Wednesday, September 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 Public Universities

African-American women have the highest graduation rate at UGA - 92.8 percent 6-year graduation rate is the highest graduation rate of any demographic at UGA

Lamar Dodd School of art MFA alumnus John Powers awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship – ArtUGAnews

Professor of linguistics, Classics and Germanic 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

Former Franklin College associate dean Noel Fallows was named associate provost for international education at the University of Georgia

On September 12 David P. Landau, Distinguished Research Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Simulational Physics, presented a Joint Invited Talk/Max Planck Colloquium at the “International Focus Workshop on Bridging-Time Scale Techniques and their Applications to Atomistic Computational Science” held at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.  The title of his presentation was: Replica Exchange Wang-Landau Sampling:  A New Paradigm for Petascale Monte Carlo Simulations.  This new, generic stochastic sampling framework, “Replica exchange Wang-Landau sampling”, was developed in the Center for Simulational Physics together with two former postdocs, Thomas Vogel and Thomas Wuest, and a former graduate student Ying Wai Li.  It has already been used by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to run algorithms achieving a performance of 2.5 Petaflops on Titan, the fastest supercomputer in the U.S. 

Image: Seth Wilson with Alex Trebeck, courtesy of Dina Canup