Wed, 08/08/2018 - 1:23pm
Beginning with preview performances on August 15, Atlanta's Theatrical Outfit will present THE BOOK OF WILL by Lauren Gunderson, Winner of the 2018 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Gunderson is currently the most produced playwright in regional theatres in America (not counting Shakespeare, of course) and an Atlanta native. 1619-1623. London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Will Shakespeare is dead, and his legacy…
Tags: Faculty, Alumni, Performance, Theatre and Film Studies
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:58am
Bryana Shook These students join approximately 580 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received the award this year. ... The Critical Language Scholarship program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to spend eight to 10 weeks overseas studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian,…
Tags: Office of Government Relations, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Academic Calendar, Office of Student Academic Services, Theatre and Film Studies, resistance
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:27pm
A striking new study published in the journal Cell shows details how ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans have more in common than meets the eye—namely, they both respire and conserve energy using a similar molecular mechanism, one that has adapted to changing environmental conditions over billions of years: "Nature is really good at finding molecules that work and then modifying…
Tags: student-athletes, English, freshman, Theatre and Film Studies, Human Nature
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:08pm
International travel, study and service led senior double major (biology, psychology) Makenzie Kitchens toward finding her path: UGA has provided me many opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences. I have had the privilege of being a part of the UGA cheerleading team for the last four years. We have traveled together as a team to many places to cheer on the Dawgs and represent our school. We cheer for several sporting events…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, History, Theatre and Film Studies, Department of Dance
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:43pm
Professor Stephen Mihm shares a history of how summer vacation took hold on the pages of Bloomberg: By the early 20th century, the idea that parents and children alike needed to rest their brains and commune with the great outdoors had become an article of faith among the middle class.  While summer vacation never grew to the outsized proportions found in many European countries, it has nonetheless persisted as an American ritual, with July and…
Tags: Holiday, lingustics, Campus Transit Facility, Anthropology, HR, Theatre and Film Studies
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:52am
Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin helms a team of theater professionals to develop the musical, which explores three exhibits about black culture on display at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. The first exhibit, known as Darkest Africa, featured 98 west and central Africans brought to the U.S. to live in a re-created Disney World kind of attraction that simulated an African village. Imagine being a student with regular contact with…
Tags: Campus Transit Facility, Theatre and Film Studies
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:56am
The double major in biology and psychology from Lawrenceville cites the Dawg Camp, Freshman Forum and the UGA Visitors Center as the having the biggest impacts on his UGA experience: Dawg Camp helped me open up to all the things UGA had to offer. I came in to college as an awkward, shy first year but I’ve grown so much from then. Special shoutout to my counselor Nikita for forcing me to hang out with her and showing me how fun college could be…
Tags: Book Sale, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Conner Hall, science policy, Theatre and Film Studies, Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:18am
Genetics researchers share a new study that builds on 50 years of theorizing by behavioralists - how parenting changes parents: The study, published this month in Nature Communications, finds that the transition from a non-parenting state to a parenting state reflects differences in neuropeptides generally associated with mating, feeding, aggression and increased social tolerance. Neuropeptides are small proteins that allow neurons in the brain…
Tags: Super Bowl, communications studies, University of Georgia Opera Theatre, Vaught Scholarship, Human Nature, Theatre and Film Studies
Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:08am
Terrific Focus on the Faculty profile of Dr. Carolyn Medine, joint-appointed professor in the department of religion and the Institute for African American Studies: I have always loved the arts and been obsessed with the “BQs” — the big questions, as one of my teachers at UNC called them — the eternal questions about life and meaning. My area is arts, literature and religion, and I get to work on cultural production of all kinds. I think that…
Tags: Theatre and Film Studies, genome
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:03pm
The Arts. Take the opportunity, at any place and time, to tell your family and friends and co-workers and strangers you meet on the street, especially the politicians who govern this state and nation, and the administrators who run this university, about the importance of the arts and of your degree in Theatre and Film.  Don’t let anyone tell you that your degree didn’t teach you work skills.  You’ve got work skills.  You’ve also got an…
Tags: Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Mary Shelley, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Theatre and Film Studies
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
Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:37am
This year's all-day Student Spotlight Main Event on Nov. 5 will include dance, drama, improv acts and music performances ranging from a percussion trio to a jazz quintet and an a cappella group of ecology students. The Hodgson Wind Ensemble will appear for the second consecutive year for a session allowing passing students to take the baton and "Conduct us!" This is all for you and especially to draw attention to an aspect of university life…
Tags: Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Franklin Board of Advisors, Theatre Production, Theatre and Film Studies
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:44am
Congratulations to all of our fall 2013 graduates in the Franklin College and UGA: Approximately 2,176 University of Georgia students will be eligible to receive degrees at the 2013 fall semester Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13 in Stegeman Coliseum. An estimated 1,667 students will be eligible to participate in the ceremony for undergraduates at 9:30 a.m. Amy Glennon, a UGA alumna and first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-…
Tags: Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, UGA School of Law, Theatre and Film Studies
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:41am
It is the beginning of a massive influx of students into Athens and the University. By one count I heard this morning, there are 7,500 new people moving into dorms and apartments and houses around town this week. That's a lot of new energy to contemplate entering a large university in a very small town, and there are all kinds of local news stories about the experience, as well there should be. Young people beginning a new part of their lives -…
Tags: archeology, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Office of Student Academic Services, anthropology, Campus Transit Facility, Theatre and Film Studies
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 9:28am
The long and winding road leads to here. Congratulations to all students, parents, friends and standers-by. For a much more eloquent rendering, I turn the blog over to Franklin College senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg, from his prepared remarks at the Lamar Dodd School of Art commencement and awards ceremony earlier this week: I am pleased to be here to offer congratulations and best wishes to those of you who are marking your graduation…
Tags: Department of Computer Science, Department of Chemistry, Theatre and Film Studies
Wed, 03/06/2013 - 10:32am
This is a big discovery: University of Georgia researchers discovered important genetic clues about the history of microorganisms called archaea and the origins of life itself in the first ever study of its kind. Results of their study shed light on one of Earth's oldest life forms. "Archaea are an ancient form of microorganisms, so everything we can learn about them could help us to answer questions about the origin of life," said William…
Tags: Human Nature, Fine Arts, Theatre and Film Studies, Creswell Hall
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 9:33am
The object of the blog isn't to be a calendar of events, but sometimes the broader message of our news is simply the volume (and tone!) of activity that wends its way through the Franklin College and UGA. It's that time of year again - which, really could be almost any week in the academic year. But Spring semester seems to bring out our best. This is just one day - today: The department of English hosts a lecture, "'Let Us Have Faith That Right…
Tags: Theatre and Film Studies, Department of Dance
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 4:14pm
Coevolution is the change of a biological object triggered by the change of a related object. And up until now there has been little evidence of it driving changes in Earth's history, though that, too, seems to be changing: A new University of Georgia study shows that some native clearweed plants have evolved resistance to invasive garlic mustard plants—and that the invasive plants appear to be waging a counterattack. The study, published in…
Tags: School of Social Work, English, Thinc. at UGA, Theatre and Film Studies, Conner Hall