Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:41am
The new issue of Research Magazine, full of great stories about Franklin College faculty, features a refreshed story we have highlighted in the past: archeologist Suzanne Pilaar Birch on the intersection of pregancy and fieldwork In March 2017, Suzanne Pilaar Birch turned to Twitter for help. The archaeologist and UGA assistant professor was considering an invitation to go on a dig in Cyprus, an offer that seemed irresistible—except that she…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Dawson Hall, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Law, Dance Building
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:26am
Professor of geography Hilda Kurtz has a strong belief in educational equity and diversity, as well as a great ability to tap into students’ curiosity in the classroom: My responsibilities include research, teaching and service. My research concerns alternative food politics, and more recently, organic certification. I currently teach courses in human geography at the introductory, upper-division and graduate levels. In addition to introductory…
Tags: Dawson Hall, performance, Four Towers Building, indigenous culture, Fair, meeting
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:52am
A new breeding technique using a plant's own DNA could produce crops that are more resistant to drought and disease: A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could selectively activate silenced genes already present within the plant. Using this method to increase diversity…
Tags: marine science, Thinc. at UGA, Black History Month, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, movement, Fair, Dawson Hall
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:50am
A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today: The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Institute for Women's Studies, Dance Building, coursework, River’s Crossing Annex, feeding
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:24pm
Distinguished Research Professor Kelly Dawe in the department of genetics is principal investigator on a new project to sequence the genetic diversity of the world's largest cash crop: When the human genome was first sequenced in 2001, the project focused on a single individual. Since that time, several new genomes have been assembled and additional genetic data have been generated for thousands of individuals, producing a more complete picture…
Tags: fees, course materials, Thinc. at UGA, movement, Dawson Hall, Department of English, Creswell Hall, Law, Black History Month
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:06pm
New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, UGA Creative Writing Program, Meeting, Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Department of Statistics, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Four Towers Building, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Ecology Annex
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:57am
The 2017 African Studies Fall Lecture brings University of Mississippi professor George Worlasi Kwasi Dor to campus to present "African Worlds Through Music: Diversity, Historicity and Homology in African Music Cultures" on Thursday October 19 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Dr. Dor is the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at Ole Miss. Dor bases his published articles, book chapters, and presentations on inductive research he has conducted…
Tags: Dawson Hall, festival, Marriage of Figaro, Financial Planning Research Center, women in science, elements
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:58pm
People in same-sex relationships can face considerable angst when deciding whether to disclose their sexual orientation at work, and that anxiety can affect their home life as well, according to a new University of Georgia study. The study, "Bringing home what I'm hiding at work: The impact of sexual orientation disclosure at work for same-sex couples," was published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior as part of a special issue on LGBT issues…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Frankenstein, Dawson Hall, UGA School of Law
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 2:34pm
Prior to the start of college, I, like many incoming freshmen, was apprehensive about many things. I pondered hard about how long it would take me to acclimate to this new environment. One of the first things that struck me when I first learned about and visited UGA was its diversity, something I believe is a crucial factor that shows how inclusive and accepting a particular setting is. The university offers a plethora of opportunities, in…
Tags: Book Sale, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Conner Hall, Dawson Hall, universe
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:55pm
Students in the undergraduate psychology summer institute (UPSI) engage in activities and conversations to prepare them for a future in graduate school. While participating in workshops at Spelman College, Morehouse College, and the University of Georgia, participants have the chance to meet and make lasting connections with students and faculty who will provide the support and expertise needed to be successful in the program and thereafter. "…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature, graduate students
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:57am
The UGA Honors Summer Interdisciplinary Field Program (IFP) operated out of the department of geology is now in its 29th year. This summer’s group of 19 students come from a broad array of majors including geology, anthropology, ecology, engineering, as well as the arts and business. They are experiencing the challenges of outdoor living in temperatures that range from freezing to 115° and seeing more cultural diversity than many study abroad…
Tags: Department of Cellular Biology, Dawson Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Performance
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
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:53am
Stacy Cobb takes the Commencement stage tomorrow and steps into UGA history as she adds a chapter to her own wonderful story: The first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Georgia, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician. Along the way, Cobb has discovered an expansive capacity for learning, the importance of role models and the crucial role that confidence plays in the…
Tags: History, Campus Transit Facility, Dawson Hall, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:03am
The UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble presents A Celebration of Diversity, a three-day festival at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens that will be a showcase of multiple different organizations and performers across campus to celebrate the arts: April 6: Celebration Kickoff will begin the festival and will entail an art/fashion exposition as well as a tabling opportunity for all organizations participating in the festival. Admission is free, but…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Dawson Hall, Department of Microbiology, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Department of Anthropology/Department of Geography
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:22am
Addressing the low numbers of women choosing to study STEM fields and particularly in areas related to software and information technology is the focus of a documentary screening tomorrow, March 22, at the Special Collections Library: This documentary (rated PG-13) exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, Dance Building
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:33am
As part of her research, McCaskill helped create the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative, an archival online database of film, manuscripts, correspondence, speeches, photographs, posters and movement buttons from the civil rights era. She worked with CURO Program undergraduates and graduate students to create Freedom on Film, a teaching and research resource linked to the site that tells the story of civil rights in nine Georgia cities and…
Tags: volunteer, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, Dean Rusk Hall, APS, Anthropology
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:26am
An international collaboration dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science, Trowelblazers has convened and participated in panels discussing women in science at the Royal Society and the London Feminist Conference, and a wide variety of events and activities including the Cambridge Science Festival, Skeptics in the Pub 15th…
Tags: fiction, Dawson Hall, Campus Transit Facility, Denmark Hall, Four Towers Building, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:45am
The pipeline for campus leaders at UGA continues to grow stronger with the next class of Women's Leadership Fellows announced this week: The 2016-2017 cohort, which includes representatives from eight schools and colleges as well as the Division of Student Affairs, will attend monthly meetings where they will learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers from academia, business and other fields. The program, which was…
Tags: Career Center, Department of Dance, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor
Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:39pm
The news earlier this week of national recognition for UGA for its efforts to foster an inclusive campus [for the third year in a row, no less], dovetails nicely with the renewal of a major new NSF grant for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University: UGA initially received funding to implement the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation a decade ago, and the program will continue…
Tags: Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, education, Department of Dance, Center for Applied Isotope Study
Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:29am
An important series of events this week, already in progress, featuring Dr. Neal Lester and organized by linguistics doctoral student Kim Waters to address issues of diversity and inclusion with the University of Georgia and the city of Athens: Waters has organized a series of events that will take place from Sept. 13–17, both on campus and in town, in an effort to promote social healing and cross-cultural understanding. Waters is working with…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, indigenous culture, Dawson Hall, creative research, arts, Psychology
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:56am
The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample: The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, Ceremony, Dawson Hall, education
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:06am
As much as UGA can be overwhelming for incoming students, the same is also often true for faculty recently arrived to Georgia. I always enjoy talking with faculty and researchers who are new to the state and have been on the new faculty tour, as they feel more connected to Georgia by becoming acquainted with some of its people and places: The tour will leave from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Aug. 1 following welcome remarks from…
Tags: businesses, Dawson Hall
Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:53am
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…
Tags: Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Department of Dance, Fulbright, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:21am
Amazing student Whitney Ingram continues to rise to new heights of greatness. The Double Dawg from Stone Mountain will soon become the first African American woman to earn her Ph.D in physics at UGA: “My love of science at a young age came from arts and crafts books, where you could build small projects,” Ingram told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That passion stayed with her through college, where she eventually earned her bachelor’s degree…
Tags: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Dawson Hall, Human Nature
Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:05am
Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert will deliver the keynote address for the Race and Health Disparities Forum on Friday, April 8 at 1:20 pm in 348 MLC. Her talk, Precision Medicine and Disparities: Using Behavioral Science to Enhance Equity, will be followed by a panel discussion of interdisciplinary scholars who study health disparities, and a networking reception at 3pm in the MLC North Tower.  The event is presented by the Center for Research &…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, Dawson Hall, science and art, Department of Geology