The Graduate School’s website may be down tomorrow, Oct. 23, due to network maintenance by EITS.
The Office of Instruction and the Graduate School are partnering to support the exploration, development, and implementation of new graduate programs with the potential for high enrollment, such as those designed for working professionals. Proposed programs must fulfill our land-grant mission and grow graduate education at UGA.
More specifically, we are seeking proposals for graduate programs that meet one or more of the following criteria:
Expanding access to high-demand graduate degree programs for working professionals by delivering the programs at multiple campuses, completely online, or a combination of online and on-campus instruction.
Developing new master’s degrees, including interdisciplinary degree programs, that address immediate … read more
Dr. Linda Kirk Fox is the winner of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) 2021 Board on Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a nationally recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the human sciences in higher education. Dean Fox. has received numerous awards and honors over her career. She was most recently (2021) awarded the Thomas E. Cochran Distinguished Service Award for “exemplary service to the financial planning program, community, and profession.” She has also been an advocate and spokesperson for family and consumer sciences throughout her 40-year career. She is … read more
The 4’33’’ Research in the Arts Competition 2021 is open for submissions! The UGA Arts Council invites all UGA student scholars and artists to share their research and compete for a $433 cash prize in this exciting event! The competition has been streamlined this year. The competition will highlight scholarly research about any art form or combination of art forms, including (but not restricted to): visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, media arts, or performance art. This is a great opportunity to share your work, and to practice communicating the goals and significance of your scholarly and artistic activities … read more
Ten doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from the University of Georgia have been selected to attend the Southeastern Conference Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop. The workshop is a key component of a broader Emerging Scholars Program for Future Faculty envisioned by the SEC Provosts.
“Supporting the career development of promising doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers helps create a pipeline of diverse and talented faculty members,” said S. Jack Hu, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “The University of Georgia is proud to partner with our colleagues in the Southeastern Conference on this important endeavor.”
The Career Preparation Workshop is designed … read more
The University of Georgia has nine new Graduate Research Fellows this fall. The students received the prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, (GRFP), which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines (STEM)who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
The 2021 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards recipients are the following UGA graduate students:
Judith M. Reyes Ballista is a doctoral student in infectious diseases. She studies how viruses use and interact with components of the cell membrane (i.e. phospholipids) in order to exit their host cells and … read more
The Graduate School is pleased to welcome Kristine Groft as our new Director of Marketing and Communications. Kristine comes to the Graduate School from the University Health Center (UHC) where she spent seven years overseeing all external communications. During that time, she also worked closely with the Healthy Dawg Ambassadors and the Student Health Advisory Committee. At the Graduate School, Kristine will develop a comprehensive plan for communicating with our stakeholders, improving internal and external communications to promote graduate student recruitment and success. We look forward to leveraging her expertise to elevate the mission of the UGA Graduate School.
The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. This program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the 11th annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon Sept. 10 in the Tate Student Center on campus.
Nine former graduate students received the honor:
Mario Cambardella (BLA ’06, MEPD ’11, MLA ’13), Chamblee, Georgia, founder/CEO, ServeScape
Carter Coe (MFR ’11), Atlanta, managing partner, Chinook Forest Partners
Keith Giddens (MACC ’04), Charlotte, North Carolina, market managing partner for Charlotte, Dixon Hughes Goodman
Whitney Ingram (BS ’11, PHD ’16), Albuquerque, New Mexico, R&D … read more
PhD Candidate Ale Villegas and Advisor Vasant Muralidharan Receive Gilliam Graduate Fellowship Award
Malaria’s connection to Georgia goes back to the colonial period. The Southeastern United States provided prime conditions for a thriving mosquito population which ensured the spread of the disease. The state capital moved from Louisville to Milledgeville in 1806 in part because of malaria outbreaks among the state’s General Assembly.
Later, the federal Office of Malaria Control in War Areas was established in Atlanta instead of Washington D.C. because of its proximity to malaria. The center was succeeded in 1946 by the Communicable Disease Center which is now the Centers for Disease Control. While Malaria was mostly eliminated in the … read more
The National Institutes for Health awarded supplemental funding to UGA’s T32 Training Grant, Genetics Training Program, directed by Dr. Kelly Dyer in the Department of Genetics. This award is the second supplemental for the Genetics Training Program; both supplements are to support the improvement of graduate research mentorship. Postdoctoral associate, Dr. Heather Fedesco, is leading the effort in collaboration with Dr. Erin Dolan, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Their work will significantly expand capacity to understand what is working (or not) in graduate research mentorship at UGA, especially in STEM disciplines, and to make improvements over time.
With the … read more