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History Fellows Summer Workshop

Posted 4 days 10 hours ago
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Five students from other colleges in the region spent July at UGA, living on campus and experiencing the work of professional historians firsthand.

The new program, launched by the history department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and funded entirely by donors, provided an opportunity to share UGA with these students and to build better relationships with their institutions.

The focus of the History Fellows Summer Workshop was to create broad new inroads for students from Georgia and beyond who are underrepresented on campus, which may include groups such as...

The American South, Fibonacci and the origins of money

Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
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A title that would make an extraordinary single article [or film], but this triumvirate of stories in the media over the weekend featuring Franklin College faculty provides a handy illustration of the breadth of arts and science scholarship.

Professor emeritus of history James Cobb in TIME magazine:

During the 1950s and ‘60s, New York-based publications like TIME, Newsweekor Harper’s regularly devoted special issues or special sections of regular issues to the South. All of them focused in one way or another on assessing the region’s progress in surmounting the barriers of...

Experiential Learning: connecting coursework beyond the classroom

Posted 1 month 5 hours ago
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The thriving Experiential Learning initiative at UGA provides arts & sciences students and faculty members the opportunity to reach higher:

While experiential learning has long been part of many of UGA’s pre-professional programs, there was initial concern about the feasibility of ensuring science and humanities majors had a diverse range of opportunities.

In STEM disciplines, undergraduate research is the most coveted EL experience. But it would be impossible to provide UGA’s 2,000-plus undergraduate biology majors with one-on-one research apprenticeships.

For...

Theologically-engaged anthropology aims to answer big questions

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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How does theology influence humans to make rapid religious cultural changes? That’s the big question for J. Derrick Lemons, a UGA assistant professor of religion and director of the Center for Theologically Engaged Anthropology. A recent grant award from the John Templeton Foundation will engage researchers from around the world in finding answers. As a recent article from the Foundation explains:

Beginning in the late 1970s, the Urapmin people, a traditional hunter-gatherer society who live in an...

Georgia Climate Research Roadmap identifies Top 40 Climate Questions

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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From higher storm surge and more frequent flooding along the coast, to erratic weather patterns that affect the many industries connected to agriculture and forestry, the state of Georgia and its citizens face a growing array of challenges related to climate change. Now, a multi-disciplinary team of experts from across the state has developed the Georgia Climate Research Roadmap, a list of 40 key questions that can help Georgia’s policymakers and citizens better understand and address climate change.

The Research Roadmap, more than a year in the making and led by senior-level...

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