Thursday, February 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 Profile in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction newsletter, Engage.

UGA Graduate Psychology Department ranked eighth in nation for Clinical Psychology – R&B

Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor Martha Thomas has been named the second recipient of the Despy Karlas Professorship in Piano, which was established by friends and admirers of the late UGA music professor.

Two University of Georgia professors, including associate professor of mathematics Danny Krashen, are among 105 professors announced as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers.

An international group of researchers that includes department of computer science assistant professor Kyu Lee are leading a collaborative effort to create new technologies that will expose advanced persistent threats (APTs), a type of cyberattack responsible for prolonged—and often costly—network security breaches. Funded by a $5.3 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Partner institutions Purdue University, University of Wisconsin and UGA will develop the TRacking and Analysis of Causality at Enterprise level (TRACE) system that would quickly detect APTs and minimize the damage they cause.

The Center for Simulational Physics is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week during the 29th annual CSP Workshop.

Teams from the Georgia Debate Union finished first and second at the District 6 Southeast/Southeast Cross-Examination Debate Association tournament recently held at Emory University.  Their first and second-place finishes qualified each team to the 2016 National Debate Tournament, the national championship for college policy debate being held in Binghamton, New York.  The NDT will take place from March 31 to April 4, 2016.  

The department of history launched a program in public history that will offer students the opportunity to learn about the professional side of their discipline—through archiving artifacts, giving tours of historic sites or curating a historical collection of films—while living in Washington, D.C.

Image, clockwise from top left: Charles Kutal, Kyu Hyung Lee, Martha Thomas, Nathan Rice, Tucker Boyce, Advait Ramanan and Swapnil Agrawal