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Missing link

A program at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine educates veterinarians and the general public about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. The Vets for Pets and People program also places pets of domestic violence victims into foster care in …

Tree Campus USA

UGA earned the Tree Campus USA designation and was presented with a plaque in February by the Georgia Forestry Commission on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their …

One scrappy office

When staff from the Office of Sustainability began to renovate their offices in the 100-year-old former Armory building at Chicopee they stayed true to their name. Instead of bringing in new materials, they used scrap and surplus fixtures and furniture to …

Twirling to the top

UGA feature baton twirler Karrissa Wimberley was one of five finalists for the Amateur Athletic Union’s annual Sullivan Award, given to the top amateur athlete in the country. She lost to Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek, but Wimberley has won more …

Sheepish

When UGA landscapers wanted to clear privet alongside the North Oconee River on East Campus they went back to nature, bringing in a flock of sheep to graze on the shaded slope until the invasive plants were gone. Local sheep farmer …

Ponying up parasites

If you traveled on South Milledge Avenue this spring you probably noticed some new animals alongside the sheep and cows. Six ponies, acquired from a herd on the University of Kentucky research farm by Ray M. Kaplan, a parasitology researcher at …

Top dog

Gymnast Marcia Newby-Goodman was named a 2011 recipient of the NCAA Top VIII Award, presented annually to eight outstanding students who are involved in athletics, academics, community service and leadership. The winners are selected by the NCAA Honors Committee, made up …

Gateway to nature

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia features the work of Atlanta artist Andrew T. Crawford in an exhibition of garden gates. Five gates will be on display through Dec. 23. A sunflower gate is located in the Flower Garden, which will …

Southern Forestry Conclave

Senior Jason Bland participates in the knife throw contest at the Southern Forestry Conclave 2011, hosted in March by UGA’s Forestry Club, which placed third overall. The event also featured contests in archery, bow saw, pole climb, log roll and axe …

Yes, Georgia, we have bananas

While 99 percent of the bananas eaten in the U.S. now come from other countries, UGA researchers are testing some varieties in the state’s warmer climates. Researchers with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have investigated 35 banana varieties in …

Waste not, want not

During Earth Week in April, UGA’s Office of Sustainability performed a waste audit of the Miller Learning Center to evaluate the effectiveness of a new waste reduction pilot program. Research by Will Grant, a UGA environmental engineering student and intern, found …

Inaugural sustainability grants awarded

Water bottle refilling stations, a campus bike share program, a waste reduction plan for dorm-move out and a rainwater harvesting system are the projects selected to receive the inaugural Campus Sustainability Grants, awarded by the UGA Office of Sustainability.  Winners are: …

Good business

The junior class of Leonard Leadership Scholars in the Terry College of Business will receive $10,000 to implement a community service project in an Athens Boys and Girls club—a prize for their winning proposal in Ernst & Young LLP’s “Your World, …

Honors students win fellowships

Juniors Victoria Akin, Michael Burel and Amar Mirza were awarded 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which honor outstanding students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Akin, a Foundation Fellow, is pursuing a degree in math; …

An app for that

Faculty researchers from UGA’s journalism, theater, engineering and education programs have created an iPhone app designed to teach children about osmosis. The app, based on education software used in Georgia classrooms, features Osy Osmosis, a character that helps children understand how …

Study shows breed specific causes of death in dogs

A new UGA study provides a comprehensive look at causes of death in more than 80 breeds of dogs and will help veterinarians create breed-specific health maintenance programs. Published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the study is a starting …

Best in Show

A BARK out to … speech and hearing clinic Director Carol Ann Raymond, who received the 2011 Dr. Robert A. Hull Leadership Award from the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, in recognition of almost four decades of work in her field. … Terry …

Honor for Adams

UGA President Michael F. Adams is the 2011 Alumnus of the Year at Lipscomb University in Tennessee, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in speech and history. Now in his 14th year at UGA, Adams was honored at several …