September 2009

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on student life
Cover Story
Bridging a divide
Feature Stories
Hula Hoops, bubbles and plate tectonics
Leading by example
Clicking into UGA
The expanded Tate Center
Around the Arch
Best in show
Homicidal poisonings on the rise
Students spend a year on world’s longest book
Historic past unearthed
Med ed
Full bloom
No fish tales here
Autism education program expands
Putting the heat on high school sports
Kudos to Kupets
Nationwide Tour comes to UGA golf course
Arch news
UGA presence in the high court
Stimulus money funds curator
The day the music died
New Dawgs get taste of service learning
Former alumni relations director dies
Accreditation for Public Health
Fundraising record set
Researching PTSD and drug abuse
Lab rats and episodic memory
Can’t see the campus….for the trees
Going green with steam
Dormant fountains flow again
Picture this!
Stay connected with UGA
A decade old and going strong
Grass that thrives in sun and shade
Arch Partnership wins award
Tiny salamander makes a big splash
Alumni News & Events
Alumni Association Calendar
Alumni Profiles
Legal beagle?
All in the family
She rules the schools
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Class Notes Extras
In memory of Cayle Bywater
Ex-pat expert
Sweet Lantana
Arch trustee oversees public health interns in New York
Full of beans
Victor Profis
UGA law grad appointed to 11th Circuit Court
Atlanta alumni get new digs
Letter from Alumni Association President Vic Sullivan
Why I give
Back Page
Paige Carmichael

The expanded Tate Center

The expanded Tate Center

A view of the expanded Tate Center from the northwest; a bridge (at left) links the building to the second floor of the Miller Learning Center, providing easy access for students.

Photo by: Paul Efland

Summer school students got the first glimpse of the expanded Dean William Tate Student Center in June. The $58 million project, funded by a student-approved increase in student activity fees, adds 100,000 square feet to the Tate Center, which first opened in 1983.

The Tate expansion includes a 12,000 square-foot ballroom that can be subdivided into seven smaller rooms; six conference rooms; multiple lounges and seating areas; a small amphitheater with a projection system and 17-foot screen; Print & Copy Services; and the Dawg Pen, a sports lounge.

New restaurant offerings include Barberitos Southwestern Grill; Larry’s Giant Subs; Hotei’s, an Asian eatery developed by UGA Food Services; and the Taste of Home Café, which serves breakfast and lunch and features recipes submitted by families of UGA students.

A signature feature of the expansion is a 15-foot tile UGA arch embedded in the floor just inside the main entrance off the new Alumni Plaza. The two-story open lobby features dramatic lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing natural light to flood the building.

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