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Wed, 06/22/2022 - 1:23pm
Jada Smith, a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in atmospheric sciences, has won the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Warren and Mary Washington Scholarship.  “I am still in shock,” said Smith about receiving the scholarship. “When I first got the email, I had to reread it to process it fully.”  The AMS Washington Scholarship is funded by Dr. Warren and Mary Washington. They established a scholarship to be awarded to underrepresented…
Thu, 06/16/2022 - 1:54pm
Colorful leaf patterns imprinted on fabric, along with the wool fibers that create its structure, weave the story of Franklin College/Warnell School double major Jay Reddish. Kristen Morales of the Warnell School shares the story: The blending of art and nature on the dress represent how Reddish is also combining aspects of their dual major at UGA: parks, recreation and tourism management at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources…
Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:05pm
A new course at the University of Georgia is helping math students explore the wide variety of careers open to graduates in their field. During the course, students work on real-world, industry projects such as helping the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia determine whether food needs are being met and if there are areas of scarcity in the communities they serve. Other recent projects include developing an app to help visualize and contextualize…
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:37am
Tejas Reddy’s focus on coastal ecosystems has earned him a 2022 Udall Scholarship. The University of Georgia undergraduate is one of 55 students across the nation being recognized for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment. A third-year Honors student from Rome, Georgia, Reddy is majoring in ecology in the Odum School of Ecology and biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Udall…
Thu, 05/05/2022 - 3:03pm
Aaron Alcala, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of genetics, won Arcadia Science’s first SciComm Hackathon with “One Cell to Rule Them All: Chlamydomonas,” a video that explains how studying a type of green algae has led to landmark discoveries that shed light on human health. He also produced a video for an earlier round of the competition that explores the question “Why Study Glowing Animals?” Alcala’s research focuses on how genes are…
Wed, 02/09/2022 - 4:00pm
University of Georgia senior Claire Bunn of Marion, Arkansas, will continue her studies in lung biology this fall as one of 23 Americans selected for the 2022 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars. The scholarship fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge in England. Bunn is UGA’s ninth Gates Cambridge Scholar in the program’s 21-year history. The scholarship, which recognizes intellectually…
Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:26am
Majoring in art history and comparative literature and intercultural studies while a member of the Counterpoint Dance Company, rising senior Tori Watson embodies the creative spirit and intellectual curiosity of the Franklin College and UGA. This summer, she completed a mural in downtown Athen, and when she’s not dancing, painting or volunteering, she might be researching Dutch art for her Honors thesis. She shares a bit of her Amazing Student…
Wed, 05/12/2021 - 4:02pm
Daniel Sina Rouhani is just finishing up his second year as a UGA undergrad, but this genetics and biochemistry double major has already put together a portfolio that would be the envy of many college graduates. Rouhani is the founder of the 3D design studio ExonScientific, which develops new techniques in digital graphic design to “push the boundaries of scientific communication.” He’s put his talents to use in projects with both UGA faculty—…
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 3:49pm
UGA is home to an artist with a gift for math and a heart for helping her fellow students. Meet Interior Design major in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Maelyn Ehrman, who will start a position as an interior designer with Arcollab, a multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm in Athens after graduation in May:  Math can be frustrating, especially during a pandemic, but Maelyn Ehrman is here to help. “Math in general is a subject that can be…
Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:43pm
UGA senior Emeline McClellan of Good Hope will continue her studies in classics this fall as one of 24 Americans selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. The scholarship fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge in England: McClellan is UGA’s eighth Gates Cambridge Scholar in the program’s 20-year history. The scholarship, which recognizes intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a…
Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:45am
University of Georgia student Phaidra Buchanan joined recipients from 64 countries around the world this weekend as she was named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar, bringing the total number of UGA Rhodes Scholars to 25. Ms. Buchanan, an Honors student in the Mary Frances Early College of Education with a minor in German, works hard to make a difference in the Athens community: As an undergraduate pre-service teacher, she investigated structural inequities…
Tue, 09/08/2020 - 11:43am
From teaching paddleboarding on Lake Herrick to leading trips through the Outdoor Recreation Center, Franklin double-major Alec Murphy (biology/psychology, Spanish minor) is committed to improving the lives of people around him. A future physician, he hopes to incorporate positive psychology research with medicine to make others happier and healthier: I volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital in radiology and neurology departments and the wound care…
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:26am
UGA Franklin alumnus Chip Chambers will attend medical school as a recipient of a Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Chambers is one of only six recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious $20,000 fellowship, named for the society’s founder. As a Urann Fellow, Chambers, of Watkinsville, Georgia, will pursue a dual…
Mon, 05/04/2020 - 3:36pm
UGA junior Angela Tsao is working to advance research at the intersection of computer science and sustainability, and her focus has earned her national recognition as a 2020 Udall Scholar: She was one of 55 undergraduates selected from across the nation and U.S. territories for the scholarship, which is awarded to sophomores and juniors on the basis of their commitment to careers in the environment, Native health care or Tribal public policy.…
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 3:23pm
Boren Scholar and Latin American and Caribbean Studies major Emily Goggin came to UGA with an open mind about her future and found her calling early on. She has studied in Brazil and Ghana, and as an Army ROTC cadet, she will pursue her professional interest in international affairs in the military: During my freshman class registration, I signed up for a first-year seminar class without knowing its subject, teacher or content. It was near my…
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:30am
A rising senior majoring in English and comparative literature, LeBria Casher is part of over 115 mentor pairs in the successful pilot of the program launched this spring: LeBria’s mentor was Allison Ausband (ABJ ’83), who graduated with a journalism degree, serves on the UGA Board of Trustees and is the senior vice president of in-flight service at Delta Air Lines. LeBria shared a little about her experience piloting the new UGA Mentor Program…
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:38am
Wonderful video spotlighting Sahada Buckley, a violin performance and music theory major in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who is developing her skills as a classical musician while also becoming a part of our beloved local music scene.
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…
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:09am
History Matters/Back to the Future is a national nonprofit organization that “promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past, awarding “Sallie Bingham” grants to four students across the country to produce plays by female playwrights written before 1965. Senior theatre major Ellen Everitt will use one of the grants to fulfill her creative vision: Everitt plans to direct “The Emperor of the Moon” by Aphra Behn. The play, which was…
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…
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:16am
Research sheds new light on process of iron storage in microorganisms University of Georgia researchers have discovered a new way that iron is stored in microorganisms, a finding that provides new insights into the fundamental nature of how biological systems work. The research was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. Iron, a metal that is required by all living organisms, is usually stored with oxygen inside a cell in a…
Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:24am
Assistant professor of chemistry Jin Xie has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program: CAREER awards are among the NSF's most prestigious. The five-year grant supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Xie's research is focused on advances in nanobiotechnology,…
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:02am
As science moves forward, disease treatment regimes become more refined, safer and more effective. Great news from Shanta Dhar's research lab in the department of chemistry: Dhar, assistant professor of chemistry in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Rakesh Pathak, a postdoctoral researcher in Dhar's lab, constructed a modified version of cisplatin called Platin-M, which is designed to overcome this resistance by attacking…
Thu, 08/15/2013 - 11:40am
Researchers from the department of chemistry, in the early online edition of ACS Nano, report progress on an innovative new use for nanoparticles: The human body operates under a constant state of martial law. Chief among the enforcers charged with maintaining order is the immune system, a complex network that seeks out and destroys the hordes of invading bacteria and viruses that threaten the organic society as it goes about its work. The…

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