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Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:20am
UGA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in scientific illustration is housed in the Lamar Dodd School of Art in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The program has produced decades of alumni who have gone on to pursue careers and graduate study in the field, including Christian, Pederson and its very own Chair of Scientific Illustration, Gene Wright. Like all art majors, scientific illustration students learn about perspective, light, color and the…
Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:05pm
A new course at the University of Georgia is helping math students explore the wide variety of careers open to graduates in their field. During the course, students work on real-world, industry projects such as helping the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia determine whether food needs are being met and if there are areas of scarcity in the communities they serve. Other recent projects include developing an app to help visualize and contextualize…
Fri, 07/16/2021 - 3:38pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 with 13 Franklin College 40 Under 40 honorees, 12 majors and 1 minor, as well as 3 Franklin affiliates. The program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the 11th annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon Sept. 10 in the Tate Student Center on campus.…
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 9:49am
The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled its 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. This annual recognition program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. This year’s honorees work in a variety of industries and include 12 UGA alumni with Franklin College degrees. Today we feature Ginny Barton Bowen (BS '04), Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:59am
The Department of Marine Sciences announces a new University of Georgia undergraduate major, available to UGA students beginning in fall 2020, the bachelor of science in Ocean Science. The Ocean Science B.S. program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to study marine systems from an interdisciplinary perspective, and will prepare students for careers in Marine Sciences and other environmental fields. OCEAN SCIENCE MAJOR Overview The…
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 4:26pm
Fortune Magazine pushes back on the persistent misperception that links humanities degrees with low salaries: Robert B. Townsend, director of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Washington, D.C. office, says that humanities majors secure jobs at pretty much the same rate as other people with degrees. “It’s certainly not in line with that picture that gives you the impression that they’re all baristas drowning in debt, and miserable and…
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:22am
Malcolm Mitchell (A.B. '15), Athens cardiologist Catherine Marti (B.S. '02), and gold-medal winning Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt (B.S. '14) lead the Franklin College contingent of the 2019 UGA 40 Under 40: The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. This program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. The honorees will be…
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:15am
Twelve University of Georgia staff members have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute: "This program helps address a critical need to support women in their careers and guides them through particular issues they face in leadership,” Juan Jarrett, associate vice president for human resources, said.“Human Resources Training and Development strives to help the university community succeed and…
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:39am
The UGA Office of Instruction celebrated the crucial role of advising with the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards to four University of Georgia academic advisors: Mike Merva, Ali Gerlach, Umesh Patel and Antonina Ignatiuc were nominated by their supervisors and a committee of three student representatives from SGA, along with the previous advising award winners. The Office of Instruction and the Office of Academic Advising…
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:48am
How do students find their way into the laboratory? Integrating research experiences into lab courses, where students are tackling a problem related to a faculty member’s ongoing research, can introduce undergraduates to a world of career paths and opportunities as they come to understand research. Students learning research skills in the context of solving real research problems is the focus of work by Georgia Athletic Association Professor of…
Wed, 11/21/2018 - 1:13pm
It has been a very busy semester (so far), and we'll close out the news before Thanksgiving break with a new interdisciplinary degree program for undergraduates: A new degree program from the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will train undergraduates at the interface of statistics and computer science to meet the rapidly growing demand for data scientists. Data science is a fast-growing area and the demand for data…
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:24am
Coeducation at the University of Georgia opened up a variety of fields where opportunities had been few, and over the decades has begun to change how women see themselves and engage their intellectual and career interests. Doctoral candidate Michelle Ziadie shares this thoughtful perspective from a scientist: It wasn't until I started graduate school that I really began to reflect on the challenges I faced as a woman of color pursuing a career…
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:20pm
An announcement from the department of history today touts the establishment of a new certificate for students interested in a career in museums. Open to all undergrad & post-baccalaureate students, the new interdisciplinary Certificate in Museum Studies program is under the direction of associate professor of history Akela Reason. Reason helped establish and is now the director of the Summer Program in Public History in Washington D.C. in…
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:26pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018: This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. Congratulations to this year's class. For 2018, 17 Honorees selected of the 40 (42.5%) are…
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:16am
In the modern workplace, writing skills are more important than ever. From a study of millions of U.S. job advertisements, Burning Glass Technologies found, “Clear communication, particularly writing, is at a premium in nearly every occupation." Research by Hart Research Associates on employer priorities also found written communication to be highly valued; 82% of employers rated writing as an important skill for new graduates (2015). UGA's…
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:12pm
Presentations on the best of UGA undergraduate research are underway at the annual CURO Symposium, held this year on April 9-10 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens: Hosted by CURO, the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, this year’s symposium is the largest to date, with more than 575 participants. These undergraduates are pursuing 103 different majors from 14 UGA schools and colleges. Collectively, they are conducting research…
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:08pm
International travel, study and service led senior double major (biology, psychology) Makenzie Kitchens toward finding her path: UGA has provided me many opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences. I have had the privilege of being a part of the UGA cheerleading team for the last four years. We have traveled together as a team to many places to cheer on the Dawgs and represent our school. We cheer for several sporting events…
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:05pm
So this is really what blogs are for - to publicly follow up on a story, a note, an idea, an event. To add context. Here's some. Related to the prior post on the piano recitals next week in Hodgson School of Music, I saw this interview with Richard Zimdars in Fanfare Magazine from February 2012, on the occasion of the release of his new recording. Let's pick it up wih the final question, in which Dr. Z brings the light: Q: I am very concerned…

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