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A better grasp on textbook material

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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In large-enrollment courses, Franklin faculty continue to be instrumental in pioneering access to free, online textbooks to help students save money and to improve teaching:

The University System of Georgia (USG) has been a nationwide leader in using free online textbooks, and UGA has been at the forefront of those efforts, helping its students save more than $2.5 million since 2013. The bulk of that effort has come through a partnership with nonprofit publisher OpenStax.

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Peggy Brickman, a professor of plant biology, and her colleagues teach general education...

4 Minutes, 33 Seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship in the Arts

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Not so silently riffing on the John Cage stunt, reportedly his favorite work, from 1952, the Spotlight on the Arts festival is hosting a competition for graduate students with the deadline for entries on Monday Oct. 2:

This competition highlights scholarly research by UGA students about any art form or combination of art forms, including (but not restricted to): visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, media arts, or performance art. The focus is on historical, theoretical, and critical research about art, as opposed to original works of art created by the students. This...

UGA Theatre presents The Last Witch

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Continuing tonight and running through Sunday October 1, UGA Theatre presents The Last Witch:

Set in northern Scotland in 1727, The Last Witch is based on the historical account of Janet Horne, the last person to be legally tried and executed for witchcraft in the British Isles. After being scorned and ridiculed, the eccentric widow (played by Anna Pieri) chooses to capitalize on the circulating rumors that she possesses supernatural abilities. The community’s growing fear places the lives of Janet and her teenage daughter Helen (Melanie Sheahan) at risk. Written by Rona Munro and...

Bringing Middle East history, discovery to the classroom

Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago
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As the Middle East expert in the history department, assistant professor Kevin Jones teaches a three-part survey on the region, a course on the Arab-Israel conflict and an Honors course on religion, nationalism and revolution. The combination reflects an ongoing scholarly journey that all began in Jones' earliest days of college:

"My first day as an undergraduate student was Sept. 11, 2001," Jones said. "The Middle East was in the news, and as an undergraduate I took some classes to try and better understand it."

A philosophy major at Wake Forest University, Jones gravitated...

UGA Fulbright awards for 2017-2018

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Congratulations to the Franklin College students and alumni who were awarded Fulbright awards to research, study and teach abroad:

10 University of Georgia students and alumni were offered grants to take their research and teaching to a global level through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This marks the fourth straight year-and eighth time in the past nine years-that UGA has achieved a double-digit number of Fulbright offers.

Of the 10, six were able to take advantage of the opportunity. Four received academic grants, and two will be teaching English.

The Fulbright...

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