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Three faculty, Georgia Review will receive Governor’s Award in Humanities

Three UGA faculty members and The Georgia Review have been named winners of the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities.

Faculty winners are Hugh Ruppersburg, senior associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English; Philip Lee Williams, assistant dean for public information of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and adjunct professor of creative writing; and John Waters, professor of historic preservation and the graduate coordinator of the historic preservation program in the College of Environment and Design.

To be presented in Atlanta on May 10, the awards are given to “individuals and organizations who build community, character and citizenship in Georgia through their efforts in humanities education,” according to the Humanities Council.

Ruppersburg is editor of Georgia Voices, a ­­three-book series published by the UGA Press focusing on Georgia writers of fiction, poetry and ­nonfiction.

Williams is the author of 12 books and the ­winner of numerous other literary awards. His novel A Distant Flame (St. Martin’s, 2004) won the Michael Shaara Award as the best book about the Civil War published in the U.S. in 2004.

Waters and his students have coordinated preservation studies for more than 20 towns and historic places.

Now in its 60th continuous year of publication, The Georgia Review presents short fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews and visual art. The journal also was recently named as a finalist in the 2007 National Magazine Awards competition.