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News from the Chronicles - February 2022

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 11:17am
The Athens Hip Hop Harmonic will release a new video across all Hodgson School of Music social media channels on Wednesday, 2.2.22. Local rapper Kxng Blanco teamed up with composition faculty Peter Van Zandt Lane to create the piece performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.  "Getting to co-create a piece of music with Kxng Blanco and the students in Contemporary Chamber Ensemble was so rewarding. We all got dropped into a world where,…
Thu, 02/03/2022 - 11:40am
University of Georgia life science and education researchers investigated the stories behind one of the most successful groups of science majors on campus: Black undergraduate students. Despite an array of additional challenges beyond their coursework, Black science majors are able to complete their science degree programs. Black students persist at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic subgroup on campus for many of the science majors…
Thu, 02/03/2022 - 3:54pm
The Franklin Works Advisory Committee met on January 25, 2022 for a re-cap of progress during the Business Services Phase 1, since July 1.  A summary of these activities include: Onboarding 60 team members     All Franklin College units receiving business services from the college     Provided technology equipment to support mobile workforce in the FBSO   Conducted extensive technical and soft skills training to FBSO team members   Established…
Fri, 02/04/2022 - 3:57pm
Shannon Rodriguez studies a dialect of English spoken by Latinos born in Georgia, a particular blend of Southern drawl, clipped Latino vowels and a more general mainstream American accent. Speakers pull features from each to emphasize different parts of their identity. In January, she presented her dissertation on the topic “Latino English in Georgia:  a sociophonetic analysis of ethnicity and identity” to the board of regents. The work has a…
Mon, 02/07/2022 - 3:19pm
Jennifer Palmer, associate professor of history, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2022. The award was announced in January and will provide course release for a full academic year. Seventy-three fellowships were awarded by the NEH this year, among 208 grants worth $24.7 million for humanities scholarship and programming across the country: Palmer will use the fellowship for a book project entitled …
Tue, 02/08/2022 - 11:53am
New research from the University of Georgia has shown, for the first time, that compounds used to fight fungal diseases in plants are causing resistance to antifungal medications used to treat people. The study focused on Aspergillus fumigatus, the fungus that causes aspergillosis, a disease that causes life-threatening infections in 300,000 people globally each year. Published in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, the study linked agricultural use…
Wed, 02/09/2022 - 4:00pm
University of Georgia senior Claire Bunn of Marion, Arkansas, will continue her studies in lung biology this fall as one of 23 Americans selected for the 2022 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars. The scholarship fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge in England. Bunn is UGA’s ninth Gates Cambridge Scholar in the program’s 21-year history. The scholarship, which recognizes intellectually…
Thu, 02/10/2022 - 2:39pm
Gifts from over 100 Alpha Kappa Alpha alumnae created a $100,000 scholarship fund More than 100 alumnae of the University of Georgia’s Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. gave a total of over $50,000 to establish the 1973 Eta Xi Alumni Association Inc. Georgia Commitment Scholarship, which will provide need-based aid to UGA students in perpetuity: Near the beginning of 2021, Eta Xi alumnae set out to raise $50,000 by the end of the…
Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:37am
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music UGA Opera Theatre present their spring opera, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte. The semi-staged concert will take place in Hodgson Hall on Sunday, February 20 at 3pm and Monday, February 21 at 7:30pm. The opera will be sung in Italian with English Subtitles. It was first performed at the Burgheater in Vienna, on January 26, 1790. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. UGA Opera…
Thu, 02/17/2022 - 9:47am
As most of the world came to a halt at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers were trying to find a way to engage students through research at a distance. University of Georgia professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Erin Dolan and her research team carried out a study to appraise the remote programs that grew from this challenge. The study evaluated 23 programs at colleges, universities, and research institutions across the…

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