Fri, 03/01/2019 - 10:45am
The Institute for Women's Studies leads the university's celebrations of 2019 national Women’s History Month and its theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence”: This year’s Women’s History Month keynote address will be presented by Layli Maparyan, executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Maparyan is best known for her scholarship in the area of womanism and is…
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:30pm
UGA alumni with A.B. degrees are helping shape the dynamic film and TV industry in the state. The new issue of Georgia Magazine takes a closer look at a few: Georgia is now the busiest on-location production center in the nation, and it’s helping produce some of Hollywood’s biggest hits, from last year’s blockbusters Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War to the cultural TV touchstones Stranger Things and Atlanta.  In fiscal year 2018, the…
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 3:59pm
Mallory Harris has been named UGA’s first Knight-Hennessy Scholar. The international graduate-level program provides full funding for students as they pursue studies at Stanford University: Established in 2016, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program funds graduate studies ranging from medicine to law to doctoral programs as well as joint- and dual-degrees. The 2019 cohort—the second cohort of scholars—includes 68 students. They were chosen from 4,…
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:10am
UGA and the Franklin College welcome delegates from around the state and region to the Georgia Museum of Art on Friday March 8 for the Georgia Humanities Symposium, the first of three annual meetings during which participants will share experiences of projects, grants, and innovations in humanities research and teaching: The Willson Center and Georgia Humanities will host the Georgia Humanities Symposium, made possible by a grant from The Andrew…
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 3:49pm
Leading-edge plant science research brings greater insight into how trees react to stress and how that can affect Georgia's economy: In addition to contributing to a wide range of construction trades, this also includes paper and bioenergy industries and supports ecological benefits that range from environment stabilization to wildlife habitats. Because this region extends through Georgia and has a significant impact on the state’s economy,…
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:31am
It's Spring Break for most students but women athletes on campus, with many Franklin majors among them, are leading their NCAA teams and distinguishing the university at the highest levels: Georgia senior shortstop [and mathematics major] Alyssa DiCarlo broke the Georgia women's softball all-time home runs record (58) in Sunday's 6-0 win over Western Illinois. The Georgia GymDogs secured a first-place finish at Elevate the Stage in Birmingham,…
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:31am
Service learning, academic focus, social engagement - the Franklin Residential College offers UGA students the enrichment of living in a unique community of scholars in the heart of campus. A new video invites incoming freshman to learn more and become a part of this extraordinary, student-governed residence college.
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:55am
The Georgia Debate Union won the American Debate Association national championship tournament this past weekend in Athens. Nearly 100 teams from around the country attended the American Debate Association's end of the year championship tournament, hosted at the University of Georgia.   Seniors Advait Ramanan and Swapnil Agrawal won the American Debate Association's varsity division national championship and finished the tournament undefeated,…
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:38am
Rethinking the recycling challenge is the focus of a new grant to UGA researchers from the Walmart Foundation: An $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to the University of Georgia New Materials Institute will help researchers understand how multilayer plastic packaging biodegrades and also help manufacturers in their attempts to design and select more sustainable materials. The research funded by the grant will seek to yield both upstream…
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:15pm
Beginning March 19, UGA Theatre presents Peas, Patelin and Purgation: Three Farcical Arts of the Deal, featuring a world-premiere translation directed by associate professor in the theatre and film studies department Marla Carlson: A down-on-his-luck lawyer sets off an endless chain of deceit that backfires on him. A young husband turns a messy accident to his advantage. A foolish man attempts to sell a sack of peas, hampered by the worst memory…