Thomas appointed Associate Dean

Posted 2 years 12 months ago

Congratulations to professor Kecia Thomas, who has been appointed associate dean for leadership development and diversity in the Franklin College:

A professor of industrial/organizational psychology in the department of psychology, Thomas has served on the UGA faculty since 1993.

"As associate dean, Dr. Thomas will have a portfolio that is well-aligned with her academic and professional expertise as an industrial/organizational psychologist who is an award-winning graduate mentor and instructor, an internationally recognized scientist/practitioner in the psychology of...

International student associations

Posted 3 years 5 months ago
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Did you now there are 37 international student associations on campus? From the the Russian Student Association to the Caribbean Student Association, the Asian American Student Association, the Brazilian Student Association and the Japan Club, many on-campus efforts flow into the creation of global citizens:

"Learning about other cultures and being culturally competent is essential to success in the 21st century," said Michelle Cook, associate provost for institutional diversity.

Industry leaders say they want employees who are prepared to come to the workplace equipped with...

Selective admissions

Posted 3 years 6 months ago
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History professor Stephen Mihm has a new column at Bloomberg.com on the origins of selective admissions processes to elite American colleges and universities, particulalry the promotion of geographical diversity:

the number of top-achieving high school seniors who made the cut at the most elite universities reached record lows this year. Stanford, for example, only admitted 5 percent of applicants, the fewest in its history; other top institutions reported similar numbers.

This may look like meritocracy reaching its ultimate rarefaction, yet the motives that led top colleges...

African American Choral Ensemble: 25 Years

Posted 3 years 6 months ago

A special concert upcoming:

The University of Georgia African American Choral Ensemble will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a reunion concert April 12 at 7 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.


"There is a lot to celebrate at this concert," said Gregory Broughton, the ensemble's director and associate professor of music in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. "Some outstanding leaders and musicians have come out of this group."

UGA students originally founded the African American Choral Ensemble in 1972 as the Pamoja...

Franklin Visiting Scholar: Jennifer Fluri

Posted 3 years 7 months ago
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The Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership brings to campus visiting feminist political geographer Jennifer Fluri from Dartmouth to give an important talk on gender, security and violence in south and southwest Asia:

Fluri, an associate professor of geography and chair of the women's and gender studies program at Dartmouth College, will discuss "The Beautiful ‘Other:' A Critical Examination of ‘Western' Representations of Afghan Corporeal Modernity."


Fluri's research focuses on the geography, politics and economics of gender, security and...