the campus climate

Posted 2 years 3 weeks ago
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In light of the recently released results of the UGA campus climate survey, the new curriculum incorporating diversity at Hamilton College struck a chord:

Unlike many such campuses, Hamilton adopted a new curriculum requirement that all concentrations, or majors, feature relevant, mandatory course work on diversity.

"This is an innovative approach to engaging with contemporary issues of inclusion and diversity in the curriculum," said Patrick Reynolds, immediate past dean of the faculty, "one that has the potential not only to resonate with the academic interests of each of...

Staff Appreciation Week

Posted 2 years 2 months ago

The people who make the UGA learning environment function at such a high level are often out of sight but also all around you. Any visitor notices a well-run campus - from immaculate landscaping to delicious food and orderly parking decks. Students and faculty rely on staff for everything from administrating contracts and grants to advising plus the million things in between.

The Franklin College held our Staff Appreciation Reception yesterday at the MLC, where several individuals were honored with Excellence in Service Awards and more were recognized for their Years of...

Friends. Family. Learning. Integrity. The Arts.

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Franklin College senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg delivered the keynote address at the department of theatre and film studies commencement ceremony last week. Dr. Ruppersburg was kind enough to share the text of his remarks (and more, at his blog) and in honor of the many students graduating from local high schools as well as the law school tomorrow, some words of wisdom for all graduates:

The great gifts UGA gave me were inspiring teachers and exciting classroom experiences. I never took the opportunity to thank the English professor, George B. Martin, who was my...

UGA Psychology clinic walk-in hours

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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It's exam week but the campus community is also reeling from the recent tragedy involving our students. The UGA Psychology Clinic is responding:

The UGA Psychology Clinic has created walk-in hours to help those impacted by the recent tragedy involving five of our UGA students. Therapists will be available from 10am to 5pm Tuesday (5/3) through Friday (5/6) of this week. No appointment is necessary and this service will be offered at no cost. The UGA Psychology Clinic is located on the first floor of the psychology building, on the library / Baldwin Street side (from the parking lot...

Watershed UGA

Posted 2 years 4 months ago

Urban watersheds represent one of the most complex and intractable environmental quandaries: overlapping jurisdictions, streets, property boundaries and buildings make it all but impossible to reclaim any relationship to a naturally existing water collection basin. Watersheds are drainage points for surface water to reach a river or other outlet and they are essential for the health of both land and water. The heart of the UGA campus sits in the midst of a watershed and, because it is a singular entity, the possibility exists of rehabilitating Tanyard Creek. If you don't know where it is,...