Happy Holidays

Posted 1 year 10 months ago

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes you all the best this holiday season. See you in 2016!

Image: author photo, UGA North Campus in the rain, December 24, 2015.

The power of international engagement

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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The great strengths of UGA, and American higher education more generally, are encapsulated in its international engagement and appeal. The diversity and flexibilty of American higher education - so many choices, majors and programs, no single path to success - bring many to the United States to study, prepare, train and succeed. It's a two-way street, and this diversity creates a dynamic atmosphere wherever it manifests. But the 'pull' of this system on people beyond our shores presents a multitude of advantages for every campus. The influx of new people, ideas, perspectives and creativity...

First class of leadership fellows

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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Valerie Babb and Jean Martin-Williams are among the inaugural class of Women's Leadership Fellows at UGA:

Nine UGA faculty members will hone their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities as members of the inaugural class of the university's Women's Leadership Fellows Program.

The cohort includes representatives from seven schools and colleges as well as the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. 

As Women's Leadership Fellows, the faculty members will attend a monthly meeting where they will...

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted 1 year 11 months ago

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the break with friends and family. 

Image: Stegeman Coliseum in the fall, courtesy of UGA photographic services.

2015 Spotlight on the Arts

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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Courtesy of our [very] social media, everyone has likely seen or heard of the disputed quote from Winston Churchill:

Churchill responding to a plan to cut money for the arts to fund the war effort by saying: "Then what are we fighting for?"

Whether he said those words or not - the sentiment resonates. We have increasing difficulty protecting the arts not from war per se but from the effects of the commercial marketplace - and of course, that really can't be done either, because art makers need to eat and earn their way. Maybe it's the disconnect between art and the the...