Dean’s Update 3/29/16

March 29th, 2016 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

COLLEGE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Join me in congratulating the recipients of the College awards for excellence across the many functions of the college – advising, teaching, research, extension and outreach. The individuals listed below were selected based on their application judged against the criteria of the awards by two sub-committees of the Faculty Advisory Committee. All honorees will be recognized

FACS STUDENT RECOGNITION  

Congratulations to the two FACS students on receive the Endlsey-Peifer student research award. The award recognizes students whose research during graduate school made significant contributions to advancing knowledge in one or more specialty areas comprising the College. Students must be sole or senior authors, or provide documentation that they made equal contributions as junior authors. Each department may submit one name, along with the paper, for consideration. Currently, there will be two $500 awards-one for physical/biological science and one for behavioral /social science. The winners of the award will be recognized at the FACS Celebrating Excellence Luncheon in October.

- Apurba Banerjee, TMI, physical/biological science category

- Matthew Carlson, HDFS, behavioral/social science category

CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES SYMPOSIUM

The 2016 CURO Symposium is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction and the UGA Alumni Association.

This year’s Symposium features presentations from 408 undergraduate researchers working with 248 faculty members across campus. Such breadth and depth is only possible because of our talented faculty’s commitment to enriching the undergraduate learning experience at UGA. Here is a list of the FACS students and their faculty mentors. Congratulations to all!

CURO Oral Presentations

Monday, April 4

The Classic Center

11:15-12:05, Room D

Catherine Marie Braun: The Hijab as a Feminist Tool of Agency, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

Molly Suzanne Mastin: Cooling Fabric: the future of keeping cool, Suraj Sharma, TMI

2:30-3:20 p.m. Room H

Shannon Hochschild: Dressing with a Disability, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

Tuesday, April 5

The Classic Center

12:30-1:45 p.m., Room C

Ana Maria Duron-Fleck: Financial Education in Georgia Public Schools and its Impact on Students’ Financial Behaviors, Brenda Cude, FHCE

2-3:15 p.m., Room C

Fatima Kamal: The Effects of Two Different High-Fat Diets on Appetite, Jamie Cooper, FDN

2-3:15 p.m., Room G

Ruth Schade: The Effect of Maternal Diet on Gastrointestinal Health of Offspring, Claire de La Serre, FDN

3:30-4:45 p.m., Room B

Jordan Samuel Berne: Short-Run Economic Mobility in the Wake of the Great Recession, Robb Nielsen, FHCE

3:30-4:45 p.m., Room C

Danei Check Hao Ting: Financial Knowledge amongst College Freshmen, Brenda Cude, FHCE

3:30-4:45 p.m., Room D

Ashley Nicole Biscan: Androgynous Dress: A Sign of a New American Social Landscape, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

Taylor Sue Wright: Wedding Apparel: A New Definition, Katalin Medvedev, TMI

CURO Poster Schedule

Number/Student Name/Mentor Name

FDN

  • Emily Kathryn Tyus/Caree Cotwright
  • Brittany Lynn Whitlock/Claire de La Serre
  • Jenissa Dawn Gordon/Hea-Jin Park
  • Joann Bo Ram Yang/Hea-Jin Park
  • Fatima Kamal/Jamie Cooper
  • Annie Elizabeth Ladisic/Leann Birch
  • Kayla Tanya Patel/Rick Lewis
  • Emily Rollins/Rick Lewis
  • Erica Coe/Rob Pazdro
  • Zixuan Jiang/Rob Pazdro
  • Stephanie Kay King/Rob Pazdro
  • Claire Lynn Yakaitis/Rob Pazdro

FHCE

  • Elliott Marie Beale/Brenda Cude
  • Connor Pierce Gibbs/Brenda Cude
  • Theodore Gorman/Brenda Cude
  • Madison Haley Nichols/Brenda Cude
  • Benjamin Jacobs and Robin Haas/Swarn Chatterjee

HDFS

  • Avery Renee Campbell/Ted Futris

The Monday, April 4, 3:30pm Keynote Address by Alan Darvill, Regents’ Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Director of UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, is titled "Lessons Learned from Studying Carbohydrates" and will be followed by the poster session where more than 200 projects will be featured. The Symposium will continue on April 5 with concurrent oral sessions throughout the day.

THINC. WEEK – FACS SPONSORED ACTITIES – PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD

  • is March 28 – April 1, 2016.  FACS is sponsoring a number of events. You are invited to attend and invite your students.

1.      FACS Bulldog 100 Winners panel, 12:30 – 1:45pm, March 29th, 102 MLC.

Moderated by Dr. Debbie Phillips

2.      FACS Bulldog 100 Winners panel, 2:00 – 3:15pm, March 29th, 102 MLC.

Moderated by Dr. Sheri Worthy

3.      Innovator/Entrepreneur Panel, 3:30 – 4:45, March 29th, 120 Pharmacy.

Moderated by Camille Kessler

4.      Starting a Home-Based Business, 142 Tate, 10am – 2:30pm April 1st. Taught by Kathryn Holland, FACS Extension Agent. Seating is limited. You must register with pmoon@uga.edu for this event.

40 UNDER 40 NOMINATIONS SOUGHT BEFORE APRIL 8

Nominations are open for UGA’s 40 Under 40 and I encourage you to nominate the former students you think are deserving of the recognition. The nomination form is short and doesn’t require much time. Everyone who is nominated is invited to apply, and the bulk of the application is completed by the nominee.

It is our understanding that involvement at UGA, in addition to professional and personal accomplishments, is a major consideration and this could be a great way to recognize the young alumni who have spoken to classes, coached teams, volunteered with student groups, hosted interns, come to campus to conduct interviews, etc.

Nominations are submitted online: http://alumni.uga.edu/40u40/


If you need contact information for a nominee, please contact me, Vicky Dorsey or Libby Carter and we will get you the best contact info we have from the university’s alumni database. It is very helpful for our office to know who is nominated by whom. If you do choose to nominate alumni, please let us know.


If Vicky or Victoria or anyone on the Development/Alumni Relations team – can be of any help in the process, please contact them.

WEBINAR: COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS AND ROADMAPS 1010

The Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) and Board on Human Sickness (BOHS) invite you to a webinar. Do you want to learn more about the county health rankings that are an important part of the Culture of Health initiative led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation? You are invited to attend or encourage others to participate in a RWJF supported webinar on April 5, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will highlight reasons and ways to use the rankings, understanding the rankings model and measures, and how to use the Roadmaps to Health Action Center tools and resources. Register at: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/webinars/county-health-rankings-roadmaps-101-9

UGA ATHLETICS WILL BE HOSTING G-DAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16th – FACS WILL HOST PRE-GAME FUN AT DAWSON FRONT PORCH (kick-off is at 4pm)

UGA G-Day football game kick-off is 4:00pm (concert and other fun events prior to the game) in Sanford Stadium. Stop by and see us at Dawson Hall, front porch, 12:00-1:30. We invite FACS faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to join us for photos, ‘dawg bone’ cookies while they last. More details are posted on the web site http://www.fcs.uga.edu/events/event/g-day-with-facs

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Tuesday through Wednesday, March 29-30, Robert Wood Johnson national leadership design team meeting, Chevy Chase, MD

The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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