Experiential Learning Endowment Fund helping students

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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As we near Commencement, reflecting on how students gain experience prior to graduation and how that prepares them for life after the university can be instructive. Especially in light of the Experiential Learning Endowment that is helping students participate in internships and important service-learning projects around the world:

The UGA Experiential Learning Endowment Fund was established in the 2016-2017 academic year. To date, 79 students in 36 majors have received scholarships that allow them to participate in internships around the globe, conduct research and engage in...

Student featured in HBO movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

A wonderful story about communications studies sophomore Kyanna Simone Simpson who is also building a significant professional acting career:

Simpson may find herself being recognized on campus in the coming weeks thanks to a role in the HBO film adaptation of best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Simpson, a Franklin College of Arts and Sciences student currently majoring in communication studies, hails from Decatur where she attended the Southwest DeKalb High School's magnet program. She had the unique experience of being a student at UGA...

Kudos, April 2017

Posted 4 months 3 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,...

Top ten season for 2016-17 Georgia Debate Union

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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The Georgia Debate Union concluded one of its most successful seasons in the program's history.  

In the end of the year rankings, the Georgia Debate Union finished 3rd, 7th, and 8th among the three major intercollegiate college policy debate organizations.   

UGA placed third in the American Debate Association varsity rankings, 7th in the National Debate Tournament varsity rankings, and 8th in the Cross Examination Debate Association rankings.  Schools ranked behind the University of Georgia include Northwestern University, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, the...

Ganeshan and Wilkes named 2017 Udall Scholars

Posted 5 months 2 days ago
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UGA added two new Udall Scholars to its ranks this year as third-year students Shreya Ganeshan and Elizabeth Wilkes were honored for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment.

Each year, the Udall Foundation awards about 60 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for their efforts related to Native American nations or their work in environmental advocacy and policy.

Ganeshan, from Johns Creek, is majoring in economics and statistics and plans to pursue a doctorate in clean energy innovation and deployment. Wilkes, from Atlanta...