Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:08am
The University of Georgia has awarded a grant to a 22-member UGA academic team to study the history of slavery at UGA from the institution’s founding in 1785 until the end of the Civil War in 1865. The research team—which spans multiple schools, colleges and other units across the university—will conduct a multidisciplinary study of enslaved African Americans who labored on the UGA campus. In September, the team submitted a proposal, which was…
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:20am
It's the first day at UGA for many, including 5,500 incoming freshman in the Class of 2023. Welcome to all and good luck on a day that can be exhilarating, intimidating and yet joyous all the same. The journey metaphor is appropriate, as students begin a profound and lasting experience, determined as much by how as where the journey takes them. In that spirit, we offer encouragement for embracing healthy habits toward success on campus - and…
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 1:48pm
This summer, the Georgia Museum of Art is featuring art created during the Great Depression as part of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration jobs program: The Georgia Museum of Art will showcase three exhibitions that focus on art from this era this summer: “Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s from the Steven and Susan Hirsch Collection,” organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at…
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:15am
Twelve University of Georgia staff members have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute: "This program helps address a critical need to support women in their careers and guides them through particular issues they face in leadership,” Juan Jarrett, associate vice president for human resources, said.“Human Resources Training and Development strives to help the university community succeed and…
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:02am
The sky seems indecisive the morning of May 10, 2019. The families, the graduating students, the faculty and staff of the Franklin College and the University of Georgia are not. It is a great day. It is graduation day - all the work, all the hope, tears and toil, sweat, friends, relief, awards, disappointment, anxiety, triumph. All of it has been for this. Our graduates (and their supportive network of family and friends) have done it! They look…
Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:30am
Honors week, new grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship headline the accolades for Franklin faculty announced during the month of April: The 2019 CURO symposium’s first day also included a keynote address by Jennifer McDowell, professor and chair of the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, on the topic of “Minding Your Brain.” McDowell spoke to a packed house about the interconnectedness of brain health…
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:18am
Three faculty members in the Franklin College, all former Lilly Teaching Fellows, have been named recipients of the Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the university’s highest early career teaching honor: Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, associate professor of linguistics: Lee-Schoenfeld uses an inductive approach to her introductory and advanced syntax courses that guides students to collaboratively explore and analyze data…
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 1:14pm
As UGA continues to celebrate 100 years of coeducation, the Institute for Women's Studies presents a timely and contextual discussion in their Friday Speaker Series on Feb. 1 at 12:20 in MLC 250. This year we celebrate the centennial of UGA officially admitting women, but where did women get an education before that? Undergraduate student Kristen Gragg will talk about her research into the Lucy Cobb Institute, as well as its sometimes troubled…
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:27am
With the undergraduates this morning and graduate students in the afternoon, Stegman coliseum is the setting today for nearly 2,800 new degrees presented to graduates during fall commencement ceremonies: Eleven students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the undergraduate exercises for maintaining a 4.0 cumulative GPA in all work attempted at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work prior to or following enrollment at the…
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 9:59am
Franklin College students will be among those presenting today at the Fall 2018 Sustainable UGA Semester in Review, which celebrates people, programs, activities and academic courses that are creating a culture of sustainability at UGA: The program includes brief presentations from the Office of Sustainability interns, posters and table displays from UGA classes, the announcement of 2018 Campus Sustainability Grant winners, light lunch fare and…
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:50am
The department of dance steps into the Spotlight beginning tonight with its 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building on Sanford Drive: The Senior Exit Dance Concert is a compilation of knowledge and artistic decisions that each dance major has discovered for themselves in the last four years. From various music and styles of dance, the show encompasses a spectrum…
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:42am
The scope of the fine and performing arts at UGA emanates from our robust degree programs in art, music, dance and theatre and film studies, and extends to the state's official art museum and one of the nation's most influential literary journals. The vision of Lamar Dodd and Hugh Hodgson that placed a premiere importance for the role of the arts at the state's flagship institution has come to fruition and continues to expand and enhance the…
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:36am
Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Wright builds research opportunities into her teaching that help students develop skills that will last a lifetime—whether as educators, scholars, entrepreneurs, public servants or world travelers: My scholarship ponders an abiding paradox of empire building in the early modern era (circa 1490–1800). That is, the expanding horizons of the Spanish monarchy—both geographic and cultural—coincided with the explicit…
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:56am
Mary Shelley practically invented the horror genre two hundred years ago with "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus," when she was eighteen years old, relaying her personal tragedy into a horror story for the ages: She didn’t put her name on her book—she published “Frankenstein” anonymously, in 1818, not least out of a concern that she might lose custody of her children—and she didn’t give her monster a name, either. “This anonymous…
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:28pm
Known as the Mic Man, hyping up the crowd at home football games, biology (B.S.)  and economics (A.B.) double major Chip Chambers is also an honors student with his sights set on business and public health. We particularly enjoyed the section of his profile where he describes some of his favorite professors: David Mustard taught principles of microeconomics my freshman year and sparked a love for economics that has continued to today. His…
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:23am
Welcome back to all returning alumni and visitors as we celebrate and honor the University of Georgia, its rich history and all the traditions students and alumni hold sacred: The first Homecoming celebration began on Friday evening with a mass meeting of alumni and students, which consisted of spirited speeches from faculty, coaches, members of the team, and visiting alumni.  The rally was followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing…
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:44am
Senior Biological science major and African studies minor Omowunmi Oni is confident that she was destined to attend UGA because of the lifelong friendships she has built, great connections and amazing opportunities: These past four years at the University of Georgia has been an amazing experience. Throughout my time here, I have grown tremendously in my personal, academic and professional goals. One of my greatest highlights here at UGA include…
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:55am
The University of Georgia is celebrating a century of coeducation this year and especially this fall, led by commemorations in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. In 1918, 12 women enrolled at UGA, all in the home economics program, which later became the College of FACS. The entire story of what came before is extraordinary and compelling, meaningful to everyone at UGA today - students, faculty and staff. This week on the chronicles,…
Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:48am
Biology and psychology double-major Emily Johnson's path to her dental career includes cheering on the Dawgs: From my very first week in Creswell 722, I knew that the four years I spent at this University would be special. Since I enjoy staying busy, I decided to get involved in a number of organizations across campus. The past three years, I have represented UGA by cheering at football, basketball, gymnastics and volleyball sporting events. I…
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:04am
After an amazing 13-2 season that brought the SEC championship back to Athens and came oh so close to the big prize, the Georgia Bulldogs take the field tomorrow against Austin Peay State University to open a new season. A warm Sanford stadium welcome awaits another outstanding freshman class and all the returning players. Best wishes to all the players, coaches and staff as we look forward to a great season ahead. Here we go. Image: Junior wide…
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 2:59pm
  With every new school year, we look forward to what Franklin students, faculty and staff will contribute to the University community. Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Dean Alan Dorsey welcomes everyone back to the UGA campus this fall semester with this message: "As we begin a new academic year, I want to welcome all of our new and returning students to campus, as well as all of our extraordinary faculty and staff. I am also proud to…
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Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:49am
The suitcases are stowed and the buses are packed; the sidewalks and the buildings are full of old friends and new faces because as of this morning, classes are in session. Welcome to the Class of 2022 and all of our returning students. This is the place, and this is how it all began. Fancy pens or number 2 pencils, Grady, Franklin, Terry, Ag, FACS, pharmacy or forestry, best wishes for a great beginning to the semester to everyone.
Tags: Campus, Welcome, UGA, Students, Fall
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:08am
Enthusiasm is everywhere and events already underway to welcome and acclimate new students to campus, starting today with International Student Orientation Every day presents one or more events for our student to engage with various aspects of campus life, learn about the many organizations, clubs and groups at UGA, and find their path to a unique UGA experience. The city within the Classic City comes to life and the calendar of events runs…
Tags: Welcome, UGA Student Affairs, Orientation, International, Global, Campus, Students, Excellence, UGA
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:16pm
The Franklin Residential College, the only student-governed residential college at the University of Georgia, is entering its nineteenth year as faculty and staff gear up to welcome 90 Franklin Residential College (FRC) members to their home in Rutherford Hall. Our incoming transfer student and first-year members are showing their excitement through posts to FRC social media under the hashtags #frcintroduction and #frcnewmembers. We’re excited…
Tags: Franklin Residential College, #frcnewmembers, Students, Campus, Fall, Move-in, Social Media
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:03am
  UGA students are gathering Thursday at Tate Plaza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Thank A Donor Day to show their appreciation for support of alumni and friends. At this celebration, students will have creative opportunities to thank those donors who have enriched their experiences at UGA. There will be prizes, photos with Hairy Dawg, music and more. It's another beautiful spring day on campus. Our students make it all the better by spending a few…
Tags: justice, Lecture, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance