Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:41am
The Franklin College and the department of history welcome to campus Craig Steven Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History at MIT, who will deliver the 2017 Gregory Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. in the Chapel. His talk will be on "Slavery and Universities in Revolutionary America": In the aftermath of the American Revolution, higher education underwent a period of dramatic expansion. This academic revolution aimed to…
Tags: medical school, Anthropology, emotions, Demosthenian Hall, lignin
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:24pm
The Last Picture Show, based on the 1966 novel by Larry McMurtry, starred Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn and Ben Johnson. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture and best director, with Johnson and Leachman winning best supporting actor and best supporting actress. Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now stars our very own Athens, GA as a setting as well as former UGA theatre…
Tags: office of admissions, Department of Sociology AND Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, art, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Demosthenian Hall, Institute of Native American Studies
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:59pm
Speaking of what can't you do with an A.B. degree, former SGA president Josh Delaney (A.B. Theatre, 2011) is featured in a Harvard Gazette article on alumni making things happen in the Capital: A few years ago, Joshua Delaney was teaching algebra and special education to high school students in DeKalb County, Ga., a diverse area just outside Atlanta with an especially large Latino immigrant population. Many of his students and their family…
Tags: 9, Environmental Health Sciences, Demosthenian Hall, Faculty
Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:41am
During the spring semester, movies will be shown the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center. Mudde noted that, while the primary audience for the program is students, all members of the UGA and Athens communities are welcome to attend. He said that this semester will be a trial run to work out structural and logistical issues. The first film on Wednesday Feb. 15 Tsotsi (2005), will be introduced by a discussion…
Tags: UGA Opera Theatre, Department of Sociology AND Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, Church Hall, Miss UGA, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Demosthenian Hall
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:16am
Combining theatre and speech-language pathology has allowed amazing student Kelsey Brown to put a unique stamp on her undergraduate career: I chose to attend UGA because… I applied to 12 schools for undergraduate. I had no idea where I wanted to go; just what I wanted to do. I toured schools and communication disorders programs all over. I liked that the CMSD program here is placed in the College of Education and I loved the spirit of students…
Tags: Book Sale, contest, Demosthenian Hall, Flinchums Phoenix, Department of Dance
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:23am
Scientific American weighs in on the tendency to prioritize STEM disciplines over the humanities and how Voltaire and Camus have an important role to play, especially in a high-tech future: Promoting science and technology education to the exclusion of the humanities may seem like a good idea, but it is deeply misguided. Scientific American has always been an ardent supporter of teaching STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Church Hall, Institute for African American Studies, Demosthenian Hall
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:37am
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is an educational non‐profit organization based in the United States providing leadership and management training for women in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This week the African Studies Institute presents a panel presentation featuring HERS - East Africa on Friday, February 19 beginning at 12:20 pm in the International Student Life Lounge, 210 Memorial Hall, and lasting into the afternoon. The…
Tags: Demosthenian Hall, Marriage of Figaro, Lamar Dodd School of Art, information, Outstanding Advisor
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:36pm
The African Studies Institute presents the 4th Annual International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora (AICAID 2015) from Wednesday, Nov. 11 to Friday, Nov. 13 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The theme for the conference is “Youth, Technology and Knowledge Expansion in Africa and Its Diaspora”: The featured speakers for the conference include William Kisaalita, a professor in the UGA College of Engineering, and Uchenna Amadi-…
Tags: Opera Theatre, Dawson Hall, Demosthenian Hall, biomechanics
Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:52am
Great news out from the Franklin College department of marine sciences yesterday. A book written by UGA Sapelo Island Marine Institute director and professor of marine science Merryl Alber has been distributed to every Georgia public library in the state thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. The book focuses on teaching children of all ages about the importance of salt marshes. The book is just one product of the Georgia…
Tags: Demosthenian Hall, industry
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 9:54am
NASA’s CubeSat Launch initiative (CSLI) provides opportunities for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned for upcoming launches. These CubeSats are flown as auxiliary payloads on previously planned missions. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh about 3 pounds. A lecture on the program will be held…
Tags: Sociology, UGA Entrepreneur Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth, Demosthenian Hall, Panel Discussion, computing
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:16am
On the heels of news from over the summer on the UGA informatics initiative, proposals and new positions have been approved at the university level that moves UGA a few more steps in that direction: [UGA] is building upon its established strengths in the interdisciplinary field of informatics by creating the Georgia Informatics Institute for Research and Education. Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has charged…
Tags: conjecture, marine science, Human Nature, Demosthenian Hall, Germanic and Slavic Studies
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:43am
UGA recently announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will help support first-generation and college students from low-income families. Beginning in September, UGA will receive funding distributed over the next five years under the Federal TRIO's Student Support Services Program: The Federal TRIO Programs are outreach and student services programs that provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds at…
Tags: Demosthenian Hall, Dawson Hall, universe, IMU, algebra
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 9:57am
The Global Education Forum invited lecture - Women in Science and Medicine: Challenges, Achievements and the Way Forward - is today at 11 am in Master's Hall at the Georgia Center. The lecture will be delivered by Henrietta Ukwu: M.D., FACP, FRAPS, Physician and Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Otsuka Pharmaceutical (OPDC). Ukwu's talk, “Regulatory Science in Pharmaceutical Medicine: Need and Impact on Global Societies,” is open…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Demosthenian Hall
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:34am
In his Climate Action Plan, President Barack Obama laid out a series of steps to combat carbon pollution, prepare for climate-change impacts and lead global efforts to tackle this shared challenge. The steps range from broad, national policy to recognizing localized efforts and the people behind them. One of these will take place Monday, Feb. 9 at the White House and will be hosted by UGA's Marshall Shepherd: Shepherd, the University of Georgia…
Tags: Fellows, campus, experience, Coliseum Training Facility, Demosthenian Hall, Earth
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Of the twelve University of Georgia students who were awarded international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2014-2015 academic year, the Franklin College is well represented: This is UGA's second highest total of Fulbright recipients. Eight of the students accepted the scholarships. Recipients of the U.S. Student Full Grants, which cover research, study and creative opportunities, include three students who…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, UGA Creative Writing Program, Demosthenian Hall
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:17am
News and current events today challenge us to be able to see the world from the persepctive of others. The more insulated we become - socially, economically, politically - the more difficult it can be to understand the broader issues and events swirling around us. Of course, an education steeped in the humanities can go a long way towards making us better people, better citizens who can relate to our fellow citizens constructively, who want to…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Goldwater Scholars, natural sciences, arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Demosthenian Hall
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00pm
Some great plain talk on school reform from Franklin College alumnus and Clarke Central High School literature teacher Ian Altman in the Washington Post: 7. Don’t tell us to leave politics out of the classroom.  Don’t be naïve.  Learning always has some kind of political efficacy. Some opinions are more sensible than others, some arguments stronger than others, some interpretations and theories better supported than others. It is okay to say so…
Tags: Demosthenian Hall, Environmental Health Sciences, tournament, policy, injustice, 1, Lamar Dodd School of Art and Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:58am
Beginning a career after college is a constant topic of conversations on campus, and a Red & Black article today draws particular attention to the experience of several recent graduates and the seeming mis-match of aspirations and opportunities. More common than not and not a cause for alarm in and of itself, the chase for experience and urgency to begin a career after college present clues about some majors and areas of study that may be…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, LACSI, Demosthenian Hall, critical thinking
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:08am
One of the many great things about UGA is its symbiotic relationship with its hometown of Athens, Ga. The great intermingling between town and gown creates a constant fecund season for creative collaboration in arts, entertainment, education and all the related enterprises that group up around these activities. One of those is Athfest, and our students, staff and faculty will be well-represented this weekend as spectators, organizers, volunteers…
Tags: amazing, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Demosthenian Hall, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Dance
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:31am
Enjoying Spring Break in Athens - Ideas for entertainment, education By JESSICA LUTON jluton@uga.edu   It’s Spring Break at UGA and campus is quiet this week.  However if you’re in town and looking to enjoy this beautiful weather, there are quite a few seasonal events worth checking out. Here’s my list of UGA-related things to do over Spring Break in the area.    1. It’s Women’s History Month.  Celebrate the accomplishments of women this month…
Tags: Demosthenian Hall, Island, Biological Sciences, georgia, harassment
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 9:26am
Professor and head of the department of psychology Keith Campbell is also a best-selling author whose research uncovers great insights on that delicate state of affairs we refer to as the human condition. Next week, he will give a lecture on how introversion impacts learning March 4 at 2 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Miller Learning Center: The lecture is titled "Being an Introvert in an Extraverted World: The Case of Education" and is hosted…
Tags: Human Nature, family, commencement, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Demosthenian Hall
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 9:48am
In our contemporary campus culture, broadly construed, developing a well-rounded general education can be quite elusive. Though a broad educational experience is a perennial touchstone in strategic plans and commencement speeches alike, pressures for more narrowly defined jobs and career paths upon graduation create a tendency to whittle away at the very broadness we cherish and that we recognize as important. On Thursday Nov. 7 at 10 am in the…
Tags: felonies, prison, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Conner Hall, Demosthenian Hall
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:25am
In 1996, a hoax perpetrated by NYU physics professor Alan Sokal exposed some of the ideological and professional blinders of academic publishing, particularly in the humanities. This and other examples build an interesting criticism of academic life as construed in the work of writer Stanley Fish in the New Republic: The empirical truth that Fish proffers can hardly be challenged—intellectual life in this country has been highly professionalized…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Andrew Grundstei, College of Environment and Design, Church Hall, Demosthenian Hall
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:09am
Some great new research published out of the department of sociology, concerning the signals teachers get from students and how teacher perceptions shape student performance: Elementary school students bring varied skills and experience to the classroom, commonly referred to as cultural capital. And when teachers notice and value these skills, students do better in school. A new University of Georgia study, published in the April issue of the…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Demosthenian Hall, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Grant, Human Nature
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 10:09am
With our own Georgia Bulldogs getting ready for the SEC Championship game this week against Alabama, it's worthwhile to mention one of the issues related to the excitement and the game. In an essay describing a plan to let college athletes major in sports, FSU psychology professor emeritus David Pargman brings up an interesting analogy in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Why do we impose upon young, talented, and serious-minded high-school…
Tags: Food Process Research and Development Laboratory, Demosthenian Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Institute of Native American Studies