Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:30pm
The thriving Experiential Learning initiative at UGA provides arts & sciences students and faculty members the opportunity to reach higher: While experiential learning has long been part of many of UGA’s pre-professional programs, there was initial concern about the feasibility of ensuring science and humanities majors had a diverse range of opportunities. In STEM disciplines, undergraduate research is the most coveted EL experience. But it…
Tags: Experiential Learning, Courses, Students, Faculty, Field Study, Projects, Research, Community
Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:20am
Last week the UGA Alumni Association unveiled the 2017 Bulldog 100 award recipients. The list, which recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni, featured 26 alumni from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, representing 24 businesses. This year more than 500 nominations were submitted and we’re happy to see so many of our great alumni represented among UGA’s best. This year’s Franklin College honorees include…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Field Study, backflip, poetry
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:13am
10. Red Clay Communications Inc., Atlanta From California to New York, Franklin alumni are distinguishing themselves and UGA with great companies on the fast track to growth and success. As the academic heart of UGA with so many diverse offerings and opportunities, Franklin College departments are the place where so many students begin to connect creative ideas and discover their entrepreneurial spirit. An inspiration to the university…
Tags: Environmental Health Sciences, Field Study, backflip, Middle Ages
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:34am
A display of UGA’s student innovators takes place tonight as part of the Thinc Fall Showcase event. Thinc., a program that aims to connect students and faculty across disciplines to help learn, xperiment and test ideas together, holds a week of events each Spring. Tonight’s showcase event is three-fold in purpose. The event, at Studio 1 at 225 West Broad Street, will feature a Club Fair to connect creative students across UGA, a hacker demo…
Tags: children, education, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Institute for Women's Studies, Field Study
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:05am
The future of higher education is always a hot topic - though it can be difficult to predict from this side of the arch, front-loaded as we are with the present, if not the past. That being said, there are important elements of what we do and teach that, if arranged differently, could re-inforce traditional disiciplines and provide next-generation skills in the context in which they will be needed. For example, this Baltimore Magazine article…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Office of Development & Alumni Relations, Field Study, State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:59am
Entrepreneurship doesn't always mean starting a for-profit business. Some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs got their start because they wanted to help people in their community. A full schedule of events, speakers and related activities is available at thinc.uga.edu. The Franklin College is fully enaged with the Thinc. initiative, with our students, faculty, staff alumni involved at every level. Make plans to attend these events…
Tags: quantum computing, Students, Field Study, Institute for Women's Studies
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:05am
  Just before Spring Break, students, academics, nonprofit organizers and Athens-area musicians had an opportunity to listen to a set of discussions at the annual Protect Athens Music (PAM) Conference, presented by the UGA Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Discussions on earning money as a musician in the digital world, obtaining health insurance and health care as a musician, and a survey of the local music landscape made for an interesting…
Tags: Field Study, Africa, Office of Student Academic Services, postcolonial era
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:55am
Current UGA students are availed of a unique opportunity for course credit and valuable career preparation this upcoming Maymester, 2014. Boot Camp: Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Arts and Sciences FCID 3800: Leadership in the Arts and Sciences (3 credits) Students will explore the application of arts and sciences educational foundations to practical issues of leadership and innovation. Individual assessments of leadership skills will help…
Tags: Franklin College, backflip, Institute of Native American Studies, concert, development, creative writing, Field Study
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:02pm
Next Month, UGA will celebrate many Franklin College students, faculty, staff and alumni during Thinc! week - an inititaive to shine the spotlight on entrepreneurs and the spirit that moves them: UGA started the Thinc. initiative to make sure that the next generation of leaders and innovators learns how to take their ideas from concept to reality. The initiative promotes entrepreneurship and fosters economic development in the region by…
Tags: quantum computing, Students, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, Field Study
Mon, 02/10/2014 - 9:02am
  Be Inspired at Tonight’s Entrepreneurship Panel at the Georgia Theatre By Jessica Luton jluton@uga.edu Students with in an interest in entrepreneurship won’t want to miss an event at the Georgia Theatre tonight.  In conjunction with the Thinc at UGA program, a week-long endeavor dedicated to helping students realize entrepreneurship ideas, tonight’s program will feature four Startup Stories that are sure to inspire you to greater heights.…
Tags: quantum computing, backflip, Field Study, recycle, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, art
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:23am
At an event earlier this week, a colleague mentioned Shakespeare's recent birthday and offered a few appropriate lines. Exhilarated by the latter, I've always been a little skeptical of references like the former - to the actual man - as I've written about here previously. Now comes this article in the UK Telegraph Independent about Shakespeare as a wiley businessman and speculator who made a fortune off of grain: Hoarder, moneylender, tax…
Tags: Agriculture, Field Study, 1, Campus Transit Facility, Institute of Native American Studies
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 10:42am
Entrepreneurial Week At UGA begins today the next seven days will be replete with events and activities featuring Franklin College students and faculty: Thinc at The University of Georgia is a new initiative that promotes entrepreneurship and fosters economic development in the region by providing inspiration and advice to those contemplating a plunge into the competitive and exciting world of entrepreneurship. Thinc. at UGA brings together…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Students, Faculty, Field Study