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150 years of service to Georgia

UGA celebrates its history as a land-grant institution this year, the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, named for U.S. Rep. Justin Smith Morrill, who introduced the act. The legislation provided states with funding and direction to found land-grant universities and …

Making music for money

Students and local musicians had an opportunity to learn from the pros at a conference on the music industry business sponsored by the School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Terry College Music Business Program. At right, Music …

GMOA gets the gold

The Georgia Museum of Art is the third UGA building to become certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), receiving its Gold designation earlier this year. The other two LEED-certified buildings are the Tate Student Center expansion and residence …

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Guided tours of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, which was dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in February, are available to the public every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Visitors will get a tour of each of the galleries that …

$1.3 million to continue research in gulf

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, UGA researchers remain at the forefront of the investigation into the incident, this time with a $1.3 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study …

Loch Johnson inaugural SEC award winner

Loch Johnson, Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, is the inaugural winner of the Southeastern Conference Professor of the Year Award. Johnson was selected from a field of 12 candidates each selected as …

Gym Dog takes two national titles

Senior Kat Ding capped her college career by winning NCAA titles on the uneven bars and floor exercise. The titles are the 39th and 40th in Georgia history, the most of any team. The Gym Dogs have won 14 individual NCAA …

Digitizing the past

UGA Libraries, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Georgia Historical Society and the Board of Regents’ GALILEO virtual library initiative, is part of a new project to digitize more than 80,000 documents relating to the American Civil War. Funding …

Celebrating 65 years

The Georgia Review, a literary magazine published by UGA since 1947, celebrates its anniversary with the book Stories wanting only to be heard, a compilation of 28 of the most remarkable works of short fiction published in the journal over the …

The end of an era

Michael F. Adams will step down as president of the University of Georgia on June 30, 2013, after 16 years at the helm of the state’s flagship institution. Adams publicly announced his retirement in the UGA Chapel on May 3. Under …

Greek girls kick off green challenge

UGA sororities kicked off their first Sorority Green Cup Challenge this spring in an effort to reduce energy, water and waste and to increase recycling. The challenge among the 12 Panhellenic sororities and their houses is an outgrowth of UGA residence …

Best in Show

A BARK out to … College of Education Professor JoBeth Allen, who was named a 2012 inductee into the Reading Hall of Fame, established by the International Reading Association. ALLEN … Allan Cohen, director of the Georgia Center for Assessment and …

Undergraduates take top honors

Georgia undergraduates continue to win national acclaim, with four this year named 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars and three awarded 2012 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarships. Goldwater scholars, left to right, Ligon, DeLeo, Stratmann and Trible. Goldwater …

Second round of sustainability grants awarded

Six students were awarded a total of $20,000 in grant money from the Office of Sustainability to fund projects aimed at advancing campus sustainability. Twenty-one grant proposals were submitted for this second round of grant funding. Recipients are: Brandi Bishop, a …

Law students take top prize

A team of students from the School of Law took first place in the Robert R. Merhige Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition, a two-day event that involves several rounds of negotiation centered on current issues in environmental law. Second-year Georgia law …

Grad schools make the grade

UGA graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs ranked fourth among graduate schools of public …