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UGA up in rankings

UGA climbed two spots this year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges, ranking 21st among the nation’s top public universities. The university also tied for 63rd in the category for best private and public universities. …

Jack Davis work on display at GMOA

An exhibition of work by artist Jack Davis (M ’52) is on display at UGA’s Georgia Museum of Art through Jan. 6. “Beyond the Bulldog: Jack Davis” goes deeper into Davis’ career than the sports and caricature work for which he …

Russ gets the nod

After serving two terms as interim mascot for the Georgia Bulldogs, Russ got a battlefield promotion and assumed the title of Uga IX. President Michael F. Adams fastened the official collar on the English bulldog at a ceremony before the Sept. …

Ossabaw’s big day

A young loggerhead sea turtle named Ossabaw debuted Oct. 20 at the Skidaway Marine Science Day 2012. Found on Ossabaw Island, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources determined the turtle would not be able to survive on his own and for …

Twirlers take titles

The UGA majorettes won two national titles and sophomore Nicole Jensen of Iowa City, Iowa, was named female college feature twirler champion in competitions this past summer. A part of the university’s Redcoat Marching Band, the majorettes were named the 2012 …

Just us Girls

Girl Scout and UGA First Lady Mary Adams worked with College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) students and faculty recently on a project to teach a local Girl Scout troop about fashion and confidence. Now on the board of directors …

Freshman welcome

The UGA Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Council and the Student Government Association partnered in mid-August to welcome the incoming freshmen. More than 3,500 first-year students gathered at Sanford Stadium for welcoming words from President Michael F. Adams and Head Football Coach …

Let’s Dance

UGA’s department of dance sponsored a Community Dance Celebration Oct. 7. The afternoon of free events was aimed at sharing the joy of dance with the Athens community and included performances by UGA’s Ballet Ensemble, the CORE Concert Dance Company, the …

No place like (a new) home

UGA’s College of Environment and Design (CED) dedicated its new building in September. Located at 285 South Jackson Street, the mid-century building previously was occupied by the School of Art but got a makeover focused on sustainability for its new occupants. …

Bike dogs

The Office of Sustainability launched UGA’s first shared bicycle program during the fall with access to students, faculty and staff at Building 1516, an East Campus residence hall, the Odum School of Ecology and the Facilities Management Division. Called Bulldog Bikes, …

Costa Rica campus recognized for sustainability

UGA’s Costa Rica campus was recognized by the Costa Rican Tourism Board for excellence in natural, cultural and social resource management. Through its Certification for Sustainable Tourism program, the campus in San Luis was awarded a “Four Leaves” designation for institutions …

New fight song

A new fight song written for the UGA football team debuted in Sanford Stadium this season. “Go Dawgs (Sic ’em Woof Woof Woof)” was written by Athens musician Dodd Ferrelle and is available for download on iTunes and athensmusic.net. Proceeds will …

UGA recognized for atmospheric sciences

UGA was elected to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, recognition of its growing reputation in atmospheric and related science. The nonprofit consortium of North American research universities manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research on behalf of the National Science …

Food producers get boost with new Griffin facility

A $3.5 million food product innovation and commercialization (Food PIC) facility in Griffin will help businesses launch new food products and processes. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Griffin-Spalding County Development Authority have been seeking state funds for …

Build your plate goes mobile

UGA Food Services is now offering a to-go version of its Build Your Plate website. Designed specifically for students, the mobile website gives anyone eating on campus an easier way to navigate through menu options and calculate nutritional information. Diners have …

First person

The First Person Project, a new oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, was launched in October. Created by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the project is modeled roughly on StoryCorps, a national initiative …

Private funding tops $102 million

Donations to UGA totaled $102.7 million in fiscal year 2012, marking the seventh consecutive year that private giving to the university has topped $100 million. The total includes gifts and commitments from 56,184 contributors. The Georgia Fund annual giving campaign raised …

UGA president gets leadership award

President Michael F. Adams received the 2013 Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III. The award, one of the CASE III’s most prestigious honors, recognizes annually an outstanding president, chancellor, headmaster or system …

Best In Show

…. Distinguished Research Professor in microbiology Daniel Colley, who was awarded the 2012 Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Distinguished Life Sciences Scientist Award for his research in tropical medicine and parasitology. … Daniel C. Feldman, associate dean in the Terry College of …

Rx for Albany

This fall, six UGA pharmacy students started their third-year courses in Albany, Ga., as the inaugural class of the College of Pharmacy’s southwest Georgia clinical campus. The students will finish their final two years of study in Albany as part of …

Cancer researchers get $4.1 million to study early detection

UGA cancer researchers Karen Abbott and Michael Pierce in October received two five-year grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling more than $4.1 million to explore new methods of detecting early-stage ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Both researchers are searching for …