Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:02pm
Awards season celebrates many of our best and the accolades continue for Franklin College faculty and students. Among the many honors, inductions and elections: Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is president-electof the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. SIMB is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Lecture, Ceremony, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:59am
Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Patricia Richards is known as a demanding instructor who dares her students to accept challenges that make them want to think on a level beyond a single course or grade: Fostering intellectual excitement in the classroom that inspires students, she helps build some of UGA’s most forward-thinking interdisciplinary programs. In addition to her joint appointment in the sociology department and the…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:11am
The Georgia Museum of Art will present the annual exit show for master of fine arts students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. This decades-long tradition presents a variety of media, themes and styles. This year’s candidates are: Painting and drawing: Katelyn Chapman, Whitney Cleveland, Annemarie Dicamillo and Kelsey Scharf Photo and video: Ally Christmas and Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay…
Tags: Biological Sciences, Cellular Biology, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Communication Studies, University Theatre
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:52am
A new breeding technique using a plant's own DNA could produce crops that are more resistant to drought and disease: A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could selectively activate silenced genes already present within the plant. Using this method to increase diversity…
Tags: marine science, Thinc. at UGA, Black History Month, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, movement, Fair, Dawson Hall
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:21am
The new issue of the UGA Graduate School Magazine features stories on four Franklin students and recent alumni, including MFA graduate Amanda Scheutzow: Scheutzow discusses other mutated creations, including her birds, which are called “the Watchers.” Again, the tiny tableaus featuring these apocalyptic birds are jarring yet meaningful…artful, yet somehow musing. Now working in San Francisco since completing her degree this year, Scheutzow is…
Tags: Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Biological Sciences, University Theatre
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:37am
Darya Asheghali, a graduate student in the department of chemistry working in the lab of FACS faculty member Sergiy Minko, received a first place award in the graduate student paper competition at the Fiber Society’s annual fall conference held in Athens in November. Asheghali is a researcher in the Nanostructured Materials Lab that hosts students from the FACS department of textiles, merchandizing and interiors and the department of chemistry…
Tags: Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, Institute for African American Studies
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:43am
Winner of a 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, doctoral student Brittany Jenkins is committed to a career in medical research: My research on the genetics of breast cancer health disparities has allowed me to travel many places to further my training. I am currently located in Detroit, Michigan, where I am continuing my dissertation work at Henry Ford Health System under my adviser, Dr. Melissa Davis.…
Tags: Book Sale, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:02pm
To Apply:  On no more than 1 typed page, provide your full name, department, degree program, name of faculty advisor, and a summary of your research project that clearly explains the significance and originality of your research to both specialists in your area and non-specialists.  E-mail your application to camiew@uga.edu by October 2, 5 pm.  A great opportunity for students to explore and share art through research. Get your entires in by…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, Campus Transit Facility, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:39am
Doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant in the department of genetics Brittany Jenkins has been awarded one of 39 Gilliam Fellowships by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. ... “The Gilliam fellows are outstanding…
Tags: Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:38am
Remarkable growth in extramural funding to the university has led to an all-time high of $458 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2017: Externally funded research activity has climbed 37 percent over the past three years to $198 million in fiscal year 2017. "This tremendous growth in productivity reflects the unyielding commitment of UGA faculty to solve the important challenges of our time," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Their…
Tags: Human Nature, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Andrew Grundstei
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:55pm
Students in the undergraduate psychology summer institute (UPSI) engage in activities and conversations to prepare them for a future in graduate school. While participating in workshops at Spelman College, Morehouse College, and the University of Georgia, participants have the chance to meet and make lasting connections with students and faculty who will provide the support and expertise needed to be successful in the program and thereafter. "…
Tags: Dawson Hall, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature, graduate students
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:48am
Congratulations to the doctoral training program in genetics, which recently received a renewal of its funding from the National Institutes of Health for the 41st consecutive year. The training grants enable institutions to make National Research Service Awards to individuals selected by them for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas. In its 41st year, the genetics graduate program is one of the longest…
Tags: D.W. Brooks Mall, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:31am
The Big Day is here! Our graduate students began receiving their diplomas this morning and the undergraduate class of 2017 has an appointment at Sanford Stadium this evening. Let flow all pomp and circumstance! All the fun is being streamed by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Follow the festivities on social media with #UGA17. Congratulations to our graduates, their families, friends and loved ones.
Tags: Department of Chemistry, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Computer Science
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:18am
Graduate assistants working with the Georgia Debate Union Becca Steiner and Clay Stewart were recently recognized by the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) as outstanding graduate student coaches. Steiner, a PhD Candidate in Communication Studies from San Diego, California, and Stewart, an MA Candidate in Communication Studies from the Atlanta area, received their awards at the Southeast Cross Examination Debate Association district…
Tags: Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, health
Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:35am
The Lamar Dodd School of Art presents the Master of Fine Arts degree Exit show at the Georgia Museum of Art April 8 to May 14, with a free opening reception at the museumon Friday April 7 at 5:30 p.m.: This year's graduates present a wide variety of work, diverse in medium, theme, scale and style. They are Thomas Bosse, Reid Brechner, Julia Megan Burchett, Ellie Dent, Jamie Diaz, Arron Foster, Meirav Goldhour, Zachary Harris, Ariel Lockshaw,…
Tags: Biological Sciences, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Denmark Hall, UGA Press, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:48am
The Writing Intensive Program is proud to announce the release of Challenge, Volume 1, Issue 2 of The Classic. The undergraduate writers published in this issue have worked with a team of dedicated graduate student editors to revise their manuscripts and prepare them for publication. We hope you'll take the time to read the issue and help us celebrate the writing students are doing beyond the classroom.  Check it out.
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 1, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Division of Development & Alumni Relations
Fri, 10/30/2015 - 11:12am
Georgia Museum of Art director Bill Eiland will serve as emcee for the competition. The competition is an experiment in itself and a wonderful way to tap (and to reward) the creativity of some of our best graduate students. The Franklin College wishes everyone a great Fall break and Happy Halloween. Don't forget to set those clocks back on Saturday. Image: Image from one of Cage's scores, via, overlaid onto a photo of leaves changing on Ag Hill…
Tags: Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, hematology, Bulldog 100
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:42am
BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide coverage of the arts in and from Atlanta and the South, to support vibrant creative communities in the region. The Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program seeks to develop the voices of new art writers. Linnea West is a participant in the program who is pursuing a master’s in art history at the Dodd and who wrote an essay on Cy Twombly’s series of paintings Le…
Tags: grants, travel, University Housing, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:36am
The Striepen lab is one of UGA's outstanding research teams, conducting the painstaking, laborious, long-term research that can turn the tide against some of the worst communicable scourages known to man. An important aspect of Dr. Striepen's work is taching graduate and postdoctoral students the methods and culture of a successful researvh enterprise. Those efforts have been rewarded with a $1.25 million NIH grant announced today, to support…
Tags: environment, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, D.W. Brooks Mall
Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:27am
The amount of dissolved carbon in the world's oceans is roughly equivalent, and likely greater, than atmospheric concentrations of CO2. Some of it gets semi-permanently sequestered, some gets released up into the atmospheric in a process that has been in place for millions of years. But with the global carbon picture changing, understanding the details of these processes has become more urgent: the slightest changes in ocean temperature or…
Tags: Cobb House, Coliseum Training Facility, Omisoka, Earth, Human Nature, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:49am
In 1952, American experimental composer John Cale composed a three-movement composition, Four minutes, thirty-three seconds, or Four thirty-three. Written for any instrument or combination of instruments, the score instructs the performer(s) not to play their instrument(s) during the entire duration of the piece throughout the three movements. The piece purports to consist of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is…
Tags: chamber music, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:45am
Images: At top, L-R, Skip Forsthoff, Chevron; Annaka Clement, Geology graduate student; Jeff Shellebarger, Chevron: Jason Burwell, Geology undergraduate student: Doug Crowe, Geology department head. Below: undergraduate, graduate students, Geology faculty and alumni.    
Tags: internships, Athens GA, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature, Institute for Women's Studies
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:45am
Not the sciences themselves, but a new UGA graduate education approach. The Integrated Life Sciences: giving entering graduate students in the life sciences one of the nation's broadest range of research opportunities through its redesigned and expanded Integrated Life Sciences program. More than 50 students recently started their studies in the relaunched program, which allows them to gain hands-on experience in three labs before selecting a…
Tags: fiction, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:25am
More on this soon, but 30 students (graduate and undergraduate) in the Lamar Dodd School of Art enjoyed a great experience on a new Maymester program in the spring - a field study in New York City. Students had the opportunity to visit all the big museums plus a number of galleries throughout the city, interact with many UGA alumni as well as incoming LDSOA director Chris Garvin. Now that's a fun way to learn. Image collage courtesy of Marni…
Tags: Franklin College, Environmental Health Sciences, Benjamin Franklin, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:24am
Our department of statistics serves as an important nexus - instructing majors and graduate students, master's students from other disciplines and providing modeling and analysis for research projects around campus. It's terrific reputation is well-earned and now that renown has dveloped into a promising corporate partnership: [The department of] statistics and State Farm Insurance Companies will cooperate on a new program beginning this fall…
Tags: History, Meigs Professorship, Institute for Women's Studies, grades, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences