Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:22pm
After graduating, Dodd alumna Nina Goodall earned a prestigious fellowship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, where she wrote the historical materials for an upcoming exhibition highlighting French painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: “Corot: Women,” an exhibition highlighting the work of the 19th century French painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot opens for a nearly four-month run at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.…
Tags: University Housing, Denmark Hall, Campus Transit Facility, Environmental Health Sciences
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:46pm
Somali Ayan Hussein says that attending UGA, where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, is the best decision she ever made: When civil war broke out in Somalia in the early 1990s and raged on with no end in sight, Ayan Hussein’s parents knew they had to get their five children to safety. The family fled first to a refugee camp in Kenya and then to a community with a significant refugee and immigrant population in Clarkston in 2003. Once…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, preparedness
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:26pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018: This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. Congratulations to this year's class. For 2018, 17 Honorees selected of the 40 (42.5%) are…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Middle Ages, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:53am
Congratulations to Wesley Sumpter (BMus '17), one of four musicians chosen to be a part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Fellows program: The cohort of four Resident Fellows will focus on their artistic development through orchestral, chamber music, new music, and education concerts performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and in community settings. They will also have the opportunity to participate in tours with the LA…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Environmental Health Sciences
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:03pm
Accomplishments of note by students, faculty, staff and alumni over the past month include: 31 Franklin College alumni were recognized this year in the 2018 class of the Bulldog 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni The student-led UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory is one of two projects chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space Inside the “Blue Planet II” dive into the deep…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Environmental Health Sciences, commensality, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, Human Nature, semester, Founders Memorial Garden
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:27pm
UGA and the Franklin College welcome award-winning journalist and alumna Charlyne Hunter-Gault back to campus to deliver the 2018 Hunter-Holmes Lecture on Thursday Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel: in 1961, [Hunter-Gault] became the first African-American woman to enroll at the University of Georgia, as well as one of the first two African-American students to integrate the school. After graduating, Hunter-Gault became an esteemed, award-winning…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance, Environmental Health Sciences, emotions, Dean Rusk Hall
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:42pm
Congratulations on the many recent honors and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni of the Franklin College and our colleagues around the university: The University of Georgia observed its anniversary as the birthplace of public higher education in America during the week of Jan. 22-26, and the UGA Alumni Association celebrated the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 16th annual Founders Day Lecture Jan. 22…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Delta Sigma Theta, Environmental Health Sciences
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:21am
Congratulations graduates! The day has arrived for 2,800 students - 700 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students - who have met requirements to walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to parents, families and friends, and welcome to campus. Enjoy the moment and the culmination of years of hard work. Our best wishes in your future endeavors - we expect greatness from each and every one.
Tags: Department of Chemistry, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Environmental Health Sciences, Athens
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:58pm
Franklin faculty, students and alumni continue to appear in a variety of media around the world. A sampling of October news about and by our colleagues: Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions – research by associate professor of sociology Sarah Shannon at Phys.org “Something tropical” in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend? Hurricane season is not over, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, Coliseum Training Facility, ECOGIG, Human Nature
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:11pm
The Homecoming parade kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and winds through downtown Athens. Led by the Redcoat Band, the parade will include floats, displays, spirit squads and appearances by UGA athletes and university and Athens dignitaries. Congratulations to the UGA seniors, and especially the five Franklin majors, on the ten-member 2017 Homecoming Court. Good luck everyone and welcome back to the many alumni on campus today and this weekend. Happy…
Tags: essays, Department of Dance, Environmental Health Sciences, Skidaway Institute, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:59pm
Speaking of what can't you do with an A.B. degree, former SGA president Josh Delaney (A.B. Theatre, 2011) is featured in a Harvard Gazette article on alumni making things happen in the Capital: A few years ago, Joshua Delaney was teaching algebra and special education to high school students in DeKalb County, Ga., a diverse area just outside Atlanta with an especially large Latino immigrant population. Many of his students and their family…
Tags: 9, Environmental Health Sciences, Demosthenian Hall, Faculty
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 2:05pm
Landscapes of Chingaza: an exhibition of paintings by alumnus Philip Juras (‘90 BFA Art/Drawing & Painting, ‘97 MLA -Master of Landscape Architecture) in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Chingaza National Park, Colombia, opened this past week in Bogota. Juras had the honor of touring the exhibition with Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos. The exhibition, combining Juras' passions for art and conservation, presents a unique and …
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Denmark Hall
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
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:13am
The first African American woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic swim team, on which she won a silver medal in the 2004 games in Athens, Maritza McClendon rounds the Franklin College graduates in the 2017 class of the Alumni Association 40 Under 40: Born in Puerto Rico in 1981, Maritza Correia is the first black female swimmer to break an American record, setting new records in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events at the Women's NCAA…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Department of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institue
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:23pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 celebrates Emory University School of Medicine faculty member and Franklin alumnus Dorian Lamis: Dr. Lamis is a licensed clinical psychologist, completing both his internship and postdoctoral training at the Emory University School of Medicine.  His research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents,…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
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
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
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:44pm
Two alumni from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music were part of quartets which won gold and silver medals at the recent 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition: Gabriel Pique (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of Fuego Quartet, and Brandon Quarles (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of ~Nois, were named gold and silver medal winners, respectively, in the Senior Wind Division.  “This is a marvelous accomplishment for these alumni and for the School of…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, poetry, recitals
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:51am
On the homestretch to commencement, Development and Alumni Relations features on students, faculty and alumni donors highlight some soon-to-graduate students and their extraordinary UGA experiences. Joy Peltier has certainly made the most of her time at UGA: As a recipient of the university’s foremost undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation Fellowship, all of Joy’s ambitions have been realized. Now, as she pursues a joint bachelor’s and master…
Tags: UGA Innovation Gateway, arts, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Dance, Department of Chemistry, justice, Environmental Health Sciences
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:12am
Extraordinary news for Franklin/Grady College alumna Patricia Andrews Fearon, one of 36 Americans to be named a 2017 recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which fully funds postgraduate study and research at the University of Cambridge: The scholarship, which recognizes intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others, was established by a gift from the Bill…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, African-Americans, Office of Government Relations
Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:52am
Congratulations to our newest alumni today as 1,649 undergraduates and 1,108 graduate students—for a total of 2,757— walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies: Caleb Stevens, who will receive his bachelor's degree in business management from the Terry College of Business, will be the student speaker for the undergraduate ceremony. Three students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the undergraduate exercises for…
Tags: town, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Computer Science, UGA School of Law, breeding, Department of Dance
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:05am
Georgia Magazine features a UGA couple this month who personify the long-lasting effects of our learning environment - both on career success and on the desire to make sure more UGA students share thier opportunities: The couple and their three children live in Savannah, where Julie (AB ’96, JD ’00) leads a thriving law firm and Drew (BS ’97, AB ’97) is a radiologist with SouthCoast Health. As Julie tells it, their life together really started…
Tags: Center for Leadership and Service, Environmental Health Sciences, essay, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, resistance
Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:20am
Last week the UGA Alumni Association unveiled the 2017 Bulldog 100 award recipients. The list, which recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni, featured 26 alumni from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, representing 24 businesses. This year more than 500 nominations were submitted and we’re happy to see so many of our great alumni represented among UGA’s best. This year’s Franklin College honorees include…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Field Study, backflip, poetry