May 2009

From the President
Take 5
Cover Story
Feature Stories
An ounce of prevention
Patent power
Butterfly dreams
Colley CAN
Paying it forward
Around the Arch
Best of show
UGA and CDC partner to fight disease
Musical treasure hunt leads to a gem
Grammy winner!
Ad research again at top of field
Landscape architecture leads the field
Blast from the past
More honors for Faust
UGA gets its first Howard Hughes award
Terry among top in licensing exams
Yoculan’s last bow
Age is just a number
Equestrian wins again
Athletics funding bolsters academics
Let it snow
UGA honors Dooley
Warnell School gets $6.7 million to study Appalachians
Students get Udall, Goldwater scholarships
“All Pro Dad” program extends to UGA
Watching history unfold
President Emeritus Henry King Stanford dies
Going Green—Sustainapalooza
Going Green—Recyclemainia
Going Green—Recycle to win
Going Green—Clean and green
Going Green—Sustainable recreation
Hold the phone!
UGA gets $8.3 million boost for stem cell research
Uga leaves his “papers” to UGA
Alumni News & Events
2009 Alumni Award Recipients
Letter from the UGA Alumni Association Board President
Alumni chapters
Alumni Profiles
On Broadway
Reviving the craft
Lights, camera, action!
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Class Notes Extras
A bulldog’s view of the inauguration
Alumnus, former GM editor, recovers from war injuries
Dancing with the (Athens) stars
Where are they now?
Why I give
Back Page
Arvin Scott

Why I give


"It has been my great pleasure to give to the Odum School of Ecology in support of the undergraduates in ecology. They are an exciting group of young scientists with whom to work. I have enjoyed reading about the experiences of the students who have visited Selvatica, the wilderness rainforest preserve with which I am involved, and I have sensed the excitement in these students that has derived from their learning experiences. I have been involved in hiring many students and recent graduates of the School of Ecology to work on the Little Cumberland Loggerhead Turtle Project and the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project over the years. One recent graduate, Ben Morrison (BS ’08), has just completed two years of sea turtle research on Little Cumberland Island, and he has used this experience to move on to a new environmental position on Little St. Simon’s Island. It is deeply satisfying for me to follow the development of such student careers and to feel an integral part of the system." —Rebecca Bell

Rebecca Bell

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Rebecca Bell has been a friend of UGA’s School of Ecology for decades through her friendship with ecology professor Jim Richardson and his wife Thelma. A Middlebury College and University of Kansas graduate, Bell met the Richardsons in 1972 at Little Cumberland Island, where she lives part-time. She has been involved in many ecology projects, including the Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative; Rainforestry Inc., a tropical conservation project in Costa Rica; and the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Research Project in Antigua and the West Indies. As director of the Little Cumberland Island Sea Turtle Project since 1985, Bell has worked with many students from the Odum School of Ecology. In addition, Bell makes an annual gift to the Ecology Fund, which is the backbone of support for all Odum School programs. To learn more about the Odum School of Ecology, go to