Hodgson School alums win gold, silver in Fischoff Competition

Posted 6 months 6 days ago
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Two alumni from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music were part of quartets which won gold and silver medals at the recent 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition:

Gabriel Pique (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of Fuego Quartet, and Brandon Quarles (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of ~Nois, were named gold and silver medal winners, respectively, in the Senior Wind Division. 

“This is a marvelous accomplishment for these alumni and for the School of Music saxophone studio,” said Dale Monson, director of the Hodgson School.

Though they both attend different schools now for their...

Study Abroad 2017

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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From Britain to Beijing, from Rome to the Great Barrier Reef, UGA students are or will soon be setting off for study abroad programs around the globe in every imaginable discipline:

The overall aim of the [UGA Maymester in Morocco] course is to introduce students to an in-depth and first-hand understanding of Islam and Islamic culture in Morocco, in particular to Sufism (which is currently undergoing a revival in Morocco), Moroccan Islamic music, and Moroccan architectural art. In addition, through travel students will gain first-hand experience with both urban and rural geography:...

Spring Commencement 2017

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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The Big Day is here! Our graduate students began receiving their diplomas this morning and the undergraduate class of 2017 has an appointment at Sanford Stadium this evening. Let flow all pomp and circumstance! All the fun is being streamed by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Follow the festivities on social media with #UGA17. Congratulations to our graduates, their families, friends and loved ones.

Experiential Learning Endowment Fund helping students

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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As we near Commencement, reflecting on how students gain experience prior to graduation and how that prepares them for life after the university can be instructive. Especially in light of the Experiential Learning Endowment that is helping students participate in internships and important service-learning projects around the world:

The UGA Experiential Learning Endowment Fund was established in the 2016-2017 academic year. To date, 79 students in 36 majors have received scholarships that allow them to participate in internships around the globe, conduct research and engage in...

Student featured in HBO movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

A wonderful story about communications studies sophomore Kyanna Simone Simpson who is also building a significant professional acting career:

Simpson may find herself being recognized on campus in the coming weeks thanks to a role in the HBO film adaptation of best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Simpson, a Franklin College of Arts and Sciences student currently majoring in communication studies, hails from Decatur where she attended the Southwest DeKalb High School's magnet program. She had the unique experience of being a student at UGA...