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Tue, 02/23/2021 - 11:55am
Foundation Fellow Zakiyya Ellington came to UGA, in part for the big sports atmosphere—and in part for the travel associated with her fellowship. She’s studied at Oxford, and traveled to Tanzania, Morocco, Spain, France and Costa Rica. Still one of her favorite UGA experiences was playing women’s club rugby, which taught her to be fearless. In describing her study abroad experiences, Ellington said: After freshman year, I completed a Maymester…
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 3:26pm
The fall 2020 issue of the Georgia Magazine is out and replete with stories about Franklin College faculty, alumni and students, including mathematics major and Georgia Commitment Scholarship recipient Ana Kilgore: One of only 75 people in her high school graduating class, Ana Kilgore always dreamed of expanding her horizons. When she saw the range of STEM programs offered at the University of Georgia, the Hawkinsville native set her sights on…
Fri, 09/11/2020 - 11:22am
The department of religion presents the next Religion & Common Good seminar on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. with Jerry Taylor, director of the Center for Race Studies and Spiritual Action at Abilene Christian University. Dr. Taylor's presentation is “The Influence of White Supremacy on the Church in the South.” Founding Director of the Carl Spain Center, [Taylor] is Associate Professor of Bible, Missions and Ministry at Abilene Christian University.…
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 1:20pm
The UGA Center for Theologically Engaged Anthropology podcast new episode, "Religion in the Age of Social Distancing," examines the rapid religious changes happening in churches due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a discussion that includes interviews with Derrick Lemons, director of CTEA and associate professor of religion, and Debra Mason, Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri, host Lily Baldwin looks at how churches have turned to…
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 10:14am
UGA Classics in Rome completed its 50th anniversary program this summer. Elena Bianchelli, senior lecturer in the classics department, and Christopher Gregg, professor-in-charge of the UGA Classics in Rome program, accompanied 24 students for six weeks studying the archaeology, topography, history, and art of Rome.  On October 4 and 5, the program will host an alumni reunion at the Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate the program’s 50thanniversary…
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:10am
The fire that engulfed the spire and roof of the Gothic cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris on April 8 convulsed a sense of alarm, sadness and loss worldwide. One of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation, the edifice engenders a particular sense of wonder – and ownership – across the globe, a cultural reverence that crosses into the spiritual and back again in a way few buildings or places are capable.…
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 2:38pm
The summer break was glorious but Franklin College faculty, students and alumni never take time off from awards, honors, new books and fellowships. A sample from recent weeks: Professor of psychology and director of the Primate Behavior Laboratory Dorothy Fragaszy was presented with the Distinguished Primatologist Award by the American Society of Primatologists.  The award honors a primatologist who has had an outstanding career and made…
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:17pm
Providing students experience with international diversity and opportunities to work with people from other cultures paired with unique language courses is, in many ways, the measure of a great university. The Red & Black offers a terrific introduction to the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants on campus this year: Every year, hundreds of people apply to be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistant in the U.S. Only a…
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:08pm
The department of religion will present the next research seminar in the Religion and the Common Good seminar series March 20 at 7 p.m. in Room 248 of the Miller Learning Center: The seminar, “Augustine on Love, Conflict and the Goods We Hold in Common,” by Richard B. Miller of the University of Chicago Divinity School is open free to the public. Miller is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Religious Ethics at the University of Chicago.…
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:40am
The many lines connecting ancient Latin and Greek sources to English literature are fascinating trails of trade, wars, and cultural exchange that play out across time. The new book, Barbarous Antiquity, by assistant professor of English Miriam Jacobson explores these East-West exchanges and their profound ramifications for English language and literature: In the late sixteenth century, English merchants and diplomats ventured into the eastern…
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:32am
How important is it to have a caring and supportive partner? We all understand, perhaps intutively, that being a part of a couple has dramatic impacts on our quality of life, and now sociology researchers have published evidence on this question: Published in the Journal of Family Psychology, the research explores the connection between romantic relationships and health. Using data from primarily African-American couples, the findings include…

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