Alumni

Class of 2015: Carmen Kraus

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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In just over seven days, double major Carmen Kraus (B.S. in Ecology, B.F.A. in Scienitific Illustration) will join the distinguished ranks of UGA graduates. What brought her to that unique combination of credentials?

Attending the Ecological Society of America annual meeting convinced me once and for all that I had chosen the correct career path. I went to as many lectures as I could, focusing mainly on bioremediation but also hearing some talks as varied as Amur leopard population density and kitchen gardens in France. The vast extent of research presented was exciting, and I hope...

"What’s a History Degree Good for Anyway?”

Posted 2 years 1 month ago
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Coca-Cola Enterprises Senior Vice President and General Counsel and UGA history alumnus John Parker returns to campus today for a talk on a very interesting question:

"What’s a History Degree Good for Anyway?”

We won't spoil the fun here, but he should know. Our thanks to Parker and his wife, Kay, who are generous supporters of the department of history. John is an Athens native and History ’73 alum. As Senior VP and General Counsel at Coca-Cola he recently helped negotiate a merger of three corporations creating the largest bottling company in Europe.Parker's talk is one in...

Kudos, September 2015

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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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...

Outstanding performance by a theatre department at a leading university

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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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,...

Kudos, August 2015

Posted 2 years 3 months ago

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...

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