Around the Arch

Underwater archaeology

Students in anthropology Professor Ervan Garrison’s underwater archaeology class spend some time training in the marine sciences pool to practice mapping, measuring and photographing a sunken boat. It is the first time for the course at UGA and requires students to …

Sustainability Day

Seth Hancock (standing, with backpack), a senior agricultural business major from Braselton, helps promote the Organic Agriculture Certificate Program at UGA. Seth Hancock (standing, with backpack), a senior agricultural business major from Braselton, helps promote the Organic Agriculture Certificate Program …

Keeping up with tradition

It’s fair to say that Trey Sinyard made the most of his undergraduate experience at UGA. A Foundation Fellow, Sinyard worked as a tour guide for the UGA Visitors Center, served as the student government liaison to the UGA Athletic Association …

Serv(ed)

Some UGA students spent a recent Saturday at the Athens Council on Aging, making corn husk dolls for council members to use as prizes in their upcoming fall festival. The students were part of SERV(ED) a program that provides service and …

A new look

After more than two years of preparation, UGA unveiled a new home page in time for fall semester. The redesigned http://www.uga.edu features a sleek design, simple navigation systems and user-friendly menus. It still contains the information and resources that have always …

The end of R.E.M. as we know them

Members of the Athens-based band R.E.M. announced in September they would part ways after 31 years of making music together. A statement released on the band’s website said simply “…we have decided to call it a day as a band. We …

Resources for recovery

Trekking through the museum

Visits to the Georgia Museum of Art are more interactive these days with the introduction of free backpack tours that provide activities for families touring the exhibits. Every backpack includes four folders with the materials necessary to complete an activity relating …

Marketplace comes to Athens

WUGA radio in October hosted a national broadcast of “Marketplace,” produced by American Public Media, which reaches about 9.3 million listeners on 500 radio stations each week. APM chose Athens so that it could play on the name of the city …

Light the Night

Ashley Austin (left), a second-year GHSU/UGA Medical Partnership student, prepares for the two-mile Light the Night Walk, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in downtown Athens Oct. 21. The partnership’s student government organization raised more than $2,800 for the …

Like a phoenix

The Georgia Theatre reopened on Aug. 1, two years after it was destroyed by fire and with $4.5 million in renovations. The reopening was celebrated with two weeks of steady performances that included shows by The Glands, a local indie band, …

Campus Pantry

A group of UGA organizations created a food pantry for students and employees who are feeling the pinch of the recession, increased tuition costs and lower HOPE allotments. The group, which includes members of 20 campus organizations, spent the past year …

World’s largest dog-boned shaped cookie

Students gathered at Reed Plaza in August to decorate and eat the “world’s largest” dog-boned shaped cookie. They also posed for a class photo in the shape of a “G” on the field at Sanford Stadium. These events were part of …

Dare to Design

Ivan Ingermann, assistant professor of costume design in the Franklin College Department of Theatre and Film Studies, designed the costumes for the national touring show Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream. With the help of his assistant and former student Ben …

Bridging a divide

Delegates from North Korea, South Korea and the U.S. reaffirmed a commitment to peace building and reintegration Oct. 20 following four days of Track II talks organized by Han Park (above left), director of the UGA Center for the Study of …

REBUILDING Rutherford

The university will raze and rebuild Rutherford residence hall, despite protests from some students and alumni who had hoped to preserve the 72-year-old building. The building, which now houses 159 students, will be torn down in the spring and replaced with …

Honoring Baldwin

A statue of UGA founder and first president Abraham Baldwin was unveiled on North Campus, a gift from the UGA Alumni Association. Baldwin, a member of the Georgia State House, the Continental Congress and the U.S. Senate, founded UGA, the first …

Best in Show

… Laura Dean, an associate professor in the College of Education, who was recently elected president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. …Thomas R. Dunn, a lecturer in rhetorical studies in the Franklin College’s Department of …

UGA grass at Florida resort

Turf grass developed by UGA Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Wayne Hanna is featured on the Wannamaker Golf Course at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The course reopened this fall with its new TifEagle greens and TifGrand tee …

Another record year

Eleven UGA students were offered international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2011-2012 academic year, tying last year’s record number. The U.S. Student Fulbright Grants, which cover research, study and creative opportunities, provide students, scholars and professionals …

Can’t make the game? share your tickets

A new ticket transfer and return program for all Stegeman Coliseum sports programs, as well as Bulldog baseball games, will now allow season ticket holders to transfer their tickets electronically to other fans or return tickets to the Athletic Association to …

Law students in D.C.

A new School of Law program to launch in the spring will allow approximately 15 students to live and work in Washington, D.C., for a semester while earning course credit. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to live in …

West Nile less a threat in cities?

A study from UGA’s Odom School of Ecology shows that the West Nile Virus spreads more slowly into highly developed areas that are not as hospitable to the wildlife that carries and transmits the disease. Until now the virus was thought …

Grant for rabies vaccine study

A $4.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to collaborate with other institutions to test a rabies virus vaccine that could be administered after the disease sets in. Now people who have …

An eye on med-ed

Graduate students in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication are documenting the first years of the medical partnership between UGA and the Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) through a series of written stories, photographs …

Kids in poverty benefit from pre-K, study shows

A 10-year study of children in the Clarke County School District shows that those who live in poverty show higher academic achievement if they have been enrolled in pre-kindergarten. The study of about 500 kids, led by researchers in the College …

Doctorate in epidemiology

The UGA College of Public Health will begin offering a Ph.D. in epidemiology in fall 2012, the first public institution in Georgia to offer that degree. Recognizing the need for in-depth public health research in the state, UGA administrators say the …