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Thu, 12/10/2020 - 1:19pm
Prior to and throughout the pandemic and the switch to online instruction, work and life as we know it, news about Franklin College faculty and students garnered media attention near and far. In a non-scientific sampling, we look back at some of the year's most impactful stories, the sheer breadth of which define a great university in this or any year: In January, a new UGA study a described a way to attack cancer cells that is potentially less…
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 10:21am
UPDATE: Launch re-scheduled for 9:16 EST Oct. 2 – A Franklin College-student-led effort to get the University of Georgia’s first research satellite into space is ready for launch. The small satellite SPOC, short for Spectral Ocean Color, is due for takeoff at 9:38 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. That's tonight: The satellite will be on board an Antares rocket set to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Once deployed, the small…
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:17am
Congratulations to faculty and student award winners, the Georgia Debate Union, and distinguished keynote speakers announced among our colleagues this month. A sample of recent accomplishments: Gregory Simchick, a graduate student in the department of physics and astronomy, has been selected to participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 30 June to 05 July 2019 in Lindau, Germany. The most qualified young scientists…
Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:56am
UGA alumnus and great friend of the Franklin College Roger C. Hunter will speak on the Kepler Mission and small spacecraft technologies when he delivers the 2019 Charter Lecture in the Chapel on Wednesday March 20: Hunter’s talk, titled “NASA’s Kepler Mission and Small Spacecraft Technologies: Today and Beyond,” will be held March 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, and students are welcome. “Roger Hunter is…
Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:45am
A handful of ambitious University of Georgia students set out three years ago to launch UGA into space, and their work has launched a campus initiative to push the boundaries of space systems development: Self-described “geeks” Caleb Adams BS ’18 and Hollis Neel BS ’17 were two of the handful of friends drawn together by their knack for tackling tech and software conundrums. “I was looking for the most difficult thing I could find and throwing…
Fri, 12/23/2016 - 3:11pm
All the joy of the holiday season and our best wishes for the New Year to come, from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. University offices will be closed through December 30. See you in 2017!

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