School of Art alum wins prestigious award

Posted 5 years 2 months ago
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UGA alumnus John Powers, (MFA in sculpture, 2008) was awarded the Virginia A Groot Foundation Award, which includes $35,000 in support for a sculpture artist.

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation was established in 1988 so that artists working in three dimensions could have the opportunity to devote additional time and resources to the development of their work. 


Powers lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. John is the recipient of a prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant...

Alum ambassador event at Griffin

Posted 5 years 2 months ago
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The UGA-Griffin campus is home to some great university and Franklin College programs, and allows UGA to serve more students from different parts of the state. In service of expanding these offerings, the Griffin campus is hosting an event with UGA alumni to encourage prospective students to learn about opportunities at the Griffin campus:

[The] inaugural Alumni Ambassador Reception June 27 from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Student Learning Center in Griffin.

UGA alumni are encouraged to invite prospective students to the extended campus event. Students will have the opportunity to...

student, alumni NSF Fellowships

Posted 5 years 3 months ago

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 students and alumni also received honorable mentions.

This year's Fellows include:

Cameron Brown, of Savannah, GA


Honors Week

Posted 5 years 4 months ago

The University is celebrating outstanding students, staff, faculty and alumni at events throughout this week. Among these events is the Faculty Recognition Banquet, which was held on Monday evening:

Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the event will recognize the winners of this year's awards for teaching excellence, including the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorships and the Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching as well as faculty and staff who will be acknowledged as outstanding advisers...

Alumna wins Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences

Posted 5 years 5 months ago

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner jointly established a foundation to reward excellence in life sciences, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation. And a Franklin alumna is among the 11 inaugural winners of the $3 million award:

The newly created Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation on Wednesday announces the first 11 winners of an award intended to inject excitement into the sometimes lonely, underfunded quests to understand and combat cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and other maladies.

Zuckerberg, who...