Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:44am
Actor Tituss Burgess (AB Music 2001) was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for the third time, profiled in the Washington Post: Even in a show as whacked-out and packed with funny people as Netflix’s doomsday-cult comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Titus Andromedon has a way of stealing a scene. The character, an actor with a voice from the heavens and a wardrobe from a costume shop’s clearance aisle, once sang in the streets of New York in…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, brain, Lecture
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:55pm
Founding Partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LeRoya Chester Jennings of Atlanta (B.S., psychology, '01) is among the University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017: a former prosecutor who has worked in various prosecuting agencies - the City of Atlanta, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Coweta County Solicitor's Office and the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office. Chester Jennings is also dedicated to…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Lecture
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:53am
The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, celebrating the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, includes Riverwatch Middle School director of bands Matt Koperniak (BMUS ’02, MMED ’04): Under his direction since 2008, he has expanded the band program from 130 students to over 600. Prior to his arrival at Riverwatch, he taught at Norcross High School and…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Environmental Health Sciences, Georgia Debate Union, Lecture, Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:23am
The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. The program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, and this year's class features five Franklin College alumni. We will spotlight one each day this week beginning with attorney and consultant Dominique Holloman, president of the Black Alumni Leadership Council (BS ’01, AB ’01, MED ’04,…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Dance, Lecture
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:19pm
"From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining," Drew Swanson, history professor at Wright State University. Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush, which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades, in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. A centerpiece of the exhibit is the Thomas…
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:19am
Faculty and staff in the Franklin College update procedures and guidelines for their areas of responsibility on a near-constant basis just to keep up with challenges of serving our students in and out of the classroom, marking our day-to-day activities throughout the academic year. And yet professional development of faculty and staff is also a priority, so summer can be a great time to brush up on procedures or to learn completely new skills.…
Tags: Holiday, Lecture, Department of Statistics
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:40am
Professor of genetics, globally recognized molecular biologist and world expert in bio-computational research, 2017 Distinguished Research Professor Jessica Kissinger's contributions to the field of eukaryotic pathogen research have helped transform how pathogen research is conducted internationally. An expert on the evolution of parasite genomes, she conducted the first systematic survey of gene transfer in the Apicomplexa, upending prevailing…
Tags: Human Nature, Meeting, Lecture
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:27pm
Excellence in television, radio and digital media was recognized at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony on May 20 in New York, hosted by Rashida Jones. Attendant events provide a great opportunity for Franklin College faculty and dean's staff to celebrate UGA with friends and alumni of the college. More images here. The ceremony was broadcast on Friday, June 2 and can be seen here. Image courtesy of Franklin College Office of Development and…
Tags: Congress, Environmental Health Sciences, research, women in science, Lecture
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:31pm
The Franklin College celebrated staff and presented Staff Excellence in Service Awards at a reception in the Miller Learning Center on May 9: Franklin College Staff Excellence in Service Awards are designed to honor staff members for their excellent performance outstanding contributions to units in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Nominees are evaluated and selected based on five criteria: their excellence in fulfilling job…
Tags: Department of Statistics, Meeting, Lecture, History, Bill Kretzschma, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, Experience
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 5:02pm
  Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Sam Gilliam’s “Patchwork/Terry” (1980).