Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:38am
The argument of depth vs. breadth extends to all disciplines, including the most important one. A number of provocative ideas underscored in this article supporting the concept of 'Generalists' invite implicit support of the liberal arts learning environment, the time necessary on major college campus to discover and learn. The author utilizes easily graspable examples from the world of sports - the differing paths of Tiger Woods and Roger…
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:03am
Supporting our students as they establish career goals and move toward the next steps in their professional lives working in the arts, the Hugh Hodgson School of of Music and the Lamar Dodd School of Art present Arts Career Entrepreneurship Day on Friday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the School of Art. In the Fall Semester of 2018 the School of Art and the School of Music initiated the Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space…
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:21am
Major new initiatives on STEM education and research lead our kudos for the month of November: Funded by a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, more than 100 UGA faculty members in science, technology, engineering and math will collaborate on a comprehensive research project that seeks to transform STEM education on campus and at research universities nationwide   The University of Georgia launched a new degree program in data science …
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:52am
Only after Cora Nunnally Miller passed away in 2015 did the fact that during her lifetime she anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation. The legacy of those gifts continues to have deeply positive impacts on UGA students today: Six University of Georgia students have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Ecology Annex, justice, Office of Government Relations
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:14am
A $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to expand its Global Georgia Initiative, a public humanities program in place since 2013: In its first six years, the Global Georgia Initiative has engaged the humanities and arts in exploring global issues of public concern in a diversity of local contexts, serving audiences at UGA and throughout the Athens community. Programs have…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Institute of Native American Studies, The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:08pm
Linguistics, Classical Languages, and Classical Culture major Nicholas Twiner has discovered his opportunities to get involved, participate in research and explore his passions: Academically, the University of Georgia has empowered me to achieve more than I thought I would. Research through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities has been such an important part of my academic career. It has pushed me to understand and explore the…
Tags: arts, Book Sale, resistance, Department of Dance
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:18am
The Georgia Museum of Art's partnership with Camp DIVE has focused on art and poetry, with about two dozen middle-school students enrolled in the camp visiting the museum weekly through the month of June to make connections between visual art and creating their own literature: Camp DIVE—which stands for discover, inquire, voice, and explore-provides local, underserved youth in Athens with a month-long free learning experience. This partnership…
Tags: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, arts, 2, creative research, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, mathematics
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:00pm
Shawn Foster, an Honors student majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, was one of 20 students nationwide selected as a Beinecke Scholar: He is the first UGA student to receive the honor, which awards $34,000 to third-year students with demonstrated financial need who will pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Foster plans to earn a doctorate in linguistics. A first-generation college student, he is from the…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, arts, Rhetoric, Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:51am
On the homestretch to commencement, Development and Alumni Relations features on students, faculty and alumni donors highlight some soon-to-graduate students and their extraordinary UGA experiences. Joy Peltier has certainly made the most of her time at UGA: As a recipient of the university’s foremost undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation Fellowship, all of Joy’s ambitions have been realized. Now, as she pursues a joint bachelor’s and master…
Tags: UGA Innovation Gateway, arts, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Dance, Department of Chemistry, justice, Environmental Health Sciences
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:08pm
Jeopardy! a Guggenheim Fellowship, new associate provost for international education and a festschrift... quite a month for Franklin College students, faculty and alumni: PhD theatre student Seth Noel Wilson is on Jeopardy! this week – Wilson won on Tuesday night and will return. What is fantastic news for a graduate student? The University of Georgia moved up three spots to No. 18 in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of Best…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Double Dawgs, arts, dual degree
Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:29am
An important series of events this week, already in progress, featuring Dr. Neal Lester and organized by linguistics doctoral student Kim Waters to address issues of diversity and inclusion with the University of Georgia and the city of Athens: Waters has organized a series of events that will take place from Sept. 13–17, both on campus and in town, in an effort to promote social healing and cross-cultural understanding. Waters is working with…
Tags: Center for Applied Isotope Study, indigenous culture, Dawson Hall, creative research, arts, Psychology
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:01am
Automated phonetic analysis and a significant grant from the National Science Founation will allow UGA linguistics researchers to delve deeper into what makes Southerners sound Southern: The researchers will use computer software to analyze 64 interviews with speakers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas recorded from 1968 to 1983. "We hope to document the wide range of pronunciations in the South…
Tags: arts, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Communication, Human Nature, Division of Development & Alumni Relations
Tue, 08/23/2016 - 1:59pm
The Linguistic Atlas Project is the oldest and largest ongoing American English survey project in the U.S. Under the leadership of its editor-in-chief William Kretzschmar, Harry and Jane Willson Professor in the Humanities, UGA has become a national center for dialect research, and the materials of the LAP are the best source for the history of mid-century American English. In writing about an upcoming grant awarded to Kretzschmar and colleagues…
Tags: arts, Communication, Flinchums Phoenix, hunger
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:00am
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Wenthe, currently a parttime instructor at UGA and also a recent PhD alumnus in linguistics in the department of classics, who won an international competition for best dissertation for the year 2013 from the Society of Indo-European Studies (Indogermanische Gesellschaft). Wenthe's dissertation, ISSUES IN THE PLACEMENT OF ENCLITIC PERSONAL PRONOUNS IN THE RIGVEDA, among the four canonical sacred texts (śruti) of …
Tags: arts, Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:02am
If you had to learn to speak Italian or Spanish with only a dictionary, could you do it? Phonemes are distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another, for example p, b, d, and t in the English words pad, pat, bad, and bat. So... consonants are one thing, but vowels can be a completely different story. You have to love this stuff and our Romance Languages faculty does. On Thursday at 4 p.m. in Gilbert 115,…
Tags: UGA Innovation Gateway, arts, University professor, Psychology, crops
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
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 10:28am
One of the new Faculty Research Clusters recently launched by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is the Digital Humanities Lab co-directed by Franklin faculty in the departments of English (Bill Kretzschmar) and history (Stephen Berry and Claudio Saunt). This initiative combines digital humanities courses and the strengthening of the university’s digital humanities research core through projects such as the Linguistic Atlas Project and…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Human Nature, Campus Transit Facility, arts