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Kudos, summer 2016

Posted 6 months 1 day ago
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The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample:

The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT college entrance examination was 1302, the highest in university history. The university accepted just over half of all applicants this year,...

Saunt's USNewsMap wins NEH prize

Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
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The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the winners of the Chronicling America Data Challenge, and among them is Claudio Saunt from the department of history for his USNewsMap.com. The project maps patterns, explores regions, investigates how stories and terms spread around the country, and watches information go viral before the era of the internet:

This site argues that newspapers better capture the public discourse because of their quick publication schedule.  For example, users can track “miscegenation,” a term coined in 1863 by a Democratic Party operative to...

Lineage Percussion wins bronze at 2016 Fischoff

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
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The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association sponsors the nation's largest chamber music competition at Notre Dame University. Congratulations to Hugh Hodgson School of Music students Trevor Barroero, Lauren Floyd, and Wesley Sumpter, also known as Lineage Percussion, who were named the bronze medalist of the 2016 Fischoff Competition. They are the first percussion ensemble in the 43-year history of Fischoff to be a finalist in the senior division of the competition.

The students report via email:

Audience members told us that our performance was something they will "not...

Kudos, April 2016

Posted 10 months 3 days ago
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Honors Week shines a light on many of our best, plus several more wonderful accolades in April for Franklin students, faculty and alumni:

UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd will serve as commencement speaker at one of Florida State University’s three spring commencement ceremonies (April 29, 30)

Honors students Catherine "Cali" Callaway (biology) and Morrison Nolan (geology and chemistry) have received 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a premier academic award for undergraduate students pursuing careers...

UGA Honors Week

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
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The accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni at the University of Georgia take center stage this week as the campus community celebrates Honors Week 2016.

With recognition of extraordinary individual accomplishments of faculty in teaching, research and service, the Franklin College takes its place as the academic home of excellence on campus. Individual faculty members featured in print and online publications this week include:

Zachary Wood Rodney Mauricio Michael K. Johnson Milton Masciadri Laura German Michelle vanDellen Cody Marrs Valentine Nzengung...

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