poet Laureate


UGA alumnus Judson C. Mitcham (AB '69, MS '71) was named by Governor Nathan Deal as the new poet laureate of Georgia. Mitcham succeeds David Bottoms in the post.

A former adjunct professor of creative writing at UGA, Mitcham was very active on campus as a Man of Letters during his time in Athens and has many connections to Franklin College. A recipient of numerous awards and...

Photo of the Day


View of Moscow at sunrise from the top of the Peter the Great monument, from a photo gallery on Der Speigel. Kids in Moscow are taking to climbing up onto some of its highest building, statues and construction sites, and are appropriately adored by the Russian media as "roofers." A law student, the young man who took the photo said that he discovered 'roofing' after doctors...