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Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:15am
Students lead our roundup of Franklin College awards, accolades, and achievements announced during February – though not to be outdone by our outstanding alumni!  Congratulations all: Shannon Rodriguez, Ph.D candidate in linguistics, studies a dialect of English spoken by Latinos born in Georgia, a particular blend of Southern drawl. She recently presented her dissertation on the topic “Latino English in Georgia: a sociophonetic analysis of…
Tue, 12/07/2021 - 10:26am
Franklin students, alumni, and faculty distinguish themselves and the University of Georgia, across campus and around the world with their efforts, awards, new books and successful businesses. A roundup of recent honors and accomplishments: David Richards, a doctoral candidate in the department of geology, received the Mark Dawkins Leadership Award, and Gabriel Smallwood, a senior history major from Savannah, were among six UGA students and four…
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 9:50am
What started as a way to publicize the African Student Union in 1996 has become the longest-running show by the same host on WUGA-FM. Thanks to an enthusiastic audience, “African Perspectives” has been heard from car radios and throughout homes for 25 years. Host Akinloye Ojo, an associate professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ comparative literature department and the director of the African Studies Institute, has spent a…
Thu, 11/11/2021 - 3:27pm
A delegation of seven students and scholars representing the University of Georgia at the 24th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) simulation in Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Nov. 3 – 6, 2021 won the “Most Outstanding Delegation Award.”  The SEMAU simulation is a student-centered undertaking designed to assist students in gaining valuable knowledge of diplomatic codes of behavior as well as enhancing their…
Tue, 07/20/2021 - 3:09pm
In times of the pandemic it's all hands on deck, including associate professor of anthropology Bram Tucker and other members of Pennsylvania State University’s Morombe Archaeological Project (MAP), which aims to reconstruct the impact of human settlement in the Velondriake area, a marine protected biodiversity hotspot on the southwest coast of Madagascar. The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 arrived in the fishing community of Andavadoaka, Madagascar, in…
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 2:41pm
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a research fellowship to Rachel Gabara, associate professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ department of Romance languages, funded as a part of more than $30 million in new NEH grants for 188 humanities projects nationwide. The fellowship will fund the completion of Gabara’s second book manuscript. The project, “Reclaiming Realism: From Documentary Film in…
Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:32am
From the city to the Serengeti Plain, the UGA Tanzania Study Abroad program packs an educational punch into a month in the heart of Africa where the spectacular meets the enlightening. Beginning in the city of Moshi near the northern border with Kenya, students on the trip spend 3-4 weeks learning about the culture, economy and environment of the East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. In 2019, a group of 24 students, whose…
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:33am
Senior Kaylee Jerman’s desire to help others has led her through her study abroad trips, volunteering with UGA Miracle and showing off the campus to visitors. She’ll continue to pursue that passion in the Peace Corps: Many of my highlights here at UGA have been spent overseas. The summer after my freshman year I went on a trip with the Warnell School of Forestry to Botswana and South Africa. I spent that month learning how to be a safari guide,…
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:25pm
Researchers at UGA formed an international consortium, the Africa Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery (APRIES) that received a $4 million award from the U.S. Department of State to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in targeted communities of West Africa. The project is overseen by the State Department’s Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons and is part of its Program to End Modern Slavery: Human trafficking…
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:16am
The University of Georgia has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UGA will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  The Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking…
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:05pm
Three Franklin College faculty members have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The awards, announced April 9, are among $18.6 million in NEH grants for 199 humanities projects across the country: Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Wright and associate professor of French Rachel Gabara of the Romance languages department were awarded $6,000 each for summer stipends, highly competitive grants that provide full-time…
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:36am
The African Studies Institute presents the 2018 Spring Lecture on Thursday, March 29 at 8 a.m. in the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium. African philosopher Alloy S. Ihuah will present this year’s inaugural lecture, “MADIBAISM: An African Leadership Philosophy of the New Past and the Old Future.”  A member of the World Council on Values and the Nigerian Philosophical Association, Alloy Ihuah is a Professor of Philosophy in the…
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:46am
People who have been wrongly processed through the justice system are focus of a three-day residency at the intersection of the arts, civil rights, and social justice begins today on campus: “The Innocents” is an intersection of numerous artistic disciplines and social subjects, so Frigo’s aim was to reflect that in the programming of UGA’s “Innocents” multi-day residency. To that end, she reached out to the Georgia Innocence Project, the…
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:43am
Because UGA has no dedicated pre-law major (nor should it, appropriately), students can select from a variety of Franklin College, SPIA and other majors as a solid preparation for entering professional training for the J.D. degree. From English to history, sociology to philosophy and classics, not to mention any of the sciences, if a student has decided on the law as a career path, the Franklin College is replete with options to build a unique…
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:05am
  Just before Spring Break, students, academics, nonprofit organizers and Athens-area musicians had an opportunity to listen to a set of discussions at the annual Protect Athens Music (PAM) Conference, presented by the UGA Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Discussions on earning money as a musician in the digital world, obtaining health insurance and health care as a musician, and a survey of the local music landscape made for an interesting…

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