Boren Scholars earn study abroad opportunities

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

Five UGA undergraduates werenamed 2012-13 NSEP Boren Scholars for study abroad - three of them from the Franklin College:

Five University of Georgia undergraduates-a record number-will be spending the next academic year participating in language study abroad programs thanks to the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship. The UGA Boren Scholars are juniors Tia Ayele of Stone Mountain, Malena Lopez-Sotelo of Rentz and John Esteban Rodriguez of Guyton, and seniors Christian Conroy of Roswell and David Gutiérrez of Albany.

Lopez-Sotelo is...

Study abroad blogging

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

It's the medium of the internet age, but still one we don't take enough advantage of: blogging.

A funny argument to make on a blog, sure; but here I'm thinking specifically of a weblog as a kind of informational travelogue for students when they study abroad. Not only can you share photos and written descriptions of your experiences with family, friends and colleagues; a blog helps us all piece together and understand the story of what it is you are doing. Case in point: this blog by UGA students participating in a study abroad program in Tanzania.

Another, written by a...

LACSI Spring 2012 Student Awards

Posted 5 years 10 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 10 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 11 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...