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Kudos, October 2022

Alan Flurry

Amid the turning of the season, October brought career milestones and the dedication the McBay Science Library, along with prestigious awards, grants, and new books from Franklin faculty. A sample of recent announcement – congratulations to all:

UGA oceanographer Samantha Joye has been awarded the 2022 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration

The University of Georgia has named nine faculty and academic leaders to the 2022-2023 class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, including Franklin College faculty members Paula Lemons and Anne Shaffer

Brian Bauer, assistant professor fo psychology, was awarded $250,000 by Mission Daybreak, a part of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ 10-year strategy to end veteran suicide through a comprehensive, public health approach

Pengpeng Bi, assistant professor of genetics in the Franklin College and the Center for Molecular Medicine, received a pair of NIH grants totaling $2.3 million to support efforts to uncover the molecular mechanism of human muscle development and homeostasis

UGA dedicated its science library for Shirley Mathis McBay, the first Black student to receive a Ph.D. from the university and the first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics from UGA

"Call it in the Air," the 13th book by Ed Pavlić, professor of English, African American studies, and creative writing, was published by Milkweed Editions Oct. 11

Suzanne Pilaar Birch, associate professor of anthropology, served as co-editor of a special issue published Oct. 17 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences featuring articles outlining the state of the art in archeological science

Image: 2022 Women's Leadership Fellows

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