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Trustees name new officers, members

John Spalding (AB ’82, JD ’85) was unanimously elected by the University of Georgia Board of Trustees to serve as chair for the next two-year term, ending June 30, 2015. He succeeds Bill Young Jr., who served the foundation in two …

Sustainability award for Costa Rica campus

The UGA Costa Rica campus received the 2013 Innovation in Sustainability Award presented by GoAbroad.com at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference. The award recognizes institutions, organizations and individuals who are creating initiatives to move the field of international …

Student gets Google scholarship

UGA graduate student Jennifer Rouan (BS ’12) received the 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, an award that honors its namesake by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology. Borg was a computer scientist who devoted her life to revolutionizing …

Murder, she wrote

Millionaire Dr. Black has been murdered, and the person who can solve the mystery of his death is someone on the UGA campus—with an iPhone. That’s the basis for an interactive game of “Clue” created by graduate student Caity Johnson, who …

Beating back the mumps

Mumps may seem like a disease of a bygone era to many people, but a UGA professor is fighting a new strain of the virus that threatens to spread. Biao He, a professor of infectious diseases and a Georgia Research Alliance …

Fish tale

In an unusual move, California white sturgeon used in a study at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources were donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Tennessee Aquarium once the research was complete. Almost a ton of …

UGA sending Salty Dawg undersea

UGA will launch its first robotic submersible later this year, joining a growing number of research institutions that use the efficient and cost-saving instruments to explore the oceans. UGA physical oceanographer Renato Castelao and colleague Ruoying He of North Carolina State …

One last lap

Plant lovers joined retiring horticulture professor Allan Armitage in July as he made one last walk around the trial gardens he founded. The annual open house included a recognition ceremony for Armitage, who had been at UGA for 31 years. Located …

Summer at the circus

Students in advertising and public relations spent part of their summer honing their skills through a partnership between the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and The Creative Circus in Atlanta, a two-year, accredited portfolio school that offers courses on …

Twenty years of hope

Former Gov. Zell Miller (center), who launched the HOPE scholarship for Georgia college students in 1993, returned to campus in late June to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the state lottery, which funds the merit-based award and the state’s Pre-K programs. …

Young Dawgs get national recognition

The Young Dawgs program, which brings high school students onto campus to do research with university faculty, received the 2013 Community Service and Outreach Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The recognition came with a $10,000 …

UGA’s impact: $2.16 billion

The university’s economic impact on the Athens-area economy topped $2.16 billion in fiscal year 2012, and the school’s operations accounted for more than 22,000 jobs. According to the UGA Selig Center for Economic Growth which looked at the impact of all …

Georgians less civic-minded?

A new report shows that Georgia communities exhibit lower levels of civic engagement than the national average. The Georgia Civic Health Index, sought to examine how the state’s residents participate in civic life—be it through voting, volunteering or interacting with family …

Teaching kids with autism

A graduate program in the College of Education is working with educators in Georgia to help them learn new strategies for teaching children with autism. The college has received a $1.2 million federal grant to continue the program through 2017. The …

Back to the Gulf

Marine scientist Samantha Joye, a lead researcher following the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, headed back to the gulf this summer to organize the first research effort following the Hercules natural gas well blowout in …

Glucose monitors for pets

Glucose monitoring devices are now available from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to helps owners of cats and dogs with diabetes monitor their pet’s response to insulin. The iPro continuous glucose monitoring devices, commonly used for human patients with diabetes, will improve …

The Redcoats are coming (back)

Hundreds of former members of the Redcoat Marching Band are expected to take the field in Sanford Stadium on Nov. 9 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Redcoat Band Alumni Association. The group’s goal is to have 900 band members …

Spotlight on the arts

UGA will hold its second annual Spotlight on the Arts festival Nov. 7-15, featuring concerts, theater and dance performances, art exhibitions, poetry readings, film festivals, discussions on the arts and creativity, and more. The festival will kick off on Nov. 7 …

Best in show

… Pratt Cassity, director of public service and outreach at the Center for Community Design and Preservation, who received the senior level Award for Excellence in Service-Learning from the The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. … Michael P. Doyle, Regents …

Extra funding for professorships, scholarships

Students and faculty will benefit from an additional $3.3 million that the University of Georgia Foundation earned in investment returns during fiscal year 2013. The foundation board voted unanimously to approve funding for specific areas identified by President Jere Morehead. Highlights …

Terry MBA among best in the world

In its first rankings of Executive MBA programs, The Economist placed the Terry College of Business No. 22 worldwide. The Economist’s rankings reflect each EMBA program’s performance in two broad categories: personal development/education experience and career development, with each category weighted …

Another Gates grant for UGA

The UGA Research Foundation received a $3.4 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its operational research on how best to eliminate schistosomiasis, a debilitating and neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people in countries throughout much …