Including Inclusion: Lester leads discussions on race

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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An important series of events this week, already in progress, featuring Dr. Neal Lester and organized by linguistics doctoral student Kim Waters to address issues of diversity and inclusion with the University of Georgia and the city of Athens:

Waters has organized a series of events that will take place from Sept. 13–17, both on campus and in town, in an effort to promote social healing and cross-cultural understanding. Waters is working with hip hop artist and DIG Fellow Mariah Copeland Parker, UGA NAACP President Mansur Buffins and hip hop activist Ricky Roberts (aka Ricky Simone...

Kudos, summer 2016

Posted 1 year 11 months ago

The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample:

The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT college entrance examination was 1302, the highest in university history. The university accepted just over half of all applicants this year,...

New Faculty Tour

Posted 2 years 3 weeks ago
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As much as UGA can be overwhelming for incoming students, the same is also often true for faculty recently arrived to Georgia. I always enjoy talking with faculty and researchers who are new to the state and have been on the new faculty tour, as they feel more connected to Georgia by becoming acquainted with some of its people and places:

The tour will leave from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Aug. 1 following welcome remarks from UGA President Jere W. Morehead. The first stop will be at Jaemor Farms near Gainesville, where faculty members will see an example of the...

the campus climate

Posted 2 years 3 weeks ago
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In light of the recently released results of the UGA campus climate survey, the new curriculum incorporating diversity at Hamilton College struck a chord:

Unlike many such campuses, Hamilton adopted a new curriculum requirement that all concentrations, or majors, feature relevant, mandatory course work on diversity.

"This is an innovative approach to engaging with contemporary issues of inclusion and diversity in the curriculum," said Patrick Reynolds, immediate past dean of the faculty, "one that has the potential not only to resonate with the academic interests of each of...

Ingram to become first black female to earn a Ph.D. in physics at UGA

Posted 2 years 1 month ago

Amazing student Whitney Ingram continues to rise to new heights of greatness. The Double Dawg from Stone Mountain will soon become the first African American woman to earn her Ph.D in physics at UGA:

“My love of science at a young age came from arts and crafts books, where you could build small projects,” Ingram told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

That passion stayed with her through college, where she eventually earned her bachelor’s degree in physics.

After some convincing from her mother, Ingram decided to reach out to UGA’s Office of Institutional...