Fulbright program brings global perspective

Posted 3 days 19 hours ago

Providing students experience with international diversity and opportunities to work with people from other cultures paired with unique language courses is, in many ways, the measure of a great university. The Red & Black offers a terrific introduction to the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants on campus this year:

Every year, hundreds of people apply to be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistant in the U.S. Only a handful make it through the grueling application process. Not only do students have to apply, but once picked to come to a university in the...

A better grasp on textbook material

Posted 10 months 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.


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

Digital Humanities: the power of the computer

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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When Emily McGinn became the first Digital Humanities coordinator at UGA, one of her first tasks was introducing people to the concept of digital humanities and their implications for faculty research and teaching across the entire campus:

"Digital humanities involves using the power of the computer to aggregate humanities information. So, for instance, instead of reading one book, you can read 1,000 books at once," McGinn said. "It enables humanities scholars to ask different research questions about the material they're studying. I wouldn't be able to ask my own brain if I read 1,...

Docampo receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology and Barbara and Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Roberto Docampo, who has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award:

The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for students and other faculty members. Winners receive a $5,000 honorarium.

Docampo, a faculty member in the Franklin...

Focus on the Faculty: Paula Lemons

Posted 1 year 5 months ago

Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Paula Lemons conducts research that aims to improve science education across the nation while helping students at UGA develop independence, teamwork and problem solving skills:

When did you come to UGA and what brought you here?

In 2007, during a transition in my career, I met Peggy Brickman, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Plant Biology, at a conference. She told me that UGA might be hiring a new biology education researcher. I said, “Great! Let me know what happens!” I thought I would never hear from...