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Kudos, November-December 2021

Alan Flurry

Franklin students, alumni, and faculty distinguish themselves and the University of Georgia, across campus and around the world with their efforts, awards, new books and successful businesses. A roundup of recent honors and accomplishments:

David Richards, a doctoral candidate in the department of geology, received the Mark Dawkins Leadership Award, and Gabriel Smallwood, a senior history major from Savannah, were among six UGA students and four staff members received scholarships and awards during the Black Faculty and Staff Organization’s 2021 Founders’ Award Scholarship Ceremony

Songs from the Athens Hip-Hop Harmonic, a collaboration between local hip-hop artists and faculty members from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, premiered at the 2021 Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities National Conference on Friday, Nov. 5. Co-directed by AthFactor-Liberty Entertainment CEO Montu Miller and UGA professor of saxophone Connie Frigo, the Athens Hip-Hop Harmonic explores issues and experiences of racism, inclusion, equity and social justice through music by pairing local artists Caulfield and Kxng Blanco with UGA composition faculty members Emily Koh and Peter Lane

The UGA Alumni Association unveiled the 2022 Bulldog 100, a list of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni including 38 Franklin College majors and 14 Franklin affiliates

The fourth cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute marked its graduation with a celebratory luncheon Nov. 10

International collaboration by professor of anthropology Julie Velasquez Runk and alumna Frankie grin weaves story of Indigenous environmental relationships in a new book

UGA students showcase art at first ever Dodd Market

A team of Franklin College faculty in the Neotropical Montology Collaboratoryhas produced a book, published in Spanish, by the Institute for Sustainable Development of Cloud Forest Research and the National University Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza of Amazonas in Peru

A delegation of seven students and scholars representing UGA at the 24th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) simulation in Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Nov. 3 – 6, 2021 won the “Most Outstanding Delegation Award” 

Joshua Miller, professor of psychology, was named to the 2021 listof Highly Cited Researchers™ from Clarivate

"A Miscarriage of Justice," Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil by Cassia Roth, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, has won the 2021 Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize, sponsored by the Southern Historical Association, Latin American and Caribbean Section

‘African Perspectives’ celebrates 25 yearson the air at WUGA FM

Despite a pandemic, UGA’s Russian Flagship Program continues to see record-high enrollment as students engage in culturally immersive experiences while learning a language considered vital to national security.

UGA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 30

UGA continues to break recordsfor enrollment, completion rates

Image: Hodgson School faculty member Emily Koh and Athens hip-hop artist Caulfield, via Athens banner Herald.


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