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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…
Mon, 10/03/2022 - 4:44pm
The University of Georgia has named nine faculty and academic leaders to the 2022-2023 class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, including Franklin College faculty members Paula Lemons and Anne Shaffer. UGA established the program in 2015 as part of its Women’s Leadership Initiative to provide a select group of current faculty and administrators with an opportunity to develop leadership skills while gaining a deeper…
Mon, 08/08/2022 - 10:46am
The University of Georgia recently hosted 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging civic engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities and local community engagement.…
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:09am
The UGA Office of Research named Jody Clay-Warner the new director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, effective Aug. 1. Clay-Warner, Meigs Professor of Sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, received a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University and has been at UGA since 1998, where she previously served as director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program and as head of the department of sociology. She has been…
Thu, 03/31/2022 - 10:45am
We'll begin with some great news from the Southeastern Conference and our own department of geography and atmospheric sciences program: Marshall Shepherd, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia, has been named the 2022 SEC Professor of the Year Department of English doctoral student Chanara Andrews-Bickers has been selected as a 2022 National Humanities Without…
Thu, 11/11/2021 - 3:27pm
A delegation of seven students and scholars representing the University of Georgia at the 24th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) simulation in Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Nov. 3 – 6, 2021 won the “Most Outstanding Delegation Award.”  The SEMAU simulation is a student-centered undertaking designed to assist students in gaining valuable knowledge of diplomatic codes of behavior as well as enhancing their…
Mon, 11/01/2021 - 4:19pm
Columns profiles Franklin College staffer Jill Talmadge, a new team manager in our business services office. Her experience and knowledge of the university gives Talmadge first-hand experience with a variety of subject areas, crucial expertise that flows into the college's everyday business and creates opportunities to advance her career: After taking two trips to Tanzania as part of a study abroad program at the University of Georgia, Talmadge…
Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:32am
The University of Georgia established the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program in 2015 to provide a selected group of current faculty and administrators with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities. The program specifically focuses on issues women face in academic administration. Throughout the year long program, the participants will…
Fri, 09/03/2021 - 12:36pm
Jennifer Adams recently joined the Franklin Works: Business Service Office leadership team as the Foundation Fund Management manager. Jennifer has been at UGA for just under six years. She started at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and for the last two and a half years worked at Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Jennifer is an alumna of the University of Georgia with a Master of Public Administration. In her role as Foundation Fund Management…
Fri, 07/02/2021 - 10:57am
Greg Lavender (BS – Computer Science, '83) was officially announced as the new Chief Technology Officer of Intel Corporation. The company announced the addition of two new technology leaders to its executive leadership team, as well as several changes to "strengthen execution, innovation in critical business areas" on June 22:  Lavender has joined Intel as chief technology officer (CTO) and senior vice president and general manager of the new …
Fri, 04/23/2021 - 10:25am
Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario has appointed Cynthia Johnston Turner as dean of the Faculty of Music. Johnston Turner, is currently the director of bands, artistic director of Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and professor of music at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. She will formally begin in the role of dean of the Faculty of Music on July 1, 2021. Johnston Turner, a dual citizen of Canada and the…
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 12:07pm
Thank you to everyone who took part in the interviews for the Financial Affairs Support Team manager and the Research Enterprise Support Team manager positions. Your insight and input served as a valuable resource for the search committee when making the final selections.  Please join us in welcoming Jill Kort, Jane Worley and Jill Talmadge to the Franklin Works: Business Service leadership team. Jill Kort is the leader for the Financial Affairs…
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 4:23pm
Search committees for leadership positions within the newly established Franklin Works structure are bringing in several candidates for virtual “on-campus” interviews this week. Today, two candidates for the Research Enterprise Support Team Manager position participated in faculty open forums via zoom. Our thank to the candidates, Ryan Fugett and Jane Worley, as well as all attendees for their participation in these discussions. On Thursday…
Tue, 03/23/2021 - 1:50pm
UGA alumnus, Tribal king and President of the University of Millersville Daniel Wubah visited UGA recently to deliver the 2021 African Studies Spring lecture. Bat'sé Smart, Graduate Teaching Assistant in the African Studies Institute, wrote a summary of Dr. Wubah's remarks. By Bat'sé Smart To commemorate the African Studies Institute's 2021 Spring lecture, Daniel Wubah delivered an inspirational and informational address, "Rethink Hierarchy:…
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 1:43pm
Women have been leaders in the field of statistics for decades, with contributions ranging from theoretical developments to applications in biology, climatology and medicine. A recent paper by University of Georgia statistics professor Lynne Billard, “Women Trailblazers in the Statistical Profession,” provides a historical introduction to these remarkable scholars from around the globe. Billard met or knew several of these extraordinary women.…
Tue, 03/02/2021 - 10:56am
The African Studies Institute presents the 2021 Virtual Spring Lecture on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. University of Georgia alumnus Daniel A. Wubah, President of Millersville University, Pennsylvania will deliver this year’s lecture, “Rethinking Hierarchy: Perspective on Servant Leadership as a King and University President.” The virtual event is free and the public is invited to attend. The African Studies Spring lecture celebrates the…
Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:31am
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. explained it succinctly in a March 22, 1964 speech in St. Louis, that "We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools." Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We can do better, let's do better.
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 11:04am
Franklin College faculty members are leading efforts of UGA faculty, staff and administrators to increase faculty diversity and the use of inclusive teaching practices in STEM fields: Among their first steps is a survey of the university’s STEM faculty to gather input and assess current efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty. “We want to accurately assess our past efforts in our quest to recruit and retain a diverse STEM faculty and use…
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:00am
Dorothy Carter spends her days developing strategies that can help astronauts prepare for missions to Mars, assist military leaders in maximizing their troops’ performance, and coach corporate leaders to optimize organizational plans. It’s not what she thought she would be doing in the early 2000s when she was a professional dancer for a ballet company in Ohio. But, her long-range future was limited, she realized then. “There was no real long-…
Tue, 07/21/2020 - 1:40pm
University strengths in plant sciences, genetics and across the life sciences attract world-renown expertise to campus that has built the UGA Plant Center into a research powerhouse. This summer, the plant sciences community welcomed two new leaders, as Jim Leebens-Mack and Wayne Parrott were named directors of the Plant Center and the Integrated Plant Sciences program, respectively, effective July 1: Taking over from interim director C.J. Tsai…
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:35pm
During the summer of 2019, Franklin College administrators met as a book group to enhance leadership skills while learning more about the experience of dominant and marginalized groups. The book group, which concluded a month of weekly meetings on July 16, consisted of 14 members including Franklin College dean Alan Dorsey, associate deans, directors and department heads from the college. The group read and discussed Why are all the Black kids…
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:15am
Twelve University of Georgia staff members have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute: "This program helps address a critical need to support women in their careers and guides them through particular issues they face in leadership,” Juan Jarrett, associate vice president for human resources, said.“Human Resources Training and Development strives to help the university community succeed and…
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:30am
Franklin College senior associate dean Kecia Thomas leads diversity efforts and initiatives throughout the university, supports faculty and graduate students success and helps recruit many of the most talented professors in the nation to UGA: To add to Thomas’s long list of responsibilities, diversity within the university is her primary area of study. Thomas often works with organizations within UGA and other institutions in which she conducts…
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:02am
Athens, GA – Peter Jutras, Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named director of the Hodgson School by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences dean Alan Dorsey. The appointment is effective July 1, 2019. “The Hodgson School of Music is one of the pillars of our vibrant arts programs, attracting some of the best young musicians in the world to study and train at UGA,” Dorsey said…
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 10:45am
The Institute for Women's Studies leads the university's celebrations of 2019 national Women’s History Month and its theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence”: This year’s Women’s History Month keynote address will be presented by Layli Maparyan, executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Maparyan is best known for her scholarship in the area of womanism and is…

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