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Tue, 11/29/2022 - 9:00am
Congratulations to students, staff, and faculty in our community for their many extraordinary and distinguishing feats of intellect, athleticism, and artistry. A sampling from November: On Friday, Oct. 28, three University of Georgia students clinched a victory in the Capital One College Bowl, a multi-week trivia competition hosted by Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning. Broadcast nationally on NBC, seniors Aidan Leahy (Double Dawg student from…
Wed, 03/23/2022 - 4:00pm
Rumya S. Putcha, assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Institute for Women's Studies and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been awarded the 2022 Paula J. Giddings Best Article Award from Meridians Journal for, The Mythical Courtesan: Womanhood and Dance in Transnational India.”  The award honors an author whose work embodies the groundbreaking nature and innovative spirit of Paula’s writing, and the winners are chosen each year…
Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:15am
Students lead our roundup of Franklin College awards, accolades, and achievements announced during February – though not to be outdone by our outstanding alumni!  Congratulations all: Shannon Rodriguez, Ph.D candidate in linguistics, studies a dialect of English spoken by Latinos born in Georgia, a particular blend of Southern drawl. She recently presented her dissertation on the topic “Latino English in Georgia: a sociophonetic analysis of…
Fri, 12/10/2021 - 12:05pm
The literary, fine, and performing arts play a vital role in the cultural and academic life of the liberal arts learning environment, without which no major research university can be called comprehensive. And the symbiosis runs both ways – our arts programs flourish in this diverse environment as well, with a great melange of majors, schools, disciplines and pursuits to color and inform an audience of spectators, critics and participants alike…
Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:26am
Majoring in art history and comparative literature and intercultural studies while a member of the Counterpoint Dance Company, rising senior Tori Watson embodies the creative spirit and intellectual curiosity of the Franklin College and UGA. This summer, she completed a mural in downtown Athen, and when she’s not dancing, painting or volunteering, she might be researching Dutch art for her Honors thesis. She shares a bit of her Amazing Student…
Thu, 11/05/2020 - 1:43pm
The University of Georgia's Spotlight on the Arts festival returns for its ninth year with dozens of virtual events and exhibitions in the visual, literary, and performing arts through Nov. 20. Highlights of this year's 17-day festival include performances from Grammy-winning singer Kathy Mattea, multimedia work presented by UGA Theatre, the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame keynote address, and several exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art and…
Sat, 10/17/2020 - 10:00am
On the eighth floor of Creswell Residential Hall in October 1970, Nawanna Lewis had an idea that would add to the University of Georgia’s cultural fabric over the next 50 years. On October 18, 1970 Pastor Nawanna Lewis Miller (’73) became the Founding Director of Pamoja Organizations. Pamoja is Swahili for “together” or “one.” On Oct. 18, 2020 at 6 p.m Pastor Nawanna Lewis Miller and Gregory S. Broughton, Associate Professor of Voice, present a…
Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:27am
Professor of dance in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Lisa Fusillo loves seeing students thrive and excel, and witnessing their successes as artists and as individuals, is her greatest joy: My favorite courses are dance history, ballet technique, pointe and First-Year Odyssey seminars. These topics encompass everything that I love to teach! My teaching is greatly informed by my professional experience and training in classical ballet…
Wed, 05/27/2020 - 3:51pm
Congratulations to two Art History faculty members in the Lamar Dodd School of Art who recently had books published. Dr. Alisa Luxenberg, Professor of Art History, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in 18th- and 19th-century European art and the early history of photography. Her recent research has resulted in a volume edited with Reva Wolf: Freemasonry and the Visual Arts from the Eighteenth Century Forward: Historical and Global…
Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:40pm
The performance and exhibition offerings continue to reach ever-higher in this, the eighth annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival, Nov. 6-17: The creative work presented over the 12-day festival highlights the breadth of arts offerings on campus, and it includes performances and exhibitions by UGA faculty and students as well as visiting artists from around the world. Many of the events are free or discounted for UGA students, and the annual…
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:54am
Using language and dance to immerse students in cultural diversity, UGA lecturer Fuad Elhage created the Diversity through Dance workshop to facilitate interactions between students of different backgrounds. Echoing the Dancing Classrooms program established by Pierre Dulaine and the basis for the 2006 feature film "Take the Lead" starring Antonio Banderas, the workshop uses movement, interactive group discussions, hands-on activities and…
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:50pm
During Julia Turpin’s freshman year, she participated in the University of Georgia’s Theatre in London study abroad program. This is where she first learned about performing arts medicine, a practice that emerged in the late 20th century. Much like sports medicine, the medical professionals who practice performing arts medicine are artists themselves and therefore more familiar with the types of injuries that artists sustain. “Julia represents…
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:00am
The department of dance presents REPERTORY Movement Refracted, the 2019 spring dance concert, April 4-6 at 8 p.m. and April 6 at 2 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building, between Soule and Green streets (off Sanford Drive) on UGA’s South Campus in Athens. REPERTORY Movement Refracted offers an array of movement and choreographic styles. Based in the essential qualities of human movement and the range of human emotions, this…
Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:06am
The UGA dance department’s CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance will present its annual season performance Feb. 28 through March 2 at 8 p.m. at the New Dance Theatre in the dance building. The company will premiere Mutual Resonance, an aerial, contemporary dance and multimedia performance: The 40-minute, nonstop program consists of 13 aerial and dance vignettes that abstract, symbolize or portray a variety of relationships and interactions…
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:50am
The department of dance steps into the Spotlight beginning tonight with its 2018 Senior Exit and YCL Emerging Choreographers Concert at 8 p.m. in the New Dance Theatre, located in the Dance Building on Sanford Drive: The Senior Exit Dance Concert is a compilation of knowledge and artistic decisions that each dance major has discovered for themselves in the last four years. From various music and styles of dance, the show encompasses a spectrum…
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…
Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:57am
Dorothy Fragaszy's sustained investigations have made her one of the world's foremost experts on tool use by capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees. A new paper from her research group provides a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primate remain only occasional tool users: Fragaszy, a psychology professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Primate Behavior Laboratory…
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 9:16am
How do we change or mis-remember what we see with our own eyes? New research from the department of psychology seeks to unpack this intriguing process: In just a few short seconds, the human brain helps most people extend the scene beyond what is actually seen. Scientists at the University of Delaware discovered this concept in 1989 when they showed study participants real photographs of 20 scenes for 15 seconds and then had participants draw a…

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