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Thu, 09/15/2022 - 10:00am
The U.S. Chapter of “Women of Letters” (Mulherio das Letras), an all-women literary collective, launched a bilingual collection of poetry, Raízes: Brazilian Women Poets in Translation. Published by Venas Abiertas, and edited by UGA department of Romance Languages faculty members Cecília Paiva Ximenes Rodrigues and Cris Lira, Raízes brings together poems by forty-seven Brazilian writers of different identities and reveals the power of a new…
Fri, 07/01/2022 - 1:48pm
University of Georgia professor LeAnne Howe was awarded the Richard Beale Davis Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service to Southern Letters by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature for her work as a scholar and writer. Howe received the award at the 2022 SSSL conference in Atlanta on June 26. The Richard Beale Davis Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service to Southern Letters is awarded every other year at the biennial conference of…
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 11:17am
Andrew Zawacki, professor in the Department of English, has gained distinction as a poet, translator, editor and critic. He has published five celebrated books of poetry, numerous chapbooks and limited-edition books, and critical essays in prestigious literary journals and a highly visible Poetry Foundation blog. Four of his poetry books have appeared in France in French translation, and another is forthcoming. For many years, he served as co-…
Wed, 09/29/2021 - 3:14pm
Alumni on and off campus headline our kudos over the month of September. Congratulations on the wonderful accomplishments near and far celebrated here on campus: On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Franklin College celebrated staff excellence at a socially distant event at the Innovation Hub R. Wood Studio celebrates 30th anniversary and grand reopening (Rebecca Wood, BFA ’77) – R&B David Froetschel (BFA ’13) wins Lyndon House Arts Center solo…
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 1:35pm
University of Georgia faculty member Eric Morales-Franceschini has been awarded the 2020 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize. The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize is awarded annually, in conjunction with the Anzaldúa Literary Trust, to a poet whose work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. Special attention is given to poems that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking: artistic, theoretical, and social, which is to say,…
Tue, 08/25/2020 - 10:13am
UGA Eidson Chair of American Literature LeAnne Howe (Choctaw) has coedited WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS SUBDUED, OUR SONGS CAME THROUGH: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, the first comprehensive collection of Native poetry. The collection, which gathers work from the seventeenth century to the present, representing more than 160 poets from 91 indigenous nations, is available from W. W. Norton & Company August 25, 2020: This…
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:02am
New UGA professor and department head of philosophy Aaron Meskin arrived on campus this summer from Leeds University. Meskin co-authored a new book, OPPOSITE: POEMS, PHILOSOPHY & COFFEE, an experiment in philosophy and poetry he explained in a recent article: The British poet, Helen Mort, and I recently explored a novel way in which poetry and philosophy might be in dialogue. We put together a book, Opposite: Poems, Philosophy & Coffee, …
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 2:38pm
The summer break was glorious but Franklin College faculty, students and alumni never take time off from awards, honors, new books and fellowships. A sample from recent weeks: Professor of psychology and director of the Primate Behavior Laboratory Dorothy Fragaszy was presented with the Distinguished Primatologist Award by the American Society of Primatologists.  The award honors a primatologist who has had an outstanding career and made…
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:16pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the department of English LeAnne Howe is a featured writer in Literary Hub's series "New Poetry by Indigenous Women," curated by Natalie Diaz. According to the editor: "This feature of indigenous women is meant to ... offer myriad ways of “poetic” and linguistic experience—a journey through or across memory, or imagination, across pain or joy or the impossibility of each, across our bodies…
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:15pm
Vineet Raman of Marietta is among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018: The WLP is a non-profit that seeks to develop the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian community. The nine scholars will be placed in congressional offices for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structured leadership curriculum. “We are excited to welcome the WLP Class of 2018, a…
Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:18pm
Distinguished Research Professor Mary Ann Moran has earned a number of honors over the course of her career. The latest is being named UGA’s recipient of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award: The SEC award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the conference, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for students and other faculty members.…
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:11pm
Congratulations to professor and director of the Institute for Women’s Studies Juanita Johnson-Bailey, who has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia: Johnson-Bailey is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy in the College of Education, in addition to her appointment to the institute. ...…
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:21am
The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program will present writer John Keene for a reading Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art: Keene is the author of the novel Annotations; the poetry collection Seismosis, a collaboration with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the short fiction collection Counternarratives, which received the inaugural 2017 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses in the United Kingdom, as well as a…
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:23am
Poet, novelist, visual artist, philosopher, essayist, and pianist Will Alexander visitis UGA and will present a public reading of his creative work on Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m. at Ciné: Alexander was born in Los Angeles and received a B.A. from the University of California–Los Angeles. Alexander published his first poetry collection, Vertical Rainbow Climber (Jazz Press), in 1987. He went on to publish numerous books of poetry, including…
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:18am
The Modern Language Association of America announced its second annual Matei Calinescu Prize for a distinguished work of scholarship in twentieth- or twentieth-first-century literature and thought. The winner is Jed Rasula, Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor in the UGA department of English, for his book History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism, published by Oxford University Press. The Matei Calinescu Prize was established…
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:44pm
Two alumni from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music were part of quartets which won gold and silver medals at the recent 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition: Gabriel Pique (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of Fuego Quartet, and Brandon Quarles (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of ~Nois, were named gold and silver medal winners, respectively, in the Senior Wind Division.  “This is a marvelous accomplishment for these alumni and for the School of…
Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:07am
Assistant professor Andrea Sweigart is among 102 scientists announced as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers: Established in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and…
Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:20am
Last week the UGA Alumni Association unveiled the 2017 Bulldog 100 award recipients. The list, which recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni, featured 26 alumni from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, representing 24 businesses. This year more than 500 nominations were submitted and we’re happy to see so many of our great alumni represented among UGA’s best. This year’s Franklin College honorees include…
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:23am
Professor of linguistics, Classics, and Germanic and Slavic languages Jared Klein has been honored with the publication of a festschrift celebrating his career and contributions to the discipline of Indo-European linguistics. The book-length volume of original, scholarly articles, Tavet Tat Satyam, was published by Beech Stave Press on the occasion of Klein’s seventieth birthday. The presentation of a festschrift is a European tradition honoring…
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:44am
Our highly accomplished faculty members are awarded a number of grants and individual honors on a regular basis, which of course keeps the Chronicles blog humming right along. This acknowledge of chemistry professor Gary Douberly by President Obama is yet again a very significant distinction we are quite pleased to share: [Douberly] was among a group of over 100 leading researchers nationwide who were honored recently at the White House as…
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 9:49am
A singular, annual UGA honor announced for Franklin College associate dean Russell Malmberg: University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty who have had a significant impact on the University of Georgia in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities. The honor was first awarded in 1974, and no more than one University Professor can be named in any year. ... He has helped grow the university's Integrated Life Sciences…

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