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: artificial reefs, Center for Applied Isotope Study, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance, Environmental Health Sciences, emotions, Dean Rusk Hall
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:45am
The University of Georgia and the Franklin College celebrate Black History Month 2018 with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus. Events began on Feb. 1 and Black History Month Kickoff is at noon on Monday Feb. 5 at Tate Plaza. An extraordinary breadth of lectures, performances, screenings and discussions featuring our students as well as guests to campus punctuate the celebrations all month long. The complete listing of events…
Tags: Shakespeare, emotions, Dean Rusk Hall, Campus Transit Facility, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, academy awards, competition, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
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, 01/09/2015 - 10:17am
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…
Tags: African-Americans, University Housing, Performance, Human Nature, writing
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:30am
Creative writing professor and poet Ed Pavlić just returned from the West Bank, where he toured the region with other writers as well as government and NGO officials. He offers some poignant observations about the current conflict in this piece for Africa Is A Country: I know. It’s the oldest of old hats to note the distended shapes American journalism creates to preserve the Israel-first, false impression of some symmetry or parity between…
Tags: brass, Global Georgia Initiative, 3, Westpheling, African-Americans
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:09am
A good, short essay In Defense of a Liberal Arts Major by UGA Franklin College student (Women's Studies) Alex Laughlin: I knew I wanted to be a journalist when I came to college, but I also knew I wanted to spend these years expanding my mind to the world. A major in journalism would teach me to write, which I already knew how to do, while a liberal arts major could force me to question my assumptions and beliefs. In women’s studies, I learned…
Tags: Church Hall, Department of Genetics, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, African-Americans