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

Victor Profis


UGA alumnus Victor Profis, a long-time member of the Georgia Magazine Advisory Board, died July 6 after battling cancer for more than a year.He was 58.

Profis, who was born in Israel and spent his childhood there and in Cuba, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UGA. For the past 26 years he worked for Southern Living magazine, most recently as travel and tourism director. Prior to that he held positions at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta magazine.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Deena Profis; two daughters, Michelle and Lauren Profis; parents, Gerald and Dory Profis; and sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Joel Gross, all of Atlanta.

An online guest book for friends and family is available on the Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care website, Contributions in Profis’ name may be made to the Weber School, 6751 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA, 30328, or to Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30350.