Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:34am
Scholars, policy experts and journalists from around the world will meet in Berlin this month to consider issues related to contemporary transnational Europe at the inaugural Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies, a new joint initiative by the University of Georgia and the University of Notre Dame: The seminar is directed by Martin Kagel, A.G. Steer Professor of German and associate dean of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and…
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Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:42pm
Finding good internship opportunities is a focus for many UGA students, but the Clarke Central High School Odyssey news magazine features a story (and video) about the student-led Small Satellite Research Lab providing work-based interships for high school students. The new issue of Odyssey also features a story on philosophy professor (and 2018 Democratic Congressional Candidate) Richard Winfield: Although Winfield sees social mobility as…
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Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:55am
The Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts invite applications for fellowships as part of a new professional development initiative, the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies: The seminar is open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Georgia. It is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and made possible through generous…
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Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:59pm
Speaking of what can't you do with an A.B. degree, former SGA president Josh Delaney (A.B. Theatre, 2011) is featured in a Harvard Gazette article on alumni making things happen in the Capital: A few years ago, Joshua Delaney was teaching algebra and special education to high school students in DeKalb County, Ga., a diverse area just outside Atlanta with an especially large Latino immigrant population. Many of his students and their family…
Tags: 9, Environmental Health Sciences, Demosthenian Hall, Faculty
Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:50am
Diabre's lecture will focus on recent political developments in Burkina Faso, from the fight against constitutional change to the restoration of democracy, specifically the actions that led to the toppling of the Compaore regime to the parliamentary and presidential elections in 2015, in which he was a candidate. “Dr. Zéphirin Diabré is a foremost political figure in Burkina Faso and his insight on the recent political developments will be of…
Tags: DC semester, Financial Planning Research Center, 9, Marriage of Figaro, Politics
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:23am
Born in China, Park is the son of Korean immigrant parents. His early years were shaped by two civil wars, first in China when the Communists rose to power. After Park's family moved back to Korea, he saw the devastation caused by the Korean War. Though he spent much of his career in the Franklin College prior to the founding of SPIA in 2001, we won't claim Dr. Park though we certainly will share in the tribute to his great expertise and…
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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:59am
Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography J. Marshall Shepherd addressed the debate (and political gamesmanship) surrounding cuts to NASA's earth science budget in the Washington Post last week: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, one of the few people that has actually seen our home planet from the vantage point of space, issued a statement noting that proposed cuts, “gut our Earth science program and…
Tags: Fellows, Sociology, linguistics, 9, Guggenheim, debate
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09am
Franklin College faculty provide a variety of expert and background source material to reporters and editors around the world. A sampling from the past month: Why you shouldn’t be proud to be a workaholic – Inc.com reports on research by UGA assistant professor of psychology Malissa Clark: “Scientists to busy professionals: You really need to stop humble-bragging about your insane schedule.” U.S. weather satellite network hacked – China recently…
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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:15am
Connecting the arts and humanities to a democratic revivial in the United States is more than an intriguing idea - the future of the cultural and political ideals of a diverse nation hangs in the balance. And while that may sound like hyperbole, consider the headwinds of violence, apathy, low-voter turnout, politcal disillusionment and eroding trust in institutions into which American society has turned in recent years. As much as that 'decision…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, women's leadership fellows, instruction, Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 9
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:46am
UGA faculty members and Georgia Sea Grant are doing important work along the Georgia coast, helping communities plan for a major expansion of the Savannah Harbor: "Most of the regional attention to the Savannah Harbor deepening has focused on the ecological effects to the river and adjacent wetland ecosystems," said Charles Hopkinson, Georgia Sea Grant director. "We want to shift the focus to local communities so that they are prepared to handle…
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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:01am
A special Blue-card and First-year Odyssey event will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in MLC 101, the keynote address for Women History Month at UGA - "A New Sisterhood for the Age of Twitter" by noted political theorist, activist and writer Robin Morgan: award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor and best-selling author, Robin Morgan. She is the founder and president of The Sisterhood is Global…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Competition, engineering, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 9
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:26am
Our faculty continue to do an outstanding job of offering comments and quotes in a variety of media. A sampling from this month: Chimps outsmart kids at computer games – News Track India article quotes professor of psychology Dorothy Fragaszy, director of UGA’s Primate Cognition and Behavior Laboratory  Athens Banner Herald article, Little flying machine is new research tool for UGA scientists , quotes Tommy Jordan, director of the Center for…
Tags: Nanotechnology, Earth, Chapel, imaging, 9, therapeutics
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:55am
The Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership brings to campus visiting feminist political geographer Jennifer Fluri from Dartmouth to give an important talk on gender, security and violence in south and southwest Asia: Fluri, an associate professor of geography and chair of the women's and gender studies program at Dartmouth College, will discuss "The Beautiful ‘Other:' A Critical Examination of ‘Western' Representations of…
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Thu, 05/16/2013 - 9:34am
James A. Joseph, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa in the immediate wake of the release and election of Nelson Mandela in the late 1990's, will present a talk this afternoon at 4 pm in the UGA Chapel. The talk is “Leadership as a Way of Being: Reflections on Nelson Mandela, Servant Leadership and Personal Renewal.” Joseph has served in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents. He was the only holder of the office of U.S. Ambassador to…
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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 9:50am
Did you know that that first time the seat of an empire was transferred to a colony happened in 1808? It was from Portugal to Rio de Janeiro, under the duress of the Napoloenic wars in Europe. And when Brazil gained its independence in 1822, the first country to recognize it was the very young United States of America and the two countries have been closely linked ever since. This and more I learned at the inaugural Brazilian Student Association…
Tags: TEDxUGA, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, 9, Plastic
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 9:13am
The new mural by art professor emeritus Art Rosenbaum, depicting the political history of Georgia, will be officially dedicated in its new home inside the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library with a reception at 5:30 p.m. today in the 2nd floor Russell Gallery. There will be remarks by curators and the artist about the tremendous new work by the tireless Rosenbaum, who has given so much to the university over his long career. This…
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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:42am
Spaulding Distinguished Research Professor of History James Cobb takes to the pages of the New York Times to describe Republican support in the South: Lest we go overboard in emphasizing the peculiarities of working-class white Southerners, we should remember that racially tinged, working-class white conservatism is a fixture throughout much of rural America. Also is it really all that striking that nearly 6 in 10 working-class whites in the…
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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 9:54am
The University of Georgia special collections libraries will celebrate the opening of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries with a dedication on Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. on the building's front lawn: The recently named building houses the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and the Peabody Collection. The university broke ground…
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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 4:44pm
Lamar Dodd School of Art professor emeritus Art Rosenbaum was commissioned to create a mural depicting the political history of Georgia for the Russell Library at the New Special; Collections Librairies Building, set to open in 2012. I visited Art on site last week.    
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