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News from the Chronicles - June 2021

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 11:36am
A new UGA research study on structural aspects of relativistic spacetime reveals the basic structure of spacetime in rotating frames, which had not been previously settled. This work clarifies for the first time the actual fabric of spacetime in rotating frames – describing the exact combination of relativistic effects and simultaneity. The research team – Edward Kipreos, professor of cellular biology, and Riju S. Balachandran (Ph.D. '18) – used…
Thu, 06/03/2021 - 4:42pm
Alumnus and 'What Can't You Do with an AB degree' example extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is profiled in the new issue of Georgia Magazine: Stephanie Johnson is a 76-year-old New Yorker. Known as Tanqueray, she was incredibly candid, relaying stories about mob bosses and the grittier side of NYC in the ’60s and ’70s. “I knew it was lightning. She was lightning,” says Stanton AB ’08. “After I shared her story, everyone was just obsessed with her…
Mon, 06/07/2021 - 11:38am
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced the winners of its 2021 RFK Book and Journalism Awards on Thursday, June 3 during a virtual ceremony.  This year's RFK Book Award winner is "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory," by Claudio Saunt,  Richard B. Russell Professor in American History.  Winners of the 2021 RFK Journalism Awards were selected from over 350 entries across print, broadcast,…
Wed, 06/09/2021 - 2:00pm
Local populations understand their communities best. They’re familiar both with points of pride and with areas that could be improved. But determining the nature of those improvements from best practices, as well as achieving community consensus on implementation, can present a different set of challenges. Jerry Shannon, associate professor of geography in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, worked with a team of researchers to…
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 2:09pm
UGA Theatre presents what “portends” to be a fun evening of spirits, goblins, kings, queens, “lunatics, lovers and poets” — A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the pristine and historic UGA Founder's Garden that evokes the spirit of Shakespeare’s Stratford and the forest of Arden. The play is set in Shakespeare’s classical Athens, a choice that proves to be a most fortuitous location for this production. Directed by Ray Paolino. One performance…
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 1:57pm
Terrell Strayhorn has authored over 10 books, including College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success. Dr. Strayhorn will share his thoughts on creating a sense of belonging for students at UGA. This is virtual event is hosted by the Franklin College and the Mary Frances Early College of Education and sponsored by the New Approaches to Promote Diversity and Inclusion grant program. This event is open to all UGA students,…
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 4:03pm
UGA’s theatre program brought Caroline Caden to UGA. The senior from Marietta has performed, directed and stage managed productions from cabarets to “Young Frankenstein.” Caden, who has designed lights and worked on publicity for shows, performed in “Young Frankenstein” and “The Tall Girls” with UGA Theatre and in ABBAret cabaret, “Homecoming: A cabaret,” “Broadway Backwards” cabaret and “Homegrown” cabaret with Next Act, shares some details of…
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:04pm
Researchers all over the world will have access to the University of Georgia’s expertise in nuclear magnetic resonance, or NMR, thanks to a new infrastructure funded by a $40 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Network for Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, or NAN, will allow researchers to access ultra-high field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers to study the structure, dynamics and interactions of biological…
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:46pm
Whether it’s sarcasm, a punchline or a comical accident, humor is ubiquitous around the world. No matter the culture or language, humor involves substantial high-level mental processing. A new meta-analysis by University of Georgia psychology researchers shows humor also exhibits a surprising amount of brain activity associated with emotional processes – findings that suggest humor provides its own kind of reward. While a great deal of…
Mon, 06/21/2021 - 11:34am
Our colleagues in the Office of Research share the story of a successful year for theater at the University of Georgia. The Department of Theatre and Film Studies and its associated student theater organizations produced over 30 shows, each unlike anything seen before at UGA. Productions ranged from self-taped musical cabarets to live-streamed comedy shows, to multimedia explorations of current events, and featured the work of dozens, even…

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