Around the Arch

Insect Zoo Open House

Featuring roach races, bess beetle tractor pulls, cricket spitting, the wheel of insect trivia, insect hula and live and preserved insect specimens, the event was sponsored by UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the H.O. Lund Entomology Club. …

Coastal land provides research opportunities

UGA will receive 15.45 acres of property near the Georgia coast to use for interdisciplinary research by faculty and graduate students in ecology, environmental history and archeology. The trustees of the Wormsloe Foundation are donating the property, 10 miles southeast of …

Thinc about it

UGA officials have created a new initiative designed to promote entrepreneurship and foster economic development throughout the region. Dubbed Thinc. at UGA, the program kicked off in late March with the university’s inaugural Entrepreneurial Week, which featured nearly 40 lectures, workshops, …

Seared duck brings home a silver

Food Services Chef Shelly Orozco-Marrs’ recipe of seared duck with pancetta and chevre polenta, thyme butter carrots, sautéed arugula and spiced Madeira cherry jus earned a silver medal in the 2013 National Association of College and University Food Services Southern Region …

One tough Bulldog

A UGA student and the only female in her class of 66 soldiers, Cadet Kayla LaChance was one of only five cadets to successfully complete the Army’s Mountain Warfare Course in January. Elite soldiers from all branches of the military, including …

New tag supports scholarships

A new specialty license plate featuring UGA’s iconic “G” is available to Georgia residents through the state Department of Revenue. Ten dollars from the sale of each tag will go to fund The Georgia Access need-based scholarships at UGA. Sixty thousand …

Adopt-a-Bus

UGA’s Georgia Museum of Art has created Adopt-a-Bus, a program that allows students attending schools within driving distance to visit the official state museum of art. Adopt-a-Bus recruits donors to help supplement funding for schools that wish to send their students …

Bike repair station

Katie Bridges, a senior economics and sociology major from Lawrenceville, fills up the tires and adjusts the seat on her bicycle at the new Ramsey Center bike self-repair station. The station features basic tools and an air pump to address minor …

Exam survival kits

Junior Laura Higgason, a student ambassador for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, packs exam survival kits to be given out at the end of spring semester. Filled with snacks and water, the kits are funded by the FACS Alumni …

Green grazers

The Tanyard Creek Chew Crew returned to campus in April. UGA’s semi-resident goat herd munched away at the kudzu, English ivy, privet and other invasive plants on the grounds next to the Hull Street parking deck on North Campus. Once a …

Women swimmers and divers capture title

The UGA women’s swimming and diving team won the NCAA championship in March. The title is the fifth in the program’s history. Georgia won in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005, giving Jack Bauerle-led teams titles in three different decades. Bauerle was …

Sustainability superstars

Four members of the UGA community received 2013 Sustainable UGA Awards, presented by the UGA Office of Sustainability, as part of Athens-Clarke County’s GreenFest in April. Junior Matthew Tyler, graduate student Zach Richardson, faculty member Alfie Vick and staff member Katy …

UGApp

Need to know when the next campus bus will arrive? What’s on the menu at Snelling? If the Diamond Dawgs are winning? You can find that and more information on a new central mobile app planned and designed by the Student …

Star light, star bright

In a galaxy far, far away burns a star now known as UGA-1785 thanks to Roger Hunter (BS ’78), who leads the NASA search for inhabitable planets outside our solar system. The Kepler mission, as it’s known, recently found three planets …

East Campus residence hall named

An East Campus residence hall known as Building 1512 since it opened in 2004 has been named to honor the late Gov. George D. Busbee. Georgia’s 77th governor championed education during his time in office, particularly kindergarten through 12th grade, establishing …

New Atlanta office to support economic development

UGA will open a new office in Atlanta to provide a closer link with the business sector and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, President-elect Jere Morehead announced in March. The Atlanta office also will make the considerable research, public service …

Save the date

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according to a UGA study. Pamela …

UGA students win all four prestigious scholarships

Students have received all four of the top national awards this year, marking the third year UGA has had students named Truman, Goldwater, Udall and Rhodes scholars. Smitha Ganeshan, an anthropology major from Johns Creek, was the only student in the …

Eyes on the sky

For people living in Athens, chances are most of their weather updates come from a television station in Atlanta. Forecasters there tend to focus more on the major cities, and smaller towns can get lost in the shuffle. Even with the …

Bioenergy funding renewed

The Department of Energy renewed $25 million per year in funding for the BioEnergy Science Center, a partnership of UGA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other university and industry partners. BESC was established by DOE in 2007 to accelerate progress toward …

Digital Georgia

Georgia was well represented when the Digital Public Library of America prototype launched in April, an initial step toward making available to every American the collections of libraries, archives and museums across the country. The groundbreaking project aims to be a …

Best in show

A back out to … Stephen Berry, associate professor of history, and William Kretzschmar, professor of English, both in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, who were among seven recipients nationally of the 2013 American Council of Learned Societies Digital …

Socks for soldiers

UGA fashion merchandising students sent a box containing about 100 pairs of wool socks to soldiers serving in Afghanistan, where night temperatures can dip below zero degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. The socks arrived at Bagram Air Field in February and …

In service

For the seventh consecutive 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 …

Support for student veterans

Students who are military veterans now have their own place on campus to gather and learn about programs and activities. The Student Veterans Resources Center opened in April in the Tate Student Center. The mission of the center is to provide …