Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:15pm
Vineet Raman of Marietta is among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018: The WLP is a non-profit that seeks to develop the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian community. The nine scholars will be placed in congressional offices for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structured leadership curriculum. “We are excited to welcome the WLP Class of 2018, a…
Tags: Outstanding Advisor, poetry, Conner Hall, Science Olympiad at UGA
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:03pm
Recent research co-authored by department of genetics Ph.D. candidate Michelle Ziadie focuses on resources available for undergraduate evolution instructors. From the abstract of the paper: Evolution is a unifying theory in biology and is challenging for undergraduates to learn. An instructor’s ability to help students learn is influenced by pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which is topic-specific knowledge of teaching and learning.…
Tags: Human Nature, Waffle House, Conner Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
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, 03/01/2018 - 3:17pm
Glycoscience is the study of the structure and function of carbohydrates — organic compounds that play critical roles in nearly every aspect of biology. UGA is a partner in a new project that will soon be able to provide a way for questions asked by those studying glycoscience to be answered by big data: The National Institutes of Health has jointly awarded a $10 million grant to UGA and George Washington University to build a glycoscience…
Tags: D.W. Brooks Mall, Conner Hall, Human Nature, conjecture, New Year
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
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:40pm
Triple Franklin major Stephan George (B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; B.S. Genetics; B.S. Biology) is committed to making a difference for people with disabilities: I am currently conducting a research project in the Wells laboratory at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. I am investigating the role that seven mutations in a gene called O-GlcNAc Transferase play in the development of intellectual disability. I also recently began…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Linguistics, University of Georgia Opera Theatre
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:37pm
Senior biology major from Augusta Mallory Walters has worked in a clinic in South Africa, volunteered in a local hospice and health center, participated in student groups and excelled academically: The weeks I spent working at this clinic confirmed that I was on the right path for me. I returned to the States eager to continue my medical training. Without the support of UGA and the Honors Program, I would have missed out on these adventures that…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
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
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:07pm
Goldwater Scholar Mallory Harris (Mathematics and Computational Biology; Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate; Spanish Minor) selected UGA because it provides access to a “phenomenal education and enriching experiences": My most vivid memories from orientation weekend are of eating the best portobello burger I’ve ever had and my mom’s sobbing while standing in front of the other parents trying to videotape us calling the Dawgs. Since then, my…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Science Olympiad at UGA, labor, Ceremony, Human Nature, East Campus Deck, resistance, Dance
Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:25am
During my fourth year, I was provided with opportunities that have shaped my time at UGA. Despite being hospitalized for a week and struggling through fall semester due to a flare-up of my auto-immune disease, I was not only able to thrive academically with my highest semester GPA, but was also selected as an orientation leader for New Student Orientation and have the amazing opportunity to impact the lives of thousands of new students. This…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, recycle
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
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:48am
Congratulations to University of Georgia undergraduates Elizabeth Ashley, Kevin Cameron and Alexandra Mazurek, who were awarded 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 110 rising juniors from 64 universities in 33 states have been awarded 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships. The Educational Partnership Program selected 8 students from 7 Minority Serving…
Tags: spring break, Four Towers Building, LA Phil, Conner Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Office of Government Relations, graduate students
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:37am
University of Georgia Regents' Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive-election to the National Academy of Sciences: Strand, who holds an appointment in the entomology department of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and an affiliated appointment in the genetics department of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is UGA's eighth member of the National Academies, which…
Tags: Human Nature, Conner Hall, Psychology
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:53am
• Avery Elizabeth Wiens, chemical theory, models and computational methods. That's an amazing list, and note the interdisciplinary fields of study. The future of science is happening right now on our campus. Congratulations to these students and alumni - these broadly prestigious fellowships also have an extraordinary financial impact on the careers of young scientists. A vital program, indeed. Image: 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate…
Tags: education, Earth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Conner Hall, Psychology, Study Abroad
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, 12/22/2016 - 2:30pm
Through volunteer work and study abroad, Madison Miracle believes that medicine can be used as an agent of change and she’s already put that belief into practice. But that’s only the beginning for the senior majoring in biology and psychology: The summer after my sophomore year, I was awarded a scholarship from the Honors International Scholar Program to study abroad and volunteer in Peru. As a part of the UGA en España Peru Medical Maymester, I…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, East Campus Deck, music scene, History, Rhetoric
Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:48am
Majoring in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry, the senior from Augusta has put the focus of his UGA experience on research, interning and community volunteering as he prepares for medical school: My time at UGA could be characterized as a humbling yet exhilarating work in progress. I’ve had some of the most incredible experiences in my life, and the people I’ve met here have been even more incredible. Many of these friends have…
Tags: Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Book Sale, applications, Department of Dance, mathematics
Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:20am
... The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences' Benjamin Ehlers, an associate professor of history, and doctoral candidate David Thomson are collaborating with Stephen Kenny and Nicholas Fuqua at the University of Liverpool, England, to ­create a database and web portal for researchers and students to access data on pre-Civil War, trans-Atlantic shipping voyages. Researchers are developing the website that houses the data. They will recruit…
Tags: medieval, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Human Nature, Germanic and Slavic Studies, UGA Creative Writing Program, Campus Transit Facility, Conner Hall, UGA Innovation Gateway
Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:44am
Catherine "Cali" Callaway and Morrison Nolan have received 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a premier academic award for undergraduate students pursuing careers in science, mathematics and engineering: The scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 toward the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board, recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors across the nation. Since 1995, 51 UGA students have received the award. ... Callaway, a…
Tags: Verdi, Religion, Rhetoric, Conner Hall, Department of Cellular Biology, Science Olympiad at UGA, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Meeting
Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:04am
Franklin College double major (biology and pyschology) and president of the premed honors society (Alpha Epsilon Delta) Sarah Ourderkirk came to UGA as a legacy and is leaving ready for the next step in her training to become a medical doctor: My favorite professor is... Well, I have two. Karl Espelie and Sylvia Hutchinson have both walked alongside me over the course of my college career. They have taken the time to get to know me as a person…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, maize
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 10:02am
Students studying the physical and biological sciences will usher in a new era this fall with the opening of the Science Learning Center on South campus: The Science Learning Center, a three-story, 122,500-square-foot building tailor-made for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction, opens for classes in August. The SLC will offer a new setting for effective teacher-to-student interaction and student-to-student…
Tags: Conner Hall, printmaking, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Colloquium
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:11am
Augusta native and double Franklin major (A.B. economics, B.S. biology) has been involved in research, as well as many other activities, since he started at UGA: Since my first semester here at UGA, I have been involved with the Roosevelt Institute, a national student policy think tank with chapters at over 100 universities across the country. Working with Roosevelt, I have conducted policy research with faculty members in a variety of…
Tags: Book Sale, Plastic, Conner Hall, Human Nature, resistance
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:04am
Franklin College double major Miller Singleton (biology & psychology) strives to make service and study abroad the hallmarks of her UGA experience: Since my freshman year, I have volunteered as a mentor with Shop with a Bulldawg, an organization whose mission is to serve Athens by bringing joy and hope to children during the holidays. I currently volunteer with Affinis Hospice in which I have the opportunity to serve as a companion and…
Tags: Book Sale, #UGA18, East Campus Deck, Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
Tue, 10/13/2015 - 1:49pm
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition held annually in Boston, in which attempt to build simple biological systems from standard, interchangeable parts and operate them in living cells. This year, the UGA iGEM Team took Gold: The gold medal in 2015 is the culmination of focused efforts by UGA students and instructors. Prior to its success this fall, the UGA iGEM team won…
Tags: biomass, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Conner Hall, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue