Around the Arch

GM online!

Just can’t get enough of Georgia Magazine? Now there’s more.  This month, GM debuts its new Web site, which will include editorial content of the print magazine, as well as additional photo galleries, slide shows and audio interviews. In addition to …

Peace, love and Lennon

UGA senior Laura Stone’s essay “The Threat of Peace” was published in the spring 2008 issue of The Collegiate Scholar, the online literary magazine of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In her essay, Stone analyzes the rhetoric of John Lennon’s …

BCS bound?

Two national polls picked the Georgia Bulldogs as the top football team in the country at the start of the 2008 season. Bulldogs Dannell Ellerbe, Knowshon Moreno and Matthew Stafford graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August, as SI’s top …

Boosting morale

Head football Coach Mark Richt in May joined other NCAA coaches for visits with U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East. Richt, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, University of Miami coach Randy Shannon, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis and Yale University coach …

Glory, glory, old march discovered

UGA’s first school song, composed 100 years ago, was returned home after being discovered for sale on eBay.  “The Red and Black March” was penned by the first director of the UGA band, a ragtime military band that would later become …

How ’bout this dog?

UGA researchers have developed a new, virus-resistant pumpkin called the Orange Bulldog from seeds that were collected in remote areas of Brazil and later hybridized. In tests the Orange Bulldog has consistently produced greater yields than conventional pumpkins, which often succumb …

Gearing up for med ed

Alumni may remember O’Malley’s on the river as a bar or a health club, but students entering medical school through the Medical College of Georgia/UGA Medical Partnership will likely know it as home. Crews have been restoring the building to serve …

Two-love

For the second straight year, UGA’s men’s tennis team finished its season as national champions. They brought home the national championship with a 4-2 win over Texas in the finals. It is Georgia’s sixth NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship, the second most …

Like a rolling stone

About 300 people turned out at Jekyll Island beach this summer to send a rescued loggerhead turtle back to her natural habitat. Now 150 pounds, Dylan reenters the Atlantic Ocean 10 years after being rescued from Jekyll Island beach. Photo by …

Heartbreaking Loss

The UGA baseball team lost a tie-breaking third game in the College World Series to claim a runner-up finish to the 2008 season. It was the sixth-ranked Bulldogs’ third trip to Omaha in five years. The team beat top-ranked Miami and …

Cultural exchange

American UGA students got some tips from their Asian classmates before a recent trip to China: how to use chopsticks, how to say “thank you,” and the protocol for giving gifts. In return, the Americans gave the Chinese students line-dancing lessons. …

Extreme makeover

The Chapel Bell got a makeover this summer while workers refurbished the tower and mechanism that holds the bell. The work was necessary because fans gave it a vigorous workout following last year’s victory over Florida, causing the 700-pound bronze bell …

Birding in Athens

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Whitehall Forest were designated as Georgia’s 49th Important Bird Area (IBA) at a ceremony in May. IBAs are places that provide essential habitat for one or more species of bird, whether in breeding season, …

Celebrate the arts

UGA will celebrate the opening of the new Lamar Dodd School of Art over the weekend of Sept. 6, with a festival of music and art. The UGA Arts Festival will kick off Thursday with the dedication of the new $40 …

Cyber cliques

A search of Facebook, the social networking web site geared mainly toward college students, shows more than 500 groups affiliated with UGA. Some include names of campus people, such as “The Conrad Fink Fan Club,” a reference to a popular …

Archway to Excellence exceeds goal

UGA’s seven-year capital campaign ended June 30 with a grand total of $653,647,368 in private donations collected or pledged. Among the gifts: $174.3 million for academic and research programs; $151.8 million for varsity sports programs; $82.3 million for scholarships, awards and …

The write stuff

A study by UGA researchers shows that the new writing portion of the redesigned SAT college entrance exam is a better predictor of academic success than the verbal and math portions of the exam. Terry College economists David Mustard and Christopher …

Foundation adds new members

The Arch Foundation added two new advisory trustees during its spring meeting. Betty Hudson (ABJ ’71), executive vice president of communications for the National Geographic Society, and Rusty Lindner, president of Bear Saint Properties, will help the foundation build and sustain …

Best in show

A Bark Out To … the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ Orientation Academic Advising Programs, which received an Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association. … education professors Peter Smagorinsky and Elizabeth St. Pierre, who …

Take a hike!

A study by researchers at the UGA Institute of Gerontology shows that older adults can decrease their risk of disability (and increase their likelihood of maintaining independence) by 41 percent by participating in a walking exercise program. The study, published in …

Georgia’s Pulitzer Prizes

The Georgia Review will bring together four recent Pulitzer Prize winners in October for a four-day celebration of “The Pulitzer Legacy in Georgia.” The event, Oct. 27-30 at the Jekyll Island Club, will include poets Stephen Dunn and Natasha Trethewey, journalist …