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Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:07am
Two Athens historic sites will host the second annual event addressing the history of slavery at the University of Georgia this year. “History of Slavery at the University of Georgia: Tell the Whole Story” will take place Saturday, May 21, from 10 am to 9:15 pm, at the Brooklyn Cemetery and Morton Theatre, with this year’s focus on the Athens community. “We are excited that this year’s event is community-focused with programming at two important…
Tue, 05/03/2022 - 11:05am
Racial disparities and COVID, personality traits of 'difficult' people, the war in Ukraine, and faster cheaper COVID tests headline Franklin faculty expertise in the media during the month of April. A sample of the recent news featuring our colleagues: How war in the world’s breadbasket “changes everything” – Scott Reynolds Nelson, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in the department of history, interviewed by  Ad Age, WNYCStudios, …
Wed, 04/20/2022 - 1:31pm
Archaeologists have hypothesized that more than 4,500 years ago, communities on barrier islands along the southeastern coastlines of the North America were abruptly abandoned due to a sudden shift in climate. But new research from the University of Georgia Laboratory of Archaeology indicates that environmental change was happening both during the settlement of these island villages and—over centuries longer than previously believed—during their…
Mon, 04/18/2022 - 10:38am
Growing up fishing and shrimping in the salt creeks near Savannah, Georgia, William Crump (BS '75) took a keen interest in the local ecology. When his parents brought him to the University of Georgia on a tour a few years later, his fire was lit.  "Eugene Odum was at UGA. When my parents brought me to Athens, he stopped what he was doing, came down to meet me and my parents, and took me on a tour of his labs," said Crump. "When I walked out of…
Wed, 04/13/2022 - 11:06am
Timothy Yang, associate professor in the department of history, was awarded the 2022 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history. Yang won for his book "A Medicated Empire: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Modern Japan" (Cornell University Press, 2021), which explores the history of Japan's pharmaceutical industry in the early twentieth century through a close account of Hoshi Pharmaceuticals, one of East Asia's most influential drug…
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:10am
With a new PBS biographical documentary (premiering tonight), a new book on his philanthropic efforts, and an upcoming Apple TV series based on his life, Benjamin Franklin is again – and still – in the spotlight.  Recognizing his skills, perseverance, wisdom and work ethic, we remember many of the reasons we revere him as an American founder as well as the namesake of one of the finest College of Arts and Science anywhere: Why has the spotlight…
Tue, 03/29/2022 - 10:23am
Electric vehicles, phosphorescent waters, the war in Ukraine, and how exercise changes your brain are just a few of the stories that featured comment and expertise from Franklin College faculty over the month of March. Read all about it: We teach our son to be empathetic. Are we just setting him up for heartbreak? Keith Campbell, professor of psychology, quoted in The Washington Post Honoring a pioneer in broadcast meteorology, June Bacon-Bercey…
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…
Thu, 03/17/2022 - 10:32am
For more than decade now, Lamar Dodd School of Art professor Joe Norman has taken art students into the world of public art commissions with the creation and restoration of murals and wall signs across the state. The service projects evolved into Color the World Bright and more than two dozen murals, signs, and historic advertisements be found in communities across Georgia. The team currently includes a dozen UGA students and they are completing…
Mon, 02/07/2022 - 3:19pm
Jennifer Palmer, associate professor of history, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2022. The award was announced in January and will provide course release for a full academic year. Seventy-three fellowships were awarded by the NEH this year, among 208 grants worth $24.7 million for humanities scholarship and programming across the country: Palmer will use the fellowship for a book project entitled …
Mon, 01/10/2022 - 1:25pm
Claudio Saunt, Distinguished Research Professor and Richard B. Russell Professor of American History in the Franklin College, is one of two University of Georgia professors  named Regents’ Professors, an honor bestowed by the board of regents on distinguished faculty whose scholarship or creative activity is recognized as innovative and pace-setting. Saunt joins John Drake, Distinguished Research Professor in the Odum School of Ecology, in the…
Wed, 12/08/2021 - 11:35am
From the "Great Resignation" to cryptocurrency, La Nina, zoom fatigue, and fungal blooms, Franklin College faculty offered expertise, scholarship, and opinion in media platforms across the world. A sample of recent reporting and stories from the month of November and early December: Cameras off can lessen fatigue – Kristen Shockley, associate professor of psychology, quoted by Sales and Marketing Why it’s time for the term “minority” to…
Mon, 11/22/2021 - 1:35pm
"A Miscarriage of Justice," Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil by Cassia Roth, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, has won the 2021 Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize, sponsored by the Southern Historical Association, Latin American and Caribbean Section. A Miscarriage of Justice examines women's reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Rio de Janeiro,…
Tue, 10/26/2021 - 10:51am
The Native American leader and scholar of the Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah (ᏍᏏᏉᏯ Ssiquoya) completed his independent creation of the Cherokee syllabary in 1821, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. His achievement was one of the few times in recorded history that a member of a pre-literate people created an original, effective writing system, and his syllabary allowed the Cherokee nation to be one of the first North American Indigenous…
Mon, 10/25/2021 - 1:35pm
Franklin faculty members provided clarity and guidance in the media on a range of issues from climate change to workaholism over the course of October. As sampling of a few of the many recent stories: The “extra” Atlantic hurricane name list will likely be used soon — but not the Greek alphabet – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of geography and atmospheric sciences Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes Why Bezos, Musk, Page…
Wed, 10/06/2021 - 11:10am
Claudio Saunt, Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and Co-Director of the Center for Virtual History, has been awarded the 18th annual Ridenhour Book Prize for his widely celebrated work, Unworthy Republic: The dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian Territory: The Ridenhour Prizes seek to recognize and encourage those who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or…
Mon, 09/20/2021 - 9:48am
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Native American Studies has received a gift to recruit and support scholarships for Native American students at the university. The gift by UGA alumnus Chris Goeckel is designed to bring graduate students from across the United States to study at UGA and to promote the importance of the Native American Studies curriculum for the campus community. The UGA Institute of…
Fri, 07/30/2021 - 3:09pm
The UGA Laboratory of Archeology might be a hidden gem, but the facility holds a wealth of history and culture in its vast artifact repository, providing an ongoing connection to the past for scholars around the world – and a pathway to deeper connections to Georgia's past than most of us might have ever considered. Our colleagues in the Office of Research provides the details that go into curating a living warehouse of human history: In a…
Mon, 06/07/2021 - 11:38am
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced the winners of its 2021 RFK Book and Journalism Awards on Thursday, June 3 during a virtual ceremony.  This year's RFK Book Award winner is "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory," by Claudio Saunt,  Richard B. Russell Professor in American History.  Winners of the 2021 RFK Journalism Awards were selected from over 350 entries across print, broadcast,…
Thu, 06/03/2021 - 4:42pm
Alumnus and 'What Can't You Do with an AB degree' example extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is profiled in the new issue of Georgia Magazine: Stephanie Johnson is a 76-year-old New Yorker. Known as Tanqueray, she was incredibly candid, relaying stories about mob bosses and the grittier side of NYC in the ’60s and ’70s. “I knew it was lightning. She was lightning,” says Stanton AB ’08. “After I shared her story, everyone was just obsessed with her…
Mon, 05/03/2021 - 11:35am
Chana Kai Lee, associate professor in the department of history, has been awarded a 2021-22 Warren Center Faculty Fellowship at Harvard University. The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for United States history, invited applications for a workshop on Slavery and the Universities. The workshop will bring together scholars to systematically reflect on how such research can be elevated by considering how it contributes to a…
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:13am
Cindy Hahamovitch, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of Southern History in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2021 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Hahamovitch is one of 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientistschosen through a rigorous peer-review process from almost 3,000 applicants. Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated…
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 1:01pm
"Unworthy Republic, The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory" by Claudio Saunt, Distinguished Research Professor and Richard B. Russell Professor in American History, is one of two acclaimed works that will be awarded the 2021 Bancroft Prizes in American History and Diplomacy by Columbia University Libraries: The Bancroft Prize, which includes an award of $10,000 to each author, is administered by Vice Provost and…
Thu, 03/11/2021 - 2:26pm
Hundreds of apple varieties thrived in orchards across North Georgia a century ago, before an evolving apple industry swept them off shelves and tables, never to return. But with the help of a dedicated group of University of Georgia researchers, Extension agents and volunteer enthusiasts, Georgia’s lost apple varieties are making a comeback. The newly planted Heritage Apple Orchard, located at UGA’s Georgia Mountain Research & Education…
Thu, 02/18/2021 - 11:29am
  On February 22, 2021, Write@UGA hosts “Writing for a Better World,” an online educational event featuring keynote speaker Asao B. Inoue, Professor and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University.  Featured Events – Keynote Address “What Does It Mean to Assess Writing for a Better World?” 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (EST) This talk engages with the question of…

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