Thu, 11/14/2019 - 3:18pm
The UGA Alumni Association has unveiled the 2020 Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni, Including 29 alumni honorees from the Franklin College: The 2020 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as technology, cosmetics, entertainment and education. Companies are based as far north as Virginia and as far west as Nevada. Of the 100 businesses, 84 are located within Georgia.…
Tue, 11/12/2019 - 1:05pm
Great story about the commitment to UGA by some of our most esteemed alumni: Set against the backdrop of a segregated south and a newly-integrated University of Georgia, eight students at UGA chartered the university’s first African American sorority in 1969. Backed by a powerful sisterhood and an alumnae network of over 600 graduates, the women of the Zeta Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta are celebrating 50 years of sisterhood, service and…
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:40pm
The Franklin College Student Ambassadors is a program under the oversight of the college’s office of development and alumni relations. Ambassadors assist with departmental, development, alumni and student activities. “The Franklin College Student Ambassadors lead by example, enhance the public and instructional image of the College, its students and programs, and build interest, pride and enthusiasm for future generations of Franklin students…
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 3:32pm
The UGA Entrepreneurship Program, whose mission is to help develop the mindset of future entrepreneurs and prepare students for business leadership roles, provides a comprehensive academic program that encompasses experiential learning and equips students with the tools and resources to pursue their own startup ventures. The program's Summer Launch pitch competition gave students an opportunity to put their hard work to the test in an effort to…
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:35pm
During the summer of 2019, Franklin College administrators met as a book group to enhance leadership skills while learning more about the experience of dominant and marginalized groups. The book group, which concluded a month of weekly meetings on July 16, consisted of 14 members including Franklin College dean Alan Dorsey, associate deans, directors and department heads from the college. The group read and discussed Why are all the Black kids…
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:10am
The Franklin College held our annual Staff Appreciation Reception and Awards ceremony on May 14 in the North Rotunda of the Miller Learning Center. The event is always a great occasion just after the Spring semester to social and recognize our colleagues for their excellent work. The college recognizes staff who have reached milestones in years of service at 10, 15, 20, 25 and this year we celebrated James Griffith, a research professional who…
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:30am
Franklin College senior associate dean Kecia Thomas leads diversity efforts and initiatives throughout the university, supports faculty and graduate students success and helps recruit many of the most talented professors in the nation to UGA: To add to Thomas’s long list of responsibilities, diversity within the university is her primary area of study. Thomas often works with organizations within UGA and other institutions in which she conducts…
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:33am
Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta this weekend presents many opportunities for UGA students and alumni on and off the field. Georgia Bulldogs are well-represented on both teams, with Franklin College majors (communications studies - Wilson and Michel) on opposing sides of the ball: When Super Bowl LIII comes to Atlanta, it brings with it a week of opportunities for University of Georgia students to learn management skills and gain behind-the-scenes…
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:25am
The National Institutes of Health has awarded University of Georgia researchers $1.956 million for a high-resolution mass spectrometer that will enhance capabilities for scientists in many fields across campus: The award by the NIH High End Instrumentation program, which provides grants in the range of $600,000 to $2 million for a variety of expensive instrumentation, including MRI imagers, electron microscopes, DNA sequencers, and mass…
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:11pm
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes you a safe, happy and healthy New Year.
Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:42am
This is the 222nd post of 2018 on the Franklin Chronicles, and what an incredible year it has been for UGA's oldest, largest and most academically diverse college. We look back: 17(!) Amazing students [and counting] Eight Focus on the Faculty features And from January though today, a plethora of rich activity that defines the modern academy - groundbreaking scholarship, outreach, research, performance, milestones, new initiatives, books, grants…
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, 12/12/2018 - 10:53am
English major, Red & Black staff writer, Franklin College SGA senator, Foundation Fellow, world traveler... what can't Griffin Hamstead do with an A.B. degree? I was thrilled to be chosen for board and used my place as a representative in the Senate to pass legislation providing greater transparency for club dues on the Involvement Network. This program was also invaluable for my professional development and I made many terrific and lasting…
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:36am
One of our most valued colleagues, Human Resources senior manager Nakia Wade gets the spotlight in Columns: In a college as large and diverse as Franklin, managing human resources matters can include everything from employee relations to hiring to compensation. But the most important part is being accessible to others and creating a space where issues are heard and discussed, and according to Wade, that means there is no typical day. “We’re…
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 3:40pm
With a record number of early action applicants to UGA, today approximately 7,500 students are receiving the good news that they have been offered admission to the birthplace of public higher education in America: Nearly 17,000 students applied for early action admission to the Class of 2023, which is a 14 percent increase over last year and a 28 percent increase compared to five years ago. This year early action applications came from nearly…
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 1:54pm
And speaking of amazing undergraduate students and a diversity of opportunities, UGA recently awarded 11 undergraduates - 7 with Franklin majors - from the incoming class of 2018-2019 with its CURO Honors Scholarship, the university’s top undergraduate research scholarship: CURO Honors Scholars receive $3,000 in annual funding renewable for up to four years; mentoring and community support; and special seminars, workshops, events and activities…
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:21pm
Thanks to all the many colleagues who attended the 2018 Franklin College Staff Awards reception at the Miller Learning Center. As dispersed as the college is, it's always great to see so many of our co-workers in one place. After an opening welcome from Dean Dorsey, the following Staff Excellence in Service Awards were presented to: Kendra Freeman, presented by Lesley G. Feracho, Interim director, African American Studies Shannon Kennedy,…
Tags: Excellence, Franklin College, Awards, IT Professional of the Year, Outstanding Advisor
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:11pm
Thanks for the shoutout UGA, but of course the Franklin College has the largest enrollment at the university! We are the heart of UGA - the largest, oldest, most academically diverse college on campus. The arts, the [social, mathemical, physical, & biological] sciences, the humanities - it's all here and we provide the academic underpinning that supports all other schools and colleges. Franklin College students make every day a great day at…
Tags: Biological Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, interdisciplinary, carbon storage
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:42am
When last we watched our inimitable heroes play for all the marbles, it was a January evening long ago but a steady memory and stirring inspiration in all the time since. Congratulations to the Georgia Bulldog football players, coaches, staff, band, cheerleaders, alumni and supporters around the globe and best of luck tonight. May your passes be straight, your runs swift and may your number be ONE when it's all said and done. #GoDawgs Image:…
Tags: ecology, United States, longevity, carbon storage
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:37am
The pipeline that connects university research to the public, from new drug treatments to insights about our own history, is one of the very important functions of higher education. The pipeline that connects young students to one day become those very researchers is just as important: Run by UGA Human Resources, Young Dawgs is doing more than capturing the imaginations of high school students and preparing them for future careers. It's also…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, Franklin College, Department of Dance, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies