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, 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…
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 2:04pm
Lillian Eby, a professor of psychology and director of the University of Georgia Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, has been named UGA’s 2020 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award: Eby, a professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is recognized both nationally and internationally for her impact on the field of industrial-organizational psychology, with particular emphases on the mentor-mentee…
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:01am
More than 100 international social scientists are working together to collect immediate and longitudinal information on the key social science factors that might predict the spread of COVID-19. The project, known as PsyCorona, will pair social and data scientists to connect data across multiple layers—individual survey reports from 10,000-plus participants from more than nine countries, satellite data documenting social distancing, and World…
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:20am
A new article in Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly, from Wiley Online Library, tackles a particularly timely subject: Are people drinking more now that they are locked in a house with their nearest and dearest, facing job loss or having lost a job, bored and stressed? Probably. Is drinking a healthy way of coping? No. The article includes comments by experts including Paul M. Roman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, who provided historical…
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 4:10pm
New research from anthropology professor Victor Thompson sheds light on innovative hunter-gatherer practices in early Florida: [The] Calusa ruled South Florida for centuries, wielding military power, trading and collecting tribute along routes that sprawled hundreds of miles, creating shell islands, erecting enormous buildings and dredging canals wider than some highways. Unlike the Aztecs, Maya and Inca, who built their empires with the help of…
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:43am
Selection for fellowships, nimble expertise in the confines of social distancing and new books highlight our congratulations to Franklin faculty this month. Well done! The Institute of Bioinformatics Collective Behavior Symposium on March 20 successfully transitioned to a virtual experience for participants on very short notice. The original plan was to host 150 people, but 407 “showed up," said Jonathan Arnold, professor of genetics and co-…
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 9:59am
New books, along with perspective and insights on COVID-19, brought the work of Franklin faculty into a variety of media during March. A sample of the coverage and noted expertise: ‘Unworthy Republic’ Takes an Unflinching Look at Indian Removal in the 1830s - new book by Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt reviewed in the New York Times The Stories That Skewed American Popular Memory of the Civil War, interview with…
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:33am
Best known for his works on the mystical practice of meditative recollection, Franciscan friar Francisco de Osuna published his candid manual for lay life, Norte de los estados (North Star) in 1531 before leaving Spain to reside in Antwerp. Professor of Spanish Dana Bultman has published the first modern edition in Spanish restores Osuna’s reformist voice and expansive vision to the animated conversations on marriage and family in which he…
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:24am
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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:01pm
Modernization and expansion to continue to fulfill the university's teaching and research missions, a critical part of campus will become the focus of renovations in the near future: “To remain one of the nation’s top research universities, the University of Georgia must maximize its available facilities devoted to scientific inquiry,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “Our comprehensive plan combines new and renovated research facilities to…
Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:00pm
Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of genetics, has been selected for the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Since 1956, the program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Westpheling teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in genetics and trains undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral…
Fri, 03/06/2020 - 9:53am
From the coordinated blinking of fireflies to the synchronized movement of flocks of birds or schools of fish and even the exploration pattern of roots in the soil, collective behavior characters all domains of biology – animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and viruses. The University of Georgia Institute of Bioinformatics presents the State of the Art Symposium on Collective Behavior Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of…
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:46am
Appointed director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in July 2019, Peter Jutras is in his 14th year as a piano faculty member at UGA. In this profile Q & A, he talks with about the next era for the Hodgson School, which is expanding its presence in the musical world. What was the state of the art in the Hodgson School in your first semester as director? Peter Jutras: I’ve seen tremendous growth…
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 10:48am
Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, Professor of Ethnomusicology at Illinois State University brings to UGA the intersection of scholarship and performance that embodies the discipline of Ethnomusicology. Her body of work straddles indigenous, historic, contemporary, continental and diasporic Africa. Aduonum’s signature presentation, also the African Studies Institute Spring Lecture on March 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall in the Performing Arts Center, is her…
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 2:32pm
Associate Professor and Area Chair of Jewelry and Metalwork at the Lamar Dodd School of Art Mary Hallam Pearse was part of the invitational exhibition DOMESTIC MATTERS: The Uncommon Apron at the Peter Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey this past fall. Metalsmith Magazine featured a review of Pearse’s piece Leaded in Volume 40, No. 1. The exhibition DOMESTIC MATTERS: The Uncommon Apron presented a group of forty-seven women artists…
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 10:38am
Critical views, insights, commentary, and explanation from Franklin College faculty over the month of February. A sample: Column: If you drink milk, thank Big Government, Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history writing in his regular column at Bloomberg February: The cruelest month, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in the Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram Clay — incredibly useful, professor and head of…
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 3:03pm
Franklin College faculty member Berna Gueneli brings a strong sense for study abroad—and broad study—to her classroom and her research: “Most of my classes are not strictly on film or literature. They are a combination of various media, often with a thematic focus,” she said. “I try to bring in already established canonical voices, like a text by Thomas Mann or Günter Grass, but in the same class, I might also have equally important work by Afro…
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 3:32pm
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series presents a collaborative concert designed by guitar faculty Daniel Bolshoy Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall: The friends joining Bolshoy will include the ARCO Chamber Orchestra, along with faculty members Levon Ambartsumian, David Starkweather, Kristin Jutras, Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva, and Milton Masciadri. The program will include Latin music by composers such as Agustin Barrios…
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 11:28am
The extraordinary roster of new honors for Franklin faculty and staff so early in the year includes: J. Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the atmospheric sciences program whose diverse communication efforts engage a wide audience on weather, climate, and the relationship between science and society, will receive the 2020 Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science from the…
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 2:08pm
Franklin faculty provided expert commentary and analysis as well as important new research in a strong start to 2020. Here are a few of the top stories so far this year: Voting rights restoration gives felons a voice in more states – associate professor sociology Sarah Shannon quoted by PEW,  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Crime Report, KyForward Five social media posts about weather that need to go away in 2020 – Georgia Athletic Association…
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 1:22pm
The Lamar Dodd School of Art presents its Triennial Faculty Exhibition on Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m. in all five gallery spaces at the Dodd Galleries. The exhibition "All Together Now!" is a comprehensive exhibition that features work by full-time professors and part-time instructors working in painting, drawing, photography, jewelry and metalsmithing, textile design, ceramics, video, interior design, sculpture, and mixed-media.  The exhibition will also…
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 2:41pm
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a research fellowship to Rachel Gabara, associate professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ department of Romance languages, funded as a part of more than $30 million in new NEH grants for 188 humanities projects nationwide. The fellowship will fund the completion of Gabara’s second book manuscript. The project, “Reclaiming Realism: From Documentary Film in…
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:46pm
The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music opens the new year with its Faculty Artist Series on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall with associate professor of trombone, Josh Bynum. The concert will feature a program that detours from Bynum’s recent solo SEC recital tour to a program of chamber music. Bynum wanted to shift gears with this recital to have the opportunity to play with his faculty colleagues in the Georgia Brass Quintet…
Tue, 01/07/2020 - 1:33pm
A new study at the University of Georgia describes a way to attack cancer cells that is potentially less harmful to the patient. Sodium chloride nanoparticles – more commonly known as salt – are toxic to cancer cells and offer the potential for therapies that have fewer negative side effects than current treatments. Led by Jin Xie, associate professor of chemistry, the study found that SCNPs can be used to deliver ions into cells and disrupt…