Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:36pm
Professor of genetics Janet Westpheling has been elected president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology in the 2018 SIMB Board of Directors election. The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949,…
Tags: Correll Hall, Outstanding Advisor
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.…
Tags: Fine Arts Building, Outstanding advisor, Dance Building, Dean Rusk Hall, Westpheling, History, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Europe
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:39am
The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is an interdisciplinary initiative that builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members and other professionals with research, teaching and service interests in religion's contribution to the common good. A wonderful initiative from our religion faculty, supported by the Willson Center. The series continues throughout the academic year. Image: symbol for mindfulness, via…
Tags: To Boldly Go, civilization, IYPT, Westpheling, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:39am
If you noticed the recent international scholarships won by UGA students, a common thread of their degrees and/or undergraduate training is Arabic language instruction. This commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education expands on the notion that, To Make the World a Better Place, [we should] Teach Arabic: Today few would doubt that the reach and power of American culture is global, nor that the country is an international power. Colleges take…
Tags: University of Georgia Griffin Campus, Westpheling, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:04am
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts' Global Georgia Initiative brings author and human rights activist Loung Ung to campus for a public lecture on Thursday January 29 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room on the 4th floor of the Rusk Center. Her lecture is titled, "First They Killed My Father," Loung Ung was only 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge soldiers stormed into her native city of Phnom Penh. Four years later, in one of the bloodiest…
Tags: Global Georgia Initiative, Financial Planning Research Center, Lamar Dodd School of Art and Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Westpheling
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:30am
Creative writing professor and poet Ed Pavlić just returned from the West Bank, where he toured the region with other writers as well as government and NGO officials. He offers some poignant observations about the current conflict in this piece for Africa Is A Country: I know. It’s the oldest of old hats to note the distended shapes American journalism creates to preserve the Israel-first, false impression of some symmetry or parity between…
Tags: brass, Global Georgia Initiative, 3, Westpheling, African-Americans