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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:14am
In her 27-year UGA career, Thomas has distinguished herself as an outstanding classroom teacher, graduate student mentor, and researcher. Her work on the psychology of workplace diversity has gained national attention, and she is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. Thomas has also held several…
Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:13am
Fellowships and awards, new books and a college football National Championship has 2023 off to a great start for UGA and the Franklin College. Congratulations to all – because it takes everyone to create the new standard of excellence in athletics and academics. The latest accomplishments among our colleagues include: The American Association of Geographers (AAG) honored professor of geography Nik Heynen as a 2023 AAG Fellow, one of 16…
Fri, 01/06/2023 - 12:10pm
Anna Westerstahl Stenport, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been named the next dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia following a national search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions. She will…
Thu, 12/29/2022 - 2:50pm
Numerous achievements throughout 2022 for the Franklin College and the University of Georgia – shining on the field, in the classroom and beyond. From celebrating a National Championship in January to a Rhodes Scholar in November, 2022 was truly a year to remember. Thank you to our students, faculty, and staff for making 2022 such a memorable year. To commemorate 2022, please enjoy this slideshow of images from UGA photographers Peter Frey,…
Wed, 11/23/2022 - 11:02am
A story that combines campus, alumni, sustainability, the Georgia Bulldogs, and local partnerships weaves the fabric held together by Community threads: It might be difficult to see on television or while attending a game in Sanford Stadium, but if you were to examine the University of Georgia’s football jerseys closely, you would see tokens from past games in the form of darned tears or re-stitched seams. These repairs tell the story of the…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 11:42am
Native American students made history on November 11, 2022, hosting the first-ever PowWow on UGA grounds since the school's charter in 1785. The Native American Student Association (NASA) is the smallest and youngest student organization at UGA, yet their event played host to an audience of more than 100 people. The PowWow was originally scheduled to be held on Reed Field and had to be moved to Tate Theater due to rain, a move that didn't affect…
Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:56am
Amid the turning of the season, October brought career milestones and the dedication the McBay Science Library, along with prestigious awards, grants, and new books from Franklin faculty. A sample of recent announcement – congratulations to all: UGA oceanographer Samantha Joye has been awarded the 2022 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration The University of Georgia has named nine faculty and academic leaders to the 2022-2023 class of the…
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 4:27pm
This year, the University of Georgia celebrates the 100th anniversary of Homecoming. UGA’s first formal Homecoming event was held on Nov. 18, 1922 when alumni and students gathered on a Friday evening to listen to speeches from faculty, coaches, members of the football team and visiting alumni. This rally was followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing.  Welcome back to all of our alumni friends and families to what should be a fun…
Mon, 10/03/2022 - 4:44pm
The University of Georgia has named nine faculty and academic leaders to the 2022-2023 class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, including Franklin College faculty members Paula Lemons and Anne Shaffer. UGA established the program in 2015 as part of its Women’s Leadership Initiative to provide a select group of current faculty and administrators with an opportunity to develop leadership skills while gaining a deeper…
Tue, 09/27/2022 - 9:30am
Convening the public health workforce, policymakers, academia, community-based organizations, and others passionate about improving the public’s health, the State of the Public’s Health Conference aims to drive meaningful, solutions-oriented discussion to advance the health of all Georgians. Thursday, October 27, 2022 UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel Now in its 11th year, the conference will explore approaches to tackle the most…
Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:40am
New rankings, art exhibitions, awards and grants highlight recent achievements of colleagues from across the Franklin College: The University of Georgia has been ranked 10th on the latest list of Top Public Universities in the U.S. by the rankings platform Niche UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography director Clark Alexander, professor in the department of marine sciences, was voted the 2022-23 president-elect of the Southern Association of…
Tue, 08/30/2022 - 9:30am
The new School of Computing, faculty awards and grants as well as the promotion of Franklin College colleagues to university-level leadership positions highlight our kudos for the summer. Congratulations all!   University of Georgia to elevate computer science with new school – AJC, R&B, Fortune UGA plant biologist Robert Schmitz named finalist for prestigious 2022 Blavatnik National Award for young Scientists – R&B The National Science…
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 10:54am
The University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (I-STEM) Research Complex on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The 101,000-square-foot, $64 million I-STEM Research Building 2, which was funded by a combination of university and state funds, will support collaborative research in chemistry, engineering and other scientific disciplines. Paired with…
Tue, 08/23/2022 - 1:18pm
On campus, as well as elsewhere. The University of Georgia report on its operational sustainability and energy conservation reveals some notable findings. Despite adding over 500,000 square feet of conditioned space, including I-STEM Research Building 1, the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Expansion and the Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum, Discovery and Inspiration Garden, overall campus energy consumption increased only by a combined 3% between…
Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:00am
After a national search and great anticipation, the Lamar Dodd School of Art announced the appointment of Joseph Peragine to the position of director, effective August 1, 2022. Professor Peragine, an accomplished practicing artist, is an alum of the school (BFA, '83), and brings a wealth of experience to this position through his committed work as faculty and director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University…
Thu, 06/02/2022 - 9:42am
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Institutional Diversity sponsored the inaugural “Reflections on Race” Workshop on May 18-19 on the UGA campus, an effort led by Franklin College Associate Dean Jean Martin-Williams. Nine faculty members from nine departments representing all tenured and untenured ranks were selected to participate in the workshop, which included a distinguished group of panelists…
Fri, 05/20/2022 - 2:05pm
Experience UGA began in 2013 through a partnership between UGA and the Clarke County School District. Facilitated by the Office of Service-Learning, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit, the program’s objective was to introduce even the youngest students to learning on a college campus and meeting UGA students. The program grew gradually each year with the full CCSD student body, almost 12,000 students, visiting UGA in 2018-19. Experience UGA…
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:07am
Two Athens historic sites will host the second annual event addressing the history of slavery at the University of Georgia this year. “History of Slavery at the University of Georgia: Tell the Whole Story” will take place Saturday, May 21, from 10 am to 9:15 pm, at the Brooklyn Cemetery and Morton Theatre, with this year’s focus on the Athens community. “We are excited that this year’s event is community-focused with programming at two important…
Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:44am
Today's the day – all the hard work, late nights, early mornings, projects, papers, meetings, and exams – the passion for learning culminates in exhaltation and accomplishment with the conferring of degrees. Welcome to the thousands of family and friends on campus today, and congratulations to you, for the love and support that has guided your students to this moment.  The total of 7,603 students – 6,054 undergraduates and 1,549 graduate…
Fri, 03/04/2022 - 10:21am
Two Franklin College employees are competing in Dancing with the Athens Stars to benefit one of Athens' most venerable social service organizations. Fuad Elhage, a Lecturer of Spanish and French Languages, and Stephanie Lynn, a Senior IT Manager on the Franklin College Web Services team, will compete as Team 10 in the benefit for Project Safe. Tickets are on sale for the 2022 event, which will be held March 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Classic…
Wed, 01/12/2022 - 10:01am
University of Georgia Associate Provost for Global Engagement Noel Fallows passed away December 29, 2021 after a protracted illness.  Noel Fallows contributed in myriad ways to the University of Georgia’s growing international profile and influence, while also participating in some of the most consequential scholarly conversations and debates within his primary academic field of medieval studies. In 1984, he arrived to the university’s Athens,…
Mon, 01/03/2022 - 1:55pm
Happy New Year from the Franklin College, and thank you to our many wonderful students, alumni, and friends for your ongoing support for the arts and sciences at UGA. The university's largest and oldest college remains its most dynamic and we are ready to welcome all of our students and colleagues back to campus this week, including the many transfer students just beginning their UGA experience. Welcome! What a time to be a Dawg! Congratulations…
Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:01pm
With the calendar year winding down, our campus and community present many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the holidays with art, lights, nature and music.  Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is UGA's first winter light show, running though Jan. 9: Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a unicorn, polar bear, penguin, bluebird, goldfinch, giraffe and elephant dot the…
Mon, 12/20/2021 - 10:47am
Athens residents looking for a new way to pedal around the city will soon have a new way to plan their trip. An online mapping application created by UGA’s Community Mapping Lab will provide a fresh look at the most bike-friendly streets to get around the city. Created through a collaboration with local nonprofit BikeAthens, the map highlights the strengths of local biking infrastructure, such as multi-use paths and dedicated bike lanes. But it…
Fri, 12/17/2021 - 10:35am
The University of Georgia and the Franklin College welcome our newest alumni Dec. 17 as 1,888 undergraduates and 1,398 graduate students—a total of 3,286—have met requirements to walk in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies: Both the undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies will be held in Sanford Stadium. The undergraduate ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., and the graduate ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not…

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