May 2009

From the President
Take 5
Cover Story
Extending EDUCATION
Feature Stories
An ounce of prevention
Patent power
Butterfly dreams
Closeups
Colley CAN
Paying it forward
Around the Arch
Best of show
UGA and CDC partner to fight disease
Musical treasure hunt leads to a gem
Grammy winner!
Ad research again at top of field
Landscape architecture leads the field
Blast from the past
More honors for Faust
UGA gets its first Howard Hughes award
Terry among top in licensing exams
Yoculan’s last bow
Age is just a number
Equestrian wins again
Athletics funding bolsters academics
Let it snow
UGA honors Dooley
Warnell School gets $6.7 million to study Appalachians
Students get Udall, Goldwater scholarships
“All Pro Dad” program extends to UGA
Watching history unfold
President Emeritus Henry King Stanford dies
Going Green—Sustainapalooza
Going Green—Recyclemainia
Going Green—Recycle to win
Going Green—Clean and green
Going Green—Sustainable recreation
Hold the phone!
UGA gets $8.3 million boost for stem cell research
Uga leaves his “papers” to UGA
Alumni News & Events
2009 Alumni Award Recipients
Letter from the UGA Alumni Association Board President
Alumni chapters
Alumni Profiles
On Broadway
Reviving the craft
Lights, camera, action!
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Obituaries
Class Notes Extras
A bulldog’s view of the inauguration
Alumnus, former GM editor, recovers from war injuries
Dancing with the (Athens) stars
Where are they now?
Why I give
Back Page
Arvin Scott

Around the Arch

Uga leaves his “papers” to UGA

The legacy of the beloved Georgia mascots Uga I through VII will be preserved at UGA thanks to a gift from the family of Frank W. “Sonny” and Cecelia Seiler to the special collections at the University of Georgia library. Letters …

Let it snow

UGA students, faculty, staff—and most of Athens—got a rare day off from school on March 2 after 6-8 inches of snow fell on north central Georgia. The last time that UGA cancelled classes due to weather was Feb. 1, 2007. The …

Going Green—Sustainapalooza

Recycling, conservation and renewable energy took center stage March 19 as the UGA Go Green Alliance and the physical plant sponsored Sustainapalooza, a festival to raise awareness of sustainable practices. While bands perfomed in the amphitheater at Legion Field, students mingled …

Watching history unfold

Students gathered at the Tate Student Center (top) at noon on Jan. 20 to watch Barack Obama take the oath of office to become the 44th president of the United States and the first African American to hold the office. Cynthia …

Going Green—Sustainable recreation

UGA opened new club sports fields this spring on land along South Milledge Avenue near the Red Barn. In creating the fields, the university employed environmentally friendly practices, including using recycled concrete to construct the parking lot for the fields. About …

Going Green—Recyclemainia

UGA is once again participating in the RecyleMania national competition. Last year, the university won a 3rd place “Gorilla Prize,” which recognizes larger schools that recycle the highest gross tonnage of combined paper, cardboard, bottles and cans during the 10-week competition. …

Going Green—Recycle to win

The Georgia Recycling Coalition’s 2008 award for Best Collegiate, University or Institutional Program went to UGA. Recycling saves about $13,000 each month for UGA. The university holds frequent sustainability-related events on campus, including waste audits, Earth Day and America Recycles Day. …

Going Green—Clean and green

UGA is one of only two universities in the country to earn the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certification (CIMS) with Honors. UGA received the award for the Physical Plant Building Services Department’s work in the 28 buildings on North Campus …

Yoculan’s last bow

The Gym Dogs began the season “All in for 10,” and in the end they pulled it off, bringing home a 10 national title for retiring head coach Suzanne Yoculan. It is the team’s fifth consecutive NCAA Championship. In her tenure …

Equestrian wins again

Georgia’s equestrian team won its second consecutive overall title at the Varsity Equestrian National Championships in Waco, Texas on April 19. UGA riders won the Hunt Seat discipline and took fourth place in Western to bring home the win. The Bulldogs …

Athletics funding bolsters academics

The UGA Athletic Association will contribute $6 million of its revenues over the next three years to academic affairs to help offset cuts in state budget appropriations. The association’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve Athletics Director Damon Evans’ request …

UGA honors Dooley

The Vince Dooley Athletic Complex was formally dedicated in November before UGA’s final 2008 regular season home game against Georgia Tech. The ceremony included the unveiling of a statue of the former coach being carried on the shoulders of players from …

Warnell School gets $6.7 million to study Appalachians

The National Science Foundation awarded $6.7 million to a project headed by UGA for research on the effect of climate change and urbanization in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The grant extends the work of the Coweeta Long-Term Ecological Research Project, funded …

Students get Udall, Goldwater scholarships

Ashley Dronenburg Two UGA undergraduates were awarded the Morris K. Udall award and another was selected as a Barry M. Goldwater scholar for 2009. Ashley Dronenburg, a junior from Lawrenceville, and Mark Milby, a junior from Marietta, were selected for …

“All Pro Dad” program extends to UGA

Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy joined forces with UGA head football coach Mark Richt in Athens in March to announce the expansion of Dungy’s national fatherhood program into collegiate football. “All Pro Dad” is dedicated to strengthening the bonds between …

President Emeritus Henry King Stanford dies

President Henry King Stanford Special photo Henry King Stanford, who served as interim UGA president for one year, died in Americus on New Year’s Day. He was 92. Stanford had retired from a nearly 30-year career as a college president …

More honors for Faust

Christina Faust Photo by Dot Paul Christina Faust, a UGA Honors student and Foundation Fellow from Athens, spent 2008 collecting awards. In November she became one of 12 national recipients of the George J. Mitchell Postgraduate Scholarship, which she will …

UGA gets its first Howard Hughes award

Opeoluwa Fawole Photo by Joelle Walls Opeoluwa Fawole, a sophomore microbiology major, was selected to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Exceptional Research Opportunities Program this summer. Fawole, an Honors student from Lawrenceville, is the first UGA student to …

Terry among top in licensing exams

Accounting students from the Terry College of Business logged the second highest pass rate in the country for 2007 graduates taking the Certified Public Accountants licensing exam for the first time. Seventy-eight percent (39 of 50) of the graduates of the …

Age is just a number

Ecology Professor Carl Jordan with the horses at the Spring Valley EcoFarm in Winterville, Ga., on Nov. 27, 2007. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker Carl Jordan is at the age when he could be enjoying a leisurely retirement, yet he’s …

UGA gets $8.3 million boost for stem cell research

Special The National Institutes of Health awarded UGA researchers a five-year, $8.3 million grant for research on development of stem cells and cancer cells. Scientists will be studying the role of cell-surface sugars, called glycans, and their effect on stem …

Best of show

…Associate dean and law school professor Paul M. Kurtz, who received the National Child Support Enforcement Association’s Child Support Community Service Award at the association’s 2009 Policy, Forum and Training Conference in Washington, D.C. Hal Rainey …Hal G. Rainey, professor of …

UGA and CDC partner to fight disease

UGA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a new collaboration focused on understanding and controlling threats to human health. Scientists from both institutions will conduct joint studies on rabies, malaria, tick-borne diseases, avian influenza and measles. The …

Musical treasure hunt leads to a gem

John A. Maltese and John Maltese. Special photo A 30-year search by a UGA political science professor resulted in the rediscovery of the largest collection of classical music from the dawn of the recorded age. John A. Maltese, along with …

Grammy winner!

Art and Margo Rosenbaum look through photographs Margo took of the artists featured in the Grammy Award-winning album “Art of Field Recording Volume 1.” The album was also nominated for best liner notes—a 96-page booklet including artwork and photos. Photo …

Ad research again at top of field

UGA was ranked number one in advertising research for the third time, according to the fall issue of the Journal of Advertising. It held the spot previously in 1990 and 1998. The ranking was based on the number of articles published …

Landscape architecture leads the field

The UGA College of Environment and Design’s landscape architecture programs received top national rankings for a fifth year in a row. The bachelor’s program was ranked first in the nation, and the master’s program was ranked second in the 2009 edition …

Hold the phone!

Special photo In-room telephones at UGA are going the way of the dinosaur. By fall semester they will have been removed from undergraduate residence hall rooms, requiring students to use their mobile phones. Research shows most of them already do. …

Blast from the past

  A new Web site called Goin’ Back: Remembering UGA (http://www.uga.edu/livinghistory) features video interviews with prominent alumni as well as former faculty and staff members. From football star Charley Trippi (BSEd ’51) to country music legend “Whisperin’” Bill Anderson (ABJ …