First African-American Ph.D. in statistics at UGA

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
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Stacy Cobb takes the Commencement stage tomorrow and steps into UGA history as she adds a chapter to her own wonderful story:

The first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Georgia, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician.

Along the way, Cobb has discovered an expansive capacity for learning, the importance of role models and the crucial role that confidence plays in the formula for academic success.

She returns to the UGA campus Friday for Commencement ceremonies to receive the doctorate she...

Happy 232nd, UGA

Posted 1 year 4 weeks ago

"Our present happiness joined to pleasing prospects should conspire to make us feel ourselves under the strongest obligation to form the youth, the rising hope of our Land," [Abraham] Baldwin wrote in the charter, which was adopted 232 years ago this week by the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 27, 1785.

"Think about it—they couldn't even pay off their Revolutionary War debts, but they were looking for ways to provide public education for our students," said Sylvia M. Hutchinson, a professor emerita of reading education and higher education who serves as a senior adviser in...

LACSI shares needs assessment of local Hispanic and Latino community

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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The Athens-Clarke County Hispanic and Latino community faces significant challenges when trying to access basic services locally, according to a report by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute:

The study is the first comprehensive needs assessment of this population, which has nearly doubled since 2000 and today makes up 10.6 percent of the county's population and 22.5 percent of the Clarke County School District student body, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and the Infinite Campus system.

Researchers looked at the...

Amazing Student: Kelsey Brown

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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Combining theatre and speech-language pathology has allowed amazing student Kelsey Brown to put a unique stamp on her undergraduate career:

I chose to attend UGA because…

I applied to 12 schools for undergraduate. I had no idea where I wanted to go; just what I wanted to do. I toured schools and communication disorders programs all over. I liked that the CMSD program here is placed in the College of Education and I loved the spirit of students and faculty. Everyone I talked to wanted to be here and genuinely felt like they were in the right place. I was fortunate to get a...

Georgia Debate Union takes 1st, 2nd, at UM tourney

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union recently earned first and second place at the University of Miami Hurricane Debates tournament, which took place from January 3rd through 6th. 

The sophomore team of Swapnil Agrawal (Chamblee, Georgia) and Advait Ramanan (Howard County, Maryland) finished in first place and went undefeated during the tournament, with wins over teams from Emory University, the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, and Trinity University. The sophomore team of Nathan Rice (Roswell, Georgia) and Johnnie Stupek (Sandy Springs, Georgia) placed...