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Kudos, September 2019

Alan Flurry

Fulbright grants, SEC Leadership Development and excellence in research, visual art and career experiences for graduate students highlight Franklin College awards and achievements in September. Congratulations all:

Get Installed: Installation at Valdosta State University by Jon Swindler, associate professor of art and associate director of Lamar Dodd School of Art, and Mike McFalls, professor of art at Columbus State University and director of Pasaquan, an internationally recognized visionary art environment

Associate dean and professor of horn Jean Martin-Williams is among four outstanding faculty members who have been identified as emerging leaders in higher education will represent the University of Georgia in this year’s Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program

12 UGA students and recent alumni were offered international travel-study grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, marking the sixth straight year—and 10th time in the past 11 years—that UGA has received 10 or more offers

The Graduate School’s Experiential Professional Development, or xPD, initiative launched last fall with the goal of providing career-oriented experiences that prepare master’s and doctoral students for entering the workforce. Since November, about 500 students, including Dumas, have participated in events and symposia on topics such as job search planning, networking, personal branding and careers in consulting.

The New Materials Institute, in which chemistry and engineering faculty work with public and private partners to pioneer systems and materials that promote a circular economy, is one of three UGA units are among the 24 finalists for the University Economic Development Association 2019 Awards of Excellence

"Our treasured marshes helped spark ecology movement" – Brunswick News highlights the work of the UGA Marine Institute and legacy of the late Eugene Odum, the father of modern Ecology

USDA grant funds UGA mycologists’ study of fungus that affects humans– in the three-year study, CAES’ Marin Brewer and Franklin College associate dean Michelle Momany ,a professor in the department of plant biology, will focus on Aspergillus fumigatus, a fungus that is abundant in soil, compost and other organic debris.

Image: 2019-2020 class of the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. From left, faculty members Jean Martin-Williams, Santanu Chatterjee, Kaori Sakamoto and John Drake. (Photo credit: Andrew Davis Tucker)

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