Mon, 10/14/2019 - 3:33pm
Lynnée Denise is a Los Angeles-based artist, writer and academic who practices “DJ Scholarship,” which her official biography describes as a method “to re-position the role of the DJ from a party purveyor to an archivist, cultural custodian and information specialist of music with critical value.” Denise will bring that unique brand of scholarship to the UGA and Athens communities with an evening of conversation and performance Oct. 17 at Ciné:…
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 10:26am
Associate professor of theatre and French Emily Sahakian integrates her work on campus with community partnerships that include a mentorship program at local high schools, an after-school theatre program at a middle school, and workshops at local nonprofit organizations: As part of the Experience UGA program, I worked with high school teacher Ashley Goodrich and Claire Coenen of the Office of Service-Learning to concoct an ambitious plan to…
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:54am
Using language and dance to immerse students in cultural diversity, UGA lecturer Fuad Elhage created the Diversity through Dance workshop to facilitate interactions between students of different backgrounds. Echoing the Dancing Classrooms program established by Pierre Dulaine and the basis for the 2006 feature film "Take the Lead" starring Antonio Banderas, the workshop uses movement, interactive group discussions, hands-on activities and…
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…
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 2:39pm
Maggie George grew up on the Harry Potter books and “The Little Princess.” Now, through her work with First Book UGA, she’s helping to raise the literacy rate in Athens-Clarke County: “I believe that every kid should have access to books. “It’s heartbreaking when you read about the summer slide that happens when kids don’t have access to books over the summer,” she said. “They come back to school, and they’re just so far behind other kids in…
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:31am
Service learning, academic focus, social engagement - the Franklin Residential College offers UGA students the enrichment of living in a unique community of scholars in the heart of campus. A new video invites incoming freshman to learn more and become a part of this extraordinary, student-governed residence college.
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…
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:31am
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators with the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. Assistant professor of psychology Katherine Ehrlich received a New Innovator award in the program to determine whether stressful life experiences have more immediate effects on children’s health: The $2.3 million Director’s New Innovator Award from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk,…
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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