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Kudos, October 2021

Alan Flurry

A prestigious book award, a startup launch, and a new protein study using AI highlight Franklin faculty and student kudos during October:

Claudio Saunt, Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and Co-Director of the Center for Virtual History, has been awarded the 18th annual Ridenhour Book Prize for his widely celebrated work, Unworthy Republic: The dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian Territory

UGA doctoral students Muriel Clauson and Young Jae Kim (I/O psychology) and launch successful startup business – R&B

J. Marshall Shepherd, Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, honored for contributions to Public Understanding Geoscience – American Geosciences Institute

The University of Georgia held a commemoration ceremony on Friday to honor nine historically Black fraternities and sororities on the West Lawn of the Tate Student Center, where markers were installed to recognize the National Pan-Hellenic Council member organizations

Ping Ma, Distinguished Research Professor in the department of statistics, delivered the National Science Foundation Biotechnology Distinguished Lecture,“Deciphering Biological Codes:Leveraging the Power of Chemical Biology, Biological Physics, Big Data, AI, and National Facilities”

Barbara McCaskill, professor of English, and undergraduate students Lla Anderson (English, Philosophy) and Ayana Arrington (English, Political Science), and PhD candidates Luke Christie (Communications Studies) and Sidonia Serafini (English) presented thier research from the Hargrett Library collections, Digital Clinton: Slavery and Freedom in Middle Georgia and Reflections on Our Mutual Past

New interdisciplinary study led by Natarajan Kannan, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, maps the structural diversity of sugar building enzymes using AI, published in Nature Communications

Image: Muriel Clauson, left, and Young Jae Kim, Ph.D students at the University of Georgia, have raised $3 million in funding for their talent startup, Anthill. (Photo/Courtesy Muriel Clauson)


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