Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:05pm
Three Franklin College faculty members have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The awards, announced April 9, are among $18.6 million in NEH grants for 199 humanities projects across the country: Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Wright and associate professor of French Rachel Gabara of the Romance languages department were awarded $6,000 each for summer stipends, highly competitive grants that provide full-time…
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Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:52am
Building on interdisciplinary collaborations across campus made possible through the Portuguese Flagship Program, UGA is one of eight universities nationwide to be recognized for its exemplary international programs and partnerships by NAFSA, a nonprofit association dedicated to international education: The university’s network of partnerships within the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais received NAFSA’s 2018 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award,…
Tags: UGA Innovation Gateway, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, Germanic and Slavic Studies, African Studies
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:29pm
And, I also adore teaching elementary Italian language courses. The enthusiasm beginning students have for Italy and its language is reinvigorating, as is the exponential growth in language competency that is characteristic of this level.  A Willson Center Faculty Fellow and winner of the Virginia Mary Macagnoni Prize for Innovative Research, De Santo is an Italian studies scholar who truly personifies the liberal arts learning environment -…
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Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:10am
From cross-cultural and social adaptability to increased intelligence, cognition and empathy, there are a number of ways to approach the myriad benefits of knowing multiple languages. Included among these, brain fitness: Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and…
Tags: Department of Chemistry, UGA Innovation Gateway, Science Olympiad at UGA, American South, Office of Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, Institute of Bioinformatics and Department of Infectious Diseases, Academic Calendar, College of Education, University of Georgia Griffin Campus, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Middle Ages
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:51am
On the homestretch to commencement, Development and Alumni Relations features on students, faculty and alumni donors highlight some soon-to-graduate students and their extraordinary UGA experiences. Joy Peltier has certainly made the most of her time at UGA: As a recipient of the university’s foremost undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation Fellowship, all of Joy’s ambitions have been realized. Now, as she pursues a joint bachelor’s and master…
Tags: UGA Innovation Gateway, arts, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Dance, Department of Chemistry, justice, Environmental Health Sciences
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:04am
The extraordinary new films Moonlight and I Am Not Your Negro are the focus of special screenings and panel discussions this week. On Wednesday Feb. 22, Moonlight: A screening of Barry Jenkins’s Oscar-nominated film, followed by a panel discussion with Valerie Babb, professor of English and director of the Institute for African American Studies; Ed Pavlić, professor of English and creative writing; and Channette Romero, associate professor of…
Tags: Division of Development & Alumni Relations, UGA Innovation Gateway, Fair, coursework, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
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
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:45am
The first Portuguese program of its kind in the United States, the UGA Portuguese Flagship Program will receive approximately $3 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Defense's National Security Education Program to continue its mission: Students in the UGA Portuguese Flagship Program reach the highest levels of proficiency in Portuguese, a language growing in popularity and considered critical for U.S. interests. They then…
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Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:21am
• Rebekah Worick, a junior from Dahlonega, majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs. "The exceptional students I work with raise the level and broaden the scope of dialogue surrounding national security issues," said Elizabeth Hughes Sears, Boren Awards campus representative and student affairs professional in the Honors Program. "In their demonstrated commitment to using critical language skills to…
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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:29am
Comment on dit, "world class university?" UGA has the programs and the people that make it second-to-none in teaching and learning foreign languages - a set of capabilities that is the sine qua non for a premier university: “It’s a truly diverse blend, that both harkens back to the roots of classical liberal arts education as it builds on the world as we know it today and looks forward to both the challenges and the opportunities of the future…
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Wed, 09/16/2015 - 9:55am
What we mean when we talk about the university experience being about more than training for a career or simply finding a job is given perfect voice in the words of Amazing Student Leighton Rowell: As an intern for the local newspaper during my senior year of high school, I wrote an op-ed about my search for the perfect college. “My number one criterion is potential for happiness,” I wrote. Four years later and a senior once more, I couldn’t be…
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Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:05am
This we learn from the new, and very first, issue of Allin p’unchay - the newsletter from the department of Romances Languages dedicated to Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America:  The Quechua language is most popularly recognized as being the language of the Incan Empire, which was located in what is now Peru and had spread across the Andean region (referring to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia), expanding from southern Colombia…
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:02am
If you had to learn to speak Italian or Spanish with only a dictionary, could you do it? Phonemes are distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another, for example p, b, d, and t in the English words pad, pat, bad, and bat. So... consonants are one thing, but vowels can be a completely different story. You have to love this stuff and our Romance Languages faculty does. On Thursday at 4 p.m. in Gilbert 115,…
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Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:05am
In addition to these service and professional activities, having served in the academic senate at UGA as well as the University Council, Assaf teaches a First-Year Odyssey seminar on the civilization of ancient Egypt. As a new professor whose arrival coincided with that of the computer age, Assaf was instrumental in helping the Romance languages department become more computerized. His continued engagement with that aspect of his professional…
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Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:16am
With the very large number of Franklin College departments, programs and centers, our IT department and web development team have a steady stream of new websites in progress. The volume of sites and level of performance and accessibility required of them have led our web developers to design Franklin themes for unit-level websites that both retain the units' unique identities and allow for a certian unity of feel and experience across the…
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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:06pm
Beginning next week, Italian section of the department of Romance Languages presents its Italian movie night series, Cinecittà 5 - Contemporary Italian Cinema. All movies are in Italian with English subtitles and suited for the general public. Free admission. 1. Tuesday Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm in MLC 0148: La prima cosa bella / The First Beautiful Thing (2010), by Paolo Virzì. Comedy/Drama. 122 minutes.     The film tells the story of an Italian…
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