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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…
Thu, 02/10/2022 - 2:39pm
Gifts from over 100 Alpha Kappa Alpha alumnae created a $100,000 scholarship fund More than 100 alumnae of the University of Georgia’s Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. gave a total of over $50,000 to establish the 1973 Eta Xi Alumni Association Inc. Georgia Commitment Scholarship, which will provide need-based aid to UGA students in perpetuity: Near the beginning of 2021, Eta Xi alumnae set out to raise $50,000 by the end of the…
Thu, 02/03/2022 - 11:40am
University of Georgia life science and education researchers investigated the stories behind one of the most successful groups of science majors on campus: Black undergraduate students. Despite an array of additional challenges beyond their coursework, Black science majors are able to complete their science degree programs. Black students persist at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic subgroup on campus for many of the science majors…
Thu, 01/20/2022 - 2:40pm
On Nov. 14, undergraduate students from across campus gathered in the Miller Learning Center’s Reading Room for an afternoon devoted to writing—and write they did. Supported by a Parents Leadership Council grant and hosted by UGA English faculty and writing program administrators Lindsey Harding, Sara Steger, Becky Hallman Martini and Elizabeth Davis, 49 students from across campus registered for this year’s Undergraduate Writing Retreat. The…
Thu, 01/13/2022 - 11:08am
Liza Stepanova, associate professor of piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, believes music transcends barriers and teaches her students the importance of collaboration and community outreach. Stepanova came to UGA in 2015 primarily to teach applied piano to a studio of undergraduate and graduate piano majors. Since joining the faculty, she has created new courses and promoted initiatives that go beyond this role. One of them has been the…
Mon, 01/03/2022 - 1:55pm
Happy New Year from the Franklin College, and thank you to our many wonderful students, alumni, and friends for your ongoing support for the arts and sciences at UGA. The university's largest and oldest college remains its most dynamic and we are ready to welcome all of our students and colleagues back to campus this week, including the many transfer students just beginning their UGA experience. Welcome! What a time to be a Dawg! Congratulations…
Mon, 12/20/2021 - 10:47am
Athens residents looking for a new way to pedal around the city will soon have a new way to plan their trip. An online mapping application created by UGA’s Community Mapping Lab will provide a fresh look at the most bike-friendly streets to get around the city. Created through a collaboration with local nonprofit BikeAthens, the map highlights the strengths of local biking infrastructure, such as multi-use paths and dedicated bike lanes. But it…
Tue, 12/14/2021 - 3:05pm
The MFA Film program prepares students for careers in writing, directing, and producing by equipping them with a broad set of skills, connecting them with seasoned professionals, and giving them hands-on experience with Georgia’s multibillion-dollar film industry. With one year in Athens and the second year at Georgia's Trilith Studios, MFA students get the opportunity to create alongside – and learn from – the best: This fall, Shandra McDonald…
Fri, 12/10/2021 - 12:05pm
The literary, fine, and performing arts play a vital role in the cultural and academic life of the liberal arts learning environment, without which no major research university can be called comprehensive. And the symbiosis runs both ways – our arts programs flourish in this diverse environment as well, with a great melange of majors, schools, disciplines and pursuits to color and inform an audience of spectators, critics and participants alike…
Tue, 12/07/2021 - 10:26am
Franklin students, alumni, and faculty distinguish themselves and the University of Georgia, across campus and around the world with their efforts, awards, new books and successful businesses. A roundup of recent honors and accomplishments: David Richards, a doctoral candidate in the department of geology, received the Mark Dawkins Leadership Award, and Gabriel Smallwood, a senior history major from Savannah, were among six UGA students and four…
Fri, 12/03/2021 - 11:24am
An amazing year for the Dawgs continues this weekend with another giant-step, culmination, next-order-of-business with the conference championship game in Atlanta. The Red & Black sets the stage: This year’s edition of the Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide looks a little bit different than those in the past, as Smart and his team stand undefeated atop the nation’s polls and Nick Saban and Alabama play an unfamiliar underdog role. While there is…
Thu, 12/02/2021 - 11:15am
The University of Georgia held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The 100,000-square-foot I-STEM Research Building 1 features flexible, open lab spaces designed to promote collaboration and elevate UGA’s expanding lab-intensive research activities, particularly within the disciplines of chemistry,…
Wed, 12/01/2021 - 11:33am
The students and faculty of Hugh Hodgson School of Music help us start the holiday season off right in Hodgson Hall with the return of the live Hodgson School of Music Annual Holiday Concerts. Audiences will be able to enjoy a wonderful evening of holiday classics and more to get into the spirit of the season, with performances by multiple ensembles. The concerts are part of the Thursday Scholarship Series and will take place Dec. 2nd and 3rd at…

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