Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:12am
Sociology doctoral student Timothy Edgemon co-authored "Inmate Mental Health and the Pains of Imprisonment," a paper discussing the large majority suffering from poor mental health among the 2 million people currently incarcerated in the United States. He spoke about the paper with public radio station WRVO in New York: Prison isn't supposed to be a fun place. It's meant to be depriving. It's part of the punishment angle of prison, Edgemon says…
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 1:48pm
This summer, the Georgia Museum of Art is featuring art created during the Great Depression as part of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration jobs program: The Georgia Museum of Art will showcase three exhibitions that focus on art from this era this summer: “Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s from the Steven and Susan Hirsch Collection,” organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at…
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 1:29pm
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected Matthew Wilson from the University of Georgia’s Center for Simulation Physics to participate in its Graduate Student Research Program. Wilson studies protein aggregation using computer simulation to test physical phenomena that defy analysis by traditional approaches.  “These graduate student awards prepare young scientists for STEM careers critically important to the DOE mission,” said U…
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:36am
Though causes of the civilizational collapse that took place in the Maya lowlands of southeastern Mexico and Central America during the Terminal Classic Period (1200 – 900 before present) remain uncertain, changing precipitation patterns have long been suspected. Now, a new study from the University of Georgia and the Florida Museum of Natural History establishes fossilized white-tailed deer teeth as part of the climate record, a reliable proxy…
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 2:24pm
The Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art consist of five exhibition spaces that act as laboratories and testing grounds for innovation located among the school of art's classrooms and studios. Committed to the idea of art-as-research, the galleries host established and emerging artists, designers, critics, and curators of national and international stature along with interdisciplinary programming designed to question, educate and inspire.…
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:53am
Military historian and professor of history John H. Morrow, Jr. is the 13th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing:   The Pritzker Literature Award—which includes a gold medallion, citation, and $100,000 honorarium—recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history and affairs.…
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 3:30pm
The university is celebrating the 'one giant step for mankind' that took place in July 1969, including the current "Moon Rocks!" exhibition at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library curated by Sarah Anderson, UGA graduate student in history: Anderson curated “Moon Rocks!,” an exhibition hosted by UGA’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Anderson previously…
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:38am
The argument of depth vs. breadth extends to all disciplines, including the most important one. A number of provocative ideas underscored in this article supporting the concept of 'Generalists' invite implicit support of the liberal arts learning environment, the time necessary on major college campus to discover and learn. The author utilizes easily graspable examples from the world of sports - the differing paths of Tiger Woods and Roger…
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:00am
A Franklin College research team of faculty and graduate students from the departments of geography and computer science is laying the groundwork for high resolution heat maps to protect residents and assist city planners. Supported by the National Science Foundation, professors Deepak Mishra, Andrew Grundstein and Lakshmish Ramaswamy are compiling block-by-block information to map the urban heat island of Athens, GA. This Science Nation video…
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:35pm
During the summer of 2019, Franklin College administrators met as a book group to enhance leadership skills while learning more about the experience of dominant and marginalized groups. The book group, which concluded a month of weekly meetings on July 16, consisted of 14 members including Franklin College dean Alan Dorsey, associate deans, directors and department heads from the college. The group read and discussed Why are all the Black kids…