Alumni

Noted and Quoted, April 2016

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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April was a big month for Franklin faculty, students and alumni in the media - though, in truth, we might say that most months. A sample of the covergae of meaningful research, opinions and engagement over the previous few weeks:

Surprising, vibrant reef discovered in the Muddy Amazon – National Geographic, Live Science, Atlas Obscura, International Business Times, Latin Post, Inquisitr, Irish Times articles quote marine sciences professor Patricia Yager, co-author on an article published in Science Advances. Articles also in TakePart, Los Angeles Times, Weather.com,...

Kudos, April 2016

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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Honors Week shines a light on many of our best, plus several more wonderful accolades in April for Franklin students, faculty and alumni:

UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd will serve as commencement speaker at one of Florida State University’s three spring commencement ceremonies (April 29, 30)

Honors students Catherine "Cali" Callaway (biology) and Morrison Nolan (geology and chemistry) have received 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a premier academic award for undergraduate students pursuing careers...

The Physics of Financial Markets

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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Alumnus and former chief investment officer for Merrill Lynch Ashvin Chhabra returns to campus to present a guest lecture, "The Aspirational Investor: A Physicist Reflects on Financial Markets and Investing," on Thursday April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the physics building:

The stock market crash of 2008 brought to the forefront questions about the stability of financial markets: Are financial markets stable? Was the crash an unexpected aberration? How should individual investors invest over a lifetime? Why are otherwise smart people such lousy investors? What does Modern...

Hodgson School alumnus onstage in Copland's The Tender Land

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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One of our favorite, young Hodgson School of Music alumni, tenor Joseph Brent continues his quest as a performer and artist in the Michigan Opera's production of Copland's The Tender Land:

The Tender Land is the quintessential American opera composed by Aaron Copland, the Dean of American composers. His music is readily recognizable and speaks of the American landscape. The opera is about a traditional, humble, rural 1930s family suspicious of outsiders and their morals. When two worldly drifters arrive seeking work on the Moss family farm, their daughter Laurie, about to graduate...

38 Franklin alumni among Bulldog 100

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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This past weekend, the UGA Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni at the seventh annual Bulldog 100, with Franklin College graduates figuring heavily in the tally including the first and second place companies:

The 2016 fastest-growing business was SMD LLC, founded by Shane Douthitt and Scott Mondore. Their North Carolina-based talent management and analytics company enables businesses to monetize people management. SMD's patented cloud-based talent software identifies cause-and-effect relationships between talent...

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