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Kudos, August 2015

Franklin College faculty, staff, students and alumni continue to distinguish themselves and the university with awards, honors and accolades. Here are a few from the summer:

“Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century,” is reviewed by The Economist and Los Angeles Times. Author Jed Rasula is the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor and English department head.

New York Times also reviews Rasula’s history of Dada

University of Georgia graduate student (with undergraduate degrees in biology, economics and psychology) Marshall Mosher wins a $30,000 scholarship to participate in a 10-week program at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley ideas incubator, reports the Gwinnett Daily News.

Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of UGA’s Institute for Women’s Studies, has been recognized “for going above and beyond teaching through her hard work and contributions toward equality and education for women in receiving the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award,” reports the Red & Black.

UGA music professor receives prestigious international awardMilton Masciadri is awarded the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council. The award recognizes “outstanding personalities whose work has had a significantly positive effect on the cultural legacy of mankind.

UGA grad Jordan McLeod is national weather forecasting champion

Nine Indian Americans named to Washington Leadership Program – India West (Shuchi Goyal is a UGA student studying economics, history and Chinese)

UGA researchers develop new tools to address a diarrheal disease – The research is led by Boris Striepen, Distinguished Research Professor in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and a member of UGA’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

Malcolm Mitchell proves reading is fundamental, impactful – CBS Sports features the Bulldog wide receiver well known for his love of reading. Mitchell now has written a children’s book, “The Magician’s Hat,” which is also featured in reports in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (“Pulling magic out of a hat”) and the Athens Banner-Herald (“Read. Lead. Succeed.”). Mitchell is a Communications Studies major

Athens native and UGA alumnus receives Emmy nomination – ABH (Tituss Burgess, AB ‘01)

Wesley D. Allen, associate professor in the department of chemistry, conducted research as a Mercator-fellow at the Institute for Organic Chemistry at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) in summer 2015. With the Mercator program the German Research Foundation (DFG) promotes the intensive and long-term exchange of researchers as “fellows” within the context of projects both nationally and internationally. Allen’s work supports the priority program “Control of London dispersion interactions in molecular chemistry,” promoted by the DFG.

Alum makes large donation to UGA. State Rep. Stacey Evans (AB ’00, JD ’03) has donated $500,000 to the UGA School of Law to create a scholarship for first-generation colleges graduates. Reports filed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Athens Banner-Herald and Associated Press.

Atlanta painter's super speedy portraits win the Internet for a day – AJC (Maggie Smith Kuhn, BFA ’09)

Astronomers discover ‘young Jupiter’ exoplanet. A team of astronomers, including UGA associate professor of astronomy Inseok Song, has discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young star system that could aid in the understanding of how planets formed around the sun.

And geology doctoral student Ny Riavo Voarintsoa has been selected for the Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award, an award sponsored by the Schlumberger Foundation to support talented women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering at leading universities worldwide. Recipients are chosen based on their leadership qualities, academic ability and engagement toward science and education as a development tool in their home country.



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