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Theatre rising

Georgia Theatre owner Wilmot Greene in early November took media on a tour of the inside of the Georgia Theatre, which was gutted by fire on June 19. Greene has announced plans to rebuild the theater and has launched a fundraising …

Saving sturgeon

Caviar is one of the world’s most prized delicacies, but overfishing has pushed wild sturgeon to the brink of extinction. A new, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable method for farming sturgeon pioneered by a UGA professor has the potential to protect wild …

A field of their own

The Georgia Redcoat Marching Band now has its own field to practice for football Saturdays. UGA dedicated the new field off College Station Road to the band in November. Work on the field began last year and included installing a retaining …

We keep growing and growing

The start of the fall semester saw three new buildings or additions open on UGA campuses—two in Athens and one in Griffin. The College of Pharmacy expanded into its new Pharmacy South addition, adjacent to the Robert C. Wilson Pharmacy Building …

Lifelong learning

Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UGA, a part of Learning in Retirement Inc., offers opportunities for seniors to continue learning on a non-credit basis with no exams, papers or …

For the troops

Georgia Bulldogs wore stickers on their helmets honoring the Georgia-based 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during their game against South Carolina in September. The 1-inch by 1.5-inch sticker was a replica of the combat team’s shoulder sleeve insignia. The 48th IBCT …

Evans honored by Boys and Girls Club

UGA Athletics Director Damon Evans was inducted into the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni Hall of Fame in October in recognition of his years of support of America’s youth. Named to head the athletics department in December 2003, he …

Bringing it in? Take it back out

bUGA appealed directly to football fans this fall asking them to police their own tailgates and leave the campus trash free at the end of game days. In an effort to improve trash collection on game days, the university distributed 12,000 …

Recognition for Old Athens Cemetery

Thanks to the work of a UGA employee, the Jackson Street Cemetery on the UGA campus has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Janine Duncan (MA ’07) began the effort to preserve the cemetery three years ago, when …

Apple time in North Georgia

More than 700 kindergarten students visited the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville for its annual Johnny Appleseed program. Held over five days in September, students enjoyed narrated wagon rides through the apple orchards, apple picking, and even had …

Love for Diaz

Photo by UGA Sports Communications Georgia head men’s tennis coach Manuel Diaz was named USOC National Coach of the Year for Tennis. Diaz was honored as part of the ceremonies at the U.S. Open tennis championship in September. Each year, …

Gridiron rivals, cyberspace partners

UGA and 11 other Southeastern Conference institutions joined to launch the SEC Academic Network, a Web site designed to promote academic endeavors. The site—www.secacademicnetwork.com—was established by the SEC in partnership with ESPN and the member universities. “A focus on the quality …

H1N1 at UGA

  More than 1,540 students had been diagnosed with H1N1 virus as of late October but health officials at the University Health Service indicated the number of students coming in weekly was starting to decrease to below 113. More than …

UGA forges partnership with Liberia

UGA and the government of Liberia have signed an agreement to work together to expand government and agriculture assistance programs in the African country. The basis for the agreement came from meetings in Monrovia between UGA President Michael F. Adams and …

Traffic Institute gets training grant

Special photo The UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute received an $836,470 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to continue education and training programs. The institute has four main training and community education initiatives: Child Passenger Safety Technician certification, …

Reaching records in research

UGA research funding reached a record high last year with researchers receiving more than $173 million from external sources. The previous peak, $150.6 million, was reached in fiscal year 2005. UGA ranks among the top 100 public and private research universities …

Minority doctoral degrees up

UGA is ranked 17th in the nation for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African-American students—up from 18th last year, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, which does the rankings. The latest ranking reflects efforts by the graduate …

Mace to leave provost job

Arnett Mace Provost Arnett Mace will step down in January, retiring after 18 years at UGA, the last seven as chief academic officer for the university. Mace began his UGA career in 1991 as dean of the Warnell School of …

Professor’s book inspires teenager

William Kamkwamba with his handmade windmill. Special photo A science textbook written by UGA education professor Mary M. Atwater is being heralded as the inspiration and guide for a 14-year-old African boy’s quest to build a windmill that provided electricity …

Improving sustainability

A working group of UGA faculty, staff, and students in October released a report cataloguing the university’s efforts to promote sustainability and making proposals to enhance those efforts across campus. The 69-page document identified more than 60 degree programs related to …

Got milk?

Jackson Tucker. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker UGA received a $2.2 million grant to explore the role vitamin D plays in children’s health. The grant follows an August report in the journal Pediatrics showing 60 percent of children and adolescents …

Understanding birth defects

The image shows cell with a defective meiosis I, leading to aberrant chromosome segregation and chromosome imbalance in progeny. Photo by Xuexian Li At conception, parents provide an embryo with chromosome information—23 each, for a total of 46. But when …

Best in Show

Jessica Van Parys … Graduate Jessica Van Parys, a UGA Honors student who earned combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees in economics and a bachelor’s degree in political science in May, received a Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of …

Speak easy

  Six new instructors are teaching classes at UGA in languages the federal government deems critical for national security: Pashto, Urdu, Persian, Indonesian, Turkish and Bengali. The instructors—from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Turkey and Bangladesh—are experienced teachers in their own languages …

Going abroad?

  International travelers now may apply for passports at the UGA Tate Student Center. The UGACard office in November began accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants may also have their passport photos taken at …

Gimme a G

  The new and improved G Book made its debut during fall semester. As the official traditions handbook for students, the G Book includes campus history, fight songs, background on UGA traditions, points of pride and advice from alumni. UGA’s …

Have scholarship, will travel

Three UGA Honors students were awarded National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for language study abroad during the 2009-10 academic year. Laura Eaton from Watkinsville and Daniel Jackson from Marietta both are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in international affairs …

Trumpeter Mills dies; scholarship created

Fred Mills. Photo by Nancy Evelyn Renowned trumpet player and Hugh Hodgson School of Music Professor W. Fred Mills died in September following injuries from a traffic accident. He was 74 years old. The accident occurred in Walton County as …