Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:34am
UGA Theatre presents “In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by guest artist Martin Damien Wilkins. Performances will be held February 15-16 and 19-23 at 8 p.m. and February 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m in the Cellar Theatre in UGA’s historic Fine Arts Building: Originally published in 1999, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ “In the Blood” is a modern reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” that transposes its own version of Hester…
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 1:13pm
More than 300 students from around the state descended on the Lamar Dodd School of Art this weekend for UGAHacks4, a computer programming event where teams worked on an array of projects: The student-organized 36-hour hackathon was an opportunity for students ranging from novice coder to experienced programmer to work together on “challenges” and earn prizes. They hacked together projects that tackled everything from tech to promote physical…
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:21am
Research scientists Irene Glowinski and Jim Vaught have established the Christopher Henry Vaught Scholarship in Science Policy at the University of Georgia. The scholarship, named in memory of Glowinski and Vaught’s son Christopher who lived for only 13 days in 1988, will encourage UGA undergraduates to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and learn about the myriad aspects of science policy beyond what they might be exposed to on the Athens…
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:33am
Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta this weekend presents many opportunities for UGA students and alumni on and off the field. Georgia Bulldogs are well-represented on both teams, with Franklin College majors (communications studies - Wilson and Michel) on opposing sides of the ball: When Super Bowl LIII comes to Atlanta, it brings with it a week of opportunities for University of Georgia students to learn management skills and gain behind-the-scenes…
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:25am
One of the finest accomplishments a UGA debate team has ever achieved, the team of Swapnil Agrawal and Advait Ramanan won the 2019 Herbert L. James Debates at Dartmouth College, known as the Dartmouth Round Robin debate competition, this past weekend in Hanover, NH. The win bodes well for the Georgia Debate Union's chances of winning a national championship later this spring. The competition included the top 7 debate teams in the country…
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 2:21pm
The University of Georgia Laboratory of Archeology, established in the late 1940's, marked another important milestone in its distinguished history on January 18 at the celebration of its new location in Athens. Organized within the department of anthropology, the Laboratory provides opportunities for students of varied backgrounds to engage in archaeology and history, serving the intellectual growth of our undergraduate and graduate students…
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:45am
Senior biology major Anita Qualls of Johns Creek became the first student in UGA’s history to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which funds American students as they pursue a one-year master’s program in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge (UK): The scholarship, which was first awarded in 1963, is given to 15 students each year after a rigorous application and interview process. This year’s recipients come from a…
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:57am
During fall 2018, UGA Libraries and the Office of Research sponsored the Capturing Science Contest. The contest, now in its second year, challenged UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre. Organizers received 36 submissions covering STEM concepts in a variety of disciplines, including games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other…
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 2:00pm
During the fall semester, our Franklin College Student Ambassadors took to their own Instagram account to introduce themselves. We introduced the first half on the chronicles blog last fall and are now happy to introduce you to the rest of these ambitious students. With a wide range of majors and ambitions, these students exemplify the range of opportunities available to students at Franklin College and UGA more broadly. Now, we're proud to…
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:14am
Lamar Dodd School of Art professor Joe Norman has taken art students into the world of public art commissions with the creation and restoration of murals and wall signs across the state: Joseph Norman’s work graces the collections of such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His pieces have been acquired by the Smithsonian—oh, and also by Oprah. But these days, Norman is giving art…