English PhD Matthew Nye wins Emerging Writer's Residency and Book Prize

Posted 5 years 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to Matthew Nye, a PhD student in English who was selected as the sixth winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency and Book Prize:

[Nye] will be in residence on the campus of Lake Forest College from February 1 to March 31, 2014, where he will work to complete his winning manuscript, Pike and Bloom.

He will receive $10,000 and, upon editorial approval, the finished book will be published by the &NOW Books imprint of Lake Forest College Press, with distribution by Northwestern University Press. He also will take part in the Lake Forest...

2013 history graduate Chelsey Cain wins Gilder Lehrman Award

Posted 5 years 1 month ago

Recent UGA history graduate Chelsey Cain has been named one of fifteen winners of the 2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award, it was announced on June 19. Selected from candidates across the country, the Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American History or American Studies.

Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of...

School of Art alum wins prestigious award

Posted 5 years 2 months ago
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UGA alumnus John Powers, (MFA in sculpture, 2008) was awarded the Virginia A Groot Foundation Award, which includes $35,000 in support for a sculpture artist.

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation was established in 1988 so that artists working in three dimensions could have the opportunity to devote additional time and resources to the development of their work. 


Powers lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. John is the recipient of a prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant...

Franklin presented USCOTS Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted 5 years 3 months ago
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Senior Lecturer, undergraduate coordinator and Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor in the department of statistics Christine Franklin (no relation but a big part of our family) was awarded the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics at the USCOTS Award Banquet on Friday, May 17:

This biennial award is presented at the U.S. Conference On Teaching Statistics to an individual who, over an extended period of time, has made lasting contributions with broad impact to the field of statistics education especially, but not limited to, the...

March Kudos

Posted 5 years 5 months ago
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Congratulations and thanks for all you do.

Associate professor in the department of plant biology Peggy Brickman was one of two UGA professors to be named 2013 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors.

Senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg was named University Professor. The honor, first awarded in 1974, is bestowed selectively on UGA faculty who have had a significant impact on the university in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities. 

John Knox, associate professor of geography and faculty member in the atmospheric sciences program, was...