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The Athens-Atlanta Connection

Posted 4 years 3 months ago

Very interesting juxtaposition of forces arrayed this week, highlighted in separate articles, connected by a major weather event and both predicated on an issue critical to the state and UGA: economic development.

First, the Columns article, Downtown Connector, about the importance of linking the new Office of Economic Development to important partners in Atlanta:

Sixty-five miles is the distance between UGA's hub in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia's economic hub.

That challenge can create another kind of distance between UGA and the state's economic development agencies...

The role Classical Music will play in America's future

Posted 4 years 4 months ago

So this is really what blogs are for - to publicly follow up on a story, a note, an idea, an event. To add context. Here's some.

Related to the prior post on the piano recitals next week in Hodgson School of Music, I saw this interview with Richard Zimdars in Fanfare Magazine from February 2012, on the occasion of the release of his new recording. Let's pick it up wih the final question, in which Dr. Z brings the light:

Q: I am very concerned about the role that classical music will play in America’s future, what with the dwindling of music classes in public schools, and the...

UVA's Sullivan to present 2013 McBee Lecture

Posted 4 years 5 months ago
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Where do we get all these great candidates for administrative positions in higher education? The faculty, of course, though sometimes that process might not seem as symbiotic as it is. To shed light on that topic and more, UGA welcomes University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan to campus on Friday Dec. 6 at 11 am to deliver the 2013 Louise McBee Lecture in the chapel:

Louise McBee Lecture 2013 “Great Expectations: Making Administrative Careers Attractive to Faculty”

Dr. Sullivan’s time at the University of Virginia has been extraordinary in several respects.  After...

Ruppersburg named interim Vice Provost

Posted 4 years 11 months ago
ruppersburg head shot

It is with a heavy heart but great pride that we share reports that senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg has been named interim vice provost of UGA:

Ruppersburg served as interim dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences from 2011 to 2012 and has served as its senior associate dean since 2005. Earlier this year, he was named University Professor, an honor bestowed selectively on UGA faculty who have had a significant impact on the university in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities.

His appointment as interim vice provost, which is effective...

'UGA-1785'

Posted 5 years 1 month ago
UGA-1785 star system illustration

NASA and a Franklin alumnus have made a very magnanimous gesture toward the College and UGA:

The University of Georgia and its Franklin College of Arts and Sciences received the honor after the Kepler mission, NASA's first mission capable of finding earth-size planets, confirmed in 2012 the existence of three new planets in the system known as Kepler-37. This year, NASA authorized the nickname designation of this planetary system as UGA-1785.

The announcement was made in a letter from NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden to Franklin College Dean Alan T. Dorsey...

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