UGA and Franklin College staff are the people who make our campus work in every way imaginable and this week, staff will be the focus of events to show how much they are appreciated. First up is our Franklin College Staff Appreciation Reception this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the MLC, an annual event that includes the presentition of staff excellence awards and recognition of years of service for longtime employees.
Then on Friday, the University will hold its first Appreciation Celebration:
The event will be held May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at intramural field 1. It will...
Amazing. Today is the day - the culmination of so many individual, familial and collective efforts. It's why all the buildings are here and the reason we need a word for 'campus.' The desks and chairs, the technology and the books, the assembly of learning and the skill to share it all present together in the diplomas that will be handed out this evening in that edifice normally reserved for contests of will and strength. Today and this evening, it will witness the celebration of actual strength and true triumphs of will. Graduation.
It's fun, if you're of the type, to try...
The 'Yankee' characterization seems to be one that will not die, and when it comes to UGA's founder Abraham Baldwin, also one that seems to be deserved. Both will be the focus of upcoming festivities to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the university's founding:
the UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 13th annual Founders Day Lecture on Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
Paul M. Kurtz, associate dean and professor emeritus for the UGA School of Law, will present the lecture, titled "A New York...
To prove we're not [always] Franklin College centric, here is some other cool news from around UGA:
Treating animals for worms can be good, but also help spread infectious disease:
Parasitic worms, which infect millions of people and animals around the world, have been shown to influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. In a new study of African buffalo, University of Georgia ecologist Vanessa Ezenwa found that de-worming drastically improved an animal's chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis—but with the consequence of increasing the...
Warm wishes for the holidays from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and all the best in the New Year to come. 2014 has been a great year on campus and we will rest and replenish over the holiday break with friends and family, looking forward to the opportunities of 2015.
As for the snowy arch, well, one can hope.