Around the Arch

UGArden

Within a year of its creation, UGArden, a student group focused on sustainable agriculture, already is providing organic produce from a community garden to the local food bank. Land for the project was donated by the College of Agricultural & Environmental …

In the hunt at Pebble Beach

UGA golfer Russell Henley tied for 16th place in the 2010 U.S. Open golf championship at Pebble Beach, Calif., in June. A rising senior from Macon, Henley finished at 8-over-par 292, eight shots behind champion Graeme McDowell. Henley and NCAA medalist …

Trees honor Dirr

More than 200 shade trees donated to UGA by the Select Sustainable Tree Trust—the first of up 1,000 trees the Watkinsville-based trust has pledged to UGA—are in honor of the late Susy Dirr (ABJ ’99), who died from cystic fibrosis in …

The Emmy goes to… UGA!

Staff from the UGA Libraries brought home a statuette in June from the 2010 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards for their work on “Andrew Young Presents: How We Got Over,” a documentary of the civil rights movement in the south. Young and …

The reel world

Two members of the UGA Bass Fishing Team reeled in more than fish at the 2010 Boat U.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship—they also caught a trophy. Ben Cleary and Bo Page (AB ’10), representing the UGA Bass Anglers, caught a combined …

Deadly heat

New tailgating limits

New policies for fall football game days will permit tailgating on North Campus for only four hours prior to kickoff and will limit the items that tailgaters can bring onto the historic lawns in the area bordered by Broad, Lumpkin, Baldwin …

Every drop counts

  The drought may be over, but UGA continues to conserve water resources. To conserve water in new buildings on campus, the university is installing seven cisterns for collecting rain and condensation from new buildings’ roof tops and mechanical systems. …

UGA makes honor roll

The University of Georgia is ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the top 15 colleges and universities in the country for its commitment to sustainability. The Review, which evaluates schools on environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings, gave …

Re-energizing campus

The Go Green Alliance, working with UGA staff, applied for and received a $5,000 grant from the Clinton Global Initiative to begin installing photovoltaic panels on campus to generate electricity for a solar-powered laptop recharge station. The UGA Physical Plant Division …

More money for scholarships

A $2.4 million gift from The Goizueta Foundation will fund three need-based scholarship programs over seven years: The Opportunity Scholarship will provide need-based tuition support to a total of 60 incoming freshman and can be renewed for four years of undergraduate …

Meeting needs in biotech

UGA has been awarded federal stimulus funding to create a new Professional Science Master’s program in biomanufacturing and bioprocessing that will help meet the workforce needs of Georgia’s growing biotechnology industry. UGA was one of only 21 universities to receive the …

A tool kit for journalists

A website created by faculty, staff and students in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication provides resources to journalists who report on poverty. “Covering Poverty: A Toolkit for Journalists” includes tutorials and tip sheets for journalists to help them …

Institute for School Improvement

The Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement is now housed at UGA’s Fanning Institute. GLISI is a public/private initiative that provides leadership training and district capacity building for K-12 school systems throughout the state. School systems that have worked with GLISI …

Best in Show

Alberta J. Ellett A BARK OUT TO ….Ken Tanner, a professor of education, who received an Outstanding Paper Award by the Emerald Literati Network’s 2010 Awards for Excellence. … Alberta J. (Bert) Ellett, an associate professor in the School of …

Got pain? Try ginger.

  Two studies directed by kinesiology Professor Patrick O’Connor give scientific support to the ancient remedy of using ginger to treat pain. Studies show that two grams of ginger taken daily reduce exercise-induced muscle pain by 25 percent over the …

More bang for the buck

UGA had a $2.2 billion impact on the local economy in 2009, according to a recent study by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the Terry College of Business. The study, which measured the economic impact of all 35 institutions …

Fund to support study of capitalism

BB&T Corp. has pledged $1.5 million over 10 years to the Terry College of Business to establish the BB&T Support Fund for the Study of Capitalism and Market Economies. The goal is to expose undergraduate students to the historical foundations of …

The World Cup… on UGA turf

The turf used for some of the fields at the 2010 World Cup games was developed by Wayne Hanna, a researcher for UGA at Tifton. Photo by Brad Haire The 2010 Soccer World Cup games were held in South Africa, …

Planning a visit?

  Visitors to UGA can find out everything they need to know ahead of time—and schedule a campus tour—on the new website for the UGA Visitor’s Center. The site provides basic information, such as what is included on tour, as …