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Art professor wins 'Anonymous Was A Woman' Award

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Associate professor of art Stefanie Jackson is one of ten 2017 winners of the Anonymous Was A Woman award:

Congratulations to Dodd professor Stefanie Jackson, recently awarded the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman prize of $25,000! Anonymous Was A Women recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in midcareer female artists through “no-strings attached” grants that encourage the recipient to continue to develop their work. The name of the grant program refers to a line in Virginia Woolf’s novel A Room of One’s Own and is supported by an anonymous group of donors and nominators.

Lauren...

Focus on the faculty: Robin Shelton

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Professor of physics and astronomy Robin Shelton discovers and shares knowledge about the galaxy that we call home:

How do you describe the scope and impact of your research or scholarship to people outside of your field?

I explain my research to people outside of my field by saying that I study the gas between the stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. By gas, I don't mean gasoline, I mean that the material is gaseous, like air. Those statements might start a yawn in the backs of their heads, so I follow them up by saying that the stars in our galaxy were made from gas. Thus,...

Peace in the New Year

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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With campus frigid and students on their way back from extraordinary New Year experiences, we share these words from our namesake and our hopes to fulfill their promise:

Be at War with Your Vices, at Peace with Your Neighbours, and Let Every New Year Find You a Better Man

- Benjamin Franklin, from the 1755 edition of “Poor Richard’s Almanac.” Complete title: “Poor Richard improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions of the Sun and Moon; the True Places and Aspects of the Planets; the Rising and Setting of the Sun, And The Rising Setting and Southing of the Moon...

2017 in the Franklin Chronicles

Posted 2 months 15 hours ago
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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...

Norman's 'Out At Home!' honored at Clark Atlanta

Posted 2 months 6 days ago
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An exhibition of work by Lamar Dodd School of Art professor Joseph Norman, Out at Home!, paid tribute to African American baseball players in the Negro League who were barred from playing in the major leagues during the segregation era. Norman was honored alongside baseball legend Hank Aaron at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) in conjunction with a Major League Baseball and Annual Hank Aaron Weekend celebration. 

In attendance at the event was Carolyn Young, wife of former UN ambassador Andrew Young, who invited Norman to deliver a lecture on December 5, 2017 at the Clark Atlanta...

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