education

Gregory Distinguished Lecture: slavery and early American universities

Posted 7 months 2 days ago
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The Franklin College and the department of history welcome to campus Craig Steven Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History at MIT, who will deliver the 2017 Gregory Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. in the Chapel. His talk will be on "Slavery and Universities in Revolutionary America":

In the aftermath of the American Revolution, higher education underwent a period of dramatic expansion. This academic revolution aimed to correct the deficiencies of the fledgling republic and protect the young nation from the monarchial and undemocratic influences of European...

Filmmaker Ponsoldt visits Cine

Posted 7 months 5 days ago
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Franklin College welcomes Athens-native James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Circle and Master of None) back to town this weekend to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Willson Center with an event at Cine:

Ponsoldt will introduce special screenings of Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show at 3 p.m. and his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now, which was filmed in Athens, at 7:15 p.m. Between the two films, at 5:30 p.m., Ponsoldt will take part in a public conversation about an education, life and career in the arts and humanities with...

Alumnus Josh Delaney helps Washington work

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
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Speaking of what can't you do with an A.B. degree, former SGA president Josh Delaney (A.B. Theatre, 2011) is featured in a Harvard Gazette article on alumni making things happen in the Capital:

A few years ago, Joshua Delaney was teaching algebra and special education to high school students in DeKalb County, Ga., a diverse area just outside Atlanta with an especially large Latino immigrant population. Many of his students and their family members were undocumented.

When the Obama administration first considered and then authorized Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA...

Cinema Politique

Posted 1 year 3 months ago
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International affairs touch many Franklin College departments, majors and programs, and our majors inform international programs beyond Franklin as well. From business to agriculture and SPIA, a globally-minded educational experience is grounded in the liberal arts. A new flm series beginning a trial run at UGA this semester, Cinema Politique, which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, underscores these important cross-connections on campus - and beyond:

Led by Cas Mudde of the School of Public and...

Amazing Student: Kelsey Brown

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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Combining theatre and speech-language pathology has allowed amazing student Kelsey Brown to put a unique stamp on her undergraduate career:

I chose to attend UGA because…

I applied to 12 schools for undergraduate. I had no idea where I wanted to go; just what I wanted to do. I toured schools and communication disorders programs all over. I liked that the CMSD program here is placed in the College of Education and I loved the spirit of students and faculty. Everyone I talked to wanted to be here and genuinely felt like they were in the right place. I was fortunate to get a...

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