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TEDxUGA 2017: Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted 4 hours 31 min ago
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Franklin's Jessica Luton attended the recent TEDxUGA event and shares the story:

This past Friday, the Athens and UGA community had an opportunity to listen to some “ideas worth spreading” via the local TED Talk affiliated program known as TEDxUGA. The event, which began in 2013, drew its biggest crowd ever, with over 1000 people in attendance. The growth of this event can be attributed to a dynamic organizers and presenters year after year, as well the decision to hold the event in it’s biggest venue yet--the Classic Center.

The afternoon consisted of presenters sharing...

Jaewoo Lee: Preserving data privacy

Posted 6 days 4 hours ago
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Computer science professor Jaewoo Lee, who joined the UGA faculty this year as part of the informatics hiring initiative, is among a small group of experts in a new but increasingly vital field, data privacy:

"In 2009, when I started talking about data privacy, people would ask what is data privacy and what is that for?" said Lee, who arrived at UGA from a postdoctoral position at Penn State University.

It was at the beginning of his doctoral studies at Purdue University in 2009 that Lee began working in privacy-preserving data analysis, a field so new that it boasts few...

Robinson, Tarleton, honored

Posted 1 week 3 hours ago
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Two Franklin faculty members received major career honors this week, campus-wide and international awards. First, University of Georgia Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Gregory H. Robinson has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry:

A nonprofit organization with a heritage that spans 175 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the United Kingdom's professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

Robinson joins his department of chemistry colleague, Graham Perdue Professor Henry...

Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows

Posted 2 weeks 3 hours ago
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Twelve University of Georgia faculty committed to developing new courses using the University’s archival material have been named Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows:

[The] Program provides instructional support and a $2000 financial stipend to faculty who wish to develop new courses or redesign existing courses to make significant use of the collections and resources of the University of Georgia’s three special collections libraries: the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown...

Author and professor Barbara McCaskill

Posted 2 weeks 2 days 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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