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Kudos, March 2018

Awards season is always a time of celebration for the Franklin College, and we congratulate our colleagues (and students) on recent recognition, grants and professorships:

Half of the six recipients of UGA’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction are from Franklin faculty members – Christine Alright from the department of Classics received the Russell Award for Excellence in Teaching – Athens CEOUGA Today. Professor of sociology and women’s studies Patricia Richards and professor of art Michael Marshall were both honored with the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship

UGA women’s basketball player Caliya Robinson (junior printmaking major) was voted to the All-SEC second team, and she also earned a spot on the SEC’s All-Defensive team for the second straight year after her 88 blocks led the league this season. Freshman guard Que Morrison (communication studies) was recognized by the league as a member of the All-Freshman team

Researchers receive $10M NIH grant to create computational and informatics tools for glycoscience – project co-led by professor of biochemistry and molecular biology William York reported at EurekAlert!, UGA Today,  The GW Hatchet,  India West

Distinguished Research Professor of marine sciences Mary Ann Moran was named Regents’ Professor – UGA Today, Athens CEO

UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd will serve as the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Science Journalist in Residence for Fall 2018

University of Georgia research shows that 96 percent of recent graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating. UGA’s career outcomes rate for the Class of 2017 is 11 percent higher than the national average

Nakia Wade, human resources senior manager in the Franklin College, is among ten University of Georgia staff members who have been selected to participate in the second cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute

Distinguished Research Professor Michael W.W. Adams received 2018 DuPont Industrial Bioscience Award for genetic manipulation 

UGA’s network of partnerships within the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais received NAFSA’s 2018 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award, named after the late Illinois senator who was a strong advocate for international education and cross-cultural learning

UGA makes U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of best graduate school programs. Among the notable top 50 graduate programs are Biological sciences (46), clinical psychology (36), Fine Arts (48) and Printmaking (7), history (44) and sociology (47)


Image: Franklin College faculty members, from left, Patricia Richards, Christine Albright, and Michael Marshall






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