Franklin College

Franklin College: Framework for the Future

Posted 5 years 8 months ago


From Interim Dean Hugh Ruppersburg: 


Dear members of the Franklin College community,

I am pleased to share with you the outcome of our year-long strategic planning initiative:  "Franklin College:  Framework for the Future" (  As the front page indicates, this plan offers a statement of shared values and aspirations that emerged from discussions throughout the college community, and that will be informative for the future of the college.  I know incoming Dean Alan Dorsey will be appreciative of the insights and objectives...

Benjamin Franklin 'memoir'

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

There are so many reasons that Benjamin Franklin was chosen as the namesake for the Franklin College - and every one of them accrues to our benefit as well as feeds our ambitions for what the College should be. None of the noble epithets with which we connect Franklin demonstrates that more than the unfinished autobiography he worked on but purposefully left unfinished so as  'to immerse his reader in the formal and textual atmosphere of a deliberately "unfinished" life.'

A new book by the Sterling-Goodman Professor of English at UGA Douglas Anderson on the Franklin...

Dean's Staff Appreciation Lunch

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

With over 600 faculty teaching in 84 undergraduate majors (and over 80 graduate degree programs), the Franklin College requires a lot of people to function properly. Especially in lean budgetary environments like the current epoch, faculty and support staff, development officers and instructors are pressed to do more and more with less and less.

Interim Dean Hugh Ruppersburg will express his appreciation for all the effort and committment that makes the College what it is with a staff lunch on Thursday May 3 at the Tate Center. It's a small, yet very important way for the...

Mentoring benefits uneven across races

Posted 6 years 2 months ago
man listening to boy

Interesting, if counter-intuitive, research on the implications of mentoring, from the department of psychology:

Networking within an organization and having a mentor are widely thought to promote career success, but a new University of Georgia study finds that African-American men don't receive the same measurable benefits from these professional connections that Caucasians do.

Study co-author Lillian Eby, a professor in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, said the finding shouldn't discourage African Americans...

UGA scientists move closer to breast cancer vaccine

Posted 6 years 2 months ago

Work by researchers from Franklin College and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona is being widely reported:

Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases—including those resistant to common treatments.

The vaccine, described this week in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a promising new strategy for treating cancers that share the same distinct...