Joye receives SEC Faculty Award

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

Congratulations to Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences and professor of marine sciences, who was named UGA's 2015 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award:

The award, which is administered by SEC provosts, comes with a $5,000 honorarium and recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students.


Joye's research bridges the fields of chemistry, microbiology and geology to better understand marine and coastal ecosystems. She has been...

Anna Karls: Engaged Scholar

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

Associate professor of microbiology Anna Karls' efforts to establish unique outreach and engagement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students have been recognized by the university;

Karls has been named the 2015 recipient of the Engaged Scholar Award, presented annually by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. Initiated in 2008, this award recognizes a full-time, tenured faculty member for significant contributions in public service, outreach and community engagement. 

"It is now recognized that community engagement is key to...

Howe MLA Prize

Posted 3 years 1 month ago

Congratulations to English professor and novelist LeAnne Howe, who will receive the Modern Language Association of America Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures and Languages this weekend:

Howe will receive the honor for her book, "Choctalking on Other Realities," at a ceremony at the MLA annual convention Jan. 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

An international lecturer and scholar, Howe is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw nation of Oklahoma. She is the Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the Franklin College of Arts and...

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

Posted 3 years 2 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.


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...

Linguistics PhD grad wins international dissertation prize

Posted 3 years 2 months ago

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Wenthe, currently a parttime instructor at UGA and also a recent PhD alumnus in linguistics in the department of classics, who won an international competition for best dissertation for the year 2013 from the Society of Indo-European Studies (Indogermanische Gesellschaft).

Wenthe's dissertation, ISSUES IN THE PLACEMENT OF ENCLITIC PERSONAL PRONOUNS IN THE RIGVEDA, among the four canonical sacred texts (śruti) of Hinduism known as the Vedas, actually shared the award with Konstantinos Sampanis from the Univ. of Salzburg (Austria). Both scholars received...