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News from the Chronicles - September 2021

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 4:00pm
The asteroid Vesta is the second largest asteroid in our solar system. With a diameter of about 330 miles, it orbits the sun between the planets Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids have long played a part in building popular fascination with space. “Marooned off Vesta” was the first story published by American writer Isaac Asimov, the third story he wrote, appearing in the March 1939 issue of the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. “When we think…
Fri, 09/03/2021 - 12:36pm
Jennifer Adams recently joined the Franklin Works: Business Service Office leadership team as the Foundation Fund Management manager. Jennifer has been at UGA for just under six years. She started at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and for the last two and a half years worked at Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Jennifer is an alumna of the University of Georgia with a Master of Public Administration. In her role as Foundation Fund Management…
Fri, 09/03/2021 - 2:21pm
The state’s first Master of Fine Arts degree in Film, Television, and Digital Media (MFA) arrives to its second year, as the program's first cohort of students make their way to sound stages and scenes around the state. The program also welcomes new faculty members to help guide our students in their pursuit to become filmmakers ready to give voice to stories that matter in today’s competitive global marketplace: UGA’s MFA in Film program…
Tue, 09/07/2021 - 3:40pm
Department of geography researchers are collaborating with faculty from the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences on a four-year project supported by a grant from NOAA to connect marsh health with local economics and environmental impact. Our colleagues in the Warnell School report: The forces at work in a marsh require a delicate balancing act. Rising and falling tidewaters…
Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:18am
In the post-pandemic world, a few things have become ubiquitous: masks, hand sanitizer and Zoom fatigue, or the feeling of being worn out after a long day of virtual meetings. But new research from a team led by University of Georgia psychologist Kristen Shockley suggests that it’s not the meetings causing the fatigue—it’s the camera. “We knew people had the perception that Zoom meetings were leading to fatigue, but we didn’t know what about…
Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:32am
The University of Georgia established the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program in 2015 to provide a selected group of current faculty and administrators with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities. The program specifically focuses on issues women face in academic administration. Throughout the year long program, the participants will…
Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:28am
This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don’t recover. But while guidelines exist to help coaches and trainers keep their students safe, there’s another group on the field that’s still at risk: students in marching bands. “You read all these stories in newspapers about marching band members experiencing heat-related illnesses,…
Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:01pm
The University of Georgia, along with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will co-lead a new National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center that will pursue and promote a deeper understanding of the microbial worlds and chemical processes that swirl throughout the Earth’s oceanic ecosystems. The new Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP), based at Woods Hole in Falmouth, Massachusetts, is one of six…
Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:05am
The Franklin College Board of Advisors met in person on campus last week, and the college welcomed four new members to the board. The Franklin College is especially grateful for the support and guidance of our board, and it is a pleasure to welcome these extraordinary alumni and friends of the college to the group. The new members add a broad range of experience and expertise to a dedicated group with a vision for excellence in the arts and…
Mon, 09/20/2021 - 9:48am
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Native American Studies has received a gift to recruit and support scholarships for Native American students at the university. The gift by UGA alumnus Chris Goeckel is designed to bring graduate students from across the United States to study at UGA and to promote the importance of the Native American Studies curriculum for the campus community. The UGA Institute of…

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