Enthusiasm is everywhere and events already underway to welcome and acclimate new students to campus, starting today with International Student Orientation
Every day presents one or more events for our student to engage with various aspects of campus life, learn about the many organizations, clubs and groups at UGA, and find their path to a unique UGA experience. The city within the Classic City comes to life and the calendar of events runs throughout August as we kick off fall semester. So many great journeys beginning after the bags and boxes are unpacked - welcome everyone.
Thanks to all the many colleagues who attended the 2018 Franklin College Staff Awards reception at the Miller Learning Center. As dispersed as the college is, it's always great to see so many of our co-workers in one place. After an opening welcome from Dean Dorsey, the following Staff Excellence in Service Awards were presented to:
Kendra Freeman, presented by Lesley G. Feracho, Interim director, African American Studies
Shannon Kennedy, presented by Lisa Donovan, department head, Plant Biology
Kristina Petti, presented by Alex Sager, department head, Germanic &...
Awards season celebrates many of our best and the accolades continue for Franklin College faculty and students. Among the many honors, inductions and elections:
Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is president-electof the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. SIMB is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific...
The Franklin College is home to two of the three 2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professors, profiled in the Honors & Awards issue of Columns. One of three is photography professor Michael Marshall:
Michael Marshall believes that artists should have a role in facilitating change and shaping the world around them. He has put that philosophy into practice and guides others to do the same.
“Change can be difficult, and I am consistently impressed with Michael’s ability to frame a discussion, keep on topic and his approach toward resolving resistance to change,” said colleague and...
Laurel Hiatt, a third-year Honors student from Dahlonega majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish, was one of 59 undergraduates from across the nation to be named a 2018 Truman Scholar, a highly competitive graduate scholarship program for aspiring public service leaders in the U.S.:
Truman Scholarship recipients receive $30,000 toward graduate school and have the opportunity to participate in professional development to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership.
“Laurel becomes the 21st Truman Scholar from the University of Georgia,” said...