LACSI Spring 2012 Student Awards

Posted 5 years 5 months ago

During spring semester 2012 the University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) carried out its first Director’s Award, Future Scholar Award and Research Development Award competitions. 

Undergraduate students compete annually for the Director’s Award, given to a LACS major who demonstrates superior academic achievement, and the Future Scholar’s Award, presented to a UGA student in any major for production of a superior research paper on a Latin American or Caribbean topic.  The Research Development Award is given annually to any graduate student who...

CURO Symposium

Posted 5 years 5 months ago
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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston used to have an ad campaign that hinted, "There's more to life than just Monet."

In a similar vein, this article in Red & Black on the CURO symposium reminded me that, while they are heavily engaged in everything from genetics to particle physics, UGA students conduct research in much more than just the hard sciences.

Brendan Boyle, a junior mass media arts and film studies major, presented his paper, “The New Western: Classical Genre Cinema in the 21st Century,” which won the Best Paper award in the Arts category.

He had...

Music Notes

Posted 5 years 6 months ago

News of recent achievements by faculty and students in the Hugh Hodsgon School of Music.

On March 1st, Mitos Andaya was honored at the UGA Student Government Association Annual Professor Recognition Ceremony and presented with an award for “outstanding commitment to students and academic excellence at the University of Georgia.”  She and 14 other professors were selected for this honor out of the 60 university professors that were nominated by students. Three school of music graduate students took home top honors at the Southeastern Composers Forum Phillip Slates Memorial...

Student-Athlete Ben Reynolds

Posted 5 years 7 months ago

What's it like to be a walk-on football player and a biology major in the Franklin College?  Sophomore Ben Reynolds knows and here's a terrific new video featuring him and his experiences at UGA.



Mentoring benefits uneven across races

Posted 5 years 9 months ago
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Interesting, if counter-intuitive, research on the implications of mentoring, from the department of psychology:

Networking within an organization and having a mentor are widely thought to promote career success, but a new University of Georgia study finds that African-American men don't receive the same measurable benefits from these professional connections that Caucasians do.

Study co-author Lillian Eby, a professor in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, said the finding shouldn't discourage African Americans...