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Terrific profile on Franklin staff member Marshall Williams, director of admissions for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who not only recruits students, but also helps guide them through their time at the University of Georgia. Columns shares the story: “I really value students’ mental health and well-being,” he said. “I want students to feel supported and know that they’re not alone in the experiences they’re dealing with in this environment…
The Franklin College office of communications was very fortunate to have two terrific interns during the 2023-24 academic year. We had the chance to speak with each of them about their UGA experience – and their experience working with us. Our graphic design intern Pearl Lin (BFA '24) shares some thoughts in this video. Thanks, Pearl! We enjoyed working with you.    
From competitions and professional society inductions to the most prestigious fellowships and scholarships, our colleagues – and students – continued to shine brightly, lighting up Honors season at UGA and beyond. A roundup of just a few of the many awards and accolades: Bob Schmitz, UGA Foundation Professorship in Plant Sciences and Lars G. Ljungdahl Distinguished Investigator in the department of genetics, was honored with the 2024 Charles…
The 2024 Generative AI Competition for UGA students took place this spring and the winners were announced this week. In the competition, UGA students and student teams were invited to use AI to create something meaningful to enrich the UGA community/experience.  Eight projects were submitted, ranging in topic from threatened species to schedules. Earlier this month, the top three projects were determined by a panel of faculty judges:…
Study Abroad can introduce life-changing experiences for students – whether visiting foreign countries for the first time or opening new connections to people, places, and potential careers. Franklin College units have historically offered robust Study Away opportunities – the Cortona program and the Classics Study in Rome were both initiated in the 1970s. Integrating travel and study opportunities with on-camous degree programs can be…
The Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, take a bow. University of Georgia juniors Elaine “Lainey” Gammon and Sara Logsdon are among 438 undergraduates across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars in 2024, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics, engineering and natural sciences. Congratulations to these amazing students – and the Franklin faculty who are teaching and…
Franklin College undergraduate student Ansley Warnock ('25) was the individual debate champion at the the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Regents Cup Debate Series. The Valdosta State University (VSU) debate team won the tournament over competitors from Georgia Tech, Georgia College, UGA and the University of North Georgia. In all, nine students from six USG institutions participated in the event, hosted on Middle Georgia State University’s…
INAS is accepting applications for the Ruth Pack scholarships through May 31. Preference is given to Native American students, applications are limited to INAS certificate students, Native American students and students working in Native American fields.  Courtesy of a generous gift to recruit and support Native American students at the university from UGA alumnus Chris Goeckel (BBA’84), the Institute of Native American Studies (INAS) will…
The rapid expansion of technological advances in computing is increasingly being mirrored in the expansion of computing at UGA. With the new School of Computing, one of the most in-demand undergraduate majors, and multiple clusters of faculty hires around artificial intelligence, data science and cybersecurity, computing on campus is already well into its next era. Our colleagues in Research Communications unpack the story: Computer science isn’…
Georgia Magazine highlights the next launch of MOCI: Multi-view On-board Computational Imager, the second satellite planned for orbit from the university’s Small Satellite Research Laboratory. MOCI (pronounced mo-chee) will not only capture images but check and process those images, extracting data and deleting images that aren’t needed: The satellite also will use feature detection and matching software to process them and send data back to the…
Dean of the Franklin College Anna Stenport and Hairy Dawg invite YOU to help support our students and programs on Dawg Day of Giving 2024.   Give TODAY!
Excellence in Teaching Awards, Meigs Professorships and our newest Regents' Entrepreneur lead the March kudos. Congratulations to our colleagues, alumni and students on these outstanding accomplishments:   The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved Valentine Nzengung as Regents’ Entrepreneur. Nzengung, professor of environmental geochemistry in the department of geology and founder of MuniRem Environmental, LLC, is the third…
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of history announced the creation of the W. Todd Groce Fellowship, honoring the historian and longtime CEO and president of the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah. The new fellowship was made possible by a generous gift by longtime UGA donors John F. and Marilyn McMullan and will enable a single student to spend the summer in Savannah, getting hands-on experience…
The Chronicle of Higher Education spotlights innovative efforts at UGA in active learning that are setting a new course for student achievement on campus – and beyond.  Many of our colleagues are leading engagement in the scholarship and practice of improving student outcomes, from the Active Learning Summer Institute, to the school of art and the math department: Getting students in a photography course to exercise their creativity is one…
Five student winners of the annual Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concerto Competition will launch the spring Thursday Scholarship Series of concerts performing with the UGA Symphony Orchestra Jan 26.  This year’s winners include: Michael Baker, trumpet, Chaynes’ “Concerto for Trumpet (1st mov)”Gabriella McClellan, cello, Dvorák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104, I. Allegro”Anna Savelyeva, piano, Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No 3 (1st…
The Class of 2023 rolls on – into caps and gowns, toward next steps, new goals, and a bright future glimmering with a fresh degree. Today's the day! Celebrate graduates! The University of Georgia welcomes its newest alumni on Dec. 15 as 1,626 undergraduates and 1,340 graduate students—a total of 2,966—have met requirements to participate in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies: The undergraduate ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in…
Over 65 items donated to Student Government Association Clothing Closet Eight humanities departments within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia participated in an October clothing drive to support the efforts of the Student Government Association Clothing Closet. The SGA Clothing Closet was founded in 2019 and provides one free professional outfit per student per year, no matter their major, when supplies allow…
A delegation of six undergraduate students representing the University of Georgia at the 26th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU 2023) simulation in Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Nov. 8 – 11, 2023 won the “Most Outstanding Delegation Award” representing Kenya at the conference.    A student-centered program, the SEMAU simulation is designed to assist students in gaining valuable knowledge…
As a nexus for study and instruction in global languages, the Franklin College connects UGA students with broad opportunities – and qualifies an elite few for the most prestigious scholarships available to American college students. In another outstanding moment in a string of successive achievements, Ashni Patel became the eighth UGA student to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship and will join students from around the world pursuing a one-year…
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents the annual Holiday Concert, a tradition for the faculty and students of the Franklin College, the University of Georgia,  and the Athens community. Fo two nights – beginning tonight – this cornucopia of some our strongest ensembles is the perfect start to your holiday season. Featuring the UGA Symphony Orchestra, Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, UGA Glee Clubs, British Brass Band, Jazz Ensembles…
We are grateful for the fine work of our faculty, staff, and students, and so happy to see them acknowledged on campus, in the community, and [quite] beyond. A few recent achievements by our colleagues and by Franklin College students: Mariah Cady, senior in the Franklin College and School of Public and International Affairs, majoring in Russian and international affairs with minors in geography, German, and president of the Native American…
Now in its third year, the Math Peer Mentor Program (MP)2 in the department of mathematics connects undergraduate upperclassmen with freshmen and transfer students. The program creates a runway to socializing new students to the rigors of a new academic environment – and welcoming students into the campus community. "From the time students meet a mentor, they immediately begin to feel connected to their department, immediately feel connected to…
The  University of Georgia School of Computing held its second annual Research Day on Nov. 17. Keynote speaker Irfan Essa, senior associate dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, explained recent developments of artificial intelligence and how these advancements may impact society, the Red&Black reports: “Ask not when, or if, AI will replace people,” Essa said. “Ask when people using AI will replace people not using AI.”…
The Lamar Dodd School of Art Dodd Ambassadors present the third annual Dodd Market Friday Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Courtyard and First Floor atrium of the school of art. The Dodd Market’s mission – to provide valuable selling experience to art students and to engage the UGA and Athens community with student artists – creates a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talent at the Dodd. And just in time for the holidays. Shop from over…
You are invited to the 2023 Franklin College of Arts and Science Homecoming Tailgate! Join Dean Anna Stenport on the New College Lawn outside New College for Flying Biscuit Cafe, beverages, and pre-game fun! Georgia v. Missouri Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 12:30 p.m.   New College Lawn located between New College and the Chapel Register Now Please register to purchase tailgate tickets. The attending cost includes a catered lunch by Flying Biscuit…

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