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Fri, 08/05/2022 - 9:30am
Cobb County Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan Murphy, Double A.B. Dawg and Franklin Residential College resident, used his UGA experience to begin a legal career and move through the Solicitor General and Attorney General offices, a public service career already well worthy of of the 2022 class of the 40 Under 40. Professional Experience Started legal career at a Marietta law firm that counseled school districts—including Cobb County and Marietta…
Wed, 08/03/2022 - 9:30am
Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay (A.B. '06) majored in English with a minor in Sociology before moving on to the UGA School of Law. The Managing Partner of Hill Duvernay and Associates, Judge Duvernay leads a team of dynamic women attorneys who handle cases throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. With a heart for service and a passion for the community, Judge Duvernay is also a member of the 2022 class of the…
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:02am
Athens Pulmonary physician Drew McKown (BS '07) has spent the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical, with 12-hour days of patient care and research to stay abreast of the latest developments and treatments. Vital service to his community is a story began at the University of Georgia and informs his selection to the 2022 40 Under 40: Professional Experience Received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical…
Fri, 07/29/2022 - 12:30pm
What can't you do with an A.B. degree? Lawyer and Municipal Court Judge Latasha V. Barnes, double major in political science (A.B '05) and history (A.B. '05), created her path to making a difference, earning a place on the 2020 Bulldog 100 list of fastest growing businesses and a member of the 2022 class of the 40 Under 40: Admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2010 and started her career as a prosecutor in Fulton County State Court in downtown…
Wed, 04/27/2022 - 10:10am
Holly Bik, assistant professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Science department of marine sciences with a joint appointment in UGA’s Institute of Bioinformatics, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) to study the biodiversity, evolution, and ecology of free-living marine nematodes and their host-associated microbiomes. The five-year, $1 million…
Tue, 03/22/2022 - 3:05pm
Originally published in 2019, our profile of Newton County Juvenile Court Chief Juvenile Judge Candice Branche (A.B. psychology, ’90, M.A. counseling, ’92) celebrates a successful alumna and promotes the urge to lead in service among the many attributes that we connect to impactful careers and people. Judge Branche's journey began with psychology, which ushered her into an early professional career in mental health that informs her cause for…
Mon, 03/21/2022 - 11:43am
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) released the first season of its inaugural podcast What Are You Going To Do With That? – exploring the decisions that lead someone to study the humanities as an undergraduate and their pathway to a fulfilling career – on March 14. The first season features seven episodes and is hosted by Scott Muir, project director for NHA’s Study the Humanities initiative, features a diverse group of people with…
Mon, 11/01/2021 - 4:19pm
Columns profiles Franklin College staffer Jill Talmadge, a new team manager in our business services office. Her experience and knowledge of the university gives Talmadge first-hand experience with a variety of subject areas, crucial expertise that flows into the college's everyday business and creates opportunities to advance her career: After taking two trips to Tanzania as part of a study abroad program at the University of Georgia, Talmadge…
Fri, 07/02/2021 - 10:57am
Greg Lavender (BS – Computer Science, '83) was officially announced as the new Chief Technology Officer of Intel Corporation. The company announced the addition of two new technology leaders to its executive leadership team, as well as several changes to "strengthen execution, innovation in critical business areas" on June 22:  Lavender has joined Intel as chief technology officer (CTO) and senior vice president and general manager of the new …
Thu, 05/06/2021 - 11:03am
Columns features our executive director for Franklin IT, and leader extraordinaire, Beth Woods: For Beth Woods and her team, information technology goes beyond coding and servers. In fact, they made sure more than 300 classrooms were ready for both in-person and virtual learning in August. “Everyone came together to find a solution that was cost-effective, that met the needs of faculty and students, and that we could roll out either internally…
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 10:39am
On Feb. 11, the UGA Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni during the 12th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration, which was hosted online. LeaseQuery, an Atlanta-based accounting software firm, was named the fastest-growing alumni business for the second year in a row: The company, led by two former college roommates, is the first business to repeat as No. 1 in consecutive years. CEO George Azih…
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 10:47am
Tessa Andrews and Jerry Shannon are among three University of Georgia faculty members named recipients of the Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the university’s highest early career teaching honor: “By recognizing early career faculty for exemplary instruction, the University of Georgia communicates the high value it places on creating outstanding learning experiences and outcomes for students,” said S. Jack Hu…
Tue, 05/28/2019 - 10:29am
Five years ago, Cecilia Sánchez and Anya Brown, ecology doctoral candidates at the time, founded the Women in Science in service of creating a community where they could connect with peers and mentors. Open to anyone (including men) interested in pursuing equality and diversity in science, WiSci has grown to incorporate undergraduate students and an outreach program as well as all STEM disciplines: The organization hosts several events each…
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, 11/13/2018 - 10:21am
The year-old dual degree program that pairs bachelor's and master's degree programs helps students incorporate an expansive vision for career success: For Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, the Double Dawgs program provides an opportunity to deepen his understanding of economic policy so that after graduation he can make a positive impact on communities. Ellen Everitt sees the linked bachelor’s/master’s degree program as a pathway to effective leadership…
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:44am
Senior Biological science major and African studies minor Omowunmi Oni is confident that she was destined to attend UGA because of the lifelong friendships she has built, great connections and amazing opportunities: These past four years at the University of Georgia has been an amazing experience. Throughout my time here, I have grown tremendously in my personal, academic and professional goals. One of my greatest highlights here at UGA include…
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:58am
Bryana Shook These students join approximately 580 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received the award this year. ... The Critical Language Scholarship program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to spend eight to 10 weeks overseas studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian,…
Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:26am
What role does today's college campus play in broader sustainability efforts? Our scientists and engineers conduct research and develop bench-scale projects that show promise; other researchers document the effects of mankind on the planet, generate new ways of thinking about waste, urban infrastructure and even visual representations of society's conflicting interests and desires. But what of the campus itself? While not isolated from its…
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:36am
And speaking of the need to protect pristine areas, some that might not be thought of as necessarily pristine also deserve greater consideration of their important functions as natural areas. This new study emphasizes methane sinks that need to be better understood: Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research from the University…

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