Students chosen as mid-term Foundation Fellows

Posted 5 years 3 months ago
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Three Franklin College students have been selected as mid-term recipients of the university's premier undergraduate scholarship: 

The Foundation Fellowship offers unique academic, civic engagement and travel opportunities, including rigorous research projects and internship experiences.

The 2013 mid-term Foundation Fellows are:

• Maria Cox of Peachtree City, Ga., who is pursuing bachelor's degrees in mass media arts and English;

• Allison Koch of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who is pursuing bachelor's degrees in anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean studies;...

Networking advice

Posted 5 years 3 months ago

Our own Kecia Thomas, psychology professor and senior advisor to the dean in the Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership, will take part in an interview on Minnesota Public Radio, giving advice on the importance of networking for young minorities:

Kecia Thomas, author of "Diversity Dynamics in the Workplace," wrote about mentoring as a key to minority success in professional environments. "Mentoring relationships provide critical personal and professional development opportunities throughout one's career," she observed. "These relationships are especially...

Alumna wins Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences

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Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner jointly established a foundation to reward excellence in life sciences, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation. And a Franklin alumna is among the 11 inaugural winners of the $3 million award:

The newly created Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation on Wednesday announces the first 11 winners of an award intended to inject excitement into the sometimes lonely, underfunded quests to understand and combat cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and other maladies.

Zuckerberg, who...

What makes patriotism? Theatre explores issues in 'Under Construction'

Posted 5 years 3 months ago
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University Theatre's 80th season continues with Charles Mee's "Under Construction," a play that explores the controversial issues that define and deconstruct what it means to be American, March 21-23 and 26-28 at 8 p.m. in the Cellar Theatre with a matinee performance March 24 at 2:30 p.m.

"Under Construction" is part of American playwright and historian Charles Mee's "the (re)making project," an online resource that strives to rearticulate historical narratives via performance research. Mee's project encourages directors to freely pillage his plays as he has "pillaged the...

March Kudos

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Congratulations and thanks for all you do.

Associate professor in the department of plant biology Peggy Brickman was one of two UGA professors to be named 2013 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors.

Senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg was named University Professor. The honor, first awarded in 1974, is bestowed selectively on UGA faculty who have had a significant impact on the university in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities. 

John Knox, associate professor of geography and faculty member in the atmospheric sciences program, was...