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Toy story

Seven-year-old Ella Everett (center) examines a new toy while (left to right) UGA student Jeri Stewart-Juba, grandmother Martha Everett, UGA mascot Hairy Dawg and mother Mitzi Everett watch. Christmas came early for Ella and five other Athens-area children who received specially …

Morehead receives vestment at November ceremony

UGA’s 22nd president, Jere W. Morehead, was presented with the chain of office and the ceremonial breastplate emblazoned with the university’s seal during an investiture ceremony in November in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Gov. Nathan Deal was among the state and …

Football=math

More than 100 Dekalb County fifth graders explored the UGA campus in December, touring Sanford Stadium and Stegeman Coliseum as part of a fall math project that involved SEC football scores. Teacher Scarlett Childers had her students track the wins and …

Going green: Secret garden

Vince Dooley (left) and Hubert McAlexander reveal a new historical marker commemorating the site of a 19th century UGA botanical garden, a four-acre area in Athens bordered by Broad, Finley, Reese and Pope streets. Held in October, the ceremony drew a …

UGA’s second Spotlight on the Arts festival

Understanding dementia

Researchers at the University of Georgia are looking for new techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Tianming Liu, associate professor of computer science in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and …

Organic chemistry? There’s even an app for that

Organic chemistry students have a new resource thanks to an app created by a UGA professor and a high school student who was part of the Young Dawgs summer research program. Associate Professor Jason Locklin and North Oconee High School junior …

Murray gets academic, athletic honors

Senior quarterback Aaron Murray was named the 2013 Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Murray was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America first team, and he was also one of 16 players nationwide who earned one …

Law symposium features retired justice

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens visited campus in November as part of the Georgia Law Review’s symposium 50 years after the resolution of New York Times v. Sullivan. In his keynote address at the Chapel, Stevens argued against …

Initiative to bolster African-American male enrollment

The Office of Institutional Diversity has launched the African American Male Initiative, a program targeted at enrolling, retaining and graduating African-American males. Nationally, four in 10 African-American males graduate from college within six years, according to a 2012 study by the …

Trumpet tune

The principal trumpet player for the New York Philharmonic will join the faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music as the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts. Phillip Smith played with the Philharmonic for 36 years. …

Medal honors outstanding former faculty

Former UGA faculty members Louise McBee and Thomas Dyer, who died in October, are the inaugural recipients of the President’s Medal, which recognizes longstanding, extraordinary contributions to UGA by former employees and alumni. The medals, created by local artist Barbara Mann, …

Best in show: A bark out to

… The Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Community Health program, which received a Shining Star Award for outstanding contributions to medical education on regional medical campuses from the Group on Regional Medical Campuses. Hopps … June Gary Hopps, Thomas …

UGA recognized for Fulbrights

UGA was among the top producers of Fulbright scholars in 2013, according to the latest ranking from the U.S. government’s international exchange program. Of research institutions, UGA had the sixth most U.S. Fulbright Scholar Awards for the academic year 2013-14, with …

Gridiron academics

UGA was one of four universities nationwide to receive the American Football Coaches Association’s 2013 Academic Achievement Award, given to NCAA football teams that have graduated 100 percent of their 2006 freshman class. Other universities receiving the award were Rice, Stanford …

Whitten named provost

Pamela Whitten, former dean of the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences, is UGA’s new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Her first day on the job was Feb. 1. Whitten was selected following a national …

Georgia Law brings home national championship

A team of UGA law school students went undefeated to bring home the first-place trophy from the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship in Houston in January. Third-year student Utrophia Robinson of Riverdale also won second best oralist and, with teammate …