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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…
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 4:09pm
UGA Theatre presents By Our Hands from The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project, directed by Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Emily Sahakian, Julie B. Johnson and Keith Bolden, a first-of-its-kind, cross-institutional collaboration between faculty, students and alumni at the University of Georgia and Spelman College of Atlanta and Common Good Atlanta, an organization that teaches college-level courses in prisons across Georgia: Developed…
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:47am
May 17-19. Registration, $90 for non-members and $65 for SLSA members, is available online at southernlaborstudies.org. Several events will be free and open to the public. Attendees from around the U.S., England, Northern Ireland and India will discuss the past and present of labor and working-class history in the U.S. South.  Panels, workshops, roundtables and keynotes will discuss many subjects including mining, farming, food processing,…
Tue, 04/03/2018 - 1:52pm
  Three University of Georgia undergraduates - two with Franklin College majors - are among 211 students from across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering: Georgia institutions had a total of six Goldwater Scholars. UGA had the highest number with three and was joined by Berry College, Emory University and…
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:15am
Faculty members authoring articles and being quoted by the popular media demonstrate the impact of public scholarship and expertise on current discourse surrounding many important issues. A sample of the recognition of and engagement by Franklin College faculty members during February: Four ways that black Catholic sisters rewrote the American story, article by associate professor of history and African-American studies Diane Batts Morrow in …
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:19am
Created by Gutierrez, professor of ­mathematics, and his students as a part of a National Science Foundation grant, ALICE is 21 years in the making and originally began as a program called Literatronica as part of an adaptive learning grant.  In discovering how and why UGA continues its ascent among colleges and universities, the answers keep tumbling out of creative faculty, engaged students and novel uses of technology within the classroom…
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:55pm
Despite a nationwide emphasis on increasing the number of students entering science, technology, engineering and math fields, many leave the disciplines within their first two years. Now a group of institutions led by the University of Georgia will spearhead a new phase of development of a national network to support integration of research experiences into undergraduate life science lab courses. The network, called "Course-based Undergraduate…
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:07pm
Goldwater Scholar Mallory Harris (Mathematics and Computational Biology; Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate; Spanish Minor) selected UGA because it provides access to a “phenomenal education and enriching experiences": My most vivid memories from orientation weekend are of eating the best portobello burger I’ve ever had and my mom’s sobbing while standing in front of the other parents trying to videotape us calling the Dawgs. Since then, my…
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:34am
Congratulations to UGA juniors and Honors Program students Morgan Gibbs and Mallory Harris, who are among 240 students across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering: Gibbs and Harris are each studying in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Gibbs, from Peachtree City, is majoring in chemistry and minoring in…
Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:33am
The time when UGA did not have a space program is soon to be ending, thanks to some truly ambitious and imaginative undergraduate students and an interdisciplinary faculty team: A University of Georgia project led by a team of undergraduate students and including faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering was recently selected for funding by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative. The UGA proposal, "CubeSat…
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:27am
The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, are the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers. Two UGA professors are among 105 professors announced as recipients, including Danny Krashen of the department of mathematics: Established in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative…
Mon, 02/29/2016 - 8:08am
Faculty members Marshall Shepherd, Danny Krashen and Kevin Moore, along with a few UGA students, explain why today is Leap Day:  
Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:25am
Four UGA faculty members have been named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the university's highest recognition for excellence in instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professor and mathematics department head Malcolm Adams: In bestowing the Meigs Professorship, the university communicates its commitment to excellence in teaching, the value placed on the learning experiences of students and the centrality…
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:34am
A major new grant to the department of mathematics to help in attracting students to this essential foundational discipline: Behind every facet of digital communication is a well-trained mathematician, and the University of Georgia mathematics department is on the front lines of training for this ever-increasing field of employment. ... "Our objective is to provide an intellectually compelling, pedagogically well-planned and professionally…
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 9:42am
For all the attention that mathematics education receives nationally in the U.S., it can be difficult to determine where the front lines are in the battle to help more young people succeed. Beyond the classrooms themselves another is in higher education, where teaching strategies are refined and improved in the search to find more effective pedagogical methods. The department of mathematics is home to one of the leading thinkers on the subject,…

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