Around the Arch

NASA grant to focus on climate change and birds

Four UGA professors have received a three-year, $447,000 grant from NASA to offer undergraduates a yearlong combination of classroom and field classes studying the effects of climate change on birds. Beginning in fall 2010, three professors in the Warnell School of …

Gone too soon

Bulldogs fans felt the blow in mid-November when Uga VII, who had been the team mascot for less than two seasons, died unexpectedly. The four-year-old white English bulldog, officially named “Loran’s Best,” had been with the team since Aug. 30, 2008, …

Tate takes the gold

The Tate Student Center expansion, which was completed last year, is the first UGA building to receive LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The addition received gold certification for meeting standards for energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions …

Construction begins

UGA held a groundbreaking ceremony in January for the Richard B. Russell Building, which will be the new home of the Special Collections Library. Construction of the 115,000-square-foot building is projected to take two years and cost close to $46 million, …

Lending a paw

Dawgs for Haiti, a campus-wide initiative organized by Volunteer UGA, has raised more than $58,000 for the relief efforts in Haiti.  More than 100 campus organizations have joined in the fundraiser,  holding bake sales and benefits, selling T-shirts, collecting money at …

Pro golf event will benefit needy students

Next month the UGA golf course will be the site of the Stadion Athens Classic, the PGA Nationwide Tour event previously held at the Jennings Mill Country Club. Watkinsville-based Stadion Money Management Inc. is the title sponsor. The tournament will be …

Having a ball

The West Coast swing, the cha-cha and the mambo were among the dances performed during “Ballroom Magic,” an annual event presented by UGA’s Ballroom Performance Group. From sultry-smooth to energetic and fun, the dancers presented the lesser-known side of ballroom dancing, …

Fostering future bulldogs

Three- and four-year-olds at the McPhaul Child Development Laboratory got a special treat in January when UGA President Michael F. Adams dropped in to read two books, Boom Chicka Rock by John Archambault and Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come by …

Fall athletes make the grade

A total of 54 UGA student-athletes from three fall sports programs—football, volleyball and women’s soccer—were named to the 2009 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Georgia ranked second out of the 12 SEC institutions in total honorees, behind only the University …

Living green

A new East Campus residence hall scheduled to open this fall for non-first-year students will have a technologically advanced living space that incorporates eco-friendly programs into everyday life for a complete “Living Green” experience. UGA is seeking LEED certification for the …

UGA creates Office of Sustainability

Kevin Kirsche Photo by Peter Frey As of Feb. 1, UGA has an Office of Sustainability, funded with a $3 annual fee that students voted to impose on themselves last year. Kevin Kirsche, a former assistant planning director in the …

Best in Show

Stephen Dalton … Stephen Dalton, a professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar of Molecular Cell Biology, who received a $600,000 federal stimulus grant for stem cell research from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

Training in Middle East

The UGA School of Law has partnered with the Dubai Judicial Institute to train judges, lawyers and court officials from the Middle East. Thirty members of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain judiciary attended three days of training in November, which …

Journalism students launch news bureau

Grady College graduate students concentrating in health and medical journalism are launching a public health news bureau to distribute information on issues facing the state such as high infant mortality, soaring obesity rates and an aging public health work force. Funded …

Back to ’Bama

Arthur Dunning Arthur Dunning, vice president for public service and outreach at UGA since 2000, will leave Georgia at the end of March to become vice chancellor of international programs and outreach for the University of Alabama System. Dunning was …

Happy 100th, Graduate School

The UGA Graduate School began its yearlong centennial celebration in January with an address by Debra Stewart, president of the Council of Graduate Schools, who spoke about the opportunities and challenges facing graduate education in the next decade and beyond. Founded …

Uga scientist gets $4.4 million for genetics research

Researchers from UGA and the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a five-year, $14.6 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to expand work on the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genome …

First-year seminars part of reaccreditation plan

Freshman seminars for all first-year students would be mandatory under a plan being developed as part of UGA’s reaccreditation process, now under way. As part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan, the one-hour seminars taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty would …

iTunes and UGA

  Want to see Widespread Panic singer/guitarist John Bell’s presentation to UGA music business students last August? Or watch former UGA quarterback Eric Zeier’s appearance at the “Terry (College) Third Thursday” program? You can do both—free—from iTunes U at UGA. …