Tuesday, November 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 dean Garnett S. Stokes appointed president of The University of New Mexico – UNM Newsroom, U.S. News & World Report, Missourian, Santa Fe New Mexican

UGA Drug Discovery Core laboratory, a campus-wide collaborative facility designed to hasten the development of therapeutic drugs for a number of major diseases, opens.

Congratulations to our Office of Student Academic Services, which moved into new offices worthy of its mission advising so many of UGA’s students, in Brooks Hall on North campus

James H. Leebens-Mack, professor of plant biology noted for distinguished contributions to plant evolution and genomics, and Chung-Jui "C.J." Tsai, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Winfred N. "Hank" Haynes Professor, known for pioneering research contributions in forestry biotechnology and genomics, are two of three UGA faculty members named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

David P. Landau, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Center for Simulational Physics, was elected as the new Chair of the IUPAP C20 Commission on Computational Physics at the recent General Assembly Meeting of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. IUPAP was established in Brussels in 1922 and currently is headquartered in Singapore.  A total of 60 member countries belong to IUPAP, and to cover interdisciplinary activities IUPAP maintains close liaison with several of the other scientific Unions

Three Franklin students were among those selected to present at the Sixth Annual TEDxUGA Student Idea Showcase: 

Martin Ward, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Romance Languages, is currently working on his dissertation, tentatively titled Transforming Masculinities in Contemporary Southern Cone Literature, and completing the graduate certificate in Women's Studies

Ashley Tan is a first-year undergraduate studying computer science, a member of Women in Technology (WIT) and the National Center for Women and IT Aspirations in Computing Community. Currently, she is working as a Google Cloud Platform Student Innovator with Vaco San Francisco

Faiz Ali Saulat is a fourth-year undergraduate studying Biology with Pre-Med intent. He is co-founder of Shifa Clinic - Athens, GA, a free healthcare clinic serving the low-income population of Athens and neighboring areas.

Image: detail from one of the frescoes inside Brooks Hall painted in 1944 by Jean Charlot