September 2009

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on student life
Cover Story
Bridging a divide
Feature Stories
Hula Hoops, bubbles and plate tectonics
Leading by example
Closeups
Clicking into UGA
The expanded Tate Center
Around the Arch
Best in show
Homicidal poisonings on the rise
Students spend a year on world’s longest book
Historic past unearthed
Med ed
Full bloom
No fish tales here
Autism education program expands
Putting the heat on high school sports
Kudos to Kupets
Nationwide Tour comes to UGA golf course
Arch news
UGA presence in the high court
Stimulus money funds curator
The day the music died
New Dawgs get taste of service learning
Former alumni relations director dies
Accreditation for Public Health
Fundraising record set
Researching PTSD and drug abuse
Lab rats and episodic memory
Can’t see the campus….for the trees
Going green with steam
Dormant fountains flow again
Picture this!
Stay connected with UGA
A decade old and going strong
Grass that thrives in sun and shade
Arch Partnership wins award
Tiny salamander makes a big splash
Alumni News & Events
Alumni Association Calendar
Alumni Profiles
Legal beagle?
All in the family
She rules the schools
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Obituaries
Class Notes Extras
In memory of Cayle Bywater
Ex-pat expert
Sweet Lantana
Arch trustee oversees public health interns in New York
Full of beans
Victor Profis
UGA law grad appointed to 11th Circuit Court
Atlanta alumni get new digs
Letter from Alumni Association President Vic Sullivan
Why I give
Back Page
Paige Carmichael

Class Notes Extras

Why I give

"I was so excited that UGA opened a College of Public Health, soon to be followed by a medical campus, that I felt obligated to help. I loved my years at UGA, still value my education, and always planned to do …

Sweet Lantana

It was an accident, really, the bittersweet discovery of a new breed of Lantana behind alumna Susy Dirr’s house in Chapel Hill, N.C., where she lived in 2004 after a second lung transplant. Dirr’s father, retired-UGA horticulturist Mike Dirr, recognized the …

Arch trustee oversees public health interns in New York

UGA Honors students interned this summer with the Greater New York Hospital Association under the direction of Arch Foundation Advisory Trustee Susan Waltman (AB ’73, MSW ’75), senior executive vice president and general counsel of GNYHA. The students, who are all …

Ex-pat expert

If you ever move to China, Christyne Holmes (BSHE ’89) is a good person to know. Holmes has been living in Beijing since 2003 with her husband, John, who works for Conoco Phillips, and their son, John Kendrick, 5. Holmes shares …

Full of beans

Beans Kelly holds the small stingray up for her campers—ages 6 to 11—to observe. “That’s what killed the Crocodile Hunter,” Kelly (BSEd ’90) tells them as they stare fascinated. “Only that one was much bigger.” She deftly unhooks the ray from …

Victor Profis

UGA alumnus Victor Profis, a long-time member of the Georgia Magazine Advisory Board, died July 6 after battling cancer for more than a year.He was 58. Profis, who was born in Israel and spent his childhood there and in Cuba, earned …

UGA law grad appointed to 11th Circuit Court

  President Obama has appointed Beverly Martin (JD ’81), a U.S. District Court judge in Atlanta since 2000, to a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Martin has presided over some high profile cases during her time as …

Atlanta alumni get new digs

  The Atlanta Alumni Center has moved to the 8th floor of One Live Oak Center in Buckhead. The building, which also houses the Terry College Executive Education Center, is located at 3475 Lenox Road, across from Lenox Square Mall. …

Letter from Alumni Association President Vic Sullivan

Vic Sullivan Special photo For many of us, the University of Georgia is a big part of our families. The prospect of visiting campus, especially on a football Saturday, brings with it thrilling anticipation. I’ll never forget my first Georgia …

In memory of Cayle Bywater

Cayle Bywater Special photo Before grad student Cayle Bywater (BBA ’02) disappeared early last year she started a project to benefit Nuci’s Space, a musicians’ resource and support center where she volunteered in Athens. She hoped that the large-scale database …