Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:17pm
Providing students experience with international diversity and opportunities to work with people from other cultures paired with unique language courses is, in many ways, the measure of a great university. The Red & Black offers a terrific introduction to the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants on campus this year: Every year, hundreds of people apply to be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistant in the U.S. Only a…
Tags: Religion, Teaching Assistant, Diversity, Global, education
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:42pm
Terrific news about the overall impact of the research enterprise on campus: The University of Georgia climbed seven spots to No. 54 among all U.S. universities, colleges and research institutions in the latest National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development rankings. "This is dramatic progress," said Vice President for Research David Lee. "Institutions normally rise or fall in these rankings a spot or two at a time." In…
Tags: Human Nature, education, Department of Dance
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:20am
Overlapping constituencies and interests strive to preserve an appreciation for beauty and "nature" but perhaps without the accompanying respect for how nature actually works. This new NSF-supported study highlights that there is just so much that we don't understand about how the world works: For nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall…
Tags: Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies, education, industry, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 1:08pm
Turning research and discoveries by our faculty into new products and services that serve the public is a goal that touches several university priorities at once. And while this tranfer has been a reality at UGA for decades, the process has recently been enhanced by a National Science Foundation program that designates campuses as Innovation Corps Sites: The I-Corps award will enable UGA to serve up to 30 new startup projects a year, adding to…
Tags: education, Human Nature, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, children
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:06pm
It's not even Honors Week yet and the accolades for Franklin students, faculty and alumni are already rolling in. A sample of awards, fellowships and scholarly activity from the month of March: UGA Skidaway Institute research paper selected for research spotlight, authored by associate professor of Department of Marine Sciences Aron Stubbins   UGA alumna Patricia Andrews Fearon was one of 36 Americans to be named a 2017 recipient of the Gates…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, education, Hodgson Wind Ensemble
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:53am
• Avery Elizabeth Wiens, chemical theory, models and computational methods. That's an amazing list, and note the interdisciplinary fields of study. The future of science is happening right now on our campus. Congratulations to these students and alumni - these broadly prestigious fellowships also have an extraordinary financial impact on the careers of young scientists. A vital program, indeed. Image: 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate…
Tags: education, Earth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Conner Hall, Psychology, Study Abroad
Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:39pm
The news earlier this week of national recognition for UGA for its efforts to foster an inclusive campus [for the third year in a row, no less], dovetails nicely with the renewal of a major new NSF grant for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University: UGA initially received funding to implement the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation a decade ago, and the program will continue…
Tags: Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, education, Department of Dance, Center for Applied Isotope Study
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:56am
The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample: The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, Ceremony, Dawson Hall, education
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:59am
Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants. Among the NSF's most prestigious, CAREER awards support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and the integration of education and research: Anderson's project tests whether plants will be able to survive on a warming planet…
Tags: education, GMOA, Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature, Performance
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:46am
Seventeen UGA students and alumni were among the 2,000 fellows selected from nearly 17,000 applicants nationwide for the 2016 competition. And Interim Associate Provost Noel Fallows shares with us this postcard from University of Liverpool professor Alan McCarthy, who recently spent three days at UGA courtesy of the department of genetics and the department of marine sciences: “The focus of my research is the development and application of…
Tags: noted, education, Human Nature, The Arts at UGA, public health, Hargrett Library
Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:24am
Assistant professor of chemistry Jin Xie has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program: CAREER awards are among the NSF's most prestigious. The five-year grant supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Xie's research is focused on advances in nanobiotechnology,…
Tags: education, GMOA, Human Nature, student
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:34am
A display of UGA’s student innovators takes place tonight as part of the Thinc Fall Showcase event. Thinc., a program that aims to connect students and faculty across disciplines to help learn, xperiment and test ideas together, holds a week of events each Spring. Tonight’s showcase event is three-fold in purpose. The event, at Studio 1 at 225 West Broad Street, will feature a Club Fair to connect creative students across UGA, a hacker demo…
Tags: children, education, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Institute for Women's Studies, Field Study
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 10:03am
• Habitat planning, including urban infrastructure, smart cities efforts, transportation, rural-urban infrastructure and wildlife habitat and conservation. Dr. Ramaswamy and his colleagues are already engaged in some vsionary work monitoring algal blooms in the region's ponds and lakes using cloud computing and corwd-sourcing, so his participation in the initiative is a natural fit. More importantly, it engages the university in wider Big Data…
Tags: education, Human Nature
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:48am
An original video series released yesterday explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. The series, “When Nature Strikes: Science of Natural Hazards” is produced by NBC Learn, the educational arm of the NBCUniversal News Group, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences and The Weather Channel. The ten-part video series draws on…
Tags: Fellows, documentary, St. Lucia, education, Humanities
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:44am
Three Franklin College students are UGA's 2015 Goldwater Scholarship recipients: Lauren Dennison, Erin Hollanderand Karishma Sriram—have received 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The UGA students are among a group of 260 recipients of the one- and two-year scholarships that recognize exceptional sophomores and juniors. The scholarships…
Tags: Issues, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, education, The Arts at UGA
Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:42am
The University of Georgia Regents' Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) is one of three centers across the state of Georgia established by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents to provide assessment, training, research, and resources related to students who have learning disorders (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury)…
Tags: exhibition, refugee, education, Somalia
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:03am
Graduate research fellowships are some of the most important investments of extramural funding. This is 'seed money' for tomorrow's best scientists, many of whom are right here on the UGA campus. Evidence of that is 11 new National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships announced today: The program fellowships, which recognize and support outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, are among the…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature, education, Georgia Workshop on Culture Power and History
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 9:36am
The National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars, providing crucial laboratory support to promising young researchers. Congratulations to assistant professors Andrea Sweigart and Dave Nelson of department of genetics, who were each awarded five-year, $1 million grants by this program: Sweigart is an evolutionary biologist who studies quantitative genetics…
Tags: education, Southeast, master class, Human Nature
Wed, 05/15/2013 - 9:52am
Ten current or former UGA students have been awarded graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Six of the ten are from the Franklin College: [The fellowships will allow students] to conduct research while working on their master's and doctoral degrees. The awards provide students with up to $126,000 during a five-year period to conduct research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Eleven…
Tags: Awards, education, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, The Arts at UGA, Human Nature
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:49pm
Chair of our biological sciences division in the Franklin College Mark Farmer is a regular contributor to public debates on support for science in the classroom and lab. Yesterday in the pages and pixels of the Athens Banner Herald he weighed in on the creeping politicization of the NSF: Over the past 60 years, the NSF has paid dividends that far outweigh the relatively modest investment of taxpayer support. Doppler radar, magnetic resonance…
Tags: education, Department of Classics
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 9:57am
Geography professor and president of the American Meteorological Society J. Marshall Shepherd has an article out in the current issue of Ebony magazine extolling how African Americans can be more competitive in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers of the future: As a professional in the atmospheric sciences,  I see how extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina and changing climate affect society. As a…
Tags: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, education
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:21am
The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS) will hold its eighth annual international conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory at UGA, March 25-28. The conference will focus on computational and theoretical aspects of nonlinear wave phenomena. Interdisciplinary aspects of the subject will be emphasized, as well as the interaction between computation, theory and…
Tags: education
Tue, 11/20/2012 - 9:35am
National Science Foundation Career Awards are a bit of misnomer, in that they are titled as though the awards are given at a career pinnacle recognize achievement. In fact, they are early career awards to support, and widen, a promising scope of inquiry by a young researcher. Tianming Liu, assistant professor of computer science in the Franklin College, was presented with just such an award after he demonstrated a new way to map the human brain…
Tags: education, Human Nature, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:04am
'Data-heavy environments' characterizes our world perhaps like no other three-word combination can. Today it was announced that two Franklin College faculty members have received NSF Career Awards to support their work on the efficient management of large quantities of data: University of Georgia researchers Daniel Krashen and Roberto Perdisci recently received National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to create nimble ways to analyze…
Tags: Human Nature, education, Office of Student Academic Services