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Departmental newsletters

The Franklin College is home to 30 departments and nearly 30 more centers, institutes and programs. That's a lot of news to keep up with. But our units do a great job of sharing their specific news, notes, headlines and quotes with the wider world. And what were formerly printed materials that units mailed out are now nice elctronic documents and websites that allow us to share more information than ever with a growing roster of friends, alumni, supporters and colleagues across campus and around the world.

Two of these just-published e-newsletters are from the...

First Honor Graduates

Julia-Fuster-first-honor-grad in cap and gownAt commencement ceremonies on May 10, UGA recognized 13 students with the distinction of First Honor Graduate. Ranked in the top 1 percent of the 4,000-plus member class, these students have earned an outstanding achievement of maintaining perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies.

Seven of the 13 are...

Storm-chasing and its effects on Meteorology

Storm with people on a dirt roadGeography professor and 2013 Russell Teaching Award recipient John Knox weighs in with some much needed context (and some much-needed chiding) on the deleterious effects of storm-chasing on the field of meteorology in a USA Today op-ed:

Before the Twister effect, meteorology was a pretty sedate and obscure pursuit, a...

The Bard as businessman

468px-Shakespeare in oilAt an event earlier this week, a colleague mentioned Shakespeare's recent birthday and offered a few appropriate lines. Exhilarated by the latter, I've always been a little skeptical of references like the former - to the actual man - as I've written about here previously.

Now comes this article in the UK Telegraph Independent about Shakespeare as a ...