Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:58am
Bryana Shook These students join approximately 580 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received the award this year. ... The Critical Language Scholarship program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to spend eight to 10 weeks overseas studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian,…
Tags: Office of Government Relations, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Academic Calendar, Office of Student Academic Services, Theatre and Film Studies, resistance
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:12pm
Presentations on the best of UGA undergraduate research are underway at the annual CURO Symposium, held this year on April 9-10 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens: Hosted by CURO, the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, this year’s symposium is the largest to date, with more than 575 participants. These undergraduates are pursuing 103 different majors from 14 UGA schools and colleges. Collectively, they are conducting research…
Tags: Religion, graduate students, Human Nature, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, resistance, breeding, Lunar New year
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:52am
A new breeding technique using a plant's own DNA could produce crops that are more resistant to drought and disease: A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could selectively activate silenced genes already present within the plant. Using this method to increase diversity…
Tags: marine science, Thinc. at UGA, Black History Month, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, movement, Fair, Dawson Hall
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:55pm
Despite a nationwide emphasis on increasing the number of students entering science, technology, engineering and math fields, many leave the disciplines within their first two years. Now a group of institutions led by the University of Georgia will spearhead a new phase of development of a national network to support integration of research experiences into undergraduate life science lab courses. The network, called "Course-based Undergraduate…
Tags: Human Nature, resistance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth, labor, Institute for African American Studies, Department of Psychology, development
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:07pm
Goldwater Scholar Mallory Harris (Mathematics and Computational Biology; Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate; Spanish Minor) selected UGA because it provides access to a “phenomenal education and enriching experiences": My most vivid memories from orientation weekend are of eating the best portobello burger I’ve ever had and my mom’s sobbing while standing in front of the other parents trying to videotape us calling the Dawgs. Since then, my…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Science Olympiad at UGA, labor, Ceremony, Human Nature, East Campus Deck, resistance, Dance
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:08pm
Linguistics, Classical Languages, and Classical Culture major Nicholas Twiner has discovered his opportunities to get involved, participate in research and explore his passions: Academically, the University of Georgia has empowered me to achieve more than I thought I would. Research through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities has been such an important part of my academic career. It has pushed me to understand and explore the…
Tags: arts, Book Sale, resistance, Department of Dance
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:20am
Today is the day. Beginning about 1 p.m. and peaking at approximately 2:38 p.m., the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth. Professor of geography John Knox, who led the organization of a massive viewing opportunity at Stanford Stadum, explains.     Go to the stadium, or just get outside somewhere this afternoon for this very rare event. Some reminders: -Viewing the eclipse directly without protective glasses may result in serious eye…
Tags: English, Department of Dance, Four Towers Building, Earth, resistance
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:42am
'Save the date' and we'll revisit with more details soon but Sanford Stadium will be open to the public for the viewing of the total solar eclipse on August 21. The stadium will be open from 1-4 p.m. ET for the viewing. Peak darkness will occur at 2:38 p.m. The first 5,000 in attendance at Sanford Stadium will receive free custom Georgia viewing glasses to watch the eclipse. Views from around the world of the solar eclipse will be featured on…
Tags: LA Phil, Four Towers Building, Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, resistance
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:10am
Research has shown that experiences such as service-learning, internships, undergraduate research and study abroad enhance academic performance and better prepare students for employment or graduate and professional school. To ensure that all students benefit from experiences such as these, in 2016 the University of Georgia became the largest public university in America to require students to engage in hands-on learning prior to graduation.…
Tags: passion, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, history, Department of Computer Science, resistance, graduation
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:05am
Georgia Magazine features a UGA couple this month who personify the long-lasting effects of our learning environment - both on career success and on the desire to make sure more UGA students share thier opportunities: The couple and their three children live in Savannah, where Julie (AB ’96, JD ’00) leads a thriving law firm and Drew (BS ’97, AB ’97) is a radiologist with SouthCoast Health. As Julie tells it, their life together really started…
Tags: Center for Leadership and Service, Environmental Health Sciences, essay, Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, resistance
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:39am
Terrific new opportunity puts UGA students within walking distance of the nation's greatest historical resources: A new University of Georgia program in public history is offering students the opportunity to learn about the professional side of their discipline—through archiving artifacts, giving tours of historic sites or curating a historical collection of films—while living in Washington, D.C. The program, offered by the Franklin College of…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Holiday, Family Science Center 1, Campus Transit Facility, resistance
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:17am
If you know the Franklin College, you know we support and encourage student educational experiences abroad. To learn more about which international experience might be right for you, the Office of International Educational will host a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, January 20 at the Tate Center: Learn about different study abroad programs. Meet UGA students who have studied abroad. Talk with faculty directors and program representatives. Noon…
Tags: East Campus Deck, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, resistance, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Theatre and Film Studies
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:11am
Augusta native and double Franklin major (A.B. economics, B.S. biology) has been involved in research, as well as many other activities, since he started at UGA: Since my first semester here at UGA, I have been involved with the Roosevelt Institute, a national student policy think tank with chapters at over 100 universities across the country. Working with Roosevelt, I have conducted policy research with faculty members in a variety of…
Tags: Book Sale, Plastic, Conner Hall, Human Nature, resistance
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:38am
We talk often (and hear even more) about high school students' involvement in a range of activities beyond the classroom, and how this can make them more attractive applicants in the selective college admissions process. But what about after they are admitted and become university students? Are extra-curricular activites still important? Is having fun while you're making a difference important? Double-major in psychology and biology Colton…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Conner Hall, National Geographic, marine science, Department of Dance, resistance, Book Sale
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 9:57am
The University continues to tweak the undergraduate experience toward broader preparation for the variety of next steps after graduation: [UGA] has taken a significant step toward ensuring that all of its students engage in the kinds of hands-on experiences that enhance learning and position them for success after graduation. All undergraduate students will be required to engage in experiential learning-through opportunities that include…
Tags: passion, lingustics, graduate students, history, resistance
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:14am
The Gilman Scholarship - worth up to $5,000 to apply towards study abroad program costs and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - is a nationally competitive needs-based scholarship that aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. 2014 saw a record number of UGA students awarded the scholarships, with 10 of the 14 from the Franklin College:…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, disability, East Campus Deck, resistance, CCRC
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:44am
Seven University of Georgia students accepted international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. Five of the students are majors in Franklin College departments and it is always great to see how specific students have designed their academic experience around achieving particular goals and how a liberal arts major fits into that goal. Whether they are in the business schol or studying…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, East Campus Deck, breeding, resistance