Around the Arch

Plaid about U

Looking for a unique Christmas present for a Georgia grad? UGA now has an official Tartan plaid, in red and black, recognized by the Scottish Register of Tartans, an agency of the Scottish government. The Tartan was designed by Walter Estes …

Going solar

Alumni returning to campus this fall may notice a little more “green” on North Campus. As part of the renovation of the former visual arts building on Jackson Street, workers installed rooftop solar panels to generate renewable energy. The Solar Demonstration …

Tight squeeze

Sandra Patterson’s hugs are famous across campus. A cashier at Snelling Dining Commons, she gives everyone who comes through her turnstile a big smile, an enthusiastic greeting and a hug. She greets students by name and asks them about their classes …

UGA Foundation trustee dies

Don Perry (ABJ ’74), a UGA Foundation trustee and member of the Georgia Magazine advisory board, died July 27 at his home in Lithonia, Ga. Perry was vice president of public relations for Chick-fil-A, where he had worked since 1983, starting …

Best In Show

… Natarajan Kannan, a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, who received an NSF CAREER Award of $969,822 over the next five years to gain an in-depth understanding of the evolution of kinases, a protein that controls cellular signaling pathways. Kannan … …

New from UGA Press

This recently released book from UGA Press captures in words and photographs the rich diversity of the Altamaha River, which was formed by the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers. The Altamaha is the largest free-flowing river on the East …

Flag returns safely home

Georgia National Guardsmen, who trained with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences last year, returned to campus this summer to present the UGA flag they flew over their barracks in Afghanistan. The university had given the flag to the guardsmen …

At your service

For the sixth straight year, UGA has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This honor is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its …

Flying debris

UGA’s Marine Extension Service and the Georgia Sea Grant will begin educating children in Georgia about the sources and effects of marine debris. Through the program, called Reading Between the Lines, marine specialists will visit Georgia schools and libraries to read …

Catching shrimp, saving turtles

A turtle excluder device (TED), created by a coastal Georgia fisherman in conjunction with the UGA Marine Extension Service (MAREX), has been certified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for use on commercial trawlers. The Boone Big Boy is …

No breast milk? Try hazelnuts

A UGA researcher has found that infant formula made from hazelnut oil may be the best substitution for human breast milk. Casimir Akoh, a Distinguished Research Professor of food science and technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, developed …

UGA libraries acquires almost century-old films

UGA may have acquired the earliest movies taken in the state of Georgia through a partnership between the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection and the Pebble Hill Plantation Foundation in Thomasville, Ga. The reels of 28mm, 16mm …

Border Bash for Blood

UGA students and alumni donated at least 140 units of blood and those from the University of South Carolina another 85 units during a “border bash” competition in honor of Aimee Copeland (BS ’10), who is recovering from a bacterial infection …

New degree in pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy this fall is offering a new degree program for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences. The degree is among only 18 such programs in the country and only the second in the Southeast, and is …