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Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:48am
UGA student Aniyah Norman advocates for others in tech while carving out her own spot When she applied to the University of Georgia, Aniyah Norman had one goal in mind: to leave her footprint on the campus in the arena of technology and innovation. Now entering her final semester, Norman can finally say that she has accomplished exactly that. Growing up in Gainesville, Georgia, she was always drawn to STEM fields. She even tutored other students…
Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:13am
Fellowships and awards, new books and a college football National Championship has 2023 off to a great start for UGA and the Franklin College. Congratulations to all – because it takes everyone to create the new standard of excellence in athletics and academics. The latest accomplishments among our colleagues include: The American Association of Geographers (AAG) honored professor of geography Nik Heynen as a 2023 AAG Fellow, one of 16…
Thu, 01/19/2023 - 1:44pm
The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music launches its spring Thursday Scholarship Series of concerts with the winners of the Concerto Competition performing with the UGA Symphony Orchestra. This year’s winners (in alphabetical order): Michael Baker, trumpet; Gabriella McClellan, cello; Anna Savelyeva, piano; Diego Suarez, piano; and Yinzi Zhou, flute. The UGA Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Mark Cedel. The concert will be…
Fri, 01/06/2023 - 12:10pm
Anna Westerstahl Stenport, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been named the next dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia following a national search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions. She will…
Tue, 01/03/2023 - 11:59am
The 2022 UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival showcased more than 60 events and exhibitions throughout November. Now in its 11th year, the festival began with Student Spotlight on Nov. 1, featuring acts such as Young Choreographer’s Series dancers, Improv Athens, Next Act, classical music soloists from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, performances by the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, University Theatre’s production of William…
Fri, 12/16/2022 - 1:34pm
The University of Georgia will welcome its newest alumni on Dec. 16 as 1,681 undergraduates and 1,521 graduate students—a total of 3,202— met requirements to participate in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies on a crisp December day. Congratulations and welcome to the many family and friends on campus today! Well done, each and every one!  
Thu, 12/15/2022 - 3:54pm
Franklin College seniors Natalie Moss and Lauren Wilkes received the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which funds graduate study in the United Kingdom at any institution and in any field of study. 2022 is the first time two University of Georgia students received the honor in the same year:   Honors seniors Natalie Moss of Norcross and Lauren Wilkes of New Orleans, Louisiana, will continue their studies in the U.K. next year through the award,…
Thu, 12/08/2022 - 11:06am
For a growing number of UGA undergraduates, working on an essay or a research article doesn't end with a final grade. Instead, they submit their projects to The Classic Journal and begin working toward publication. The Classic Journal is a cross-disciplinary journal of undergraduate writing and research that the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program publishes biannually. To date, The Classic Journal has published 14 issues and reviewed more…
Tue, 11/29/2022 - 9:00am
Congratulations to students, staff, and faculty in our community for their many extraordinary and distinguishing feats of intellect, athleticism, and artistry. A sampling from November: On Friday, Oct. 28, three University of Georgia students clinched a victory in the Capital One College Bowl, a multi-week trivia competition hosted by Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning. Broadcast nationally on NBC, seniors Aidan Leahy (Double Dawg student from…
Mon, 11/14/2022 - 11:08am
University of Georgia student Natalie Navarrete was named a 2023 Rhodes Scholar this weekend, joining recipients from 64 countries around the world. Navarrete’s achievement makes UGA one of only three public universities in the U.S., in addition to the nation’s service academies, to have a Rhodes recipient and the only institution in Georgia this year. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the…
Fri, 11/11/2022 - 10:54am
Faculty members, students and visitors gathered for the 2022 Georgia Statistics Day (GSD) hosted by the department of statistics. The GSD is an annual event designed to promote interdisciplinary statistics research among the three flagship academic institutions in Georgia – the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University.  UGA hosted the inaugural GSD in 2015 to serve as a platform for bringing together senior…
Thu, 11/10/2022 - 1:58pm
Great feature from our friends at the UGA Performing Arts Center about how Experiential learning at UGA gets students out of the classroom and into the world. In October, the UGA PAC and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music created a collaboration between the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned Athens indie musician Kishi Bashi: A sold-out concert at Hodgson Concert Hall with conductor Mark Cedel showcased Kishi Bashi’s…
Thu, 10/27/2022 - 11:04am
The Hispanic community has been steadily growing in Georgia for many years, yet despite its increasing visibility, this community continues to be underrepresented in research around families and human development. Our colleagues in Research Communications share the story:   For Cynthia Suveg, this was a call to action. Suveg, professor of psychology in UGA’s Clinical Doctoral Program, has long been interested in bridging this research gap. Now,…
Mon, 09/26/2022 - 9:48am
Collaborative group work is increasingly prioritized across higher education, particularly in the life sciences and STEM-related fields. But how students communicate within these smaller groups is key to their success. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that students who understand what they do and do not know, and who are willing to ask for clarification and correct misinformation in the group, are more successful in small-…
Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:40am
New rankings, art exhibitions, awards and grants highlight recent achievements of colleagues from across the Franklin College: The University of Georgia has been ranked 10th on the latest list of Top Public Universities in the U.S. by the rankings platform Niche UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography director Clark Alexander, professor in the department of marine sciences, was voted the 2022-23 president-elect of the Southern Association of…
Tue, 08/30/2022 - 9:30am
The new School of Computing, faculty awards and grants as well as the promotion of Franklin College colleagues to university-level leadership positions highlight our kudos for the summer. Congratulations all!   University of Georgia to elevate computer science with new school – AJC, R&B, Fortune UGA plant biologist Robert Schmitz named finalist for prestigious 2022 Blavatnik National Award for young Scientists – R&B The National Science…
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 10:54am
The University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (I-STEM) Research Complex on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The 101,000-square-foot, $64 million I-STEM Research Building 2, which was funded by a combination of university and state funds, will support collaborative research in chemistry, engineering and other scientific disciplines. Paired with…
Mon, 08/15/2022 - 10:46am
Over the weekend, the majority of nearly 8,700 student residents moved into their on-campus homes – including UGA's largest freshman class ever.  More than 6,200 new first-year students start classes at UGA Aug. 17, selected from a record number of nearly 40,000 applications. The annual return of students to campus is a significant undertaking, with hundreds of faculty and staff volunteering with Hunker Down with Housing to greet students, help…
Tue, 07/26/2022 - 11:14am
The Hugh Hodgson School of music announced its fall 2022 season, a rich musical tapestry of student and faculty performances by the full roster of large ensembles and solo concerts. Anchored by the Scholarship Series, the fall also includes the Faculty Artist Series, the ensemble series, and a UGA Opera Theatre production of Gounod's Faust. Season subscription packages and individual concert tickets are available here.  
Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:50am
Culture and Community at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District, a partnership between the Penn Center, on St. Helena Island, SC, and the Willson Center, continued its first year’s public programs with a five-day cycle of research residencies in early June, 2022. The residencies brought students, faculty, and community experts from across the southeastern U.S. for unique place-based studies on the theme of Land, Liberation, and…
Fri, 07/08/2022 - 3:23pm
The Community Food Resources database for Athens-Clarke County is housed on Engage Georgia, a platform the UGA Office of Service-Learning launched for local volunteer opportunities. The site lists the food distribution sites available each day, their addresses, the kind of meal or food offered, and any requirements for recipients. Athens-Clarke County officials approved funding for the project through Athens Eats Together, a program that began…
Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:16am
Student musicians in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Saxophone Studio have been hard at work, with diligence and professionalism that has paid off with national recognition. Mixed Media saxophone quartet was awarded the Gold Medal in the senior wind division of the 49th Annual Fischoff Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN on May 20-22, 2022.  Camille Hayes in the Hodgson School reports:   Established in 1973, the…
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:20am
UGA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in scientific illustration is housed in the Lamar Dodd School of Art in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The program has produced decades of alumni who have gone on to pursue careers and graduate study in the field, including Christian, Pederson and its very own Chair of Scientific Illustration, Gene Wright. Like all art majors, scientific illustration students learn about perspective, light, color and the…
Tue, 06/07/2022 - 11:08am
Molly Stanley, academic advisor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding New Advisor by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Established in 1983, the NACADA Global Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making a significant impact on academic advising. NACADA represents and advocates for academic advising and advisors in higher education. In 2021-22 Stanley…
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 9:41am
Two University of Georgia students have been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric sciences. The scholarship provides two years of financial support, a 10-week, full-time paid summer internship to any NOAA facility nationwide, and support to participate in…

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