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Staff Awards, Staff Appreciation

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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The Franklin College celebrated staff and presented Staff Excellence in Service Awards at a reception in the Miller Learning Center on May 9:

Franklin College Staff Excellence in Service Awards are designed to honor staff members for their excellent performance outstanding contributions to units in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Nominees are evaluated and selected based on five criteria: their excellence in fulfilling job requirements, their ability to deomnstrate initiative and creativity toward improving the operation of their unit; their motivation to promote a...

First African-American Ph.D. in statistics at UGA

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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Stacy Cobb takes the Commencement stage tomorrow and steps into UGA history as she adds a chapter to her own wonderful story:

The first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Georgia, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician.

Along the way, Cobb has discovered an expansive capacity for learning, the importance of role models and the crucial role that confidence plays in the formula for academic success.

She returns to the UGA campus Friday for Commencement ceremonies to receive the doctorate she...

BTE Experience: A Celebration of Diversity

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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The UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble presents A Celebration of Diversity, a three-day festival at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens that will be a showcase of multiple different organizations and performers across campus to celebrate the arts:

April 6: Celebration Kickoff will begin the festival and will entail an art/fashion exposition as well as a tabling opportunity for all organizations participating in the festival. Admission is free, but attendees must pick up ticket from Tate Box Office.

April 7: "Celebration of Theatre" is night one and will include performances of...

Debugging the Gender Gap

Posted 7 months 3 days ago

Addressing the low numbers of women choosing to study STEM fields and particularly in areas related to software and information technology is the focus of a documentary screening tomorrow, March 22, at the Special Collections Library:

This documentary (rated PG-13) exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?  

The screening will be in the auditorium of the UGA Special Collections Library. 

 

As...

Author and professor Barbara McCaskill

Posted 7 months 1 week ago
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One of the great scholars as well as one of our most important campus leaders, Professor of English Barbara McCaskill attributes her parents' experience in the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement with her success, drive and interests:

They knew the value of an education and wanted their children to take advantage of the opportunities they were afforded as a result of the civil rights movement, so they instilled the value of history, literature and education in their children, something McCaskill credits for her 25-year career at UGA.

"I wanted to pursue a career...

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