Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:34pm
A great feature on Timothy K. Adams Jr., the Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor in Music and chair of the percussion area in the Hodgson School of Music, who has the distinction of being the last musician to appear on PBS' “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” in 1999: “Most people on television have a different persona, and I kind of expected ‘Crazy Freddie’ to come out or something, but he was just that sincere and beautiful as a person when we were…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:35am
"Our community and our school have deep schisms in our population, having both students whose families live in poverty and those who live in affluence, so it is crucial that we provide extra enrichment and sparks to learning for them all," Mullins said. "UGA is a treasure trove for us and the community at large." Indeed, Ms. Mullins. And Barrow Elementary is itself one of our community jewels, educating Athens school kids adjacent to UGA in a…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, History, Earth, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Department of Psychology, SEER
Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:03pm
In large-enrollment courses, Franklin faculty continue to be instrumental in pioneering access to free, online textbooks to help students save money and to improve teaching: The University System of Georgia (USG) has been a nationwide leader in using free online textbooks, and UGA has been at the forefront of those efforts, helping its students save more than $2.5 million since 2013. The bulk of that effort has come through a partnership with…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Colloquium, plants, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Geography, Department of English, #GoDawgs
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 1:39pm
A provocative new study from psychology researchers published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that practicing with others shapes not only what monkeys learn, but also how they learn: Culture extends biology in that the setting of development shapes the traditions that individuals learn, and over time, traditions evolve as occasional variations are learned by others. In humans, interactions with others…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, diseases, Franklin College
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:05am
The Red & Black explores a program whereby Army ROTC students are paid to learn a foreign language and study abroad: The program outlines 10 different languages that are considered to be “critical languages” contracted cadets can take and receive a stipend for upon completion. “The army wants these students to have some sort of exposure [to the language] just for the potential of having that knowledge in the future where it could be…
Tags: Exhibit, University of Georgia Griffin Campus, Academic Calendar, East Campus Deck, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:15am
Beginning Feb. 13, the Writing Intensive Program and Center for Teaching and Learning present a series of workshops, exhibitions and opportunities that put the spotlight on writing - the annual Write @ UGA Celebration and Showcase of Writing: writing is an integral part of a well rounded academic experience, no matter the background, no matter the degree. That principle has led to the creation of numerous initiatives, courses, programs and…
Tags: University Housing, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, data, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Odyssey, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Colloquium
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:23am
Scientific American weighs in on the tendency to prioritize STEM disciplines over the humanities and how Voltaire and Camus have an important role to play, especially in a high-tech future: Promoting science and technology education to the exclusion of the humanities may seem like a good idea, but it is deeply misguided. Scientific American has always been an ardent supporter of teaching STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Church Hall, Institute for African American Studies, Demosthenian Hall
Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:17am
While it may not ring with the poetry of 'memory,' mnemonics represent the patterns and associations that allow us to remember - and learn - and will be the topic of what sounds like a fascinating presentation this afternoon, sponsored by the department of psychology and CTL: Henry L. Roediger III, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, will provide a quick history of interest in mnemonics and then…
Tags: Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, learning environment
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:17am
If you know the Franklin College, you know we support and encourage student educational experiences abroad. To learn more about which international experience might be right for you, the Office of International Educational will host a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, January 20 at the Tate Center: Learn about different study abroad programs. Meet UGA students who have studied abroad. Talk with faculty directors and program representatives. Noon…
Tags: East Campus Deck, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, resistance, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Theatre and Film Studies
Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:57am
Dorothy Fragaszy's sustained investigations have made her one of the world's foremost experts on tool use by capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees. A new paper from her research group provides a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primate remain only occasional tool users: Fragaszy, a psychology professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Primate Behavior Laboratory…
Tags: Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, dance, Department of Language and Literacy Education, Human Nature
Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:03am
A commentary essay in the CHE uses a course on 'philosophical anthropology' as a jump off point to discuss the importance of letting students discover their interests and excitement about learning: When I was an undergraduate at Antioch College in the early ’80s, I took a course in philosophical anthropology. I’m still not entirely sure what "philosophical anthropology" means, but it was the best course I ever had. It did more to prepare me for…
Tags: Fulbright, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:07am
Instructive article in the CHE that echoes the recent Reacting to the Past conference at UGA on pedagogy that connects students to history. Telling stories can help students learn, certainly: But research by cognitive psychologist Roger Schank suggests that the long-term effects of narrative-based learning are more limited than it sometimes seems. We learn by hearing stories from others — like from a professor, say — mostly when the conditions…
Tags: Colloquium, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Campus Transit Facility, University Housing
Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:58am
An interesting new study highlighted on the CHE blog, Wired Campus, expands on the expanding reality of the impacts of social media on informed discussions within and beyond the classroom: In a paper released on Monday, Christine Greenhow, an assistant professor of education at Michigan State University, argues that using informal social-media settings to carry on debates about science can help students refine their argumentative skills,…
Tags: imaging, Special Event, Competition, Geography, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Dance
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:39am
If you noticed the recent international scholarships won by UGA students, a common thread of their degrees and/or undergraduate training is Arabic language instruction. This commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education expands on the notion that, To Make the World a Better Place, [we should] Teach Arabic: Today few would doubt that the reach and power of American culture is global, nor that the country is an international power. Colleges take…
Tags: University of Georgia Griffin Campus, Westpheling, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:45am
It is difficult to defend the humanities and simultaneously champion the idea that they must change with the times. An article in the CHE shows the Mellon Foundation grappling with this contradiction: Other private donors and foundations—the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, for instance—foot the bill for occasional humanities projects. But the Mellon foundation and the National Endowment for the…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Dawgs, UGA Creative Writing Program
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:08pm
Local High School Student, UGA Professor Team Up to iPhone/iPad application By Jessica Luton  jluton@uga.edu For North Oconee High School student Chuanbo Pan, computer programming just comes naturally. After creating an iPhone app to help fellow high school students learn Latin, Pan was sought out by his neighbor, chemistry professor Jason Locklin, to help create an app for what is often known as one of UGA’s most difficult classes—Organic…
Tags: Pollution, musician, performer, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Colloquium, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 9:48am
In our contemporary campus culture, broadly construed, developing a well-rounded general education can be quite elusive. Though a broad educational experience is a perennial touchstone in strategic plans and commencement speeches alike, pressures for more narrowly defined jobs and career paths upon graduation create a tendency to whittle away at the very broadness we cherish and that we recognize as important. On Thursday Nov. 7 at 10 am in the…
Tags: felonies, prison, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Conner Hall, Demosthenian Hall
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 9:28am
Terrific article on classroom innovations by two of our very best: Steven Lewis and Craig Wiegert: Two physics professors have taken Isaac Newton's first law of motion-an object at rest will continue to be at rest unless acted upon by an external force-and applied it to the way they teach the subject. For decades there was inertia on how physics classes were taught to undergraduates: A lecturer would talk to students about physics without the…
Tags: Colloquium, study abroad, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Geography
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 9:17am
Speaking of Study Abroad, how about the reverse? UGA and the Franklin College have many extraordinarily vibrant programs that bring visiting scholars and artists for extended stays on campus. Much like the opportunites during Study Abroad, these programs allow our students and faculty to learn from and interact with some of best scholars and artists in the world. One of these, the Franklin-Morris International Scholars program, is a…
Tags: happiness, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 4:56pm
  Don’t miss next week’s Study Abroad Fair By JESSICA LUTON  jluton@uga.edu  A well-rounded education can only be enhanced by an international experience. Franklin College of Arts and Sciences students are taking advantage of the many UGA programs all over the world. Our own Dean Alan Dorsey’s endorsement of the international educational experience speaks to the wonderful opportunities open to students and the importance of a global view on…
Tags: East Campus Deck, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 9:25am
Careers in academia are, in some ways, like those of any other profession: once you have secured a position, you set about to address professional obligations, establish personal goals and pursue opportunities for advancement. Most of all of these would occur within the framework of the position for which you were intially hired. An important difference in the professoriat, and one emphasized by a program at UGA, is the opportunity to study…
Tags: Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Book
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:28am
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a new study authored by a UGA sociology PhD candidate with some interesting findings: the study, “Technological Change and Professional Control in the Professoriate,” includes interviews with more than 40 professors at three universities. It suggests that professors often use such technologies for logistical purposes rather than to improve learning. “There is little or no indication that innovative…
Tags: Institute for African American Studies, Chapel, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 1:54pm
It's the medium of the internet age, but still one we don't take enough advantage of: blogging. A funny argument to make on a blog, sure; but here I'm thinking specifically of a weblog as a kind of informational travelogue for students when they study abroad. Not only can you share photos and written descriptions of your experiences with family, friends and colleagues; a blog helps us all piece together and understand the story of what it is you…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, University Housing, Speech, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute