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Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:32am
The University of Georgia established the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program in 2015 to provide a selected group of current faculty and administrators with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities. The program specifically focuses on issues women face in academic administration. Throughout the year long program, the participants will…
Wed, 06/30/2021 - 11:48am
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Emory University and its partners for the next phase of the Georgia Climate Project, a state-wide consortium of nine colleges and universities working to strengthen Georgia’s ability to prepare for and respond to a changing climate.   The Georgia Climate Project was founded in 2018 as a collaborative effort among Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the…
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 11:26am
The experience that opens up the world, the heart and the mind for students across the Franklin College can coalesce and accelerate at any point, once that broad foundation has been established. After graduating from UGA with a bachelor’s degree in English, Jack Hartpence (AB ’15) worked in politics, with think tanks and for campaigns. He used his previous experience with research and data to determine where the world struggled most:   “Water is…
Thu, 05/06/2021 - 11:03am
Columns features our executive director for Franklin IT, and leader extraordinaire, Beth Woods: For Beth Woods and her team, information technology goes beyond coding and servers. In fact, they made sure more than 300 classrooms were ready for both in-person and virtual learning in August. “Everyone came together to find a solution that was cost-effective, that met the needs of faculty and students, and that we could roll out either internally…
Tue, 05/04/2021 - 4:57pm
More than 100 colleagues attended the Town Hall on Tuesday, April 27, which focused on Facilities Decision Points discussions and feedback. Franklin College associate dean for facilities Michelle Momany provided background on the university-wide Central Space Committee and how that group's deliberations and decisions factor into our plans for a new service model supporting the college’s business needs. These Town Hall discussions, including…
Wed, 04/28/2021 - 11:33am
When the tree came crashing through their bedroom window, Jasper and Ashley Kent had moved to safety only moments before thanks to a live weather broadcast by University of Georgia student, Will O’Neil. The Midwest transplants had seen severe weather before and thought nothing of the storm brewing outside until Ashley Kent came across O’Neil’s broadcast.  "I wasn't really taking it seriously, but I decided to look at local news and see what I…
Thu, 03/11/2021 - 2:26pm
Hundreds of apple varieties thrived in orchards across North Georgia a century ago, before an evolving apple industry swept them off shelves and tables, never to return. But with the help of a dedicated group of University of Georgia researchers, Extension agents and volunteer enthusiasts, Georgia’s lost apple varieties are making a comeback. The newly planted Heritage Apple Orchard, located at UGA’s Georgia Mountain Research & Education…
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 10:39am
On Feb. 11, the UGA Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni during the 12th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration, which was hosted online. LeaseQuery, an Atlanta-based accounting software firm, was named the fastest-growing alumni business for the second year in a row: The company, led by two former college roommates, is the first business to repeat as No. 1 in consecutive years. CEO George Azih…
Mon, 04/27/2020 - 2:15pm
New books, service, SEC and Honors Week highlights dominate the recent accolades for Franklin College faculty, postdocs and graduate students. A sample: The Poetry Society of America published  “Someone’s Getting the Best, the Best, the Best of You . . .”  a poem by Ed Pavlić, professor of English and creative writing on poem from and short essay about his new book. The poem is about Prince, on the fourth anniversary of his death Jennifer Palmer…
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 2:59pm
Excellence. Service. Commitment. Greatness. The linkage connecting our ideals to their fulfillment is encapsulated in the work and life of a great American. As we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020, opportunities abound to make it a day of service to our community. The 4th annual MLK Day parade and festival begins at 3 p.m. Monday January 2o. University of Georgia offices will closed in observance. We celebrate the memory of Dr. King and …
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,…
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:36am
Double major (biology and psychology) Aparna Kanjhlia fell in love with UGA and has made the most of her opportunities on campus as she prepares for a career as a doctor: I was not a traditional undergraduate student. I moved from India after completing my high school education and transferred to the UGA Honors Program after securing an associate’s degree in biology. From the day I walked into my orientation and learned how to call the Dawgs, I…
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.…
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:08pm
International travel, study and service led senior double major (biology, psychology) Makenzie Kitchens toward finding her path: UGA has provided me many opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences. I have had the privilege of being a part of the UGA cheerleading team for the last four years. We have traveled together as a team to many places to cheer on the Dawgs and represent our school. We cheer for several sporting events…
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:56pm
Observances of the holiday commemorating the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday January 15 take on a sepcial significance in 2018, which will be 50th anniversary of his assassination in April, 1968. This important day of service across the United States to celebrate nonviolent activism in support of civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement is one of reflection, engagement, assessment and action in the name of a great American hero.…
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:56pm
Heads up for a great event next Friday, Franklin College faculty headline what's sure to be a substantive discussion in the lead up to this year's Academy Awards: A roundtable panel on director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" on Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center will bring together University of Georgia faculty members to discuss the Academy Award-nominated 2013 film. The event is the latest in an ongoing series of…

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