Around the Arch

Twirling to Victory

UGA’s majorettes returned from the annual National Baton Twirling Championships with three national titles and recognition as the first team ever to take home awards in each of the main categories. In addition to the national titles, the nine-member team of …

March(es) in October

UGA’s Wind Ensemble presented its first outdoor concert on North Campus in October. The event was designed to evoke the feel of an old-fashioned band concert in the park, and attendees were encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic lunches. …

“Big Bad Bruce”  introduced as UGA VIII

The eighth in a legendary line of UGA mascots was introduced to the crowd at Sanford Stadium prior to the Oct. 16 Homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Uga VIII, wearing the trademark red Georgia sweater, received the ceremonial collar at midfield prior …

Red, Black and Silver

Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker The Redcoat Band is on a mission to field its performers with a full complement of silver instruments, designed to better coordinate with team colors. Alumni of the band launched a Silver Instrument Campaign this …

Alumnus Named UGA Director of Athletics

GREG MCGARITY Greg McGarity (ABJ ’76) became UGA athletics director on Sept. 1. McGarity came from the University of Florida, where he was executive associate athletic director. McGarity began his career with the UGA Athletic Association, serving as student assistant …

Stalking Sturgeon

DOUG PETERSON. Photo by Peter Frey Associate Professor Doug Peterson, whose recent work included creating a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable method of farming Russian sturgeon for caviar, will share a $4.45 million, three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Fancy Dancing

Allison Gantz, left, a dance major at UGA, participates in a demonstration with children during the Community Dance Celebration. Special photo. A Community Dance Celebration, sponsored by the Department of Dance, showcased adult and children’s dance classes featuring the CORE …

Dawgtoberfest

Photo by Dot Paul The College of Pharmacy’s 8th annual Dawgtoberfest was host to 200 students, faculty and staff who participated in various health promotion activities. Screenings, flu shots and health information exchanges were just a few of the features …

State Pharmacists to Train at UGA

The College of Pharmacy will provide disaster preparation training required of all licensed pharmacists in the state. The three-hour course, mandated by the State Board of Pharmacy, is part of licensed pharmacists 30-hour continuing education requirement.    As of this fall, …

UGA Effort to Reduce Childhood Obesity

UGA researchers received funding to find ways to prevent or reduce childhood obesity through partnerships among University System of Georgia institutions and local communities. Two projects aim to reduce childhood obesity by working with after-school programs, while a third aims to …

A Facelift for New College

A detail of a small Lamar period pot that was discovered under New College during renovations. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker New College, one of the oldest buildings on campus, is finally living up to its name. It was rededicated …

Green Living

Building 1516 opened this fall with 500 environmentally conscious upperclassmen as residents. The new East Campus residence hall is the first “green” residential hall on campus and it uses more than high-efficiency showers to remind students of the importance of environmental …

An Alley No More

Sophomores Olivia Barrett, Amy Ledford, Mallory Burt and freshman Michelle Liang relax in Reed Plaza before the start of the Georgia vs. Arkansas game. Photo by Peter Frey Reed Plaza, the pedestrian walkway connecting Sanford Drive and East Campus Road …

Just Say No More

Photo by Adnrew Davis Tucker UGA students joined their peers around the country on Oct. 7, gathering on North Campus to protest further budget cuts to higher education. Organized by the UGA chapter of Georgia Students for Public Higher Education, …

Research on Wood Could Boost Biofuels

Researchers in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources received a $1.34 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to attempt to increase the productivity of trees by genetically modifying certain proteins critical to wood formation. The study could …

Research Funding up for Second Year

UGA researchers brought in almost $176 million in research awards from external sources in fiscal year 2010, which ended June 1. It was the second record-setting year for UGA, despite the poor economy.    Last year’s peak, $174.6 million, represented a …

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink

Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski The official website for the UGA Office of Sustainability went live in September, just nine months after President Michael F. Adams announced the creation of the office, funded in part by a student-approved fee. The site …

Urban Ecology

Kevin O’Neil (left) and his 3-year-old son Tiger stopped at Park(ing) Day during their morning jog. Tiger was most interested in the chickens that George Boggs (shaking hands with O’Neil), a graduate student in the College Of Education, brought for …

Hill Takes Green Cup

Tyra Byers, the School of Ecology sustainability coordinator, presents a free fluorescent lightbulb, courtesy of Georgia Power, to freshman Jamila Davis during the Green Cup Challenge Pool Party in September. Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski Hill Hall took top prize in …

UGA Ranks High in Doctoral Degrees to African Americans

UGA is 15th in the nation in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans, up from 17th in last year’s rankings, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. The doctoral completion rate for African Americans at UGA has …

Friend-Making Board Launched

UGA launched a board of visitors in October, with an inaugural class of 35 members. Made up of community leaders throughout Georgia, the UGA Board of Visitors is charged with helping to build relationships between the state’s flagship university and elected …

App for Autistics

UGA education researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop an application for handheld communication devices to provide individuals with autism and developmental disabilities a self-prompting tool that they can use in their homes …

Century Old Soda Fountain Now at UGA

Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker A 1907 soda fountain on display in the UGA College of Pharmacy Alumni Suite was a gift from Coca-Cola Enterprises. Manufactured by Liquid Carbonic Co., the fountain is valued at $15,000 and features a mirrored …

Researcher one of six in U.S. to get funding

Frederick D. Quinn, a world-renowned tuberculosis researcher based at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, will receive part of a $2.9 million award from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to support research projects that will help with the diagnosis, …

Best in Show

Beth Phillips …. Beth Phillips, clinical associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, who was named Residency Preceptor of the Year by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. …. Jared Klein, distinguished research professor of linguistics, classics, and Germanic and …

Redcoats Rock

  Members of UGA’s Redcoat Marching Band joined indie rock’s Band of Horses on “Georgia,” a cover of a Cee Lo Green song. Band of Horses singer/guitarist Ben Bridwell came up with the idea after watching the Bulldogs play last …

Go Dogs! Sip ‘Em

  Bulldog fans can now support their favorite university every morning with a cup of Bulldog Blend. Hand roasted by Athens’ own Jittery Joe’s, Bulldog Blend is available in medium, dark, decaf and fair trade as well as whole bean …

UGA Back in Top 20

UGA tied for 18th among public universities—up from 21st in 2010—in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges. UGA also was listed among 25 national universities with the least debt for 2009 graduates. The university ranked …

Got iPad? The Library Does

  UGA students and employees who want to try out Apple’s newest technology now can check out an iPad from the campus libraries. The UGA Libraries purchased 12 of the tablet computers, which they distribute from three locations: the main …

High Fat Moms = High Fat Babies

  A study by UGA researchers suggests that mothers who consume a diet high in trans fats double the likelihood that their infants will have high levels of body fat. The study found that infants whose mothers consumed more than …

Voices for Recovery

  Students in the School of Social Work have launched a website for the Macon community designed to help those there who have been affected by addiction. Fourteen student volunteers from the school’s clinical practice with addictive disorders course compiled …