Franklin College

Happy 232nd, UGA

Posted 10 months 3 weeks 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...

Presidential Early Career Award for Sweigart

Posted 11 months 2 days ago
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Assistant professor Andrea Sweigart is among 102 scientists announced as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers:

Established in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach. The recipients...

Memoirs of a Southern Liberal

Posted 12 months 4 days ago
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Robert H. Ayers, 98-year-old former chaplain and head of the department of religion in the Franklin College, recently published Memoirs of a Southern Liberal:

Dr. Robert Ayers' life has been that of a “radical preacher” for decades, never afraid to ruffle feathers, when true Christian change has been necessary.  As an early proponent for racial integration in the South, he angered the power establishment.  As an advocate for the rights and dignity of sharecroppers, he upset the land owners.  As a believer in applying the actual lessons of Jesus in every day life, combined with his...

New associate deans, director of development

Posted 1 year 3 months ago
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Administrative changes in the dean's office took effect this month as we also welcomed a new senior director of development to the Franklin College and UGA:

Jean Martin-Williams will serve as associate dean for the Fine and Performing Arts, and Thomas Mote will serve as the associate dean for the Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Both move from faculty positions within Franklin College. 

The college also welcomed new senior director of development Michael "Mick" Cumbie, who comes to UGA from the College of Coastal Georgia where he served as the vice president for...

Amazing Student Madison Jones

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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As we welcome the next amazing class of UGA students, highlighting achievements in rigorous academics and service to the campus community like those of Madison Jones gives us an idea of what it's all about at UGA:

My favorite things to do on campus are...

I love meeting friends for a quick bite at Bolton between classes since cooking is hard and the commuter meal plan is a gift to mankind. My favorite activities on campus probably happen inside the classrooms, though. My English professors and fellow classmates provide amazing discussions and a wonderful atmosphere,...

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