Around the Arch

Gardening resources for schools

Georgia teachers looking to start or enhance their school’s garden now have an online resource, thanks to UGA’s College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. The UGA Extension School Garden Resource Center offers kindergarten through eighth-grade lesson plans that use school gardens …

UGA receives $10.4 million grant

UGA researchers have received a five-year, $10.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the National Center for Biomedical Glycomics (NCMB), a consortium of faculty and staff working to develop new technologies for the analysis of glycans. From …

Saving sea turtles

UGA researchers received a $1.3 million grant to continue genetically “fingerprinting” the threatened loggerhead sea turtles in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Using DNA fingerprinting, researchers can identify turtle mothers and their offspring to gauge how well the loggerheads are …

Identifying a killer

UGA played a key role in identifying the virus that killed an unusual number of bottlenose dolphins this summer. Starting in early June, hundreds of dolphins were found dead in the mid-Atlantic region, with increased dolphin strandings reported in the waters …

Horn player takes top prize

UGA graduate student Lauren Hunt took first prize in the International Horn Competition of America’s university division in September. The doctor of musical arts student competed against more than 50 other contestants to win the title. “Everyone hopes to win at …

Georgia Review wins big at GAMMAs

The Georgia Review took a record six gold awards, including one for general excellence, and five other honors in the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s 24th annual GAMMA Awards competition in September. The prizes were given out at a luncheon during …

Game day at uga

ESPN brought its popular “College Gameday” show to campus for the Bulldogs’ match-up with the LSU Tigers on Sept. 28. During the show, which preceded the Dogs’ 44-41 win, ESPN announcers were joined by golfer Bubba Watson (BSFCS ’08) and Willie …

Not so lazy Ray

Undergraduate Ray Joyner has a year left on his degree but already is making waves in the business world. The junior from Cumming created Lazy Ray’s Ketchup & Mustard, a mix of the two condiments in one bottle. Produced by an …

Wise Owl

UGA’s Donna Gallaher received the Wise Owl Award from the Georgia Forestry Association for her years of service and contributions to the forestry community.  Gallaher is only the second woman to be awarded the honor. She is coordinator for the Georgia …

Through the Arch

Subtitled An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus, this book, written by veteran UGA public affairs representative Larry Dendy (ABJ ’65), features the past and present architecture on the Athens campus. Using words and pictures it traces the development …

High energy

De-Erickious Dumas, a seventh-grader at Hilsman Middle School, reaches out to touch a carbon dioxide bubble generated by mixing dry ice and warm water. The bubble was part of a demonstration showing that carbon dioxide is heavier than air during the …

Hot to trot

John Campbell, a retired physics professor from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, brought his fire walking demonstration to the UGA Department of Physics and Astronomy in September. Following a public lecture, Campbell walked on hot coals on the …

Battleship!

Team Battle Sheep (at left) take on the Catholic Center Saints during a new intramural activity at the Ramsey Student Center recreational pool. In Battleship, teams are provided canoes and are armed with buckets and shields to try to sink each …

Meals on (really fast) wheels

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon (right) and UGA student Camden Lowrance deliver meals to a family for Campus Kitchen. The four-time stock car racing champion visited campus in August as part of Drive to End Hunger, a campaign to raise awareness about …

UGA gets first LEED gold for historic building

The College of Environment & Design’s Jackson Street Building received LEED Gold Certification, the first historic building on campus to earn the designation. Now more than 50 years old, the building originally housed the School of Art and is one of …

Morehead part of national research initiative

President Jere W. Morehead will help lead a committee charged with developing a national agenda for public research intensive universities. The committee will advise the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on key initiatives and policies and help shape the association’s …

Stadion Classic ends after four years

UGA will no longer host the Stadion Classic Golf Tournament, a Web.com Tour event. Without a major increase in funding, it has become difficult for the university to sustain the PGA TOUR-sanctioned event at the level required to continue. Planners estimate …

Undergraduate research up

More undergraduate students than ever before are taking advantage of UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Fall enrollment in the program was up by 20 percent over the previous semester with 234 students.The number of non-Honors Program students participating has more …

One million served

When 456 third- through fifth-graders visited Rock Eagle Oct. 10, the UGA 4-H Center logged its millionth student served by its environmental education program. Diane Davies, now a retired 4-H specialist, started Georgia 4-H environmental education in 1979 with a $300 …

Free biology texts a boon for students

The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering free e-textbooks for introductory biology courses at UGA, using a $25,000 University System of Georgia Incubator grant. A new biology textbook costs about $97. The grant could collectively save students enrolled in these …

Best in show

A bark out to … Lee Becker, professor of journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, who received the 2013 Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. …

Grants for UGA start-up

Two federal grants totaling $1.95 million will provide jobs and research support for a growing UGA startup company that aims to change the way science is taught in classrooms. Funding totaling $1.8 million from a National Institutes of Health grant will …

UGA recognized for economic development initiatives

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated UGA an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, acknowledging the university’s commitment to working with public and private partners to support economic development across the state. UGA is one of only 16 …

UGA ranks 20th

UGA climbed one notch in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, landing at No. 20 among the nation’s top public universities. It was No. 60 among best national universities this year, up from No. 63 last year. …

Morehead Scholars at UGA

A new needs-based scholarship fund, announced by President Jere W. Morehead in September, will help pay for undergraduate students to study in Washington, D.C. The Wade and Virginia Morehead Scholarship Fund, in honor of Morehead’s parents, was established with a $25,000 …