Noted and Quoted, January 2017

sign teaser.jpgFranklin 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...

Georgia Debate Union wins Naval Academy Tourney

GDU_Naval teaser.jpgCongratulations to the Georgia Debate Union, which emerged victorious at the Crowe-Warken Debate Tournament at the United States Naval Academy, held over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.  

The team of Johnnie Stupek (sophomore, Sandy Springs) and Nathan Rice (sophomore, Roswell) defeated Cornell University in the finals.  Their road to first place also included wins against the University of Pittsburgh, Wake...

Memorial for Judith Ortiz Cofer

Cofer.jpgThe university community will have the opportunity to pay their respects and celebrate the life of retired Regents Professor of English and creative writing Judith Ortiz Cofer, who passed away on Dec. 30. The memorial service will be held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel followed by a reception in Demosthenian Hall. 

"Judith Cofer was a highly intelligent and gifted human being who brought her love of family and her experience as a...

Happy 232nd, UGA


"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.