Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:15pm
Vineet Raman of Marietta is among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018: The WLP is a non-profit that seeks to develop the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian community. The nine scholars will be placed in congressional offices for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structured leadership curriculum. “We are excited to welcome the WLP Class of 2018, a…
Tags: Outstanding Advisor, poetry, Conner Hall, Science Olympiad at UGA
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:21pm
Thanks to all the many colleagues who attended the 2018 Franklin College Staff Awards reception at the Miller Learning Center. As dispersed as the college is, it's always great to see so many of our co-workers in one place. After an opening welcome from Dean Dorsey, the following Staff Excellence in Service Awards were presented to: Kendra Freeman, presented by Lesley G. Feracho, Interim director, African American Studies Shannon Kennedy,…
Tags: Excellence, Franklin College, Awards, IT Professional of the Year, Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:36pm
Professor of genetics Janet Westpheling has been elected president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology in the 2018 SIMB Board of Directors election. The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949,…
Tags: Correll Hall, Outstanding Advisor
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:36am
The African Studies Institute presents the 2018 Spring Lecture on Thursday, March 29 at 8 a.m. in the UGA Special Collections Library Auditorium. African philosopher Alloy S. Ihuah will present this year’s inaugural lecture, “MADIBAISM: An African Leadership Philosophy of the New Past and the Old Future.”  A member of the World Council on Values and the Nigerian Philosophical Association, Alloy Ihuah is a Professor of Philosophy in the…
Tags: concerto, Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA, Marriage of Figaro, Outstanding Advisor, garbage
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:38pm
Senior biochemistry and molecular biology major and North Oconee graduate Hailey Clark has taken her UGA experience in the direction of a future in health economics: I cannot understate the value of the various undergraduate research opportunities that I have participated in. I was a Roosevelt Scholar (now an Honors Policy Scholar) and was immersed in the world of public policy. My work throughout the semester resulted in a policy proposal to…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Outstanding Advisor, Plastic
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:53am
The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, celebrating the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, includes Riverwatch Middle School director of bands Matt Koperniak (BMUS ’02, MMED ’04): Under his direction since 2008, he has expanded the band program from 130 students to over 600. Prior to his arrival at Riverwatch, he taught at Norcross High School and…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Environmental Health Sciences, Georgia Debate Union, Lecture, Outstanding Advisor
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:31pm
The Franklin College celebrated staff and presented Staff Excellence in Service Awards at a reception in the Miller Learning Center on May 9: Franklin College Staff Excellence in Service Awards are designed to honor staff members for their excellent performance outstanding contributions to units in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Nominees are evaluated and selected based on five criteria: their excellence in fulfilling job…
Tags: Department of Statistics, Meeting, Lecture, History, Bill Kretzschma, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, Experience
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:33am
As part of her research, McCaskill helped create the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative, an archival online database of film, manuscripts, correspondence, speeches, photographs, posters and movement buttons from the civil rights era. She worked with CURO Program undergraduates and graduate students to create Freedom on Film, a teaching and research resource linked to the site that tells the story of civil rights in nine Georgia cities and…
Tags: volunteer, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, Dean Rusk Hall, APS, Anthropology
Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:31am
Robert H. Ayers, 98-year-old former chaplain and head of the department of religion in the Franklin College, recently published Memoirs of a Southern Liberal: Dr. Robert Ayers' life has been that of a “radical preacher” for decades, never afraid to ruffle feathers, when true Christian change has been necessary.  As an early proponent for racial integration in the South, he angered the power establishment.  As an advocate for the rights and…
Tags: Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:34am
"I feel like I spend a lot of time learning about problems in the world in my international affairs and sociology classes, but what we don't do is think of solutions for them. To have this intellectual community coming together thinking of the future can help improve the situation," she said. The opening ceremony itself was full of extraordinary moments - from brief remarks by Brown to the keynote speech by the Atlanta Consul of Sierra Leone,…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, IT Professional of the Year, Outstanding Advisor
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:35am
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty, students and alumni on their recent accomplishments: Congratulations to former PhD Student, Marcus Williams of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, who had the 2nd of his PhD dissertation manuscripts at UGA accepted for publication in the scholarly journal, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Journal. The paper, “Mapping the Spatio-temporal Evolution of Irrigation in…
Tags: Career Center, Environmental Health Sciences, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Human Nature, History, Colloquium, Outstanding Advisor
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:45am
The pipeline for campus leaders at UGA continues to grow stronger with the next class of Women's Leadership Fellows announced this week: The 2016-2017 cohort, which includes representatives from eight schools and colleges as well as the Division of Student Affairs, will attend monthly meetings where they will learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers from academia, business and other fields. The program, which was…
Tags: Career Center, Department of Dance, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor
Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:09pm
Russell Malmberg continues in his current role as an associate dean with primary responsibilities focused on facilities and research matters and as point of contact with the biological sciences programs: biochemistry and molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, marine sciences, microbiology, plant biology, and the division of biological sciences. We are lucky to have great people in leadership positions. Institutional expertise and…
Tags: History, Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:46am
The accomplishments of faculty, staff, students and alumni at the University of Georgia take center stage this week as the campus community celebrates Honors Week 2016. With recognition of extraordinary individual accomplishments of faculty in teaching, research and service, the Franklin College takes its place as the academic home of excellence on campus. Individual faculty members featured in print and online publications this week include:…
Tags: Social Media, Lecture, Outstanding Advisor, Meeting, Human Nature, Colloquium, #UGA18
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:37am
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is an educational non‐profit organization based in the United States providing leadership and management training for women in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This week the African Studies Institute presents a panel presentation featuring HERS - East Africa on Friday, February 19 beginning at 12:20 pm in the International Student Life Lounge, 210 Memorial Hall, and lasting into the afternoon. The…
Tags: Demosthenian Hall, Marriage of Figaro, Lamar Dodd School of Art, information, Outstanding Advisor
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am
Professor Marshall Shepherd uses his Forbes column to embark on a perfectly understandable explanation of why we have seasons, the actual length of Earth's trips around the sun, et voilà, the need for a Leap Year: Throughout the year, different parts of the Earth receive the Sun’s rays more directly. In Boreal Winter, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun. At the same time, Austral Summer is happening because the Southern…
Tags: public heath, FYO, Homecoming, Department of Marine Sciences, Outstanding Advisor
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:35pm
Great work and career accomplishments by Franklin College faculty and alumni were celebrated widely in September. Here are just a few: Four UGA faculty members, including professor of genetics Jessica Kissinger and Franklin College associate dean Kecia Thomas were selected as the university's 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. Created by the Southeastern Conference in 2008, the fellowship program seeks to identify,…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, ClinEpiDB, Environmental Health Sciences, Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:52am
"The Women's Leadership Fellows Program seeks to identify and develop emerging leaders in higher education," said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. "We have talented faculty members throughout our campuses, and I am confident that we will have a strong applicant pool for this innovative program. Nominations by deans and other senior administrators are welcome, as are self-nominations. Application materials…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Outstanding Advisor, Dawson Hall, Department of Dance
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:11am
The percentage of women holding leadership positions in UGA's administration has remained flat for more than a decade, even as the proportion of female faculty has grown steadily. This is reflective of national trends in higher education and in the private sector, and UGA is taking several steps to increase the representation of women in leadership roles: In spring 2015, UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten launched the…
Tags: Lamar Dodd School of Art, Department of Genetics, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, performance
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:51am
Four faculty members, including Tracie Costantino of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, will be among the faculty and administrators from the 14 institutions of the Southeastern Conference that gather at UGA this month for a three-day workshop that aims to develop the next generation of academic leaders. The workshop is part of the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, which began in 2008 and has two components: a university-level program…
Tags: Outstanding Advisor, Colloquium
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…
Tags: IT Professional of the Year, 9, Outstanding Advisor