Realizing the Good Life


How far removed are we from connecting a successful life with the ability to enjoy it?

It can be a painful question, one that seems like an assault on capitalism. But you would think that capitalism could withstand a vigorous debate on its ultimate purpose. As this essay...

Amazing student: Lauren Anderson


A senior from Macon, Lauren Anderson is engaged with unique combination of opportunies at UGA to focus her studies at the confluence of U.S. foreign policy and the international politics of human rights.

Lauren Anderson:

Degree objective:

A.B. in international affairs, A.B. in human geography, minor in African studies and anthropology

UGA Research News

The UGA Office of the Vice President for Research has released the Spring 2012issue of Research magazine with several articles detailing the work of Franklin faculty, including:

  • Harry and Jane Willson Professor in the Humanities Bill Kretzschmar, on his work in language variations and complex systems.
  • Associate professor of psychology Adam Goodie on the nature of pathological gambling.
  • Responding to climate change as a research priority at UGA, featuring the work of climatologists Marshall Shepherd...

warming climate uneven, state by state

The NY Times Green blog has an interesting post on global warming trends, as illustrated by a nice interactive map produced by Climate Central.

Alongside overall warming trends, the maps show how some states are lagging in warming trends compared to others. Tthe reporter quotes UGA professor and director of the Atmospheric Sciences program, Marshall Shepherd, president-elect of the American Metoerological Society, on...

Atmospheric Sciences


The Franklin College is home to so many academic departments that we probably don't spend enough pixels talking about the many institutes, centers and programs also at the heart of student and faculty activity. I will attempt at least a partial remedy with periodic spotlights of our programs. Today: Atmospheric Sciences.

The University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences Program...