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Kudos, August 2018

The summer break was glorious but Franklin College faculty, students and alumni never take time off from awards, honors, new books and fellowships. A sample from recent weeks:

Professor of psychology and director of the Primate Behavior Laboratory Dorothy Fragaszy was presented with the Distinguished Primatologist Award by the American Society of Primatologists.  The award honors a primatologist who has had an outstanding career and made significant contributions to the field. The society presents the award to one individual per year, its highest honor

Associate professor of history Stephen Mihm is one of 22 grant winners, announced August 8, of the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar program, an annual series of grants designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience. Mihm will use the NEH grant to support his research and writing of a book on the history of the industrial and technical standards that enable modern life, from the late 18th century to the present

Clays in the Critical Zone, by professor and head of the department of geology Paul A. Schroeder, was published in August 2018 by Cambridge University Press. The new book is a comprehensive review of clays and clay minerals in the context of the Critical Zone - the Earth's permeable near-surface layer

The third volume of the Handbook of Comparative and Historical Indo-European Linguistics, a collaborative, three-volume work of 120 scholars from 22 countries edited by Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics, Classics, and Germanic and Slavic Languages Jared Klein, was published in summer 2018. The new multi-volume book is widely considered the most comprehensive coverage of the field of Indo-European Linguistics in a century. 

Klein is the lead editor, and former UGA Linguistics Ph.D. and current instructor Mark Wenthe is the editorial assistant. In addition to a chapter by Klein, the book contains two chapters written by professor and head of the department of linguistics Keith Langston, and single chapters by linguistics alumni Martin Macak (A.B. ’09, Ph.D. ’16), and Caley Smith (A.B. ’07, M.A. ’10, Ph.D. Harvard), University of Kentucky associate professor of linguistics Andrew Byrd (A.B. ’02, Ph.D. UCLA), and Tony Yates (M.A. ’11 Classical Languages, Ph.D. UCLA)

Beginning with preview performances in August, Atlanta's Theatrical Outfit presents THE BOOK OF WILL featuring professor of theatre and film studies George Contini playing two roles in the production; Allison Kelly (A.B., Theatre, '16) is the production Assistant Stage Manager. The Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director of Theatrical Outfit is Clifton Guterman (A.B. Drama, '98)

Lamar Dodd School of Art alumna Kristine Potter, who received a BFA in Photography and an A.B. in Art History (2003), was awarded a 2018 Guggenheim memorial Foundation Fellowship

The Georgia Debate Union will begin the 2018-19 season at the prestigious Run for the Roses debate round robin, held in late September at the University of Kentucky. The projected top 7 debate teams in the nation receive invitations to the Kentucky Round Robin

Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the department of English LeAnne Howe is a featured writer in Literary Hub's series "New Poetry by Indigenous Women," curated by Natalie Diaz

J. Derrick Lemons, assistant professor of religion and director of the Center for Theologically Engaged Anthropology received a recent grant award from the John Templeton Foundation to engage researchers from around the world in answering how theology influences humans to make rapid religious cultural changes

Vineet Raman of Marietta, a rising senior and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholar majoring in biology, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and Spanish, was among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018

Six University of Georgia students were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages abroad during summer 2018

And the University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018, with 17 Franklin College alumni Honorees selected of the 40 (42.5%), including seven with multiple UGA degrees


Image: Professor of psychology Dorothy Fragaszy presented with the Distinguished Primatologist Award, courtesy of the American Society of Primatologists

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