Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:27am
With the undergraduates this morning and graduate students in the afternoon, Stegman coliseum is the setting today for nearly 2,800 new degrees presented to graduates during fall commencement ceremonies: Eleven students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the undergraduate exercises for maintaining a 4.0 cumulative GPA in all work attempted at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work prior to or following enrollment at the…
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:48am
How do students find their way into the laboratory? Integrating research experiences into lab courses, where students are tackling a problem related to a faculty member’s ongoing research, can introduce undergraduates to a world of career paths and opportunities as they come to understand research. Students learning research skills in the context of solving real research problems is the focus of work by Georgia Athletic Association Professor of…
Wed, 11/21/2018 - 1:13pm
It has been a very busy semester (so far), and we'll close out the news before Thanksgiving break with a new interdisciplinary degree program for undergraduates: A new degree program from the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will train undergraduates at the interface of statistics and computer science to meet the rapidly growing demand for data scientists. Data science is a fast-growing area and the demand for data…
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:49am
With the infrastructure demands of science and technology research collaborations reaching higher levels each year, the university will break ground on the new Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Building at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of the construction of the ISTEM Research Building, which will house engineering, chemistry and related disciplines to promote collaborations between…
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 3:40pm
With a record number of early action applicants to UGA, today approximately 7,500 students are receiving the good news that they have been offered admission to the birthplace of public higher education in America: Nearly 17,000 students applied for early action admission to the Class of 2023, which is a 14 percent increase over last year and a 28 percent increase compared to five years ago. This year early action applications came from nearly…
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:50am
The department of dance steps into the Spotlight beginning tonight with its 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building on Sanford Drive: The Senior Exit Dance Concert is a compilation of knowledge and artistic decisions that each dance major has discovered for themselves in the last four years. From various music and styles of dance, the show encompasses a spectrum…
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:42am
The scope of the fine and performing arts at UGA emanates from our robust degree programs in art, music, dance and theatre and film studies, and extends to the state's official art museum and one of the nation's most influential literary journals. The vision of Lamar Dodd and Hugh Hodgson that placed a premiere importance for the role of the arts at the state's flagship institution has come to fruition and continues to expand and enhance the…
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:56am
Mary Shelley practically invented the horror genre two hundred years ago with "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus," when she was eighteen years old, relaying her personal tragedy into a horror story for the ages: She didn’t put her name on her book—she published “Frankenstein” anonymously, in 1818, not least out of a concern that she might lose custody of her children—and she didn’t give her monster a name, either. “This anonymous…
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:10am
New grants and awards, number one in debate and the unveiling of a portrait of Mary Frances Early headline our kudos for the month of October. Congratulations to faculty, students and alumni on their recent accolades and accomplishments: The U.S. Department of Education awarded $1.7 million in support of the University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute(LACSI) to expand research, teaching and public service in Georgia and…
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:58am
Hugh Hodgson School of Music DMA student Gonzalo Arias Contreras won the silver medal at the Florida Guitar Festival and Competition held annually in Tallahassee, Florida in October. Contreras is a student of Daniel Bolshoy, who also performing a solo recital and taught a masterclass at the festival. The Florida Guitar Festival and Competition is a performance competition where musicians from all over the world come to compete in three rounds.…