Presidential Early Career Awards

Posted 2 years 1 month ago

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, are the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers. Two UGA professors are among 105 professors announced as recipients, including Danny Krashen of the department of mathematics:

Established in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership,...

Kudos, February 2016

Posted 2 years 1 month ago
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Franklin College students and faculty continue to distinguish themselves with the highest honors and accomplishments. A sample from the month of February:

Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Zachary Wood is among three UGA faculty members to receive Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UGA’s highest early career teaching honor.

Our own associate dean Chuck Kutal is the subject of a Faculty Profile in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction newsletter, Engage.

UGA Graduate Psychology Department ranked...

Georgia Debate Union at Miami University tourney

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union earned second and fifth place at the University of Miami intercollegiate debate tournament recently held in Miami, Florida.  The college debate tournament featured over 30 teams from 12 colleges and universities across the Southeast, Midwest, and mid-Atlantic, including the US Naval Academy and Vanderbilt University. 

The team of Swapnil Agrawal, a freshman from Chamblee, and Advait Ramanan, a freshman from Howard County, Maryland, defeated teams from Emory University, the University of Michigan, and Georgia State on their way to a second...

Outstanding performance by a theatre department at a leading university

Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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The Suzi Bass Awards, celebrating professional theatre in Atlanta, announced its nominations for 2015 and UGA department of theatre and films studies faculty and alumni are well represented:

Outstanding Featured Actor in Play---Dane Troy, My Children My Africa, Theatrical Outfit

Outstanding Theatre for Young Audience Performance-- Ensemble---(featured JL Reed)---Courage, Alliance Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical  ---(featured Ben Davis)--Hands on a Hardbody, Aurora Theatre

Outstanding Ensemble of a Play  (featured George Contini)--The Explorer's Club,...

Kudos, August 2015

Posted 2 years 8 months ago

Franklin College faculty, staff, students and alumni continue to distinguish themselves and the university with awards, honors and accolades. Here are a few from the summer:

“Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century,” is reviewed by The Economist and Los Angeles Times. Author Jed Rasula is the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor and English department head.

New York Times also reviews Rasula’s history of Dada

University of Georgia graduate student (with undergraduate degrees in biology, economics and psychology) Marshall Mosher...