Skip to main content
Skip to main menu

Slideshow

Tags: community

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 12:10pm
Anna Westerstahl Stenport, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been named the next dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia following a national search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions. She will…
Thu, 12/29/2022 - 2:50pm
Numerous achievements throughout 2022 for the Franklin College and the University of Georgia – shining on the field, in the classroom and beyond. From celebrating a National Championship in January to a Rhodes Scholar in November, 2022 was truly a year to remember. Thank you to our students, faculty, and staff for making 2022 such a memorable year. To commemorate 2022, please enjoy this slideshow of images from UGA photographers Peter Frey,…
Tue, 11/29/2022 - 9:00am
Congratulations to students, staff, and faculty in our community for their many extraordinary and distinguishing feats of intellect, athleticism, and artistry. A sampling from November: On Friday, Oct. 28, three University of Georgia students clinched a victory in the Capital One College Bowl, a multi-week trivia competition hosted by Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning. Broadcast nationally on NBC, seniors Aidan Leahy (Double Dawg student from…
Wed, 11/23/2022 - 11:02am
A story that combines campus, alumni, sustainability, the Georgia Bulldogs, and local partnerships weaves the fabric held together by Community threads: It might be difficult to see on television or while attending a game in Sanford Stadium, but if you were to examine the University of Georgia’s football jerseys closely, you would see tokens from past games in the form of darned tears or re-stitched seams. These repairs tell the story of the…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 11:42am
Native American students made history on November 11, 2022, hosting the first-ever PowWow on UGA grounds since the school's charter in 1785. The Native American Student Association (NASA) is the smallest and youngest student organization at UGA, yet their event played host to an audience of more than 100 people. The PowWow was originally scheduled to be held on Reed Field and had to be moved to Tate Theater due to rain, a move that didn't affect…
Thu, 11/10/2022 - 1:58pm
Great feature from our friends at the UGA Performing Arts Center about how Experiential learning at UGA gets students out of the classroom and into the world. In October, the UGA PAC and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music created a collaboration between the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned Athens indie musician Kishi Bashi: A sold-out concert at Hodgson Concert Hall with conductor Mark Cedel showcased Kishi Bashi’s…
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 4:27pm
This year, the University of Georgia celebrates the 100th anniversary of Homecoming. UGA’s first formal Homecoming event was held on Nov. 18, 1922 when alumni and students gathered on a Friday evening to listen to speeches from faculty, coaches, members of the football team and visiting alumni. This rally was followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing.  Welcome back to all of our alumni friends and families to what should be a fun…
Wed, 10/12/2022 - 1:35pm
A vital collaboration between town and gown, Athens Hip Hop Harmonic has created a pipeline for cultural connections strengthening UGA ties to the community through musical innovation and collaborative artistry.  The collaboration gets the star treatment this week as the cover story for Flagpole: As each community artist participating in the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic crossed the stage of Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall and looked out across the 1,100…
Tue, 09/27/2022 - 9:30am
Convening the public health workforce, policymakers, academia, community-based organizations, and others passionate about improving the public’s health, the State of the Public’s Health Conference aims to drive meaningful, solutions-oriented discussion to advance the health of all Georgians. Thursday, October 27, 2022 UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel Now in its 11th year, the conference will explore approaches to tackle the most…
Tue, 09/06/2022 - 9:40am
The UGA campus and community grieves the loss of a great educator, artist, musician and friend with the passing of Art Rosenbaum on September 4. For thirty years, the late professor emeritus Art Rosenbaum instructed a generation of painters at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with an eye toward bold, layered compositions that highlighted the interiority of his subjects and the dynamic landscape of folk traditions and personhood in the South.…
Tue, 08/23/2022 - 1:18pm
On campus, as well as elsewhere. The University of Georgia report on its operational sustainability and energy conservation reveals some notable findings. Despite adding over 500,000 square feet of conditioned space, including I-STEM Research Building 1, the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Expansion and the Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum, Discovery and Inspiration Garden, overall campus energy consumption increased only by a combined 3% between…
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:09am
The UGA Office of Research named Jody Clay-Warner the new director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, effective Aug. 1. Clay-Warner, Meigs Professor of Sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, received a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University and has been at UGA since 1998, where she previously served as director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program and as head of the department of sociology. She has been…
Wed, 08/03/2022 - 9:30am
Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay (A.B. '06) majored in English with a minor in Sociology before moving on to the UGA School of Law. The Managing Partner of Hill Duvernay and Associates, Judge Duvernay leads a team of dynamic women attorneys who handle cases throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. With a heart for service and a passion for the community, Judge Duvernay is also a member of the 2022 class of the…
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:02am
Athens Pulmonary physician Drew McKown (BS '07) has spent the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical, with 12-hour days of patient care and research to stay abreast of the latest developments and treatments. Vital service to his community is a story began at the University of Georgia and informs his selection to the 2022 40 Under 40: Professional Experience Received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical…
Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:50am
Culture and Community at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District, a partnership between the Penn Center, on St. Helena Island, SC, and the Willson Center, continued its first year’s public programs with a five-day cycle of research residencies in early June, 2022. The residencies brought students, faculty, and community experts from across the southeastern U.S. for unique place-based studies on the theme of Land, Liberation, and…
Fri, 07/08/2022 - 3:23pm
The Community Food Resources database for Athens-Clarke County is housed on Engage Georgia, a platform the UGA Office of Service-Learning launched for local volunteer opportunities. The site lists the food distribution sites available each day, their addresses, the kind of meal or food offered, and any requirements for recipients. Athens-Clarke County officials approved funding for the project through Athens Eats Together, a program that began…
Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:00am
After a national search and great anticipation, the Lamar Dodd School of Art announced the appointment of Joseph Peragine to the position of director, effective August 1, 2022. Professor Peragine, an accomplished practicing artist, is an alum of the school (BFA, '83), and brings a wealth of experience to this position through his committed work as faculty and director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University…
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:44am
Very nice feature story on Triple Dawg Tracy Anderson, assistant director at the Center for Family Research, from our colleagues in the UGA Office of Research. A rich vein of longitudinal research, the Center for Family Research was established in 1985 as an integral part of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR). The purpose was to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines to explore innovative and dynamic ways of examining…
Fri, 05/20/2022 - 2:05pm
Experience UGA began in 2013 through a partnership between UGA and the Clarke County School District. Facilitated by the Office of Service-Learning, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit, the program’s objective was to introduce even the youngest students to learning on a college campus and meeting UGA students. The program grew gradually each year with the full CCSD student body, almost 12,000 students, visiting UGA in 2018-19. Experience UGA…
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:07am
Two Athens historic sites will host the second annual event addressing the history of slavery at the University of Georgia this year. “History of Slavery at the University of Georgia: Tell the Whole Story” will take place Saturday, May 21, from 10 am to 9:15 pm, at the Brooklyn Cemetery and Morton Theatre, with this year’s focus on the Athens community. “We are excited that this year’s event is community-focused with programming at two important…
Fri, 03/04/2022 - 10:21am
Two Franklin College employees are competing in Dancing with the Athens Stars to benefit one of Athens' most venerable social service organizations. Fuad Elhage, a Lecturer of Spanish and French Languages, and Stephanie Lynn, a Senior IT Manager on the Franklin College Web Services team, will compete as Team 10 in the benefit for Project Safe. Tickets are on sale for the 2022 event, which will be held March 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Classic…
Tue, 02/01/2022 - 11:17am
The Athens Hip Hop Harmonic will release a new video across all Hodgson School of Music social media channels on Wednesday, 2.2.22. Local rapper Kxng Blanco teamed up with composition faculty Peter Van Zandt Lane to create the piece performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.  "Getting to co-create a piece of music with Kxng Blanco and the students in Contemporary Chamber Ensemble was so rewarding. We all got dropped into a world where,…
Wed, 01/12/2022 - 10:01am
University of Georgia Associate Provost for Global Engagement Noel Fallows passed away December 29, 2021 after a protracted illness.  Noel Fallows contributed in myriad ways to the University of Georgia’s growing international profile and influence, while also participating in some of the most consequential scholarly conversations and debates within his primary academic field of medieval studies. In 1984, he arrived to the university’s Athens,…
Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:01pm
With the calendar year winding down, our campus and community present many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the holidays with art, lights, nature and music.  Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is UGA's first winter light show, running though Jan. 9: Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a unicorn, polar bear, penguin, bluebird, goldfinch, giraffe and elephant dot the…
Mon, 12/20/2021 - 10:47am
Athens residents looking for a new way to pedal around the city will soon have a new way to plan their trip. An online mapping application created by UGA’s Community Mapping Lab will provide a fresh look at the most bike-friendly streets to get around the city. Created through a collaboration with local nonprofit BikeAthens, the map highlights the strengths of local biking infrastructure, such as multi-use paths and dedicated bike lanes. But it…

Support Franklin College

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.