Great news this month about our faculty, students and alumni. A few of the highlight of accomplishments and awards in the Franklin College:
University Professor Lynn Billard of the department of statistics was selected to receive the 2013 Florence Nightingale David award by the Committee of Presidents of the Statistical Societies. The award recognizes a female statistician who exemplifies David’s contributions to education, science and public service.
Henry “Fritz” Schaefer, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry in the department of chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2014 Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry sponsored by the E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The award, one of the three most prestigious given by the American Chemical Society, was announced in Chemical & Engineering News.
Julie Spivey, associate professor of Graphic Design in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, recently began a two-year term as co-chair of the AIGA Design Educators Steering Committee. AIGA is the professional association for design and its Design Educators Community seeks to enhance the abilities of design educators and educational institutions to prepare future designers for excellence in design practice and theory.
The CCRC research group of Michael Pierce, Distinguished Research Professor and director of the UGA Cancer Center, received a $10.4 million grant for glycobiology research from the National Institutes of Health.
Jon Swindler, assistant professor of art in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, was selected to be one of eleven artists in a national juried exhibition at the Cheltenham (PA) Center for the Arts, THE REALLY BIG PRINT SHOW.
Professor of marine sciences Merryl Alber was named to become the director of the University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. She succeeds marines sciences professor William Miller, who led the Institute from 2004 to 2013.
Five current Franklin College students (or recent graduates) accepted international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Doctor of Musical Arts student in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Lauren Hunt took first prize in the International Horn Competition of America’s university division.
And on one spectacular alumni note, Ashley Adams Crews (A.B. English, 2000) was selected for one of six 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards and will receive $30,000.
Image: "Swell" by Jon Swindler. 108"x120". digital inkjet and screen print installed with 1"x2" pine boards and gravity.