Kudos, September 2017

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AHRC1.jpgFranklin College faculty and students continue to push the University of Georgia forward in every way. A sample of notable accomplishments during September:

The Georgia Debate Union kicked off its 2017-2018 season by having three teams earn top 5 finishes in across multiple divisions at the Georgia State University debate tournament held on September 16-18.  Over 150 intercollegiate debate teams from around the country competed over the weekend in Atlanta. 

The junior varsity team of Andrew Gollner (first year from Cherokee County) and Josh Weintraub (first year from Johns Creek) finished in third place, earning wins over the University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, and George Mason University on their way to their third place finish.  

Doctoral candidate in genetics Brittany Jenkins recognized with 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship– R&B

UGA receives $2.6 million for African sleeping sickness research, National Institutes of Health award to professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Kojo Mensa-WilmotR&B

UGA to lead national network for undergraduate research experiences, with Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education Erin Dolan as principal investigator on the new NSF grant – Athens CEO

The University of Georgia has climbed two spots to No. 16 in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA's history.

Ten UGA students, alumni, including graduates of departments of English, history, Spanish and French, offered Fulbright awards for 2017-2018

UGA dedicates Center for Molecular Medicine, led by Stephen Dalton, GRA Eminent Scholar of Molecular Cell Biology, as founding director – ABH, WGAU

Meigs Professor of Sociology Jody Clay-Warner is part of one of six Global Research Collaboration projects awarded funding

Image: courtesy of the Center for Molecular Medicine