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Mon, 06/13/2022 - 9:53am
Fausto O. Sarmiento, professor of mountain science and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ geography department, has received a Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar award to Austria, Japan and Chile. The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Sarmiento will research and lecture at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the…
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…
Thu, 04/21/2022 - 11:20am
The Excellence-in-Teaching Award was established by the Graduate School to recognize those students who have demonstrated superior teaching skills and have contributed to teaching beyond their own classroom responsibilities, making a significant contribution to the instructional mission of the university. Three of the five 2022 Graduate Student Excellence-in-Teaching awards went to Franklin College students: Elise Robinson is a Ph.D. candidate…
Thu, 03/31/2022 - 10:45am
We'll begin with some great news from the Southeastern Conference and our own department of geography and atmospheric sciences program: Marshall Shepherd, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia, has been named the 2022 SEC Professor of the Year Department of English doctoral student Chanara Andrews-Bickers has been selected as a 2022 National Humanities Without…
Mon, 03/28/2022 - 1:05pm
Three UGA faculty members – two from the Franklin College – have been named recipients of the Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize outstanding instruction by faculty members early in their academic careers. “This year’s Russell Award recipients demonstrate how innovative, evidence-based instruction enhances student learning,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and…
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 3:05pm
When she started her stint as head teaching assistant in the Physics and Astronomy Department in August 2019, Lauren Sgro’s life was pretty well mapped out. The Ph.D. candidate had time to work on her dissertation – concerning dust around red dwarfs – while keeping up with head TA duties, such as teaching the new TAs how to do their once-a-week labs and helping anyone with questions. Then the pandemic hit. “After COVID-19, the position took on a…
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 3:31pm
Three UGA faculty members, two from the Franklin College, have been named recipients of the Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize outstanding instruction by faculty members early in their academic careers. The Russell Foundation established the Russell Awards during the 1991-1992 academic year to honor the late U.S. Sen. Richard B. Russell. The awards include a $10,000 cash award: The 2021 Russell…
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:48am
University of Georgia faculty member Michelle Momany has been selected as a Fellow of the Mycological Society of America. Momany, professor of Plant Biology and associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was announced as an MSA Fellow at the organization’s first-ever virtual meeting in mid-July. The Mycological Society of America Fellow Award is granted to an outstanding member of the society for extended service and…
Thu, 04/23/2020 - 4:53pm
  Richard Morrison, associate professor in the department of chemistry, is one of five University of Georgia faculty members named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professors for 2020, the university’s highest recognition for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels: As director of Organic Chemistry Instruction in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of chemistry, Richard Morrison oversees all aspects of undergraduate…
Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:32am
Faculty awards during Honors Week include prestigious teaching professorships to five faculty members who were named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professors for 2020, the university’s highest recognition for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. One of the five is Professor John Knox of the department of geography: After eight years as a lecturer and associate research scientist, a tenure-eligible position in 2008, promotions to…
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:46am
Appointed director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in July 2019, Peter Jutras is in his 14th year as a piano faculty member at UGA. In this profile Q & A, he talks with about the next era for the Hodgson School, which is expanding its presence in the musical world. What was the state of the art in the Hodgson School in your first semester as director? Peter Jutras: I’ve seen tremendous growth…
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:56pm
An extraordinary scholar of history and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, assistant professor Cassia Roth brings humility and a passion for scholarship into the classroom: My work looks at the intersection of medicine and law in women’s reproductive lives. My forthcoming book, “A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil” (Stanford University Press, 2020), examines the parallel and…
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 3:53pm
UGA and the Franklin College celebrated the renovation of a 71-year old cattle barn as a modern classroom and laboratory building in a dedication ceremony on Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography: UGA President Jere W. Morehead presided over the ceremony, which capped the yearlong renovation of the reinforced concrete and steel beam structure that is now known as the Ocean Sciences Instructional Center. “Today…
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:11am
2019 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor George Contini is a creative inspiration to the students engaged in performance at all levels, exemplifying the scholarship of artistic training and the pursuit of excellence that sends so many on to professional careers on stage and screen: “Whether I am working with undergrads on fundamental technique or graduates on advanced theory, I consider each student encounter a creative collaboration,” Contini said…
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:54pm
One key to improving undergraduate education and student achievement across the STEM disciplines, as well as more broadly across the campus, is the integration of evidence-based teaching strategies – using what works most effectively for student learning. Now, a University of Georgia faculty member will lead a five-year, national scale research and education project to better understand and support the use of evidence-based teaching in biology:…
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:01am
The Center for Applied Isotope Studies provides crucial research and analytical expertise in radiocarbon dating on campus and around the world. The commitment of its faculty, staff and students also stretches into helping young people think about science by bringing anthropology to life: [Former CAIS research scientist Alice Hunt] wanted a way to hook undergraduate students while teaching them the skills professors are looking for in their…
Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:30am
Honors week, new grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship headline the accolades for Franklin faculty announced during the month of April: The 2019 CURO symposium’s first day also included a keynote address by Jennifer McDowell, professor and chair of the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, on the topic of “Minding Your Brain.” McDowell spoke to a packed house about the interconnectedness of brain health…
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:10am
UGA and the Franklin College welcome delegates from around the state and region to the Georgia Museum of Art on Friday March 8 for the Georgia Humanities Symposium, the first of three annual meetings during which participants will share experiences of projects, grants, and innovations in humanities research and teaching: The Willson Center and Georgia Humanities will host the Georgia Humanities Symposium, made possible by a grant from The Andrew…
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:19am
Amazing biology student and Regenerative Bioscience Fellow Anita Qualls works hard in the lab in preparation for a career in academic medicine: After sophomore year, I spent eight weeks at Harvard Medical School as a research intern for Dr. Pankaj Agrawal at Boston Children’s Hospital. I collaborated with Harvard physicians at the Manton Center for Rare and Orphan Disease to write three pediatric clinical case papers on rare genetic disease and…
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:21am
Major new initiatives on STEM education and research lead our kudos for the month of November: Funded by a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, more than 100 UGA faculty members in science, technology, engineering and math will collaborate on a comprehensive research project that seeks to transform STEM education on campus and at research universities nationwide   The University of Georgia launched a new degree program in data science …
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:09am
Associate professor Amy Pollard picked up a bassoon in middle school after playing the flute for a few years, intrigued with the instrument that developed into a passion she now instills with students and audiences alike: According to Pollard, the instrument truly is diverse—able to blend with woodwinds, play alongside percussion parts or stand on its own as a solo instrument.  “I think it has a really fascinating sound,” said Pollard. “The…
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:23am
The University of Georgia once again hit double digits in the number of international travel-study grants offered to its students and recent alumni through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. With 18 students selected, this marks the fifth straight year—and ninth time in the past 10 years—that UGA has received 10 or more offers. Of the 15 students and alumni who will be able to participate, four of the six academic and arts grants went to…
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:17pm
Providing students experience with international diversity and opportunities to work with people from other cultures paired with unique language courses is, in many ways, the measure of a great university. The Red & Black offers a terrific introduction to the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants on campus this year: Every year, hundreds of people apply to be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistant in the U.S. Only a…
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:09am
UGA and Franklin College staff are the people who make our campus work in every way imaginable and this week, staff will be the focus of events to show how much they are appreciated. First up is our Franklin College Staff Appreciation Reception this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the MLC, an annual event that includes the presentition of staff excellence awards and recognition of years of service for longtime employees. Then on Friday, the University…

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