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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-…
Tue, 04/27/2021 - 10:13am
Three distinguished faculty members at the University of Georgia have received one of the highest honors a scientist can earn, election to the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership and — with the National Academy of Engineering…
Thu, 04/22/2021 - 1:33pm
UGA's J. Marshall Shepherd has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and is also an independent research center that convenes leaders from across disciplines, professions and perspectives to address significant challenges. This highly prestigious national honor comes in the same year that Shepherd, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished…
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…
Fri, 02/12/2021 - 10:16am
Gregory H. Robinson, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, wrote and published a scholarly tribute to Professor Jerry L. Atwood, who “inspired a generation of chemists to indulge their imaginations and to take risks in their pursuit of chemistry,” including Dr. Robinson: The most consequential friendship of my life inauspiciously began on a cold, late-November evening in 1979, in Jacksonville, Alabama. Of course, I did not see it…
Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:00pm
Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of genetics, has been selected for the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. Since 1956, the program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Westpheling teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in genetics and trains undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral…
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:38am
History faculty member Jennifer Palmer, along with Julia Gaffield of Georgia State University and Conservateur-en-Chef of the Bibliothèque Hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit Patrick Tardieu, will collaborate on a project to digitize materials printed before 1820 during the colonial, revolutionary, and early independence periods in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). The materials are housed at the Bibliothèque hatïenne des Pères du Saint-Esprit, the…
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:18am
Hurricane Florence and its highest ever ranking led the headlines for the University of Georgia in September. A sample of faculty and alumni news and widely shared expertise: Project Greenland- Reuters multi-media series following some of the world’s top scientists tackling one of its toughest assignments: Understanding exactly how — and how fast — melting polar ice sheets will make global sea levels rise. Series features Distinguished Research…
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. ...…
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…
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:22am
Most materials in nature take their properties from the atoms of which they are made-we can see through glass because it is made from silicon dioxide, which has an atomic structure that does not impede visible light. Scientists can arrange matter to interact differently with light, or to interact in specific ways. The resulting metamaterials take their properties both from their structure and the materials from which they are made. This is a…

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