Tuesday, March 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 some types of extreme events—such as heat waves, drought and heavy precipitation—is now possible. J. Marshall Shepherd contributed to the report as a member of the 10-person committee and one of three scientists who briefed government officials in Washington, D.C.

Professor of psychology Josh Miller was awarded the 2016 Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation. The annual award honors an outstanding early- to mid-career psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology including the areas of personality, personality theory, personality disorders and personality measurement, according to the foundation

The Graduate printmaking program in the Lamar Dodd School of Art was tied for 7th in the 2016 Best Grad Schools ranking by U.S. News and World Report

Jin Xie, assistant professor in the department of chemistry has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program. The five-year grant supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations

Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology John Brewer published an historical romance novel, Golden Mary

Honors student Bert Thompson Jr. has been awarded a Carnegie Junior Research Fellowship, becoming one of just 14 young scholars from across the nation to join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a research assistant. Thompson, who is from Macon, is expected to graduate in May with a double major in international affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs and history from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.