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ROTC and critical foreign language study

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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The Red & Black explores a program whereby Army ROTC students are paid to learn a foreign language and study abroad:

The program outlines 10 different languages that are considered to be “critical languages” contracted cadets can take and receive a stipend for upon completion.

“The army wants these students to have some sort of exposure [to the language] just for the potential of having that knowledge in the future where it could be beneficial,” said Kevin Fracassa, the scholarship and enrollment officer for the Army ROTC program at UGA.

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UGA symphony orchestra performs Brahms, Stravinsky March 30

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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Tonight, The UGA Symphony Orchestra performs its penultimate concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall at 8 p.m.:

Under the batons of Mark Cedel, director of the orchestra, and Claudine Gamache, D.M.A. Conducting student, the UGASO will perform works from Brahms, Karl Goldmark and Stravinsky.

The program opens with Goldmark’s “Im Frühling,” which translates to “In the Spring.” Goldmark’s most popular overture, “In the Spring” is less about telling a story than it is about conveying a feeling likely well known to Goldmark and other Austrian natives who endure harsh mountain...

TEDxUGA 2017: Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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Franklin's Jessica Luton attended the recent TEDxUGA event and shares the story:

This past Friday, the Athens and UGA community had an opportunity to listen to some “ideas worth spreading” via the local TED Talk affiliated program known as TEDxUGA. The event, which began in 2013, drew its biggest crowd ever, with over 1000 people in attendance. The growth of this event can be attributed to dynamic organizers and presenters year after year, as well the decision to hold the event in it’s biggest venue yet--the Classic Center.

The afternoon consisted of presenters giving talks...

Record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for UGA students, alumni

Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago
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As the largest, most diverse college on campus, the Franklin College is home to more than half of the record number of UGA students and alumni who were awarded 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships:

Twenty UGA students and alumni were among the 2,000 fellows selected from over 13,000 applicants nationwide for the 2017 competition. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships recognize and support outstanding graduate students in STEM-science, technology, engineering and mathematics-disciplines. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $...

Georgia Debate Union places 3rd at national championship tourney

Posted 6 months 1 week ago
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Emory, Harvard and UGA went 1-2-3 at the American Debate Association national championship tournament held recently at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Nathan Rice (sophomore from Roswell) and Johnnie Stupek (sophomore from Sandy Springs) debated teams from around the country, including victories over the University of Minnesota, Indiana University, and the University of Kentucky. Other schools competing at the tournament include Wake Forest University, Georgetown University, Michigan State University, among many others. 

Nathan was recognized as the 5th overall...

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