Medine receives Teaching honor from AAR

Posted 5 years 5 months ago

The American Academy of Religion awarded one of its highest honors to Carolyn Medine:

Medine, a University of Georgia professor in the department of religion and the Institute for African American Studies, has been selected to receive the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Academy of Religion.

The professional society for scholarship and teaching in the field of religion, the AAR has more 10,000 members who teach in about 1,000 colleges, universities, seminaries and schools in North America and abroad. The award, announced on the AAR website, will be formally...

NSF Career Award for Liu

Posted 5 years 9 months ago
human brain, with colored plot points.

National Science Foundation Career Awards are a bit of misnomer, in that they are titled as though the awards are given at a career pinnacle recognize achievement. In fact, they are early career awards to support, and widen, a promising scope of inquiry by a young researcher. Tianming Liu, assistant professor of computer science in the Franklin College, was presented with just such an award after he demonstrated a new way to map the human brain:

[Liu] will map the nerve fiber connection patterns between different brain regions-called nodes or landmarks-and use the maps to identify...

Colley Awarded Christopher Columbus Fellowship

Posted 6 years 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to Dan Colley, who was awarded the 2012 Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Distinguished Life Sciences Scientist Award for his research in tropical medicine and parasitology.

Colley has focused for more than 40 years on the immunology of schistosomiasis, a debilitating chronic worm...

School of Music student places second in international competition

Posted 6 years 2 months ago
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Simon Wildman, a second year Doctoral student at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, was recently awarded Second Prize at the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen, Germany. The competition is held for tuba once every four years, rotating among other orchestral instruments, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious international solo competitions for many orchestral instruments. The field of competitors began with approximately 50 tubists from around the world and was narrowed through four rounds of competition, culminating in a final round performance of...

LDSOA student, Windgate Fellowship winner

Posted 6 years 4 months ago

Congratulations to UGA Art student Rachel Columb:


The University of North Carolina-Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity and Design has awarded 10 graduating seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship, including Rachel Columb from the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of...