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Gift to bring café to Griffin campus

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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A historic structure at the heart of the University of Georgia Griffin campus will undergo a $1 million renovation thanks to a gift from the Dundee Community Association:

The nearly 100-year-old facility, which once housed mules that pulled plows and other farm equipment, will be repurposed into a café that will connect students and the surrounding community with the history of Griffin and Spalding County. The 3,900-square-foot Dundee Café at the Mule Barn is scheduled to open in summer 2018 in the historic structure near the campus student learning center.

The $1,023,000...

Hodgson students to perform North American premiere of new work

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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The Hodgson Wind Ensemble and the Hodgson Singers in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform the North American premiere of a new work from Australian composer Catherine Likhuta when the Thursday Scholarship Series returns to Hodgson Concert Hall Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. "Scraps from a Madman's Diary" brings together a rare pairing of major ensembles for the performances of Likhuta's work, a 35-minute oratorio:

"The piece is unusual in its demands on the choir in that it calls on the choir to be a staged, acting character/characters for the entire duration," said Dan Bara,...

Amazing Student Mallory Walters

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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Senior biology major from Augusta Mallory Walters has worked in a clinic in South Africa, volunteered in a local hospice and health center, participated in student groups and excelled academically:

The weeks I spent working at this clinic confirmed that I was on the right path for me. I returned to the States eager to continue my medical training. Without the support of UGA and the Honors Program, I would have missed out on these adventures that brought me a renewed sense of confidence in my path and purpose for my life. 

UGA offered me much more than just international...

A better grasp on textbook material

Posted 4 months 2 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 4 months 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...

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