Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:44pm
UGA giving features psychology major Savonte Wilson ’21, who is attending his dream school thanks to the Beth and Barry Storey Family Scholarship: “I always wanted to come to UGA—it was my dream school,” said Savonte. “I made the grades for it and everything: I had a 4.0 throughout high school. I was determined to come here.” Savonte, a Moultrie, Georgia, native, was accepted to the University of Georgia on St. Patrick’s Day 2017, but it was…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Marine Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, resources, essay, justice
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:43am
The University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band will perform a tribute the late Gregg Allman during halftime of the UGA vs. South Carolina football game on Nov. 4. The Redcoats will perform three songs written by Gregg Allman – “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider,” and “Blackhearted Woman” – and one song co-written by Allman and Dickie Betts, “Ramblin’ Man,” which was performed and recorded by the Allman Brothers Band. The famed Georgia-based rock…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Marine Sciences, Othello, Ecology Annex
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:12pm
A new book on sacred natural sites, Indigeneity and the Sacred: Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas, was recently published by Berghahn Books: The conservation of sites that indigenous people hold sacred has taken urgency as globalization and population growth increased demands for resources in the mountains of the Western Hemisphere.  Fausto O. Sarmiento, a professor of Geography and director of the…
Tags: discussion, Department of Marine Sciences, pre-med, Genetics, coffee, Four Towers Building
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:02pm
To Apply:  On no more than 1 typed page, provide your full name, department, degree program, name of faculty advisor, and a summary of your research project that clearly explains the significance and originality of your research to both specialists in your area and non-specialists.  E-mail your application to camiew@uga.edu by October 2, 5 pm.  A great opportunity for students to explore and share art through research. Get your entires in by…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, Campus Transit Facility, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:10am
A rare story combining social science scholarship and the entertainment industry brings anthropology professor Roberta Salmi to the movies: Recordings of gorilla sounds are extremely rare, so sounds used in the entertainment industry are generally not obtained from actual gorillas. In films, they are usually portrayed as screaming, aggressive beasts, when they are actually the opposite. For this summer's blockbuster "War for the Planet of the…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, River’s Crossing Annex, Department of Language and Literacy Education, Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:00pm
Shawn Foster, an Honors student majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, was one of 20 students nationwide selected as a Beinecke Scholar: He is the first UGA student to receive the honor, which awards $34,000 to third-year students with demonstrated financial need who will pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Foster plans to earn a doctorate in linguistics. A first-generation college student, he is from the…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, arts, Rhetoric, Department of Marine Sciences
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
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:05am
Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology and Barbara and Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Roberto Docampo, who has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award: The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as…
Tags: Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences, Colloquium
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:49am
Next week, the February edition of the Thursday Scholarship Series in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents an unusual opportunity to appreciate 25 pianists, at once: Five piano faculty members, 20 piano students and 440 keys will fill the Hodgson Concert Hall stage when the Thursday Scholarship Series brings the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Piano Extravaganza to life on Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. An historic assemblage of talent for…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 11/21/2016 - 2:38pm
Laura Courchesne became one of 32 students in the U.S. to be named a Rhodes Scholar, receiving the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world: Courchesne, an Honors Program student and Foundation Fellow from Fair Haven, New Jersey, is majoring in economics and religion in the Terry College of Business and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, respectively. Her studies focus on the emerging field of behavioral…
Tags: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, diseases, Department of Marine Sciences
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, 08/17/2016 - 10:56am
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of over thirty institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve. UGA has become its newest member: The world’s most pressing, complex and…
Tags: Assistant Dean for College Relations, Institute of Native American Studies, Department of Marine Sciences, Bulldog 100
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:15am
Not the feedback loop, but fact-checking media reports. In perhaps the next iteration of evaluating climate news and data, how trustworthy is the science you read about? A new group will track the accuracy of climate news to evaluate what's out there: Last week, Climate Feedback announced the Scientific Trust Tracker, a feature that will track news outlets’ accuracy on climate change, one scientist-reviewed story at a time. Right now, the Trust…
Tags: Black Theatrical Ensemble, Coliseum Training Facility, Fellows, Earth, instruction, Department of Marine Sciences
Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:16am
The Fifth Annual Thank a Donor Day is taking place today in Tate Plaza until 1 p.m. Come join our students, including many Franklin Ambassadors, in expressing their gratitude to UGA donors with photos, cards and giveaway prizes. We appreciate the supprt of our donors as well as the efforts of the stewardship staff that connects UGA alumni and friends with opportunities to impact campus and help enhance the UGA experience for all students.  Thank…
Tags: Georgia Workshop on Culture Power and History, Department of Marine Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:12am
The Southeastern Conference recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. And no faculty member out of the 14 SEC schools represents that convergence of accomplishments better than this year's UGA recipient, Milton Masciadri: Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Masciadri is a third-generation double bass player who began his professional performance career at the age…
Tags: Somalia, collaboration, Meeting, Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:30pm
On March 8, the American video-distribution company Criterion Collection will release a new 2K digital restoration of Jacques Rivette's 1961 classic, PARIS BELONGS TO US. Among the added features to the new disc is an interview with Wheatley Professor of the Arts in the department of theatre and film studies, Richard Neupert. Author of A History of the French New Wave Cinema, Neupert is featured in an Intro "bonus track" on the BluRay release,…
Tags: Integrative Conservation Research's Annual Sustainability Science Symposium, Department of Marine Sciences
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am
Professor Marshall Shepherd uses his Forbes column to embark on a perfectly understandable explanation of why we have seasons, the actual length of Earth's trips around the sun, et voilà, the need for a Leap Year: Throughout the year, different parts of the Earth receive the Sun’s rays more directly. In Boreal Winter, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun. At the same time, Austral Summer is happening because the Southern…
Tags: public heath, FYO, Homecoming, Department of Marine Sciences, Outstanding Advisor
Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:02am
Franklin faculty engagement and the impact of public scholarship on policy debates to understanding the news takes shape in media around the world. A sample from the month of October: Evidence of water found on Mars, reports the Athens Banner-Herald. Monday’s announcement by NASA “provides a more concrete result on such a claim based on the most recent Mars mission data,” said Inseok Song, associate professor of astronomy New research from…
Tags: Fellows, Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:22am
One of America's greatest writers is now the focus of an annual, peer-reviewed journal that brings together a wide array of critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin: In addition to these cutting-edge contributions, each issue contains a review of recent Baldwin scholarship and an award-winning graduate student essay. The James Baldwin Review publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin;…
Tags: 1, Department of Marine Sciences, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Anthropology
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:39am
Franklin College faculty share their expertise in a variety of media every day, in pixels, print and on the air waves. A sampling from the past month: Scientists study how rising seas will reshape the Georgia coast, reports the Associated Press. Clark Alexander, a researcher at UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and colleagues are working on a project to more accurately forecast expected changes from encroaching seawater. Also WABE-FM How…
Tags: Big Data, Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences, Office of Institutional Diversity
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:43am
Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Paula Lemons uses findings from her research on science education to design curricula for her classes and tailor her interactions with students to enhance their learning outcomes: What are your favorite courses and why? My favorite course is “Introductory Biochemistry” (BCMB 3100). I started teaching BCMB 3100 a few years ago, and moving to this course allowed me to prioritize changing…
Tags: Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:04pm
You can read about the Information Age on almost any page, on practically any day. More data has been created in the last fifteen years than in all previous human history. What does this mean for science? For research? For scholarship? Quite a byte(!), it turns out. Managing, storing and making this data accessible is a Herculean task that is growing by the day. It is arguably one of the greatest next-challenges of civilization, not to mention…
Tags: conjecture, marine science, Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:57am
Columns this weeks honors Richard Graham, UGA's first full-time African American faculty member, who passed away last month: Richard M. Graham, the first full-time African-American faculty member at UGA, died May 4 at the age of 83. Graham was a former director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, which is part of the university's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Graham took up piano at an early age and…
Tags: #WelcomeUga, Ecology Annex, Department of Marine Sciences
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:10am
The Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing, for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. One of this year's Fellowship winners is Laura Lake Smith, a doctoral candidate in art history in the Lamar Dodd School of Art for her work, Imaging the In-between: The…
Tags: experiential learning, Thursday Scholarship Series, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, grants, Department of Marine Sciences
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:56am
Yesterday, The Guardian and ABC News quoted geography professor Marshall Shepherd about a study showing population concentrating into areas facing significant temperature rises. Today, we released news about a study authored by Shepherd and his colleagues about vulnerable populations in Georgia that are highly susceptible to climate change: The study, published May 18 in Applied Geography, examines not only the sensitivity and susceptibility of…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, experience, Fellows, Four Towers Building, Department of Marine Sciences