Great work and career accomplishments by Franklin College faculty and alumni were celebrated widely in September. Here are just a few:
Four UGA faculty members, including professor of genetics Jessica Kissinger and Franklin College associate dean Kecia Thomas were selected as the university's 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. Created by the Southeastern Conference in 2008, the fellowship program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. The participants will work with senior administrators at...
The Suzi Bass Awards, celebrating professional theatre in Atlanta, announced its nominations for 2015 and UGA department of theatre and films studies faculty and alumni are well represented:
Outstanding Featured Actor in Play---Dane Troy, My Children My Africa, Theatrical Outfit
Outstanding Theatre for Young Audience Performance-- Ensemble---(featured JL Reed)---Courage, Alliance Theatre
Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical ---(featured Ben Davis)--Hands on a Hardbody, Aurora Theatre
Outstanding Ensemble of a Play (featured George Contini)--The Explorer's Club,...
Franklin College faculty, staff, students and alumni continue to distinguish themselves and the university with awards, honors and accolades. Here are a few from the summer:
“Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century,” is reviewed by The Economist and Los Angeles Times. Author Jed Rasula is the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor and English department head.
New York Times also reviews Rasula’s history of Dada
University of Georgia graduate student (with undergraduate degrees in biology, economics and psychology) Marshall Mosher...
Our California-based alums, and we have a lot of them, are in the spotlight this week as the university holds alumni events in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Today, it's LA:
Alumni, friends and parents are invited to join President Morehead and others including faculty and staff from Franklin at a reception at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, details at the link. Should be fun. And the S.F. on Thursday. The Arch stretches across the country, and the G is everywhere you are, y'all
UGA graduate Jordan McLeod recently took home top prize in the 2014-2015 WxChallenge, an annual national collegiate weather forecasting competition:
McLeod, who was earning his master's degree at UGA when the forecasting competition began in fall 2014, beat out nearly 2,000 participants ranging from undergraduates to tenured professors from over 100 colleges and universities.
To compete, participants forecasted the weather conditions-daily maximum and minimum temperature, daily maximum sustained wind speed, daily precipitation total-for 10 selected cities...