Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:59am
Awards season is always a time of celebration for the Franklin College, and we congratulate our colleagues (and students) on recent recognition, grants and professorships: Half of the six recipients of UGA’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction are from Franklin faculty members – Christine Alright from the department of Classics received the Russell Award for Excellence in Teaching – Athens CEO, UGA Today. Professor of sociology and…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Career Center, Founders Memorial Garden, UGA Creative Writing Program
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:17am
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will present a Regional Application-Writing Workshop on February 28, 2018 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens: The workshop is supported by the University of Georgia Office of Research and is hosted by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Georgia Humanities. Workshop activities include an…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Odyssey, UGA Creative Writing Program, Human Nature
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:06pm
New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, UGA Creative Writing Program, Meeting, Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Department of Statistics, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Four Towers Building, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Ecology Annex
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:56am
The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample: The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, Ceremony, Dawson Hall, education
Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:20am
... The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences' Benjamin Ehlers, an associate professor of history, and doctoral candidate David Thomson are collaborating with Stephen Kenny and Nicholas Fuqua at the University of Liverpool, England, to ­create a database and web portal for researchers and students to access data on pre-Civil War, trans-Atlantic shipping voyages. Researchers are developing the website that houses the data. They will recruit…
Tags: medieval, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Human Nature, Germanic and Slavic Studies, UGA Creative Writing Program, Campus Transit Facility, Conner Hall, UGA Innovation Gateway
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:34am
Faculty, staff and students excel in every area of endeavor on campus and (quite) beyond. A sampling of solid achievements by our colleagues shared over the last month: The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Research Board announced awards of nearly $38 million to individuals and teams studying the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. Among the awardees are professor and head of the department of marine…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Agriculture, UGA Creative Writing Program, Office of Institutional Diversity
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:41am
Of the $38 million recently awarded to study the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico, two marine sciences faculty members had seperate projects funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative research board: “The Research Board was impressed with the quality of the 288 applications received,” said Dr. Rita Colwell, Chairman of the GoMRI Research Board. “As is our practice, all proposals underwent a rigorous merit review process like that used…
Tags: Institute of Bioinformatics, astronauts, UGA Creative Writing Program, industry, Study Abroad
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:10am
If you've noticed recent issues of Columns, you know that Franklin College faculty are among the recipients of this year's top university honors, awards and professorships. Here are some of those honors plus appearances and grants. Congratulations on all of these important professional accomplishments. Congratulations to Franklin College faculty members Jennifer Palmer (department of history) and Peter Jutras (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) who…
Tags: Meeting, Ceremony, UGA Creative Writing Program, Financial Planning Research Center, Institute for Higher Education
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:55am
Franklin faculty and students continue to astound with extraordinary achievements and major contributions in scholarship, research and service. As sampling from the past month: Elizabeth Jean Reitz was among one hundred-sixty four influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge on Saturday, October 11. Distinguished Research…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, recitals
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:43am
Idea Lab Mini Grants has issued a Call for Proposalshttp://idealab.uga.edu Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects.  Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the…
Tags: equity, UGA Creative Writing Program, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Institute of Native American Studies, Assistant Dean for College Relations, Bulldog 100, Germanic and Slavic Studies
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Of the twelve University of Georgia students who were awarded international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2014-2015 academic year, the Franklin College is well represented: This is UGA's second highest total of Fulbright recipients. Eight of the students accepted the scholarships. Recipients of the U.S. Student Full Grants, which cover research, study and creative opportunities, include three students who…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, UGA Creative Writing Program, Demosthenian Hall
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, 04/22/2014 - 10:20am
April is the month when many awards are announced and this April is no different at the Franklin College. Our students and faculty distinguished themselves and our entire community with major accomplishments, including: Sarah Mirza, an Honors student majoring in Spanish and geography, has received a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which recognizes juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government and…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, Issues, #frcnewmembers
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:24pm
                            Many awards, grants and other forms of recognition for our faculty and staff already in the New Year. A sampling: Lecturer and playwright John Patrick Bray saw a production of his short plays performed by members of University Theatre at the Seney-Stovall Chapel in early February Henry "Fritz" Schaefer was included in a list of the 50 most influential scientists in the world today Don Rubin, professor emeritus of…
Tags: Department of Statistics, Meeting, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, UGA Creative Writing Program
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 11:06am
Enter the 2014 Tinker Graduate Field Research Award Competition   By JESSICA LUTON jluton@uga.edu The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) recently announced the 2014 Tinker Foundation, Inc. Field Research Grant for students.  The grants are meant to help fund travel and other expenses for highly qualified graduated students with an interest in conducting preliminary field research in…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, UGA Creative Writing Program, Meeting, Human Nature, computer science
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 9:19am
And speaking of great faculty, ours continue to shine with professional accomplishments, new grants and awards that bring UGA and the Franklin College great honor and distinction. A few this month include: David P. Landau, Distinguished Research Professor and director of the Center for Simulational Physics, was awarded the newly created title of Mainz Visiting Professor for 2013-2015 by the "Graduiertenschule (Graduate School of Excellence)-…
Tags: Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 3:48pm
Great news this month about our faculty, students and alumni. A few of the highlight of accomplishments and awards in the Franklin College:   University Professor Lynn Billard of the department of statistics was selected to receive the 2013 Florence Nightingale David award by the Committee of Presidents of the Statistical Societies. The award recognizes a female statistician who exemplifies David’s contributions to education, science and public…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, UGA Creative Writing Program, Earth, Human Nature, Meeting
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:44am
Honors and awards of every stripe have been announced for faculty, staff and students.  Vincent Starai was awarded $1,503,565 by the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease, Legionella pneumophila, overcome the body’s defenses. Starai is an assistant professor who holds a joint appointment with the departments of microbiology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and infectious…
Tags: Department of Statistics, Meeting, Ceremony, UGA Creative Writing Program, Experience
Mon, 02/18/2013 - 10:45am
Two of the three research proposals selected for funding by the Centers for Disease Control in a recent competition are from Franklin College faculty: Funded by the UGA Research Foundation and the CDC, the awards provide pilot research project funding to promote collaboration in scientific innovation and technology development at the interface of human, veterinary and ecological health, increase quality and output of research, and strengthen…
Tags: Human Nature, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, UGA Creative Writing Program, Meeting
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:13pm
  Chemistry professor Richard Dluhy is part of a team of UGA scientists who recently received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further flu research. Their method uses nanotechnology-based lasers that can greatly speed the prediction of impending flu strains and with greater accuracy. Research by department of sociology Ph.D. candidate David R. Johnson was the subject of an Wired Campus story in the Chronicle of…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program