June 2010

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on UGA’s most prestigious scholarship programs
Cover Story
The essential Kim Bearden
Feature Stories
The gift
Teaching the teachers
Closeups
The real world
Lending a hand
Around the Arch
Tourney brings in the green
Men’s golf team wins SEC title
Study shows black athletes are neglected acadmically
Equestrian team wins fifth national championship
Happy Anniversary, Arch Foundation
Gift will support Civil War studies
Professorship named after African American
The end of an era
Pizza gardens
Odum School of Ecology teams with Rainforest Alliance
Earth Week celebrates 40
UGA makes list of green colleges and universities
UGA third in technology commercialization
A premium on hiring
Child care to benefit all
Turning lemons into lemonaid
Advise and ascend
Best in Show
On with the show
Welcome to the Bulldog Nation
Peace out
JUST THE FAC(T)S
The olive state?
Prestigious honors for Honors students
Going green…at home
Wet paint
Alumni News & Events
Alumni calendar
Letter from the UGA Alumni Assciation president
2010 Alumni Association Awards
Alumni Profiles
All the president’s kids
He’s number one
Preserving lives
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Ahead of the game
Making wishes come true
Against the odds
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Obituaries
Class Notes Extras
Regents’ Award for Morehead
Not since you
The Tumornator
UGA grad is first female Israeli Arab associate prof
Why I give
What money means
Back Page
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru
Web Exclusives
Vet School holds open house
Car free day

Around the Arch

Tourney brings in the green

About 8,500 people visited the UGA Golf Course April 26 through May 1 for the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA, a PGA Nationwide tour golf event held on the campus course for the first time. Texan Martin Piller, 24, won the …

Odum School of Ecology teams with Rainforest Alliance

The Odum School of Ecology is collaborating with the international nonprofit Rainforest Alliance to ensure the Alliance’s Green Certification Program for tourism, timber and agricultural products meets its sustainability goals. The Alliance will support Professor Catherine Pringle’s research program to protect …

Turning lemons into lemonaid

Instead of spending their furlough day at home, at least 46 UGA instructors spent April 30 giving volunteer presentations at Athens-area schools. Organizer Ron Orlando, a researcher at UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, says LemonAid’s goal is to highlight the importance …

Welcome to the Bulldog Nation

Pizza gardens

Members of UGA’s Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority, in Savannah over spring break, helped students at Charles Ellis Elementary School spruce up their campus and plant fruit trees and bushes, as well as a small pizza garden. During the “service day,” …

Equestrian team wins fifth national championship

The UGA equestrian team beat Texas A&M to win the overall crown at the 2010 Varsity Equestrian National Championships in Waco, Texas. UGA has won five championships in eight years. Two sophomores, Michelle Morris and Emma Lipman, were the third and …

Earth Week celebrates 40

Campus sustainability walking tours, film screenings, panel discussions and Car Free Day were among the activities to celebrate Earth Week, April 19-23. UGA’s new Office of Sustainability and Go Green Alliance hosted the walking tours which showed off sustainability initiatives in …

Wet paint

UGA’s best-known icon, the Arch that marks the entrance from downtown to North Campus, got a makeover in April—just in time for spring graduation photos. Workers stripped 25 years’ worth of paint accumulation before priming and repainting the Arch. The new …

Men’s golf team wins SEC title

  At St. Simons Island, the UGA men’s golf team won the Southeastern Conference Championship for the second consecutive season, and junior Russell Henley nabbed the SEC individual medal. The team finished at 4-over 844 for a five-shot victory over …

Study shows black athletes are neglected acadmically

A study by kinesiology professor Billy Hawkins shows that black athletes at predominately white National Collegiate Athletic Association schools are often physically exploited while being neglected academically. Across 36 sports monitored by the NCAA, men’s basketball has the lowest graduation rates, …

Happy Anniversary, Arch Foundation

The Arch Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary of working to increase the UGA endowment and build programs that will promote the university. The Foundation has $82 million in assets following record fundraising years. Also, its Arch Professorship Initiative has created four …

Gift will support Civil War studies

A $1 million gift from an Atlanta couple will establish the Amanda and Greg Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era in the history department. The Gregorys gave an additional $50,000 to support research in Civil War era studies for graduate …

Professorship named after African American

The Donald L. Hollowell Professorship of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies in the School of Social Work has been fully endowed. The professorship, the first at UGA named after an African American, was funded through the UGA faculty-hiring initiative, donations …

The end of an era

1882 Pandora This year’s Pandora will be the last printed edition of the nearly 125-year-old UGA yearbook, staff members told the Athens Banner-Herald in April. Sales of the student-produced book have declined for years and no longer justify the printing …

UGA makes list of green colleges and universities

  UGA is one of six Georgia colleges and universities listed in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.  In recognizing UGA, the guide noted the university’s Academy of the Environment, which is a venue for cross-disciplinary collaboration in …

UGA third in technology commercialization

The 2010 Association of University Technology Managers survey reports that UGA ranks third in the nation for moving basic research into the marketplace. The UGA Research Foundation obtains patents or other intellectual property protection and licenses inventions to the private sector …

A premium on hiring

Despite ongoing state budget problems, UGA will spend $4 million to hire two dozen new faculty members to fill critical tenured and tenure-track positions for the coming academic year. Among the positions to be filled are five chaired professorships in field …

Child care to benefit all

  UGA plans to open a child care facility for children of faculty, staff and students as early as January 2012 on the site of the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, which will close in 2011 and be turned …

Advise and ascend

Truitt Broome (AB ’08) helps Clarke Central High School junior Demetria Davidson register for the SAT. Photo by Dot Paul UGA’s Institute of Higher Education, in partnership with the Watson-Brown Foundation of Thomson and the National College Advising Corps, has …

Best in Show

Han Park … Deryl Bailey, a counseling professor in the College of Education, who is the 2010 Reese House Social Justice Advocate of the Year for his dedication to social justice among K-12 students. … Han S. Park, professor of …

On with the show

Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker UGA’s Fine Arts Theatre was rededicated in April after an extensive renovation.    The last of the Works Progress Administration projects to be constructed on campus, the Theatre was designed in the ornate, high style …

Peace out

  UGA ranks in the top 25 of colleges and universities in the United States that produce Peace Corps volunteers. Ranked 23rd among colleges with more than 15,000 undergraduates, UGA currently has 45 undergraduates and three graduate school alumni serving …

JUST THE FAC(T)S

A new freshman learning community focused on managing finances will open in fall 2010. Freshman FAC(T)S, sponsored by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will discuss the best places to buy textbooks, successful time management and why it is important …

The olive state?

  Olives may soon join peaches and peanuts in the line-up of popular produce farmed in Georgia. Extension agents in South Georgia are experimenting with the crop as a complement to blueberries, which have proven prolific in Georgia soil. Farm …

Prestigious honors for Honors students

Tracy Yang Yasmin Yonis                       Honors students Tracy Yang, an anthropology major from Macon, and Yasmin Yonis, an international affairs and journalism major from Lawrence-ville, were awarded 2010 Harry S. …

Going green…at home

  UGA faculty members have launched a website designed to help Georgians better understand how to “go green.” UGA GreenWay links viewers to resources offered through the university’s extension service.    The site provides information on “greenwashing,” which refers to …