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Bronze bulldog at Navy School

UGA President Michael F. Adams presents Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus with a bronze bulldog statue at an October ceremony marking the return of the Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue back to the university. A larger bulldog statue (foreground) …

New ceramics building on East Campus

Art professor Ted Saupe (left) teaches beginning and intermediate wheel throwing Nov. 8 on the first day of classes in the newly opened ceramics building, located at 190 River Road. The 15,500-square-foot building features indoor and outdoor kilns, undergraduate and graduate …

Planning for disaster

For the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, geographic information systems (GIS) aren’t just for the technology-minded—they’re critical to helping the state plan for its next disaster. It’s “GIS for dummies,” says Terry Lunn, hazard mitigation director at GEMA. Live weather feeds and …

Extreme Makeover

Stegeman Coliseum’s $13 million renovation was celebrated at a January dedication ceremony. The project included expanding concourse and lobby space, modernizing and adding restrooms, upgrading concessions areas and adding a first aid room. The arena opened in 1964 as the Georgia …

Best in Show

Willie Banks …Counseling psychology professor Edward Delgado-Romero, who received the American Psychology Association 2011 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the public interest, one of only six awards given by the 100,000-member organization. … Willie L. Banks Jr., associate …

Tarleton named to athletic association professorship

Rick Tarleton Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker. Rick Tarleton, distinguished research professor of cellular biology, has been named the first UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in the Biological Sciences. The professorship is funded by the UGA Athletic Association. Tarleton, who …

Top of the class

Tracy Yang Honors student Tracy Yang of Macon was awarded a 2011 Rhodes Scholarship to attend England’s Oxford University. She is UGA’s 22nd Rhodes Scholar and the third female from UGA to win the award. A UGA Foundation Fellow, Yang …

More students get study abroad awards

Natalie Nesmith (BS ‘09) takes a break to write in her journal during a 2008 study abroad trip to Tanzania. Photo by Dot Paul. A record eight UGA students received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate in …

Going Green

Senior ecology major Brian Watts of Douglasville, Ga., refills his water bottle as he uses a rehydration station in the lobby of the Ecology Building. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker. The Odum School of Ecology is making it easier for …

High grades for sustainability

Just a year after creating an Office of Sustainability, UGA received an ‘A-’ on a national report card issued by The Sustainable Endowments Institute. The 2011 grade is two letter grades above the ‘C’ that the university received last year. The …

Green cleaning wins award

Sophomore international affairs and biochemistry major Michelle Noorali of Lawrenceville, Ga., takes a bottled vs. tap water taste test at the Go Green Alliance “Take Back The Tap” booth on the Tate Center Plaza on Feb. 3. Students who signed …

UGA shines with Fulbright scholars

UGA is the fourth-highest-ranked producer of Fulbright Scholars for the 2010-2011 academic year, with four academics receiving Fulbright Scholar grants to study abroad, lecture and conduct research. The recipients are:  • Diane Edison, a professor in the Lamar Dodd School of …

There’s an app for that

A UGA family and child welfare professor has created a glossary of commonly used research terms to be released as a smart phone application. “A Glossary of Commonly Used Research Terms for Social and Behavioral Sciences” by Professor Michael Holosko also …

Going Public

UGA will partner with Georgia Public Broadcasting to rebrand its commercial television station WNEG-TV as a public station. The new station will be named WUGA-TV, pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission. The station, acquired by UGA in October 2008 to …

Best Buy

UGA is eighth in the latest ranking of the nation’s best values in public higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The 2011 ranking marks the eighth consecutive year UGA has ranked among the magazine’s top 10. UGA has been in …

Frogs indicate climate shift

  If you hear frogs calling and it seems like the wrong time of year, scientists say it may be due to climate change. Researchers from the UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, writing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society …

Commitment to service

The Carnegie Foundation has recognized UGA with its Community Engagement Classification, given to institutions for their commitment to community engagement through teaching, research and public service. UGA is one of only 115 colleges and universities to achieve this elective classification in …

Rapid Response

UGA researchers have developed a technique that can diagnose a common type of pneumonia within minutes, potentially replacing existing tests that can take several days for results. The researchers, whose findings are detailed online in the journal PLoS ONE, detected Mycoplasma …

Pines have potential

UGA researchers have been awarded an $880,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to experiment with pine tree plantations for potential use in biofuel production. The project also could result in key findings for …

Gone too soon

Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski Uga VIII was laid to rest Feb. 5 in Sanford Stadium, just a day after he died from lymphoma. Formally named “Big Bad Bruce” after UGA veterinarian Dr. Bruce Hollett, Uga VIII was diagnosed with cancer …

UGA among the best in scoring Supreme Court clerkships

Brian C. Lea (JD ’09) will serve as a judicial clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for the October 2011 term. Lea is the fifth Georgia Law graduate selected in the last seven years to clerk for the U.S. …

Not just chicken feed

  Researchers from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine have received a grant as part of a collaborative effort to encourage sustainable poultry production in West Africa. The $440,000 grant, part of a …

Six named fellows in science association

Six faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” The six inductees bring the …