Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:15pm
Beginning March 19, UGA Theatre presents Peas, Patelin and Purgation: Three Farcical Arts of the Deal, featuring a world-premiere translation directed by associate professor in the theatre and film studies department Marla Carlson: A down-on-his-luck lawyer sets off an endless chain of deceit that backfires on him. A young husband turns a messy accident to his advantage. A foolish man attempts to sell a sack of peas, hampered by the worst memory…
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:10am
UGA and the Franklin College welcome delegates from around the state and region to the Georgia Museum of Art on Friday March 8 for the Georgia Humanities Symposium, the first of three annual meetings during which participants will share experiences of projects, grants, and innovations in humanities research and teaching: The Willson Center and Georgia Humanities will host the Georgia Humanities Symposium, made possible by a grant from The Andrew…
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:17am
An extraordinary diversity of subject matter expertise shared in the media during February by Franklin faculty, on hot topics of the day and perennial issues from human affairs to climatic challenges. Here's a sample of the great work by public-spirited scholars, outside the classroom: Freda Scott Giles,associate professor emerita of theatre and film studies and African-American studies, presents lecture on W.E.B. Du Bois at UGA Chapel – R&B…
Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:37am
Fantastic news from grants and awards to scholarships and fellowships highlight faculty and student accomplishments during February. A sample: Georgia Coastal Ecosystems, a research program based at the University of Georgia Marine Institute, was renewed for another six years by the National Science Foundation with $6.7 million in funding. According to Marine Institute director and professor of marine sciences Merryl Alber, this next six-year…
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:28am
The University of Georgia Opera Theatre, along with esteemed guest artists, take on the beloved opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti at the Fine Arts Theatre. The opera is set to run February 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m.  Don Pasquale epitomizes Italian opera buffa, so audiences should come prepared to have a good laugh: This production will be unique because it is set in the 1950s and not in the original time…
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:54am
Two UGA faculty members have been awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship to support their research for the next two years, the Sloan Foundation announced on Feb. 19: Elizabeth Harvey of marine sciences and Rachel Roberts-Galbraith of cellular biology will each receive $70,000 from their fellowships over the next two years. Two of 126 Sloan Fellows nationwide for 2019, the assistant professors represent just the 12th and 13th Sloan…
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:16am
DNA activity can change without changing the sequence of the DNA segment itself. Gene activation and inactivation can be the basis for how species produce unique individuals. Some processes that change gene activity are well understood in the context of model species. However, scientists are still grappling with how some processes, like DNA methylation, change gene activity in many diverse organisms. Broader theories applicable to all species…
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:14pm
UGA faculty member Katie Ehrlich is a recipient of the 2019 Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The award, named for the first elected APS president, celebrates the many new and leading-edge ideas coming out of the most creative and promising investigators who embody the future of psychological science. Ehrlich, assistant professor in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and…
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:38am
History faculty member Jennifer Palmer, along with Julia Gaffield of Georgia State University and Conservateur-en-Chef of the Bibliothèque Hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit Patrick Tardieu, will collaborate on a project to digitize materials printed before 1820 during the colonial, revolutionary, and early independence periods in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). The materials are housed at the Bibliothèque hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit, the…
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:27pm
Research teams at UGA and the University of Pennsylvania, along with four private firms, are taking part in an 18-month federally sponsored project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology that will develop a much-needed curriculum to train workers for the fledgling cell manufacturing industry: The curriculum development project is part of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, or NIIMBL, which the U.S.…