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Foster named UGA’s first Beinecke Scholar

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Shawn Foster, an Honors student majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, was one of 20 students nationwide selected as a Beinecke Scholar:

He is the first UGA student to receive the honor, which awards $34,000 to third-year students with demonstrated financial need who will pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

Foster plans to earn a doctorate in linguistics. A first-generation college student, he is from the 800-person town of Franklin, which is situated in west Georgia between Carrollton and LaGrange with Alabama as its closest neighbor...

Kudos, April 2017

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Udall and Goldwater Scholars, an HBO movie role, and a slew of teaching and research awards highlight the April kudos for Franklin students and faculty:

University of Georgia juniors and Honors students Morgan Gibbs (from Peachtree City, majoring in chemistry and minoring in pharmaceutical sciences) and Mallory Harris (from Dunwoody, is pursuing mathematical sciences with a concentration in computational biology) are among 240 students across the nation to be recognized as 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholars, the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics,...

Docampo receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology and Barbara and Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Roberto Docampo, who has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award:

The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for students and other faculty members. Winners receive a $5,000 honorarium.

Docampo, a faculty member in the Franklin...

Thursday Scholarship Series concert: piano extravaganza

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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Next week, the February edition of the Thursday Scholarship Series in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents an unusual opportunity to appreciate 25 pianists, at once:

Five piano faculty members, 20 piano students and 440 keys will fill the Hodgson Concert Hall stage when the Thursday Scholarship Series brings the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Piano Extravaganza to life on Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.

An historic assemblage of talent for the Hodgson School—Georgia’s first All-Steinway school—the Piano Extravaganza brings together the School’s entire piano department...

Courchesne named 2017 Rhodes Scholar

Posted 8 months 1 day ago
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Laura Courchesne became one of 32 students in the U.S. to be named a Rhodes Scholar, receiving the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world:

Courchesne, an Honors Program student and Foundation Fellow from Fair Haven, New Jersey, is majoring in economics and religion in the Terry College of Business and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, respectively. Her studies focus on the emerging field of behavioral approaches to conflict; her primary research interest is the link between non-state armed groups and civilian populations.

She is the...

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