Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:46pm
Somali Ayan Hussein says that attending UGA, where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, is the best decision she ever made: When civil war broke out in Somalia in the early 1990s and raged on with no end in sight, Ayan Hussein’s parents knew they had to get their five children to safety. The family fled first to a refugee camp in Kenya and then to a community with a significant refugee and immigrant population in Clarkston in 2003. Once…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, preparedness
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:44pm
UGA giving features psychology major Savonte Wilson ’21, who is attending his dream school thanks to the Beth and Barry Storey Family Scholarship: “I always wanted to come to UGA—it was my dream school,” said Savonte. “I made the grades for it and everything: I had a 4.0 throughout high school. I was determined to come here.” Savonte, a Moultrie, Georgia, native, was accepted to the University of Georgia on St. Patrick’s Day 2017, but it was…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Marine Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, resources, essay, justice
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:59am
As we near commencement, with so many Franklin students [more than 1,850] preparing to enter the next stage of their lives and careers, many are reflecting on the impact of their campus experiences and especially those afforded by scholarship opportunities.  A few of those were celebrated on Monday, April 30 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the Advance UGA Conference. Sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations,…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Science Olympiad at UGA, Conner Hall, Office of Government Relations
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:36am
Double major (biology and psychology) Aparna Kanjhlia fell in love with UGA and has made the most of her opportunities on campus as she prepares for a career as a doctor: I was not a traditional undergraduate student. I moved from India after completing my high school education and transferred to the UGA Honors Program after securing an associate’s degree in biology. From the day I walked into my orientation and learned how to call the Dawgs, I…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, History
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:58am
Congratulations to the Believe ticket, elected to the executive branch of the Student Government Association for the 2018-2019 academic year: The ticket consists of President-elect Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, Vice President-elect Charlene Marsh and Treasurer-elect Destin Mizelle. This year, 8,006 students voted in the election, representing the largest number of votes in SGA’s history and more than 21 percent of the total student body. The Believe…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:08pm
International travel, study and service led senior double major (biology, psychology) Makenzie Kitchens toward finding her path: UGA has provided me many opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences. I have had the privilege of being a part of the UGA cheerleading team for the last four years. We have traveled together as a team to many places to cheer on the Dawgs and represent our school. We cheer for several sporting events…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, History, Theatre and Film Studies, Department of Dance
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:29am
From the downside of smart phones to the promise of a 'super yeast' for biofuels to the creation a new island off the Georgia coast, Franklin faculty have been ready and willing to lend their expertise on the full range of issues and current events. A sample from this month: Less smartphone time equals happier teenager, study suggests – article reference research by professor of psychology Keith Campbell in Los Angeles Times, India Today Georgia…
Tags: puritans, facilities, ocean eddies, nutrients, Four Towers Building, industry, Coliseum Training Facility, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:45am
“Our study raises the possibility that perceptual processes differ between humans and other primates in ways consequential for flaking stones,” Mangalam said. The full study is available at http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/14/1/20170587 Image: A wild bearded capuchin monkey is striking an intact piaçava nut with a quartzite stone hammer (Credit: Dorothy M. Fragaszy). 
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, diseases, viral content, Waffle House, flowering plants, waves, organic carbon
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:34am
An important question with relevance throughout our region is the focus of a new research collaboration: Why do some people living in the path of a major hurricane decide to evacuate while others stay put? Prashant Doshi, a professor of computer science, and professor of psychology Adam Goodie are gathering information about residents in areas hit by hurricanes Irma and Harvey to learn more about how people make decisions in risky situations.…
Tags: Human Nature, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies, Coliseum Training Facility, enzymes, AGU, ECOGIG
Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:18pm
Franklin faculty and students appeared in a wide variety of media during the month of November. A sample: UGA studies how stress affects vaccine effectiveness – assistant professor of psychology Katherine Ehrlich quoted in the Red &Black Study says public’s politics are correlated with climate change opinion. They shouldn’t be – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writes in his regular column at Forbes…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, Department of English
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:58pm
People in same-sex relationships can face considerable angst when deciding whether to disclose their sexual orientation at work, and that anxiety can affect their home life as well, according to a new University of Georgia study. The study, "Bringing home what I'm hiding at work: The impact of sexual orientation disclosure at work for same-sex couples," was published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior as part of a special issue on LGBT issues…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Frankenstein, Dawson Hall, UGA School of Law
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:19am
Franklin College double-major (biology, psychology) and future M.D. Rilee Racine will be among those cheering from the sidelines in South Bend this weekend: I served as a biochemistry peer mentor, selected to facilitate student learning and understanding in undergraduate biochemistry under Dr. Paula Lemons. Dr. Lemons stands out among my favorite professors and it was an honor working under her as a peer mentor. Additionally, UGA offered several…
Tags: Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Book Sale, passion
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:26am
Algal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling: Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from – AJC, R&B, WSB, Q & A in the Chronicle of Higher Education Science says: Trump team garbles…
Tags: HR, Campus Transit Facility, Four Towers Building, industry, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Coliseum Training Facility, garbage
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 1:39pm
A provocative new study from psychology researchers published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that practicing with others shapes not only what monkeys learn, but also how they learn: Culture extends biology in that the setting of development shapes the traditions that individuals learn, and over time, traditions evolve as occasional variations are learned by others. In humans, interactions with others…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, diseases, Franklin College
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 2:34pm
Prior to the start of college, I, like many incoming freshmen, was apprehensive about many things. I pondered hard about how long it would take me to acclimate to this new environment. One of the first things that struck me when I first learned about and visited UGA was its diversity, something I believe is a crucial factor that shows how inclusive and accepting a particular setting is. The university offers a plethora of opportunities, in…
Tags: Book Sale, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Conner Hall, Dawson Hall, universe
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:23pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 celebrates Emory University School of Medicine faculty member and Franklin alumnus Dorian Lamis: Dr. Lamis is a licensed clinical psychologist, completing both his internship and postdoctoral training at the Emory University School of Medicine.  His research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents,…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:55pm
Founding Partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LeRoya Chester Jennings of Atlanta (B.S., psychology, '01) is among the University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017: a former prosecutor who has worked in various prosecuting agencies - the City of Atlanta, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Coweta County Solicitor's Office and the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office. Chester Jennings is also dedicated to…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Lecture
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:23am
The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. The program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, and this year's class features five Franklin College alumni. We will spotlight one each day this week beginning with attorney and consultant Dominique Holloman, president of the Black Alumni Leadership Council (BS ’01, AB ’01, MED ’04,…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Dance, Lecture
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:05am
Dorothy Carter, assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on one of only seven proposals accepted by NASA's Human Research Program to support astronaut health on missions to Mars: NASA's Human Research Program will fund seven proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long duration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. The selected proposals will investigate the impact of the space…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Sociology, Panel Discussion, Human Nature
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:44am
Franklin faculty and students continue to be quoted by and to author articles across worldwide media, including all major print publications. A sample from the past few weeks: Research by Archeology graduate student Sammantha Nicole Holder had her featured in The Guardian (reconstructing the diet of Napoleon's Grand Army) The other side of Confederate Memorial Day (Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus James Cobb) – Time Four…
Tags: Human Nature, Coliseum Training Facility, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, Campus Transit Facility, HR, Fellows
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:48am
Franklin's Jessica Luton attended the recent TEDxUGA event and shares the story: This past Friday, the Athens and UGA community had an opportunity to listen to some “ideas worth spreading” via the local TED Talk affiliated program known as TEDxUGA. The event, which began in 2013, drew its biggest crowd ever, with over 1000 people in attendance. The growth of this event can be attributed to dynamic organizers and presenters year after year, as…
Tags: family, 1, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:23am
From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments: The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies Finding the lost Fort…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, printing, Haiti, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, public heath
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:56am
The double major in biology and psychology from Lawrenceville cites the Dawg Camp, Freshman Forum and the UGA Visitors Center as the having the biggest impacts on his UGA experience: Dawg Camp helped me open up to all the things UGA had to offer. I came in to college as an awkward, shy first year but I’ve grown so much from then. Special shoutout to my counselor Nikita for forcing me to hang out with her and showing me how fun college could be…
Tags: Book Sale, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Conner Hall, science policy, Theatre and Film Studies, Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:03am
Franklin 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 Nature  The top nine weather or climate events of 2016, column by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in…
Tags: public heath, Four Towers Building, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Coliseum Training Facility, Guitar