Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:14am
In her 27-year UGA career, Thomas has distinguished herself as an outstanding classroom teacher, graduate student mentor, and researcher. Her work on the psychology of workplace diversity has gained national attention, and she is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. Thomas has also held several…
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…
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…
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, 04/12/2019 - 10:02am
Athens, GA – Peter Jutras, Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named director of the Hodgson School by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences dean Alan Dorsey. The appointment is effective July 1, 2019. “The Hodgson School of Music is one of the pillars of our vibrant arts programs, attracting some of the best young musicians in the world to study and train at UGA,” Dorsey said…
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 10:45am
The Institute for Women's Studies leads the university's celebrations of 2019 national Women’s History Month and its theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence”: This year’s Women’s History Month keynote address will be presented by Layli Maparyan, executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Maparyan is best known for her scholarship in the area of womanism and is…
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…
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:07am
There is perhaps no more-vital component in the Franklin College than our Office of Information Technology. Our colleagues in IT keep us connected to each other and the outside world, providing our students, faculty, researchers and staff the resources required for practically every activity at the university. We asked a group of colleagues in IT leadership in Franklin College to reflect on the centennial of women at UGA in the context working…
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:15pm
Vineet Raman of Marietta is among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018: The WLP is a non-profit that seeks to develop the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian community. The nine scholars will be placed in congressional offices for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structured leadership curriculum. “We are excited to welcome the WLP Class of 2018, a…
Tags: Outstanding Advisor, poetry, Conner Hall, Science Olympiad at UGA
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:36pm
Professor of genetics Janet Westpheling has been elected president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology in the 2018 SIMB Board of Directors election. The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949,…
Tags: Correll Hall, Outstanding Advisor
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:36am
The African Studies Institute presents the 2018 Spring Lecture on Thursday, March 29 at 8 a.m. in the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium. African philosopher Alloy S. Ihuah will present this year’s inaugural lecture, “MADIBAISM: An African Leadership Philosophy of the New Past and the Old Future.”  A member of the World Council on Values and the Nigerian Philosophical Association, Alloy Ihuah is a Professor of Philosophy in the…
Tags: concerto, Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA, Marriage of Figaro, Outstanding Advisor, garbage
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:38pm
Senior biochemistry and molecular biology major and North Oconee graduate Hailey Clark has taken her UGA experience in the direction of a future in health economics: I cannot understate the value of the various undergraduate research opportunities that I have participated in. I was a Roosevelt Scholar (now an Honors Policy Scholar) and was immersed in the world of public policy. My work throughout the semester resulted in a policy proposal to…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Outstanding Advisor, Plastic
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 1:36pm
The Francine Merritt Award or Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication, presented by the National Communication Association's (NCA) Women's Caucus, honors the memory of Francine Merritt, who taught at Louisiana State University between 1947 and 1984. Congratulations to the 2013 Francine Merritt Award winner, professor and head of the department of communication studies, Barbara Biesecker: Dr. Biesecker's commitment to the…
Tags: leadership, Lamar Dodd School of Art, health, economics, Department of Marine Sciences