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Georgia Debate Union closes out season at National Tournament

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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The Georgia Debate Union recently capped off its historically successful 2017-2018 season at the 72nd National Debate Tournament in Wichita, Kansas.  

The National Debate Tournament (NDT) is the premier national championship tournament for intercollegiate policy debate.  Only 78 teams are allowed to attend, with each team having to qualify weeks prior to the tournament itself. 

2017-2018 marks the 29th consecutive year that teams representing the University of Georgia have competed at the National Debate Tournament.

For the first time in program history, two teams...

Concerto Competition Winners, UGA Symphony Orchestra, to Perform Thursday Concert

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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Soloist winners of the annual Concerto Competition, a longstanding tradition of the Hodgson School of Music, will perform with the UGA Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall for the next installment of the Thursday Scholarship Series:

“What makes [the program] a challenge is you never know what the winning selections are going to be. It can make for some very challenging programming,” says Mark Cedel, Director of Symphony Orchestra and one of the conductors of the Concerto Competition Program. Two of the pieces will be conducted by conducting...

Georgia Debate Union wins University of Miami tournament

Posted 7 months 2 days ago
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For the second year in a row, two teams representing the Georgia Debate Union tied for first place and won the Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami held from January 3 to January 6, 2018.  

Juniors Advait Ramanan (Howard County, Maryland) and Swapnil Agrawal (Chamblee, Georgia) went undefeated throughout the tournament, with multiple victories over teams representing Emory University, the University of Michigan, Trinity University and the University of Minnesota.

After suffering a couple of early losses in preliminary rounds, juniors Nathan Rice (Roswell, Georgia) and...

Nano Materials Lab student earns first place award

Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Darya Asheghali, a graduate student in the department of chemistry working in the lab of FACS faculty member Sergiy Minko, received a first place award in the graduate student paper competition at the Fiber Society’s annual fall conference held in Athens in November.

Asheghali is a researcher in the Nanostructured Materials Lab that hosts students from the FACS department of textiles, merchandizing and interiors and the department of chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

She and former postdoctoral associate Alex Tokarev have developed new methods of...

Georgia Debate Union members invited to Dartmouth Round Robin

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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Two members of the Georgia Debate Union were invited to the prestigious Dartmouth Round Robin debates at Dartmouth College in January 2018.

Advait Ramanan, junior from Fulton, Maryland, and Swapnil Agrawal, a junior Foundation Fellow from Chamblee, have been invited to the prestigious Dartmouth Round Robin debates at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.  The debates will take place the weekend of January 20-21, 2018.  

The Dartmouth Round Robin typically features the top 7 ranked intercollegiate policy debate teams in the country.  This year the other invitees include...

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