Watershed UGA

Posted 1 year 7 months ago

Urban watersheds represent one of the most complex and intractable environmental quandaries: overlapping jurisdictions, streets, property boundaries and buildings make it all but impossible to reclaim any relationship to a naturally existing water collection basin. Watersheds are drainage points for surface water to reach a river or other outlet and they are essential for the health of both land and water. The heart of the UGA campus sits in the midst of a watershed and, because it is a singular entity, the possibility exists of rehabilitating Tanyard Creek. If you don't know where it is,...


Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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The Iliad and the Odyssey continue to occupy an important place in our cultural imagination, from the work of writers like Margaret Atwood, whose Penelopiad imagines the Odyssey from the perspective of Odysseus' wife Penelope, to Hollywood blockbusters like "Troy."

Closer to home, UGA students have been reading Homer as long as the university has been operating. This semester, the latest in a long line of students are learning to master the epics in ancient Greek, while students in Classical Culture courses are reading the poems in English translation.

In recognition...

WIP: Write@UGA

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program presents Write@UGA, a month-long celebration of writing at the university. The campus community is invited to join in the celebration of writing, learning about writing pedagogy, and supporting UGA writing programs and publications.

Have a manuscript or grant you’d like to work on? Drop in to a write-in for coffee, snacks, and two hours to dedicate just to your writing. Want to learn more about teaching writing and opportunities for writing support on campus? Come to Igniting Writing, where nine writing programs from all over campus...

Ballroom Magic 2016

Posted 1 year 10 months ago

The annual showcase performance by the UGA Ballroom Performance Group celebrates its 25th anniversary this month with performances Jan. 21-23 at the New Dance Theatre at the UGA dance building:

A crew of student dancers, along with some returning alumni, will perform a range of traditional dance styles such as foxtrot, waltz, quickstep, Viennese waltz, cha cha, rumba and swing, but also will feature other styles such as salsa, Argentine tango and theater arts.Co-directors Natalie Grier Cox and Mike Fulford, both UGA and BallroomPerformance Group alumni, helped orchestrate this year'...

Happy Holidays

Posted 1 year 11 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.