Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:02pm
Awards season celebrates many of our best and the accolades continue for Franklin College faculty and students. Among the many honors, inductions and elections: Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is president-electof the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. SIMB is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Lecture, Ceremony, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:59am
Awards season is always a time of celebration for the Franklin College, and we congratulate our colleagues (and students) on recent recognition, grants and professorships: Half of the six recipients of UGA’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction are from Franklin faculty members – Christine Alright from the department of Classics received the Russell Award for Excellence in Teaching – Athens CEO, UGA Today. Professor of sociology and…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Career Center, Founders Memorial Garden, UGA Creative Writing Program
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:03pm
Accomplishments of note by students, faculty, staff and alumni over the past month include: 31 Franklin College alumni were recognized this year in the 2018 class of the Bulldog 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni The student-led UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory is one of two projects chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space Inside the “Blue Planet II” dive into the deep…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Environmental Health Sciences, commensality, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, Human Nature, semester, Founders Memorial Garden
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:42pm
Congratulations on the many recent honors and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni of the Franklin College and our colleagues around the university: The University of Georgia observed its anniversary as the birthplace of public higher education in America during the week of Jan. 22-26, and the UGA Alumni Association celebrated the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 16th annual Founders Day Lecture Jan. 22…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Delta Sigma Theta, Environmental Health Sciences
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:22am
Graduate student papers, TedX, AAAS and new offices for our advising colleagues lead the most recent round up of kudos and congratulations: UGA sociology graduate students Tara Sutton, Brittany Martin, and Eric Klopack accepted the ‪@ASCRM41 Division on Women & Crime graduate student paper award at the 73rd annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology November 15-18 in Philadelphia, PA Former UGA faculty member and Franklin College…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, ClinEpiDB, printmaking, Department of English
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:06pm
New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, UGA Creative Writing Program, Meeting, Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Department of Statistics, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Four Towers Building, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Ecology Annex
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:58am
A new collaboration on microbial ecosystems, the summer program in public history, and Write@UGA were just some of the news worth crowing about this summer. A few more awards and news items worthy of congratulations: UGA researchers report report milestone in global fight against a major cause of diarrheal disease – research by Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology Boris Striepen, Sumiti Vinayak Researchers return to the Gulf of…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Meeting, Ceremony, archaeology, Sociology, Institute of Bioinformatics
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:34pm
Udall and Goldwater Scholars, an HBO movie role, and a slew of teaching and research awards highlight the April kudos for Franklin students and faculty: University of Georgia juniors and Honors students Morgan Gibbs (from Peachtree City, majoring in chemistry and minoring in pharmaceutical sciences) and Mallory Harris (from Dunwoody, is pursuing mathematical sciences with a concentration in computational biology) are among 240 students across…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Community, Issues, Pew Charitable Trust, Department of Marine Sciences, #UGA18, Department of Psychology, Human Nature, sun
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:06pm
It's not even Honors Week yet and the accolades for Franklin students, faculty and alumni are already rolling in. A sample of awards, fellowships and scholarly activity from the month of March: UGA Skidaway Institute research paper selected for research spotlight, authored by associate professor of Department of Marine Sciences Aron Stubbins   UGA alumna Patricia Andrews Fearon was one of 36 Americans to be named a 2017 recipient of the Gates…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, education, Hodgson Wind Ensemble
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:22am
Russell Teaching Award, Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductions and Georgia Bio Awards lead the way in recent accolades for Franklin Faculty: Three faculty members, including associate professor of genetics Kelly Dyer, receive Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – UGA Today B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of History Emeritus James Cobb among three authors named to Georgia Writers Hall of Fame – ABH Yiping Zhao, Distinguished…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, library, sun
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:39am
Our faculty and the university as a whole kick off the New Year with exemplary honors and awards. A few from the past month: Andrea Sweigart, assistant professor of genetics, honored with Presidential Early Career Award UGA marine scientists received a $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study how microorganisms in the oceans keep the Earth healthy, professor and P.I. Mary Ann Moran and GRA Eminent Scholar Arthur…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Fellows, Office of Institutional Diversity, ClinEpiDB, industry
Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:41am
The Bulldog 100, a Rhodes Scholar, and the new capital campaign highlight this month's kudos to faculty, students and staff: Laura Courchesne, an Honors Program student and Foundation Fellow from Fair Haven, New Jersey, majoring in economics and religion in the Terry College of Business and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar Geology doctoral student Ny Riavo Voarintsoa was among the The Geological Society of…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, employee relations, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Hodgson Wind Ensemble
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:35am
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty, students and alumni on their recent accomplishments: Congratulations to former PhD Student, Marcus Williams of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, who had the 2nd of his PhD dissertation manuscripts at UGA accepted for publication in the scholarly journal, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Journal. The paper, “Mapping the Spatio-temporal Evolution of Irrigation in…
Tags: Career Center, Environmental Health Sciences, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Human Nature, History, Colloquium, Outstanding Advisor
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:23am
Professor of linguistics, Classics, and Germanic and Slavic languages Jared Klein has been honored with the publication of a festschrift celebrating his career and contributions to the discipline of Indo-European linguistics. The book-length volume of original, scholarly articles, Tavet Tat Satyam, was published by Beech Stave Press on the occasion of Klein’s seventieth birthday. The presentation of a festschrift is a European tradition honoring…
Tags: dreams, Department of Marine Sciences, UGA Department of Film and Theatre Studies, UGA Student Affairs, Department of Chemistry, poetry, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:08pm
Jeopardy! a Guggenheim Fellowship, new associate provost for international education and a festschrift... quite a month for Franklin College students, faculty and alumni: PhD theatre student Seth Noel Wilson is on Jeopardy! this week – Wilson won on Tuesday night and will return. What is fantastic news for a graduate student? The University of Georgia moved up three spots to No. 18 in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of Best…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Double Dawgs, arts, dual degree
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:56am
The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample: The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, Ceremony, Dawson Hall, education
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 9:53am
Honors Week shines a light on many of our best, plus several more wonderful accolades in April for Franklin students, faculty and alumni: UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd will serve as commencement speaker at one of Florida State University’s three spring commencement ceremonies (April 29, 30) Honors students Catherine "Cali" Callaway (biology) and Morrison Nolan (geology…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Meeting, Ceremony, Environmental Health Sciences
Tue, 03/29/2016 - 3:35pm
Our faculty, students and programs continue to distinguish the Franklin College and UGA. Notable accomplishments from the past month include: Michael K. Johnson, an internationally recognized chemist whose work has implications for agriculture, energy and health, has been named a Regents Professor, effective July 1 A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says estimating the influence of climate change on…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Institute of Higher Education
Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:05am
Franklin College students and faculty continue to distinguish themselves with the highest honors and accomplishments. A sample from the month of February: Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Zachary Wood is among three UGA faculty members to receive Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UGA’s highest early career teaching honor. Our own associate dean Chuck Kutal is the subject of a Faculty…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Ceremony, Meeting, Ecology Annex
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:34am
Happy 231st Birthday, UGA. On Jan. 27, 1785 the members of the Georgia General Assembly established the University of Georgia as the first public land-grant university. Founders Week celebrations. “Let's Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno,' a new book of poetry by professor of creative writing and English Ed Pavlić, was reviewed by Publisher's Weekly and The New York Times. Pavlić's book, 'Who Can Afford to Improvise? : James Baldwin and Black Music…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Christianity, medieval
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:34am
Faculty, staff and students excel in every area of endeavor on campus and (quite) beyond. A sampling of solid achievements by our colleagues shared over the last month: The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Research Board announced awards of nearly $38 million to individuals and teams studying the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. Among the awardees are professor and head of the department of marine…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Agriculture, UGA Creative Writing Program, Office of Institutional Diversity
Wed, 10/28/2015 - 1:10pm
The Georgia Debate Union won the recent intercollegiate tournament at Vanderbilt University - details on that, along with a few other honors and accomplishments from the month of October: Two teams representing the Georgia Debate Union, which organizes and fields competitive policy debate teams at the University of Georgia, emerged victorious at the 2015 Vanderbilt intercollegiate debate tournament held in Nashville, Tennessee. The tournament…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Ceremony, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, politics
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:35pm
Great work and career accomplishments by Franklin College faculty and alumni were celebrated widely in September. Here are just a few: Four UGA faculty members, including professor of genetics Jessica Kissinger and Franklin College associate dean Kecia Thomas were selected as the university's 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. Created by the Southeastern Conference in 2008, the fellowship program seeks to identify,…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, ClinEpiDB, Environmental Health Sciences, Outstanding Advisor
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 9:41am
Franklin College faculty, staff, students and alumni continue to distinguish themselves and the university with awards, honors and accolades. Here are a few from the summer: “Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century,” is reviewed by The Economist and Los Angeles Times. Author Jed Rasula is the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor and English department head. New York Times also reviews Rasula’s history of…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Meeting, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, play
Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:00am
Tremendous accomplishments by Franklin faculty of late, as noted below. But we share our our top item with great pride and no small measure of sadness as the Franklin College bids farewell and good luck to one of our great colleagues, Linda Bachman, as she begins an important new job at UGA: Assistant dean Linda Bachman has been named director of university experiential learning. Her appointment is effective May 1 in the Office of the Vice…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Meeting, UGA Green Lab Program, Classics, State Botanical Garden of Georgia