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Kudos, February 2022

Alan Flurry

Students lead our roundup of Franklin College awards, accolades, and achievements announced during February – though not to be outdone by our outstanding alumni!  Congratulations all:

Shannon Rodriguez, Ph.D candidate in linguistics, studies a dialect of English spoken by Latinos born in Georgia, a particular blend of Southern drawl. She recently presented her dissertation on the topic “Latino English in Georgia: a sociophonetic analysis of ethnicity and identity” to the board of regents.

Undergraduate history major Quinn O'Leary Phillips (hometown – Athens, GA) was voted for two awards representing the UGA and the nation of Burkina Faso at the 2022 International Model African Union (IMAU) simulation held February 25 - 27, 2022. Phillips was recognized with for the Committee Leadership Award and the Michelle Tooley Outstanding Delegation Award. 

Jennifer Palmer, associate professor of history, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2022

More than 100 alumnae of the University of Georgia’s Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. gave a total of over $50,000 to establish the 1973 Eta Xi Alumni Association Inc. Georgia Commitment Scholarship, which will provide need-based aid to UGA students in perpetuity

Senior genetics major, Goldwater Scholar, Foundation Fellow, Stamps Scholar and Honors student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and Morehead Honors College Claire Bunn of Marion, Arkansas, will continue her studies in lung biology this fall as one of 23 Americans selected for the 2022 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars 

Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography, was an invited participant in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy first-of-its-kind roundtable on the urgent need to combat the climate crisis

UGA dance department celebrated of Black History Month with the production of “UBUNTU,” which means “I am because we are,” directed by dance lecturer Jason Aryeh

Foundation Fellow and Artificial Intelligence master's student Nathan Safir will take his work to Google starting in summer 2022

A new study led by Brad Nelms, assistant professor of plant biology, about when pollen comes of age and begins expressing its own genome, landed the Jan. 28 cover of Science

Image: Gates Cambridge Scholar Claire Bunn (left) working at the UGA Visitors Center. (Photo by Stephanie Schupska)

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