June 2010

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on UGA’s most prestigious scholarship programs
Cover Story
The essential Kim Bearden
Feature Stories
The gift
Teaching the teachers
Closeups
The real world
Lending a hand
Around the Arch
Tourney brings in the green
Men’s golf team wins SEC title
Study shows black athletes are neglected acadmically
Equestrian team wins fifth national championship
Happy Anniversary, Arch Foundation
Gift will support Civil War studies
Professorship named after African American
The end of an era
Pizza gardens
Odum School of Ecology teams with Rainforest Alliance
Earth Week celebrates 40
UGA makes list of green colleges and universities
UGA third in technology commercialization
A premium on hiring
Child care to benefit all
Turning lemons into lemonaid
Advise and ascend
Best in Show
On with the show
Welcome to the Bulldog Nation
Peace out
JUST THE FAC(T)S
The olive state?
Prestigious honors for Honors students
Going green…at home
Wet paint
Alumni News & Events
Alumni calendar
Letter from the UGA Alumni Assciation president
2010 Alumni Association Awards
Alumni Profiles
All the president’s kids
He’s number one
Preserving lives
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Ahead of the game
Making wishes come true
Against the odds
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Obituaries
Class Notes Extras
Regents’ Award for Morehead
Not since you
The Tumornator
UGA grad is first female Israeli Arab associate prof
Why I give
What money means
Back Page
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru
Web Exclusives
Vet School holds open house
Car free day

Carolina Acosta-Alzuru

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Associate professor, public relations

Grady College of Journalism and Mass   Communication

Core faculty member, Latin American and   Caribbean Studies Institute

B.S. in computer science, Georgia Institute   of Technology

M.A. and Ph.D. in mass communication,    University of Georgia

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2010

Photo shot on location at UGA’s Broadcast and Video studio by Andrew Davis Tucker

“I took on my first telenovela as just a case study, but it turned out it was so complex that 10 years later I’m still there. Of course telenovelas seem very simple because they’re just melodramatic love stories. But really there is enormous complexity in them—enormous complexity in what makes people watch them. Why are they so addictive? There is enormous complexity in how they are written and produced and performed. These are products that come from Latin America originally and have links between Latin American culture and Latin American society. By studying telenovelas I’m studying those things.”

—Carolina Acosta-Alzuru on her research into media, culture and society.

Visit Acosta-Alzuru’s blog in English at http://telenovelas-carolina.blogspot.com and in Spanish at http://telenovelas-carolina-esp.blogspot.com.