The College of Arts and Sciences is sad to announce that Denis Gainty, associate professor of history, passed away over the weekend.
“The history department is devastated by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Denis Gainty,” said Chair Michelle Brattain. “He was one of a kind – an amazing teacher, a creative, insightful scholar,… more »
Andrea Scarantino, philosophy and neuroscience professor, has been selected to receive the 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research by the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP).
The Simon Award recognizes early career scholars whose research is expected to reshape debates at the nexus of computing and philosophy. The recipient is awarded… more »
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Monique Moultrie of Religious Studies, Julia Gaffield of History, and Suazette Reid Mooring of Chemistry.
The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding to rising faculty stars each year. The award helps the College of Arts… more »
When sociology Professor Wendy Simonds’ friend and colleague, Chet Meeks, was diagnosed with advanced cancer she begin to think increasingly about the role of medicine in everyday life. After his death in 2008, Simonds took her experiences with her dear friend, her own dealings with hospitals and conducted extensive research to write her newest book,… more »
While watching presidential nominee Donald Trump deliver his primary election victory speech in New Jersey, where he implied that Hillary Clinton was “playing the woman’s card,” Political Science Professor Sarah Gershon noticed two things. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unbothered. But a slight grimace from his wife, Mary Pat Christie, suggested the same may… more »
The Larry and Gwen Walker Award in Art, named in honor of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Professor Emeritus Larry Walker and his wife, was recently announced at Walker’s “Selected Works by Larry Walker” exhibition at the Welch Art Gallery.
Established by the Walkers, the endowment will provide monetary support to an… more »
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Rose Sevcik of psychology, Paul Katz of the Neuroscience Institute and Jenny Yang of chemistry have been awarded Regents’ Professorships.
Regents’ Professorships, the University System of Georgia’s highest honor, recognize faculty whose research efforts and achievements have been acknowledged both nationally and internationally as trailblazing.
ATLANTA- The Georgia News Lab has been named the winner of the Association of Opinion Journalists’ Barry Bingham Sr. Award. The award recognizes outstanding efforts to encourage minority students in journalism.
David Armstrong, professor and Director of News Lab, said that what the lab is doing is “not just a good thing, but the right… more »
When history assistant professor Julia Gaffield won the 2016 Boucher Prize for her book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (UNC 2015), it was a surreal experience.
“The French Colonial Historical Society conference happens annually and this year’s conference was held at the University of Ottawa in Canada. I presented at the… more »