Alumni

Commencement 2015

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Amazing. Today is the day - the culmination of so many individual, familial and collective efforts. It's why all the buildings are here and the reason we need a word for 'campus.' The desks and chairs, the technology and the books, the assembly of learning and the skill to share it all present together in the diplomas that will be handed out this evening in that edifice normally reserved for contests of will and strength. Today and this evening, it will witness the celebration of actual strength and true triumphs of will. Graduation.

It's fun, if you're of the type, to try...

Kudos, January 2015

Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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A few notes on the many recent awards, honors and career accomplishments by Franklin College faculty and alumni:

Franklin alumnus, actor and singer Titus Burgess (AB ’01), former cast member on NBC’s  30 Rock , has a new show written by Tina Fey coming to Netflix soon. “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” stars Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski.

David P. Landau, Distinguished Research Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Simulational Physics, was elected a Corresponding (Foreign) Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in December 2014. Prof. Landau has been...

M.F.A. alum Jason Yi wins Mitchell Foundation grant

Posted 2 years 9 months ago

Congratulations to LDSOA alum Jason Yi (M.F.A. 1995) who selected as one of 25 reciptients of the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2014 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each.

Yi:

works across artistic disciplines: photography, video, sculpture, drawing, multimedia and interactive installations.  The expanded notions of culture, time and history play a critical role in the creation of his work.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally in places such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam...

'State of the Art' exhibition includes UGA professor, alumni

Posted 2 years 11 months ago
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Imagine you're a major research university, with aspirations for rising in the ranks. Everything from your endowment to annual extramural funding dollars can be included in quantifiable metrics you use to measure your progress. But there are other aspects of your impact that can be more difficult to quantify. For example, how good is the history department? How strong is your art school? Clear metrics on those endeavors rarely pop up, but when they do, as in a survey of contemporary artists in a national exhibition, we should take notice:

A national exhibition at the Crystal Bridges...

Educator/alum addresses school reformers

Posted 3 years 1 month ago

Some great plain talk on school reform from Franklin College alumnus and Clarke Central High School literature teacher Ian Altman in the Washington Post:

7. Don’t tell us to leave politics out of the classroom. 

Don’t be naïve.  Learning always has some kind of political efficacy. Some opinions are more sensible than others, some arguments stronger than others, some interpretations and theories better supported than others. It is okay to say so out loud.  One need not disparage another to do so, and good teachers do not shy away from it.

For example, the theory of...

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