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Benjamin Franklin 'memoir'

Posted 5 years 6 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 7 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 5 years 11 months ago
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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 20 hours 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...

Small Clear Refractions

Posted 6 years 1 day ago
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Franklin College professor of English Ed Pavlic has published several books of prose and poetry. His most recent work, But Here Are Small Clear Refractions was published by the Chinua Achebe Center. 

From the book description on

What if, Pavlic asks without asking, the War on Terror is also a war for America, between America, of America. What if this is the scream of a nation in psychic crisis, a scream that bounces back at itself, increasingly louder. We travel, with Ed on a boat, to Siu, on an island a few miles away from Somalia; an island where...