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Mon, 09/26/2022 - 9:48am
Collaborative group work is increasingly prioritized across higher education, particularly in the life sciences and STEM-related fields. But how students communicate within these smaller groups is key to their success. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that students who understand what they do and do not know, and who are willing to ask for clarification and correct misinformation in the group, are more successful in small-…
Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:40am
New rankings, art exhibitions, awards and grants highlight recent achievements of colleagues from across the Franklin College: The University of Georgia has been ranked 10th on the latest list of Top Public Universities in the U.S. by the rankings platform Niche UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography director Clark Alexander, professor in the department of marine sciences, was voted the 2022-23 president-elect of the Southern Association of…
Tue, 08/30/2022 - 9:30am
The new School of Computing, faculty awards and grants as well as the promotion of Franklin College colleagues to university-level leadership positions highlight our kudos for the summer. Congratulations all!   University of Georgia to elevate computer science with new school – AJC, R&B, Fortune UGA plant biologist Robert Schmitz named finalist for prestigious 2022 Blavatnik National Award for young Scientists – R&B The National Science…
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 10:54am
The University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (I-STEM) Research Complex on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The 101,000-square-foot, $64 million I-STEM Research Building 2, which was funded by a combination of university and state funds, will support collaborative research in chemistry, engineering and other scientific disciplines. Paired with…
Mon, 08/15/2022 - 10:46am
Over the weekend, the majority of nearly 8,700 student residents moved into their on-campus homes – including UGA's largest freshman class ever.  More than 6,200 new first-year students start classes at UGA Aug. 17, selected from a record number of nearly 40,000 applications. The annual return of students to campus is a significant undertaking, with hundreds of faculty and staff volunteering with Hunker Down with Housing to greet students, help…
Tue, 07/26/2022 - 11:14am
The Hugh Hodgson School of music announced its fall 2022 season, a rich musical tapestry of student and faculty performances by the full roster of large ensembles and solo concerts. Anchored by the Scholarship Series, the fall also includes the Faculty Artist Series, the ensemble series, and a UGA Opera Theatre production of Gounod's Faust. Season subscription packages and individual concert tickets are available here.  
Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:50am
Culture and Community at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District, a partnership between the Penn Center, on St. Helena Island, SC, and the Willson Center, continued its first year’s public programs with a five-day cycle of research residencies in early June, 2022. The residencies brought students, faculty, and community experts from across the southeastern U.S. for unique place-based studies on the theme of Land, Liberation, and…
Fri, 07/08/2022 - 3:23pm
The Community Food Resources database for Athens-Clarke County is housed on Engage Georgia, a platform the UGA Office of Service-Learning launched for local volunteer opportunities. The site lists the food distribution sites available each day, their addresses, the kind of meal or food offered, and any requirements for recipients. Athens-Clarke County officials approved funding for the project through Athens Eats Together, a program that began…
Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:16am
Student musicians in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Saxophone Studio have been hard at work, with diligence and professionalism that has paid off with national recognition. Mixed Media saxophone quartet was awarded the Gold Medal in the senior wind division of the 49th Annual Fischoff Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN on May 20-22, 2022.  Camille Hayes in the Hodgson School reports:   Established in 1973, the…
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:20am
UGA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in scientific illustration is housed in the Lamar Dodd School of Art in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The program has produced decades of alumni who have gone on to pursue careers and graduate study in the field, including Christian, Pederson and its very own Chair of Scientific Illustration, Gene Wright. Like all art majors, scientific illustration students learn about perspective, light, color and the…
Tue, 06/07/2022 - 11:08am
Molly Stanley, academic advisor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding New Advisor by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Established in 1983, the NACADA Global Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making a significant impact on academic advising. NACADA represents and advocates for academic advising and advisors in higher education. In 2021-22 Stanley…
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 9:41am
Two University of Georgia students have been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric sciences. The scholarship provides two years of financial support, a 10-week, full-time paid summer internship to any NOAA facility nationwide, and support to participate in…
Wed, 05/11/2022 - 11:37am
The Institute for African American Studies announced the winners of the 2022 Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award, established in 2010 by his wife, Freda Scott Giles, Professor Emerita in the Institute.  The Award honors the legacy of Mr. Giles with a $500 cash award given to a student who has exhibited excellence in the area of African American Studies, whether in research, practical application, or academic experience. The application…
Fri, 04/29/2022 - 10:15am
Downstream opens with a fountain. Created by Luka Carter and placed at the entrance to the courtyard of the Athenaeum, the fountain announces our annual MFA exhibition, featuring nine students connected by their studies at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The fountain, punctuated by a goofy guppy and a friendly alligator made from clay, gushes forth not with water, but instead Gatorade, a urine colored energy drink favored by athletes. It is a…
Mon, 04/25/2022 - 10:56am
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of mathematics has received the 2022 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Department or Program from the University System of Georgia. The award showcases an outstanding department or program—selected from among all 26 institutions within the university system—that promotes, supports and recognizes excellence in teaching and service to students. The University System of…
Tue, 04/19/2022 - 10:11am
Molly Stanley, the academic advisor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and Katherine Field, Coordinator of the Franklin College Office of Transfer Academic Services (OTAS), are among the four University of Georgia academic advisors to received 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards. Stanley and Field, along with Whitney Jones and Paul Welch were nominated by their supervisors and selected by a committee of three student…
Fri, 04/15/2022 - 4:02pm
University of Georgia Honors student Elise Karinshak is among 417 undergraduates across the nation to be recognized as 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences. Karinshak, from Lawrenceville, is a third-year Foundation Fellow majoring in data science in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and marketing in the Terry College of…
Tue, 04/05/2022 - 3:14pm
Five University of Georgia faculty members have been named Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the university’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction. “Meigs Professors are an elite group of faculty members at an institution that places a great value on outstanding instruction,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I congratulate the recipients of this significant honor and…
Thu, 03/17/2022 - 10:32am
For more than decade now, Lamar Dodd School of Art professor Joe Norman has taken art students into the world of public art commissions with the creation and restoration of murals and wall signs across the state. The service projects evolved into Color the World Bright and more than two dozen murals, signs, and historic advertisements be found in communities across Georgia. The team currently includes a dozen UGA students and they are completing…
Fri, 03/11/2022 - 1:47pm
Studying abroad in college can be a glamorous, once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity. But is it also a distraction that slows students from completing degrees and moving on with careers? According to a new study from the University System of Georgia, not at all. The study compiled semester-by-semester records from 221,981 students across 35 U.S. institutions. Of those students, more than 30,000 had studied abroad. The analysis found education…
Thu, 03/10/2022 - 2:35pm
Following on the need for everyone to get moving (at least a little), UGA Student Affairs is stepping up to expand efforts to strengthen the university’s mental health and well-being offerings. President Jere Morehead acknowledged the challenges faced by today's college students and asked Vice President for Student Affairs Victor K. Wilson to lead UGA’s efforts to foster a more supportive culture, dedicating $1 million in private funds over the…
Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:15am
Students lead our roundup of Franklin College awards, accolades, and achievements announced during February – though not to be outdone by our outstanding alumni!  Congratulations all: Shannon Rodriguez, Ph.D candidate in linguistics, studies a dialect of English spoken by Latinos born in Georgia, a particular blend of Southern drawl. She recently presented her dissertation on the topic “Latino English in Georgia: a sociophonetic analysis of…
Fri, 02/25/2022 - 3:44pm
In partnership with Georgia Research Alliance, more students across the state are able to pursue scientific research through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. An integral part of our recent story of how Black science majors succeed at UGA, resources that help students and faculty propel the university forward. Support networks for current students help the attract the next class of great students and create new opportunities…
Thu, 02/17/2022 - 9:47am
As most of the world came to a halt at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers were trying to find a way to engage students through research at a distance. University of Georgia professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Erin Dolan and her research team carried out a study to appraise the remote programs that grew from this challenge. The study evaluated 23 programs at colleges, universities, and research institutions across the…
Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:37am
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music UGA Opera Theatre present their spring opera, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte. The semi-staged concert will take place in Hodgson Hall on Sunday, February 20 at 3pm and Monday, February 21 at 7:30pm. The opera will be sung in Italian with English Subtitles. It was first performed at the Burgheater in Vienna, on January 26, 1790. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. UGA Opera…

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