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Fri, 08/10/2018 - 2:20pm
The 2018 UGA New Faculty Tour wraps up today, after a five-day journey around the state showcasing agriculture and agritourism, industry, the Georgia coast and its rural communities. The tour stopped in 15 cities and passed through 48 counties, introducing faculty who have been at UGA for two or fewer years to the geography, culture, history and economic engines of the Empire State of the South: The tour began with a welcome from UGA President…
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:29pm
And, I also adore teaching elementary Italian language courses. The enthusiasm beginning students have for Italy and its language is reinvigorating, as is the exponential growth in language competency that is characteristic of this level.  A Willson Center Faculty Fellow and winner of the Virginia Mary Macagnoni Prize for Innovative Research, De Santo is an Italian studies scholar who truly personifies the liberal arts learning environment -…
Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:10am
From cross-cultural and social adaptability to increased intelligence, cognition and empathy, there are a number of ways to approach the myriad benefits of knowing multiple languages. Included among these, brain fitness: Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and…
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:00pm
Huge congratulations to recent graduate UGA swimmer and Italian major Maddie Locus, who was named the 2014-15 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Locus is the eighth Georgia swimmer to earn SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, and Georgia leads the list with 10 honorees since the award began in 1986. After receiving the award May 28 during the SEC spring meeting in Destin, Florida, Locus doesn't have…

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