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Thu, 01/26/2023 - 11:44am
Researchers in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences explore why humans do what we do—and how we can change. psy•chol•o•gy  (noun) The scientific study of the human mind and behavior The Greatest Disorder Ever Keith Campbell | Professor of Psychology One of the most popular majors at the University of Georgia, psychology offers students a broad, science-based education that can be useful in various fields. And it’s just really cool. From…
Tue, 03/08/2022 - 11:27am
New research from the University of Georgia shows that physical activity could help protect your cognitive abilities as you age. And it doesn’t have to be intense exercise to make an impact. “This finding isn’t saying, ‘If you’re older, you need to go out there and start running marathons,’” said Marissa Gogniat, lead author of the study and a recent doctoral graduate in psychology from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “This is saying…
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:59am
With an assist from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, researchers are getting a better handle on where and how the brain assembles individual words into full sentences when a person listens to a story being read. In a new study, an international team of researchers, including a UGA cognitive scientist, report that a computational model based on the concept of "phrase structure” most closely matches functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)…
Tue, 09/10/2019 - 1:04pm
Fascinating new work from colleagues in the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center. A research team, including faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Engineering and associate professor of physics Qun Zhao: has found that a compound molecule used for drug delivery of insulin could be used to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive, usually fatal form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma, also known as GBM, is a fast-…
Fri, 06/28/2019 - 2:02pm
Even during the quiet days of June, Franklin College faculty expertise never sleeps! Here are a few of the many articles written by or featuring the work of faculty members from across the college over the past month:   Meteorologists fear 5G network could take forecasting back to the 1980s, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography Marshall Shepherd speaking on CBS This Morning Researchers use…
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 2:26pm
Researchers in the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, and they have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s: By using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), the researchers demonstrated…
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:47am
Great collaboration from computer science and engineering faculty: The researchers in UGA’s College of Engineering and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ department of computer science say their study is the first to identify specific areas they call “three hinges.” They believe these junctions of three ridges along the brain’s surface play an important role in how the brain forms as well as how it works. “The traditional way of…
Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:44am
Actor Tituss Burgess (AB Music 2001) was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for the third time, profiled in the Washington Post: Even in a show as whacked-out and packed with funny people as Netflix’s doomsday-cult comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Titus Andromedon has a way of stealing a scene. The character, an actor with a voice from the heavens and a wardrobe from a costume shop’s clearance aisle, once sang in the streets of New York in…
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:49am
Simpson plays Deborah Lacks as she comes of age in her youth, while Oprah Winfrey portrays Deborah throughout her adult life. Throughout her youth, Simpson said she's always been told that she looked a lot like Winfrey. After a call from her manager about the film, she reached out to LaTanya Richardson Jackson, a mentor from her time in a role on the HBOTV miniseries Show Me a Hero, for a reference to help her land an audition. Eventually she…
Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:52am
University Theatre presents an extraordinary new take on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre:  the classic Victorian tale of Jane Eyre (performed by Brittney Harris, a second year MFA acting major from Norfolk, VA), an orphan who becomes a governess and falls in love with the estate’s owner, Mr. Rochester (John Terry, a second year MFA acting major from Elko, NV), who hides a mysterious madwoman named Bertha (Brandy Sexton, a senior theatre and English…
Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:29am
Music and murder are on the menu for University Theatre’s final production of the season, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, directed by George Contini.  Performances will be in the Fine Arts Theatre April 14-15, 20-23 at 8 p.m. and April 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, and can be purchased at drama.uga.edu/box-office, by phone at 706-542-4400, or in-person at the…
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:11am
Beginning tonight in the Seney Stovall Chapel on Milledge, University Theatre presents "A Lesson Before Dying," adapted to the stage by Romulus Linney from the acclaimed novel by Ernest J. Gaines and directed by George Contini. Performances will be held Feb. 3-8 at 8 p.m. with a matinee Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m.: "A Lesson Before Dying" is set in 1948 Louisiana. Jefferson, a young African-American, is the innocent bystander of a liquor store shootout…
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:38am
University Theatre winds up its season with the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening': [T]he sexually charged rock musical "Spring Awakening," composed by Duncan Sheik with book and lyrics by Steven Sater, on April 10-12 and 15-18 at 8 p.m. with matinees April 13 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. The production is directed by Richard Garner, co-founder and artistic director of Georgia Shakespeare. A recent hit on Broadway, "Spring…

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