Commencement 2015

Posted 2 years 6 months ago

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...

Celebrating Baldwin and UGA's 230th

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

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...

Treating worms, teaching screenwriting

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

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...

Happy Holidays from the Franklin College

Posted 2 years 11 months ago

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.

Former Franklin Dean Stokes to become Missouri Provost

Posted 2 years 11 months ago

Congratulations to former Franklin dean Garnett Stokes, who will become provost and vice-chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri beginning Feb. 1:

Stokes said she is excited to help MU excel as a flagship land-grant university and improve its standing among other Association of American Universities institutions. She said she was impressed by MU's broad mix of strong programs, including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine and journalism.

"I think that I really like where Missouri is going," Stokes said Thursday. "I know about some...