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Noted and Quoted, April 2018

Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty members, students and alumni have been featured in a broad variety of media this month. A sampling:

IRS computer glitch caused by "master file" issue – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm quoted on NPR 

Voting laws for felons can be hard to follow – assistant professor of sociology Sarah K.S. Shannon quoted in the New York Times

The 2018 hurricane season looms but Hurricane Maria still haunts Puerto Rico - Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

Scientists manipulate...

Kudos, April 2018

Posted 2 months 1 day ago
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Awards season celebrates many of our best and the accolades continue for Franklin College faculty and students. Among the many honors, inductions and elections:

Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is president-electof the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. SIMB is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific...

2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor Michael Marshall

Posted 2 months 5 days ago
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The Franklin College is home to two of the three 2018 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professors, profiled in the Honors & Awards issue of Columns. One of three is photography professor Michael Marshall:

Michael Marshall believes that artists should have a role in facilitating change and shaping the world around them. He has put that philosophy into practice and guides others to do the same.

“Change can be difficult, and I am consistently impressed with Michael’s ability to frame a discussion, keep on topic and his approach toward resolving resistance to change,” said colleague and...

Mellon grant will strengthen humanities programs

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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A $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to expand its Global Georgia Initiative, a public humanities program in place since 2013:

In its first six years, the Global Georgia Initiative has engaged the humanities and arts in exploring global issues of public concern in a diversity of local contexts, serving audiences at UGA and throughout the Athens community. Programs have featured guests from five continents on topics from Chinese film and literature to journalism in the American South, and from hyperlocal...

Westpheling elected SIMB president

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Professor of genetics Janet Westpheling has been elected president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology in the 2018 SIMB Board of Directors election.

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific information through its meetings and publications, and serves as liaison among the specialized fields...

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