Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:01pm
Franklin College faculty and alumni authored and were quoted in dozens of interesting news articles and stories throughout the summer, including some you may have missed: Shades of sharecropping cast shadow over Bluffton restaurant’s solution to staffing crisis  – Charleston Post and Courier quotes B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of Southern History Cindy Hahamovitch Not just seeing: More research sheds light on carotenoids’ benefits for hearing…
Tags: Faculty, Psychology, Climate Change, History, Geography
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:38am
Remarkable growth in extramural funding to the university has led to an all-time high of $458 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2017: Externally funded research activity has climbed 37 percent over the past three years to $198 million in fiscal year 2017. "This tremendous growth in productivity reflects the unyielding commitment of UGA faculty to solve the important challenges of our time," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Their…
Tags: Human Nature, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Andrew Grundstei
Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:06am
The intent of the partnership between UGA and the Peace Corps is to promote skills in four key areas identified by the Peace Corps as being essential to future volunteers: foreign language proficiency, intercultural competence, professional savvy and leadership, and other sector-specific skills. Many students enter UGA with much more on their mind than financial or material success: they want to make a contribution, positively affect the larger…
Tags: Spotlight on the Arts, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Andrew Grundstei
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:48am
The Baldwin Hall expansion construction site has garnered new attention over the last few months. The department of anthopology faculty and students will now curate and study the remains that have been recovered: Work to locate and exhume remains from gravesites at the site has been underway since the first remains were inadvertently discovered on Nov. 17, 2015. Baldwin Hall is adjacent to the Old Athens Cemetery, which UGA has been working to…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Andrew Grundstei, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:13am
The deadline for Willson Center Research Fellowship applications is coming up next week, October 6: The Willson Center Research Fellowship supports excellence in arts and humanities research. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Tenured and Tenure-track scholars are eligible to apply. Fellowships can be held every five years. The Willson Center Research Fellowships are intended to support humanities and arts…
Tags: Human Nature, The Arts at UGA, Andrew Grundstei, Institute of Native American Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:25pm
Hot-off-the-presses is not usually a part of lesson plans in university classrooms - unless it is. History, political science, economics... social sciences and humanities classtime can easily and sometimes should be convulsed in topical isses. Faculty at institutions in the immediate area don't have the luxury of remove and often need to incorporate the events for multiple reasons. The Chronicle of Higher Education shares some lessons plans from…
Tags: sun, trees, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Andrew Grundstei, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 9:56am
An interesting take from one of the Chronicle of Higher Ed blogs on the humans systems implications of our increasing ability to subdivide time into tinier and tinier increments: Yet we are still some way off coming to terms with analyzing these developments. They require mathematical expertise that is still in short supply. One of the most exciting academic developments of recent years has been the way in which mathematics and statistics suited…
Tags: Andrew Grundstei, congratulations, Human Nature, concerto, Campus Transit Facility, competition
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
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:35am
Resource exploitation was the very basis for colonialism, as well as the cause for much of the development of the modern world as we know it, for better and worse. The thirst for land and resources continues around the world, especially in Africa, and people must constantly adjust to, assess and hopefully learn from its repercussions: Sub-Saharan Africa has foreign investors flocking to buy its fertile land. Sometimes referred to as "land…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Suzanne Pilaar Birch, Yohannes Abate, Human Nature, Andrew Grundstei