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76th Peabody Awards

Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Excellence in television, radio and digital media was recognized at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony on May 20 in New York, hosted by Rashida Jones. Attendant events provide a great opportunity for Franklin College faculty and dean's staff to celebrate UGA with friends and alumni of the college. More images here. The ceremony was broadcast on Friday, June 2 and can be seen here.

Image courtesy of Franklin College Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Food Evolution screening & workshop

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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The UGA Plant Center will host Academy award nominated filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy for a screening of his movie Food Evolution on May 10 at Cine in downtown Athens:

Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, FOOD EVOLUTION wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.

Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and...

Ganeshan and Wilkes named 2017 Udall Scholars

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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UGA added two new Udall Scholars to its ranks this year as third-year students Shreya Ganeshan and Elizabeth Wilkes were honored for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment.

Each year, the Udall Foundation awards about 60 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for their efforts related to Native American nations or their work in environmental advocacy and policy.

Ganeshan, from Johns Creek, is majoring in economics and statistics and plans to pursue a doctorate in clean energy innovation and deployment. Wilkes, from Atlanta...

Dyer receives Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Posted 4 months 6 days ago
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Congratulations to associate professor of genetics Kelly Dyer, one of three UGA faculty to receive Russell Teaching Awards, the university's highest early career teaching honor:

Dyer, who joined UGA's faculty in 2007, uses innovative methods to teach courses in evolution and genetics, allowing students to explore cutting-edge research both in the classroom and laboratory environments. In addition to advising graduate students, while at UGA Dyer has mentored nearly 50 undergraduate students as well as several high school students and teachers in research projects.

Dyer is a...

Happy 232nd, UGA

Posted 5 months 6 days ago
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"Our present happiness joined to pleasing prospects should conspire to make us feel ourselves under the strongest obligation to form the youth, the rising hope of our Land," [Abraham] Baldwin wrote in the charter, which was adopted 232 years ago this week by the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 27, 1785.

"Think about it—they couldn't even pay off their Revolutionary War debts, but they were looking for ways to provide public education for our students," said Sylvia M. Hutchinson, a professor emerita of reading education and higher education who serves as a senior adviser in...

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