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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…
Wed, 02/01/2023 - 10:53am
Five University of Georgia faculty – three from the Franklin College – have been named new Fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, bringing the university’s total representation on this prestigious list to 42. Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council for extraordinary achievements leading to the advancement of science. This year, UGA’s new Fellows, representing four disciplines, are Joseph Hermanowicz, Ping…
Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:12am
A new study from University of Georgia researchers describes a vaccine that could be the first clinically approved immunization to protect against invasive fungal infections, a growing concern as antifungal drug resistance increases:   The experimental vaccine is designed to protect against the three most common fungal pathogens that are responsible for more than 80% of fatal fungal infections. The study tested the vaccine’s efficacy in four…
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…
Wed, 01/25/2023 - 1:47pm
Our colleagues at Georgia Magazine published this Faculty Focus Q & A with Martin Kagel, Associate Provost for Global Engagement, Office of Global Engagement. A former associate dean in the Franklin, Kagel is the A.G. Steer Professor in Goethe Studies in the Franklin College. A native of Germany, Kagel has spent decades teaching German studies and helping others understand the importance of the humanities and international studies. During…
Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:07am
Starting the new year strong with media across the globe featuring Franklin College faculty expertise, research and new books. From resolutions to bot-generated text to tornados, our faculty colleagues have it covered. A sample from over the recent month:   What monks can teach us about paying attention – new book by professor of history and associate dean Jamie Kreiner reviewed and featured widely in The New Yorker, New York Times, Wired Bad…
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…
Tue, 01/17/2023 - 1:39pm
A research team from the University of Georgia will join 103 institutions from across the country to form a collaborative learning community that seeks to foster inclusive undergraduate science education. Funded by a six-year, $493,065 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative, the UGA team will focus on three areas of effective and inclusive teaching including changes in policy, effective…
Tue, 01/10/2023 - 11:25am
The National Endowment for the Arts announced that University of Georgia faculty member Aruni Kashyap is one of 22 translators selected to receive a Literature Translation Fellowship.  Kashyap, associate professor of English and Creative Writing in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and Director of Creative Writing Program, will use the time of the fellowship to translate a novel called ‘Udbhashito Upokul,’ by Dipak Kumar Barkakati, from…
Fri, 12/16/2022 - 2:32pm
Three years ago, Doug Menke led a team that became the first in the world to create a gene-edited lizard. A professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences and director of UGA’s Developmental Biology Alliance, Menke was recognized last spring with a UGA Creative Research Medal for the accomplishment. In this interview, Menke discusses his award-winning work, how he fell into the work of genetics and what lizard genetics can…
Fri, 12/16/2022 - 2:23pm
The University of Georgia is expanding a strategic faculty hiring initiative aimed at attracting leading scholars in the fields of data science and artificial intelligence. UGA initially planned to recruit 50 faculty members when it launched the Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in 2021. Now the university is expanding the initiative to include an additional 20 faculty positions…
Tue, 12/13/2022 - 11:03am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) presented the 2022 Arctic Report Card, highlighting that the warming Arctic reveals shifting seasons, widespread disturbances, and the value of diverse observations. Issued annually since 2006, the Arctic Report Card is a timely and peer-reviewed source for clear, reliable and concise environmental information on the current state of different components of the Arctic environmental…
Mon, 12/12/2022 - 1:43pm
The Modern Language Association of America announced the winner of the thirteenth Modern Language Association Prize for Collaborative, Bibliographical, or Archival Scholarship. Among the two two winning projects is Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde, created by Susan Rosenbaum, associate professor of English at UGA, along with colleagues at Davidson College and Duquesne University.   The born-digital, open access scholarly website Mina Loy:…
Wed, 11/30/2022 - 9:30am
From doing the math on Fibonacci numbers to a later and later hurricane season and layoffs in the tech industry, Franklin faculty offered expertise and had their research featured in a variety of media across the globe. A sample from November's stories:   Commentary: It’s not just the economy, stupid – Stephen Mihm, associate professor and head of the department of history, writing in The Washington Post Midterm elections are Nov. 8 — what will…
Mon, 11/21/2022 - 4:09pm
A new book by professor emerita of musicology in the Hugh Hodgson School of music Dorothea Link gets up close with the Vienna court opera of the late 1700s. The Italian Opera Singers in Mozart's Vienna is available now from the University of Illinois Press: Dorothea Link examines singers’ voices and casting practices in late eighteenth-century Italian opera as exemplified in Vienna’s court opera from 1783 to 1791. The investigation into 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, 11/17/2022 - 10:03am
Smart technology claims to make our lives easier. You can turn on your lights, lock your front door remotely and even adjust your thermostat with the click of a button. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests that convenience potentially comes at a cost—your personal security. The study focused on smart home hubs, the centralized device that enables you to control all your smart devices in one easy spot. These hubs rely on…
Fri, 11/11/2022 - 10:54am
Faculty members, students and visitors gathered for the 2022 Georgia Statistics Day (GSD) hosted by the department of statistics. The GSD is an annual event designed to promote interdisciplinary statistics research among the three flagship academic institutions in Georgia – the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University.  UGA hosted the inaugural GSD in 2015 to serve as a platform for bringing together senior…
Tue, 11/08/2022 - 1:07pm
Liza Stepanova’s story begins with a find at a Russian antique store. The find was an antique 19th-century piano, complete with built-in candleholders and engravings of famous composers. The finder was Stepanova’s grandmother, a World War II survivor who loved piano but whose circumstances had not allowed her to pursue music. Stepanova was instantly taken with the piano as a young child, and her family arranged for her to have lessons near her…
Fri, 11/04/2022 - 9:00am
University of Georgia professor Juanita Johnson-Bailey was announced at the first recipient of the Centennial Professorship, an endowed professorship for a Women’s Studies faculty member in recognition of the centennial anniversary of women's education at UGA.  Founded in 1977, the Institute for Women’s Studies at UGA is one of the senior Women’s Studies programs in the United States. It also holds the distinction of being the first academic…
Thu, 11/03/2022 - 9:00am
New research by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit organization that advocates for restoration of voting rights for people with prior felony convictions, estimates that 2% of the voting age population in the United States will be ineligible to cast ballots during this year's midterm elections due to state laws banning people with felony convictions from voting. The Sentencing Project advocates for effective and humane responses to crime that…
Wed, 11/02/2022 - 11:52am
Should Africa’s land be owned? Westerners have a crucial blind spot when it comes to engaging with other landholding systems. Private, exclusive title backed by statutory law is sacrosanct in the West, and has been sold to the rest of the world on our behalf through international development agencies such as USAID and the World Bank.  Many benefits are said to flow from this outside intervention in African land relations, from greater tenure…
Mon, 10/31/2022 - 1:01pm
New research findings, the first comprehensive study of stable isotopes from both animal and plant remains on the island of Cyprus, expand the archaeological understanding of the dynamics of landscape management in Cyprus during the development of social complexity that led to the first cities on the Mediterranean island The new study, led by UGA associate professor Suzanne E. Pilaar Birch with colleagues Patricia Fall, Steven Falconer, and…
Fri, 10/28/2022 - 2:32pm
Congratulations to Emeritus Professor of English, former associate dean and great friend of the Franklin College Hugh Ruppersburg, who received the 2022 Stanley W. Lindberg Award Oct. 11 in Athens. The Lindberg Award is presented to persons who contribute to the literary history of Georgia with previous recipients including Pat Conroy, Marion Montgomery, Tina McElroy Ansa and Terry Kay. Lindberg was editor of The Georgia Review from 1977 until…
Thu, 10/27/2022 - 11:04am
The Hispanic community has been steadily growing in Georgia for many years, yet despite its increasing visibility, this community continues to be underrepresented in research around families and human development. Our colleagues in Research Communications share the story:   For Cynthia Suveg, this was a call to action. Suveg, professor of psychology in UGA’s Clinical Doctoral Program, has long been interested in bridging this research gap. Now,…

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