234 posts in 2017 as of yesterday, and because we love a numerical sequence, let's look back today at some of our favorite news stories that appeared here this year, starting with the turn of the New Year:
On January 6, Assistant professor in the department of sociology Sarah Shannon had her work cited in a Harvard Law Review article authored by President Barack Obama, The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform
January 11 - $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow Franklin researchers (led by Mary Ann Moran) to uncover answers...
Friday, February 6 is a bountiful day of public lectures on campus, headlined by the annual Hunter-Holmes Lecture in the chapel at 2 pm, anchored between two important departmental lectures. Beginning with:
The Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series Lecture "Double Consciousness in the 21st Century: Negotiating Identities Among Academically Successful Black Women," Danielle Dickens, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology.
Then the Hunter Holmes Lecture:
Glenda Hatchett, best-known for her nationally syndicated show "Judge Hatchett" and now a senior attorney with...
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts continues its stellar role of bringing distinguished guests to campus. This week offers terrific examples, beginning today with Irish author Kevin Barry:
Barry, author of the critically acclaimed 2011 novel "City of Bohane," will give a reading Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. The event is hosted by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts in partnership with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of English, and British and Irish Studies at UGA.
In addition to "City of Bohane," Barry has...
Franklin College faculty continue to be quoted and to share their wide range of expertise across a variety of media of platforms. A sample from the past month:
Atlanta Council President Ceasar Mitchell joins American Meteorological Society President J. Marshall Shepherd during the 94th AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta
AMS conferece also covered by the Red & Black
Shepherd was also a featured guest on the CBS Sunday morning program Face the Nation on February 16
Atlanta Journal Constitution column on Atlanta's botched response to the January snow quoted Shepherd...
Because of the snow and related impediments to travel, a series of scheduled campus events for today have been postponed.
These include this morning's Mason Public Leadership lecture, featuring former U.S. secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, The Willson Center's Global Georgia Initiative public lecture by composer Tania León and the Visiting Artist/Scholar lecture by Luke Syson in the school of art.
Our thanks and safe travels to these distinguished guests. We look forward to their visits to campus in the future.
Image: Snow just beginning to fall outside the...