December 2011

Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays and all the best in 2012 from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Rosenbaum mural at the Russell Library


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.



UGA scientists move closer to breast cancer vaccine



Work by researchers from Franklin College and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona is being widely reported:

Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases—including those resistant to common treatments.

Small Clear Refractions


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Franklin College professor of English Ed Pavlic has published several books of prose and poetry. His most recent work, But Here Are Small Clear Refractions was published by the Chinua Achebe Center. 

New study shows surprise in Hormone levels in babies, toddlers


large_baby1.jpgThe Corisol Awakening Response, or CAR, an increase of 

about 50% in cortisol levels occurring 20–30 minutes after awakening in the morning in some people, is the focus of a new study from UGA researchers.

For the first time, psychology researchers from the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have shown that this response for infants is opposite of what it is for adults. The new information could have implications for how infants handle stress and why proper care from their mothers could affect how growing children react to cortisol in later life.

Article charts art professor's course


small_Millard.jpgThe Red & Black published a nice feature on Lamar Dodd School of Art professor of sculpture Larry Millard online today:

Now a professor at the University and coordinator of its sculpture program, Millard anomalously began with aspirations to be a painter — that is, until James Agard’s painting course at Virginia Intermont College.

UGA chemist honored with Humbolt Award


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More prestigious honors accrue to Franklin faculty:

Henry F. Schaefer III, Graham Perdue professor of chemistry at the University of Georgia and director of the Center for Computational Chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award from Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.