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Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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From a Red & Black article on how graduating in December provides a leg up in beginning careers:

“I am at somewhat of an advantage because when I start in my position in December, I will be one of two people entering the firm that early," she said. "I will stand out in the work force because there is not a wave of candidates coming in with me in May.”

Webb reminded students who are on track to graduate early that they do not have to end their college careers once they reach 120 credit hours.

“If you finish classes early, take a trip abroad and explore other...

Class of 2015: Elizabeth Benyshek

Posted 2 years 8 months ago

Terrific new feature from UGA on our students graduating in December. First up is geology major Elizabeth Benyshek:

Our fieldwork focused on basaltic volcanism, landscape evolution and planetary surface processes as related to both Earth and Mars. While the fieldwork aided me in gaining geological experience, I also learned more than a few life lessons from the scientist who invited the UGA students, Bob Craddock. 

How did that experience change you or clarify your future plans? What did you take away from it?

I almost passed up this opportunity because I didn’t think...

Thinc. Showcase to feature Franklin Innovation Fellows

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
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A display of UGA’s student innovators takes place tonight as part of the Thinc Fall Showcase event. Thinc., a program that aims to connect students and faculty across disciplines to help learn, xperiment and test ideas together, holds a week of events each Spring. Tonight’s showcase event is three-fold in purpose. The event, at Studio 1 at 225 West Broad Street, will feature a Club Fair to connect creative students across UGA, a hacker demo will feature projects from UGA’s first hackathon event and lastly, an accelerator pitch competition. Student businesses will compete for $5,000...

UGA à Paris

Posted 2 years 9 months ago

Our hearts are heavy with grief following the horrible events in Paris on Friday. To keep up with developments, we recommend coverage by the New York Times and the French language daily, Libération.

Of course, UGA operates a study abroad program in Paris. UGA à Paris offers a variety of courses from history to geography, communications studies to sociology and international affairs. 

A joint Study Abroad program of the Department of Geography, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and of the Department of International Affairs, School of Public and International...

Noted and Quoted, October 2015

Posted 2 years 9 months ago
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Franklin faculty engagement and the impact of public scholarship on policy debates to understanding the news takes shape in media around the world. A sample from the month of October:

Evidence of water found on Mars, reports the Athens Banner-Herald. Monday’s announcement by NASA “provides a more concrete result on such a claim based on the most recent Mars mission data,” said Inseok Song, associate professor of astronomy

New research from Joshua Miller in the department of psychology finds lower empathy among those with borderline personality disorder – R&B