Institute for Women's Studies reception

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

The idea of forming institutes within the Franklin College grew out of the need for academic units that did not fit the traditional definition for a department and/or transcended the disciplinary boundaries on which departments are based. Perhaps no other institute fits both these descriptions better than the Institute for Women's Studies:

The University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies provides a feminist interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender. Administratively a program in theFranklin College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies cooperates with...

2nd Thursday concerts return with Dvořák

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

Since 1980, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series has offered showcase performances by UGA students and faculty the second Thursday of each month throughout the academic year. Proceeds from individual ticket sales and season subscriptions allow for yearlong academic scholarships and assistantships and present donors the opportunity to sponsor individual students in the music school. What has truly been an innovative link between entertainment for the community and student acheivement continues in September with an all Dvořák program by the UGA Symphomy Orchestra...

NSF Career Awards for two Franklin faculty members

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

'Data-heavy environments' characterizes our world perhaps like no other three-word combination can. Today it was announced that two Franklin College faculty members have received NSF Career Awards to support their work on the efficient management of large quantities of data:

University of Georgia researchers Daniel Krashen and Roberto Perdisci recently received National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to create nimble ways to analyze mathematical problems and combat computer viruses in data-heavy environments. The two will also conduct workshops and lead mentoring...

Microbes move researchers one step closer to biofuels from biomass

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

We mention this periodically and should be gladdened at every occasion. University researchers and scientists from all over campus, from engineering to genetics, have been working on various aspects of creating renewable fuels for decades. Now, one group of UGA researchers has moved closer to producing biofuels from biomass, in this case by focusing on microbes in the fermentation process.


New Microbiology faculty members

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

The Franklin College’s Department of Microbiology recently hired two senior faculty members, both of whom bring an impressive record of research and teaching to UGA.

Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena comes to UGA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his work focuses on a number of areas that impact human health. Among his interests are the use of vitamin B12 derivatives for cancer therapy and the modification of bacterial proteins to study aging.

“Given his expertise in bacteria from the human gut, he will greatly strengthen the microbiology components of the obesity and...