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Kudos, Summer 2019

Alan Flurry

Franklin College faculty and students continue to shine with distinguished accomplishments, honors, awards, prizes and fellowships. Congratulations and kudos to:

Military historian and professor John H. Morrow is the 13th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing 

Professor of geography John Knox will receive the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the organization’s highest teaching award named for the renowned meteorologist who founded modern chaos theory.

UGA marks 50th anniversary of Cortona campus. One man’s vision brought Georgia to Italy in Cortona

UGA Marine Institute director and professor of marine sciences Merryl Alber will receive the 2019 Margaret A. Davidson Award for Stewardship from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and stewardship of estuarine and coastal ecosystems worldwide

The UGA Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship Program received a $100,000 intensive domestic language studies scholarship from the Institute of International Education and the National Security Education Program to help fund the study abroad experience of Russian Flagship students

Andrew Grundstein, professor and graduate coordinator in the department of geography received the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut’s Lifesaving Research Award for his contributions to preventing sudden death in sport

The American Sociological Association (ASA) has selected Malissa Alinor, a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia, as one of their 2019 Minority Fellows. Alinor also received her master’s degree in sociology from UGA

Emily Yarbrough Horton, PhD candidate in integrative conservation and anthropology, is one of two UGA graduate students selected as finalists for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in marine policy-related positions in legislative and executive branches of the federal government

Alexandra Mazurek, who graduated in 2019, is the recipient of an American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship. The award is a one-year, $25,000 stipend.  She will be attending Colorado State University to pursue an M.S. in atmospheric science

Senior Lily Houston was awarded the Dr. Yoram Kaufman Scholarship, named for a leading scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center whose research led to greater understanding of global warming. 21 named scholarships were given by the AMS in 2019; the Kaufman scholarship carries a $2,000 stipend

Seven UGA graduate students earned highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year, and six UGA alumni also earned the fellowship, which includes three years of financial support that includes an annual stipend of $34,000 plus a $12,000 cost of education allowance and networking and professional development opportunities

Katrien M. Devos, a professor of crop and soil sciences and plant biology at UGA, has been named a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America 

Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Paula Lemons is among the 2019 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The American Geophysical Union has awarded its 2019 Climate Communications Prize to Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography

And the University of Georgia jumped three spots to No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA’s history

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