Franklin's Jessica Luton attended the recent TEDxUGA event and shares the story:
This past Friday, the Athens and UGA community had an opportunity to listen to some “ideas worth spreading” via the local TED Talk affiliated program known as TEDxUGA. The event, which began in 2013, drew its biggest crowd ever, with over 1000 people in attendance. The growth of this event can be attributed to a dynamic organizers and presenters year after year, as well the decision to hold the event in it’s biggest venue yet--the Classic Center.
The afternoon consisted of presenters sharing...
From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments:
The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies
Finding the lost Fort San Marcos, associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson quoted on ETV Radio
Female meteorologists don't want to be...
The double major in biology and psychology from Lawrenceville cites the Dawg Camp, Freshman Forum and the UGA Visitors Center as the having the biggest impacts on his UGA experience:
Dawg Camp helped me open up to all the things UGA had to offer. I came in to college as an awkward, shy first year but I’ve grown so much from then. Special shoutout to my counselor Nikita for forcing me to hang out with her and showing me how fun college could be!
Freshman Forum gave me my first family on campus. I looked forward to Monday nights because I was surrounded with so many amazing...
Franklin College faculty engage in public scholarship by offering comments, regular columns and sharing expertise across a variety of media. A sample from just this month:
Five big mysteries about CRISPR's origins, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michael Terns quoted in Nature
The top nine weather or climate events of 2016, column by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes
The term 'severe weather' may not mean what you think (Marshall Shepherd) - Forbes
Make America mate again,...
The School of Law will host a child endangerment and sexual exploitation conference on Jan. 28, 2017, the first annual Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference:
It will bring together legal experts, psychologists and child advocacy leaders from across the county to discuss important issues related to child sexual abuse and those professionals who assist them.
Panel discussions will examine the intersection of civil, criminal and juvenile courts in child sexual abuse cases; trauma/compassion fatigue for those representing child sexual abuse...