Commencement 2016

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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It's the culmination of the real Dawg Nation - On Friday, UGA will welcome its newest class of alumni as approximately 4,343 undergraduates and 1,209 graduate students—for a total of 5,552—have met the requirements to walk in the university's spring Commencement ceremonies:

During the undergraduate ceremony, 36 students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates for maintaining a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in all work attempted at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work attempted prior to or following enrollment at the university.

This spring, student...

Advancing Franklin: Board of Advisors

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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The Franklin College Board of Advisors were on campus for their Spring Meeting on Friday, April 29 at the Tate Student Center.  This distinguished group of supporters represents a variety of expertise and accomplishments across the spectrum of American business and industry, joined together by their commitment to the Franklin College and the University of Georgia. As part of their visit to campus, the group met with students and toured the Science Learning Center, which, if you haven't seen it lately, is still under construction but taking great shape at the South end of Brooks...

Noted and Quoted, April 2016

Posted 2 years 3 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,,...

Kudos, April 2016

Posted 2 years 3 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 2 years 3 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...