Smitha Ganeshan, an Honors student majoring in anthropology at the University of Georgia, has received a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which recognizes juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government and elsewhere in public service.
Charles N. Davis, professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and facilitator for its Media of the Future Initiative, has been named dean of the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Jeffrey P. Jones, a television scholar and author, will become director of the University of Georgia's George Foster Peabody Awards in July, succeeding Horace Newcomb, who is retiring after heading the program for 12 years.
Michael Strand, an internationally recognized University of Georgia entomologist whose insights into host-parasite interactions have important implications for agriculture and human health, has been named a Regents Professor, effective July 1.
Two University of Georgia faculty members have been named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the university's highest recognition for superior instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.