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Kudos, February 2017

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Russell Teaching Award, Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductions and Georgia Bio Awards lead the way in recent accolades for Franklin Faculty:

Three faculty members, including associate professor of genetics Kelly Dyer, receive Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – UGA Today

B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of History Emeritus James Cobb among three authors named to Georgia Writers Hall of Fame – ABH

Yiping Zhao, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, has been elected as a Fellow in SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics founded...

Noted and Quoted, February 2017

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From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments:

The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies

Finding the lost Fort San Marcos, associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson quoted on ETV Radio

Female meteorologists don't want to be...

Dyer receives Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

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Congratulations to associate professor of genetics Kelly Dyer, one of three UGA faculty to receive Russell Teaching Awards, the university's highest early career teaching honor:

Dyer, who joined UGA's faculty in 2007, uses innovative methods to teach courses in evolution and genetics, allowing students to explore cutting-edge research both in the classroom and laboratory environments. In addition to advising graduate students, while at UGA Dyer has mentored nearly 50 undergraduate students as well as several high school students and teachers in research projects.

Dyer is a...

Panel discussions on Films and Food

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The extraordinary new films Moonlight and I Am Not Your Negro are the focus of special screenings and panel discussions this week. On Wednesday Feb. 22, Moonlight:

A screening of Barry Jenkins’s Oscar-nominated film, followed by a panel discussion with Valerie Babb, professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies; Ed Pavlić, professor of English and creative writing; and Channette Romero, associate professor of English

And the next evening, Feb. 23, I Am Not Your Negro:

A screening of Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary on James...

CORE Concert: 'A World of Difference'

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This week, the dance department's CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company will present its annual 2017 season performance Feb. 22-25 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building. The company will premiere "A World of Difference," a 65-minute nonstop aerial dance and multimedia performance:

The concert consists of juxtaposed abstract and dramatic sequences immersed in a surreal aural and visual landscape created through interactive film animation. Performers will exhibit technical aerial abilities on the silks, slings, lyra, trapeze and bungee. 

"We...

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