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Five student winners of the annual Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concerto Competition will launch the spring Thursday Scholarship Series of concerts performing with the UGA Symphony Orchestra Jan 26.  This year’s winners include: Michael Baker, trumpet, Chaynes’ “Concerto for Trumpet (1st mov)”Gabriella McClellan, cello, Dvorák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104, I. Allegro”Anna Savelyeva, piano, Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No 3 (1st…
The Class of 2023 rolls on – into caps and gowns, toward next steps, new goals, and a bright future glimmering with a fresh degree. Today's the day! Celebrate graduates! The University of Georgia welcomes its newest alumni on Dec. 15 as 1,626 undergraduates and 1,340 graduate students—a total of 2,966—have met requirements to participate in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies: The undergraduate ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in…
Over 65 items donated to Student Government Association Clothing Closet Eight humanities departments within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia participated in an October clothing drive to support the efforts of the Student Government Association Clothing Closet. The SGA Clothing Closet was founded in 2019 and provides one free professional outfit per student per year, no matter their major, when supplies allow…
A delegation of six undergraduate students representing the University of Georgia at the 26th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU 2023) simulation in Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Nov. 8 – 11, 2023 won the “Most Outstanding Delegation Award” representing Kenya at the conference.    A student-centered program, the SEMAU simulation is designed to assist students in gaining valuable knowledge…
As a nexus for study and instruction in global languages, the Franklin College connects UGA students with broad opportunities – and qualifies an elite few for the most prestigious scholarships available to American college students. In another outstanding moment in a string of successive achievements, Ashni Patel became the eighth UGA student to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship and will join students from around the world pursuing a one-year…
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents the annual Holiday Concert, a tradition for the faculty and students of the Franklin College, the University of Georgia,  and the Athens community. Fo two nights – beginning tonight – this cornucopia of some our strongest ensembles is the perfect start to your holiday season. Featuring the UGA Symphony Orchestra, Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, UGA Glee Clubs, British Brass Band, Jazz Ensembles…
We are grateful for the fine work of our faculty, staff, and students, and so happy to see them acknowledged on campus, in the community, and [quite] beyond. A few recent achievements by our colleagues and by Franklin College students: Mariah Cady, senior in the Franklin College and School of Public and International Affairs, majoring in Russian and international affairs with minors in geography, German, and president of the Native American…
Now in its third year, the Math Peer Mentor Program (MP)2 in the department of mathematics connects undergraduate upperclassmen with freshmen and transfer students. The program creates a runway to socializing new students to the rigors of a new academic environment – and welcoming students into the campus community. "From the time students meet a mentor, they immediately begin to feel connected to their department, immediately feel connected to…
The  University of Georgia School of Computing held its second annual Research Day on Nov. 17. Keynote speaker Irfan Essa, senior associate dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, explained recent developments of artificial intelligence and how these advancements may impact society, the Red&Black reports: “Ask not when, or if, AI will replace people,” Essa said. “Ask when people using AI will replace people not using AI.”…
The Lamar Dodd School of Art Dodd Ambassadors present the third annual Dodd Market Friday Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Courtyard and First Floor atrium of the school of art. The Dodd Market’s mission – to provide valuable selling experience to art students and to engage the UGA and Athens community with student artists – creates a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talent at the Dodd. And just in time for the holidays. Shop from over…
You are invited to the 2023 Franklin College of Arts and Science Homecoming Tailgate! Join Dean Anna Stenport on the New College Lawn outside New College for Flying Biscuit Cafe, beverages, and pre-game fun! Georgia v. Missouri Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 12:30 p.m.   New College Lawn located between New College and the Chapel Register Now Please register to purchase tailgate tickets. The attending cost includes a catered lunch by Flying Biscuit…
Happy Halloween! The week/month-long celebration of ghosts, ghouls, and making merry with costumes and candy – thanks, Wild Rumpus! – comes to end tonight. It will be time to put away the makeup and pumpkins and make way! Spotlight on the Arts begins Nov. 1 with a nice segue: Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernandez: Día de los Muertos  Mariachi master José Hernández and his Sol de México boast a history as rich and colorful as mariachi…
In the campus community, across the state and around the nation, we applaud the outstanding work by Franklin College faculty and students announced during October. A sample of the awards, grants, performances, and milestones: Organizers of this year’s Atlanta Art Week invited nine M.F.A. students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art to present the group exhibition “Unlisted” at The Works in Atlanta’s Upper Westside. The discipline of dance:…
American Deadbolt, the first feature-length film shot at Athena Studios in Athens, wrapped in late July after receiving a waiver from the Screen Actors Guild giving permission for its actors to cross the picket line – and a helping hand from students and graduates of the UGA Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media. Flagpole shares the story: After casting, hiring a crew and making other preparations with the possibility of a…
The UGA Mentoring program connects students with alumni to gain insights into the connections between campus and career. This invaluable exchange allows our alumni to give back in ways that help individual students during their educational journey.  Coordinated through the UGA Career Center, the Mentoring program is a critical asset for both alumni looking to stay involved on campus – no matter where they are – and students looking for…
Join us for a panel discussion tomorrow – in Park Hall 265 at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11th – when four UGA staff members share about how we arrived to in our respective careers, intership opportunities available within our units, and other details about careers and career possibilities after you get a humanities degree.   See you there!    
Organizers of the 2023 edition of Atlanta Art Week invited nine MFA students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art to present the group exhibition Unlisted at The Works, a mixed-use development in Atlanta’s Upper Westside, from October 3 through October 7, 2023. Atlanta Art Week partners with over 20 galleries, museums, and arts institutions in the metropolitan region to spotlight a rich variety of cultural…
UGA Theatre presents Silent Sky, the untold story of Henrietta Leavitt, a brilliant astronomer whose groundbreaking discoveries changed our understanding of the cosmos.  Fueled by determination, intellect, and an unyielding spirit, Henrietta struggles against the societal expectations of the early 20th century in Lauren Gunderson's thought-provoking meditation on perseverance, the pursuit of knowledge, and the indomitable human spirit.…
Thriving students, faculty and staff of the Franklin College pushes UGA to ever-greater heights, A few of the awards and shoutoutds we celebrated during September: University of Georgia professor J. Marshall Shepherd was npresented with the prestigious 2023 Environmental Achievement Award by the Environmental Law Institute 2023 University Professor Jean Martin-Williams, associate dean in the Franklin College, and 2023 Regents Professor Michael…
Six UGA students and four staff members received scholarships and awards during the Black Faculty and Staff Organization’s 2023 Founders Award Scholarship Ceremony, held Sept. 19. UGA President Jere W. Morehead expressed his appreciation to the BFSO for its assistance in supporting the institution’s students. “What the Black Faculty and Staff Organization does at this event, and the work leading up to this event, is especially important because…
Sophomore theatre major, and Cora Nunally MIlle Fine Arts Scholar in the Franklin Colege, Wyn Thomas channels her inspriations for theatre-making from a variety of sources. Our colleague Erica Techo shares her story: She has written several plays, including “Write Their Wrongs,” a short play that discusses the aftermath of a high school shooting. It was performed around the country as part of #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence and then published…
Julianna Russ of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, a third-year student at the University of Georgia, is one of 100 college students from across the nation to be selected for the second cohort of the Voyager Scholarship, the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service. Established in 2021 by the Obama Foundation and Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, the Voyager Scholarship is a two-year program for students in their junior and senior years of college…
Professor and head of the department of theatre and films studies Julie Ray served as Scenic Designer for the recently-opened Beautiful: The Carole King Musical for Aurora Theatre. MFA candidates Jack Stoffel and Cody Russell served alongside her as Assistant Scenic Designers with Russell also designing props. Aurora Theatre holds a special place within UGA and the department, as one of its co-founders is alumnus Anthony Rodriguez…
We welcome all of our new and returning students back to campus today, with special focus on the 6,200-strong first-year class: The incoming class includes students from 470 Georgia high schools, 143 Georgia counties, 45 states and 14 nations. Approximately 81% of the first-year students are Georgia residents. Overall, 84.5% of UGA’s undergraduate student body are Georgia residents, a percentage of in-state students far above that of many other…
To celebrate the start of the Fall 2023 semester, the Lamar Dodd School of Art welcomes friends and members of the community to the Back to School Exhibition Opening, an occasion to meet six new faculty members and an incoming cohort of graduate students in studio art, art education, and art history while enjoying four exhibitions on view in the Dodd Galleries. The exhibition opening, on Friday August 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lamar…

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