Franklin College, UGA among top producers of Fulbright students for 2012-13

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

The internationalization of the UGA campus and student body continues apace:

The University of Georgia is 25th among research universities for the production of Fulbright Student Scholars in the 2012-2013 academic year, according to the latest ranking from the government's flagship international exchange program.

Sixteen University of Georgia students were offered international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2012-2013 academic year. Thirteen of these accepted the scholarships. The student Fulbright competition is administered at UGA...

BFA Exit Show III: Ceramics & Scientific Illustration

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exit Show, the culmination of years of study by students in Studio Arts in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, will be presented in its third iteration of the semester tonight featuring student work in ceramics and scientific illustration.

The opening reception is from 7 - 9 p.m. in galleries 101 and 307 of the school of art and features the work of Michele Dross (ceramics) and Whitley Watson, Lauren Akin and Kelsey Jordan (scientific illustration). The reception is free and open to the public.

Image: Scientific illustration students and their work.


Fall Commencement

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

The university will confer more than 2,200 degrees during fall Commencement ceremonies at Stegeman Coliseum on Dec. 14, Including almost 1,800 undergraduate degrees:

Arthur M. Blank, owner and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons and co-founder of The Home Depot, will be the speaker.


Tunji Adebayo of Lagos, Nigeria, will be the student speaker during the undergraduate exercises. Adebayo will receive a bachelor's degree in dietetics from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

During the undergraduate ceremony, Kelly Ann King of Covington will be recognized as a...

Reading days and exam week

Posted 5 years 8 months ago
sundial, old college

It's that time again on campus - before we ramp up the holiday festivities and the students head home, the quiet descends, the librairies are full and nerves are on end. Do your best, students. Congratulations to all faculty members of every rank on their hardwork in the classroom this semester, too.

Image: photo of the President's Garden Club sundial adjacent to Old College by UGA photographer Dot Paul.

Open Doors report ranks UGA 12th

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

And speaking of study abroad, our many programs on campus have been noticed by the Institute of International Education, which moved UGA up three notches to 12th in its 2012 Open Doors list:

During the 2010-2011 academic year, 2,079 students learned in environments beyond the U.S. border. This number represents 25 percent of the graduating class.


UGA also ranked fifth in the nation in the number of students who participate in summer and other short-term programs (1,621), while at the same time, 521 UGA students chose to spend a full semester or academic year abroad...