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Secretaries push diplomacy, dialogue

Five former U.S. secretaries of state met March 27 in Athens to offer foreign policy guidance to the next president at a program co-sponsored by the School of Law. Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, James Baker III, Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright …

UGA among the elite with scholars

In addition to UGA’s two Rhodes Scholars, Georgia undergraduates won four prestigious national awards this year, including Truman, Udall and Goldwater scholarships and a Merage Fellowship. Christina Faust, an Honors student from Athens, received a 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which …

Child care on campus

A consultant’s report shows that there is a need for on-campus child care for children of faculty, staff and students. Based on surveys and focus groups, WFD Consulting determined that there would be demand for about 200 slots for children of …

We all scream…for ice cream

Mayfield Dairy Farms owner Scottie Mayfield and the company cow mascot Maggie visited Bolton Dining Commons as part of UGA Food Services’ “All Athens Festivities.” Mayfield is based in Athens, Tenn. The menu featured recipes from other cities named Athens, such …

Deconstructing poverty

The event began with a poverty banquet, where students were assigned a social class and received the same portion of food that someone of that class would typically eat. Afterward they spent the night at Tate Plaza in the cardboard shelters …

Back 4 more

The Gym Dogs brought home their fourth consecutive national championship—the program’s ninth—with two gymnasts, sophomores Grace Taylor and Courtney McCool, winning individual NCAA titles. Georgia gymnasts have won 33 individual titles, the most of any team. Suzanne Yoculan was named National …

Global reach

UGA signed cooperative agreements with two Chinese universities to exchange students and faculty and collaborate on research. The institutional agreements with Nanjing University and Tsinghua University of China and will offer students important economic, educational and cultural opportunities, and could play …

Back in the saddle

Georgia’s equestrian team captured its third national title—the first since 2004—at the Varsity National Championships in Waco, Texas. Sophomore Sarah Locker took an individual title in Western Reining.

Get off the couch!

Sedentary people who engage in regular low intensity exercise can increase their energy levels by 20 percent and decrease fatigue by 65 percent, UGA researchers have found. The study, by recent doctoral graduate Tim Puetz; Professor Patrick O’Connor, co-director of the …

From worst to first

The UGA Men’s basketball team followed a dismal regular season by winning four consecutive games in the SEC tournament and upsetting Arkansas for the tournament title. The win earned the team a berth in the NCAA championship. They lost in the …

Tate 2 signing

UGA students leave their mark on Tate 2, signing their names and messages on a support beam that will be used in the Tate Student Center expansion project. The parking deck of the facility is expected to open by fall; the …

Portal to the past

The Civil Rights Digital Library is a portal providing a virtual library of Web-based materials documenting America’s struggle for racial equality. The site accesses primary materials, including a collection of news film held by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and …

School of Law advocacy 3-peat

The UGA School of Law’s advocacy program finished the 2007-08 academic year with three national titles and four regional/state trophies in addition to numerous individual and team honors. “In the past 12 years, we have had three seasons where we won …

Best in show

A Bark Out to … Professors Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin, who were named recipients of the 2008 Distinguished Economic Botanist Award, the highest honor for professionals from the national Society for Economic Botany. … Education professor Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, who …

Delta Prize

Martti Ahtisaari, former president of Finland, was awarded the 2008 Delta Prize for Global Understanding. Ahtisaari founded the independent Crisis Management Initiative that helped broker peace between Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement in 2005 and also called for expanded roles …

Another man from Plains

Cowboy boots, a NASCAR jacket and a Billy Beer T-shirt were among the items on display in “The Other Man from Plains: Billy Carter’s Wardrobe Revealed,” an exhibit in the Barrow Hall Gallery this spring. The display featured clothing once belonging …

Fighting poverty

UGA will hire 130 local high school students this summer and fall as part of a countywide effort to combat poverty. The students will work in offices or laboratories, depending on their interests, and will get hands-on experience as well as …

Combating harassment

UGA will hire three ombudsmen and an attorney to handle sexual harassment complaints on campus in the wake of inappropriate incidents involving students and faculty members. Enforcement of the policy will be moved from legal affairs to the university’s office of …

Assessing student behavior

A Behavioral Assessment and Response Council was appointed in March to handle serious behavioral problems exhibited by UGA students. Vice President for Student Affairs Rodney Bennett is chairman of the eight-member council, which includes representatives from university counseling, psychiatric services, housing, …

Med ed on track

UGA is preparing to admit its first medical students by the fall of 2009 or no later than fall 2010, as part of the Medial College of Georgia/UGA Medical Partnership. The MCG/UGA Medical Partnership eventually will be housed on the UGA …

Honoring Dooley

A sports complex on the southwestern end of campus will be named for Vincent J. Dooley, who served as UGA athletics director from 1970 to 2004 and football coach from 1963 to 1988. The complex includes Butts-Mehre Athletic Heritage Hall, Spec …