January Kudos

Posted 5 years 3 months ago

We like to recognize our students, faculty and staff members who have won awards and commendations as the year progresses. A few of these from the past month include:

Faculty kudos:

Five UGA faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor, recognizing “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” goes to Elizabeth Jean Reitz (anthropology), Lisa Alayne Donovan (plant biology), Nancy R. Manley (genetics), Allen J. Moore (genetics), and Sally Walker (geology).


Origins Lecture Series

Posted 5 years 3 months ago

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the the division of biological sciences will host a new lecture series on the UGA campus this spring: The Origins Lecture Series

Since mankind’s earliest days the story of our origins has been one of fascination and inspiration.  In an effort to share that story six of UGA’s leading scientists have come together to present the latest scientific findings on everything from our humble beginnings on the plains of east Africa to the formation of the universe itself.  The Origins Lecture Series is intended for the entire Athens community.  In...

Faculty in the News, December 2012 - January 2013

Posted 5 years 3 months ago

December was a short month on campus but there was no shortage of news stories featuring the work and expertise of Franklin College faculty. A sampling:


Linguistics professor Bill Kretzschmar was quoted in a Fox News article on Google Books study on how language changes over time. Kretzschmar was also quoted in a Florida Times-Union story about Jacksonville’s disappearing Southern accent.


Professor and senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg was quoted in a New York Times story on the death of noted scholar and Faulkner expert Joseph Blotner.



2012 on the Franklin Chronicles

Posted 5 years 4 months ago
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As the year winds down, I would like to thank everyone for a wonderful 2012 on the Chronicles. We launched the blog right before the new year and brought it into full operation as the year progressed. The Franklin College has wonderful IT professionals, and it is because of them that this idea of a college-specific media site has come to fruition. I am indebted to them, particularly Sean Hendrix and Lauren Blais. My thanks and appreciation for all you've done.

And all of the scientists, students, faculty and staff whose work we have reported one, a few of whom have agreed to sit for...

The biofuels equation: public opinion

Posted 5 years 4 months ago

From time to time we've mentioned the long-term investments at UGA in people and research on the issue of developing renewable energy sources. The university has cultivated a wide range of expertise on the subject that goes back decades. And all of that research on everything from fermentation of sugars in plant lignin to biodiesel and drought resistant strains of switchgrass would not be complete without also looking at public support for such efforts:

The Southeastern U.S. is poised to become a major producer of bioenergy, and a wide range of bioenergy technologies are now in...