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Kudos, April 2018

Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago
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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...

2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor Patricia Richards

Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
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Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Patricia Richards is known as a demanding instructor who dares her students to accept challenges that make them want to think on a level beyond a single course or grade:

Fostering intellectual excitement in the classroom that inspires students, she helps build some of UGA’s most forward-thinking interdisciplinary programs.

In addition to her joint appointment in the sociology department and the Institute for Women’s Studies, Richards is a core faculty member in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute as well as a faculty...

MFA exit show 2018

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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The Georgia Museum of Art will present the annual exit show for master of fine arts students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7.

This decades-long tradition presents a variety of media, themes and styles. This year’s candidates are:

Painting and drawing: Katelyn Chapman, Whitney Cleveland, Annemarie Dicamillo and Kelsey Scharf Photo and video: Ally Christmas and Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay Ceramics: Yeonsoo Kim and Karine Lepage Fabric design: Erin Geagon and Johanna Norry Printmaking and book arts: Katherine Miller, Kaleena...

Researchers increase diversity in plants by reactivating dormant genes

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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A new breeding technique using a plant's own DNA could produce crops that are more resistant to drought and disease:

A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could selectively activate silenced genes already present within the plant.

Using this method to increase diversity among plant populations could serve to create varieties that are able to withstand drought or disease in crops or other plant...

Making art from curiosity: a graduate story

Posted 4 months 4 weeks ago
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The new issue of the UGA Graduate School Magazine features stories on four Franklin students and recent alumni, including MFA graduate Amanda Scheutzow:

Scheutzow discusses other mutated creations, including her birds, which are called “the Watchers.” Again, the tiny tableaus featuring these apocalyptic birds are jarring yet meaningful…artful, yet somehow musing.

Now working in San Francisco since completing her degree this year, Scheutzow is employed in a high-end “bench jewelry” store. Bench jewelers are somewhat rare in a world that is increasingly mass-produced, as bench...

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