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DREAMS INTO REALITY

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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UGA giving features psychology major Savonte Wilson ’21, who is attending his dream school thanks to the Beth and Barry Storey Family Scholarship:

“I always wanted to come to UGA—it was my dream school,” said Savonte. “I made the grades for it and everything: I had a 4.0 throughout high school. I was determined to come here.”

Savonte, a Moultrie, Georgia, native, was accepted to the University of Georgia on St. Patrick’s Day 2017, but it was tough to celebrate. Even with numerous scholarships from his high school, there were many expenses to cover, and his single-parent...

UGA 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018:

This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium.

Congratulations to this year's class. For 2018, 17 Honorees selected of the 40 (42.5%) are alumni of the Franklin College, including seven with multiple UGA degrees. Franklin College honorees, representing a distinguished...

Six students receive Critical Language Scholarships

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Six University of Georgia students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages abroad this summer:

The recipients are:

Sarah Dillon Qendrim Haxhiu Eva Marcelis Meghan O’Keefe Lucy Robertson Bryana Shook

These students join approximately 580 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received the award this year.

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The Critical Language Scholarship program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to spend eight to 10 weeks overseas...

Moving Evolution Education Forward

Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
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Recent research co-authored by department of genetics Ph.D. candidate Michelle Ziadie focuses on resources available for undergraduate evolution instructors. From the abstract of the paper:

Evolution is a unifying theory in biology and is challenging for undergraduates to learn. An instructor’s ability to help students learn is influenced by pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which is topic-specific knowledge of teaching and learning. Instructors need PCK for every topic they teach, which is a tremendous body of knowledge to develop alone. However, investigations of undergraduate...

Writing Intensive Program turns to the community

Posted 3 months 6 days ago
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In the modern workplace, writing skills are more important than ever. From a study of millions of U.S. job advertisements, Burning Glass Technologies found, “Clear communication, particularly writing, is at a premium in nearly every occupation." Research by Hart Research Associates on employer priorities also found written communication to be highly valued; 82% of employers rated writing as an important skill for new graduates (2015). UGA's Writing Intensive Program’s Public Writing Initiative (PWI) allows students a look into the world outside of academia and gives them the chance to hear...

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