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Tue, 09/06/2022 - 9:40am
The UGA campus and community grieves the loss of a great educator, artist, musician and friend with the passing of Art Rosenbaum on September 4. For thirty years, the late professor emeritus Art Rosenbaum instructed a generation of painters at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with an eye toward bold, layered compositions that highlighted the interiority of his subjects and the dynamic landscape of folk traditions and personhood in the South.…
Tue, 08/23/2022 - 1:18pm
On campus, as well as elsewhere. The University of Georgia report on its operational sustainability and energy conservation reveals some notable findings. Despite adding over 500,000 square feet of conditioned space, including I-STEM Research Building 1, the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Expansion and the Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum, Discovery and Inspiration Garden, overall campus energy consumption increased only by a combined 3% between…
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:09am
The UGA Office of Research named Jody Clay-Warner the new director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, effective Aug. 1. Clay-Warner, Meigs Professor of Sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, received a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University and has been at UGA since 1998, where she previously served as director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program and as head of the department of sociology. She has been…
Wed, 08/03/2022 - 9:30am
Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay (A.B. '06) majored in English with a minor in Sociology before moving on to the UGA School of Law. The Managing Partner of Hill Duvernay and Associates, Judge Duvernay leads a team of dynamic women attorneys who handle cases throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. With a heart for service and a passion for the community, Judge Duvernay is also a member of the 2022 class of the…
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:02am
Athens Pulmonary physician Drew McKown (BS '07) has spent the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical, with 12-hour days of patient care and research to stay abreast of the latest developments and treatments. Vital service to his community is a story began at the University of Georgia and informs his selection to the 2022 40 Under 40: Professional Experience Received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical…
Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:50am
Culture and Community at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District, a partnership between the Penn Center, on St. Helena Island, SC, and the Willson Center, continued its first year’s public programs with a five-day cycle of research residencies in early June, 2022. The residencies brought students, faculty, and community experts from across the southeastern U.S. for unique place-based studies on the theme of Land, Liberation, and…
Fri, 07/08/2022 - 3:23pm
The Community Food Resources database for Athens-Clarke County is housed on Engage Georgia, a platform the UGA Office of Service-Learning launched for local volunteer opportunities. The site lists the food distribution sites available each day, their addresses, the kind of meal or food offered, and any requirements for recipients. Athens-Clarke County officials approved funding for the project through Athens Eats Together, a program that began…
Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:00am
After a national search and great anticipation, the Lamar Dodd School of Art announced the appointment of Joseph Peragine to the position of director, effective August 1, 2022. Professor Peragine, an accomplished practicing artist, is an alum of the school (BFA, '83), and brings a wealth of experience to this position through his committed work as faculty and director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University…
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:44am
Very nice feature story on Triple Dawg Tracy Anderson, assistant director at the Center for Family Research, from our colleagues in the UGA Office of Research. A rich vein of longitudinal research, the Center for Family Research was established in 1985 as an integral part of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR). The purpose was to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines to explore innovative and dynamic ways of examining…
Fri, 05/20/2022 - 2:05pm
Experience UGA began in 2013 through a partnership between UGA and the Clarke County School District. Facilitated by the Office of Service-Learning, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit, the program’s objective was to introduce even the youngest students to learning on a college campus and meeting UGA students. The program grew gradually each year with the full CCSD student body, almost 12,000 students, visiting UGA in 2018-19. Experience UGA…
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:07am
Two Athens historic sites will host the second annual event addressing the history of slavery at the University of Georgia this year. “History of Slavery at the University of Georgia: Tell the Whole Story” will take place Saturday, May 21, from 10 am to 9:15 pm, at the Brooklyn Cemetery and Morton Theatre, with this year’s focus on the Athens community. “We are excited that this year’s event is community-focused with programming at two important…
Fri, 03/04/2022 - 10:21am
Two Franklin College employees are competing in Dancing with the Athens Stars to benefit one of Athens' most venerable social service organizations. Fuad Elhage, a Lecturer of Spanish and French Languages, and Stephanie Lynn, a Senior IT Manager on the Franklin College Web Services team, will compete as Team 10 in the benefit for Project Safe. Tickets are on sale for the 2022 event, which will be held March 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Classic…
Tue, 02/01/2022 - 11:17am
The Athens Hip Hop Harmonic will release a new video across all Hodgson School of Music social media channels on Wednesday, 2.2.22. Local rapper Kxng Blanco teamed up with composition faculty Peter Van Zandt Lane to create the piece performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.  "Getting to co-create a piece of music with Kxng Blanco and the students in Contemporary Chamber Ensemble was so rewarding. We all got dropped into a world where,…
Wed, 01/12/2022 - 10:01am
University of Georgia Associate Provost for Global Engagement Noel Fallows passed away December 29, 2021 after a protracted illness.  Noel Fallows contributed in myriad ways to the University of Georgia’s growing international profile and influence, while also participating in some of the most consequential scholarly conversations and debates within his primary academic field of medieval studies. In 1984, he arrived to the university’s Athens,…
Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:01pm
With the calendar year winding down, our campus and community present many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the holidays with art, lights, nature and music.  Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is UGA's first winter light show, running though Jan. 9: Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a unicorn, polar bear, penguin, bluebird, goldfinch, giraffe and elephant dot the…
Mon, 12/20/2021 - 10:47am
Athens residents looking for a new way to pedal around the city will soon have a new way to plan their trip. An online mapping application created by UGA’s Community Mapping Lab will provide a fresh look at the most bike-friendly streets to get around the city. Created through a collaboration with local nonprofit BikeAthens, the map highlights the strengths of local biking infrastructure, such as multi-use paths and dedicated bike lanes. But it…
Fri, 12/17/2021 - 10:35am
The University of Georgia and the Franklin College welcome our newest alumni Dec. 17 as 1,888 undergraduates and 1,398 graduate students—a total of 3,286—have met requirements to walk in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies: Both the undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies will be held in Sanford Stadium. The undergraduate ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., and the graduate ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not…
Fri, 12/10/2021 - 12:05pm
The literary, fine, and performing arts play a vital role in the cultural and academic life of the liberal arts learning environment, without which no major research university can be called comprehensive. And the symbiosis runs both ways – our arts programs flourish in this diverse environment as well, with a great melange of majors, schools, disciplines and pursuits to color and inform an audience of spectators, critics and participants alike…
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 9:50am
What started as a way to publicize the African Student Union in 1996 has become the longest-running show by the same host on WUGA-FM. Thanks to an enthusiastic audience, “African Perspectives” has been heard from car radios and throughout homes for 25 years. Host Akinloye Ojo, an associate professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences’ comparative literature department and the director of the African Studies Institute, has spent a…
Wed, 12/01/2021 - 11:33am
The students and faculty of Hugh Hodgson School of Music help us start the holiday season off right in Hodgson Hall with the return of the live Hodgson School of Music Annual Holiday Concerts. Audiences will be able to enjoy a wonderful evening of holiday classics and more to get into the spirit of the season, with performances by multiple ensembles. The concerts are part of the Thursday Scholarship Series and will take place Dec. 2nd and 3rd at…
Tue, 11/30/2021 - 2:24pm
Professor of art Ted Saupe, who has built a career on campus that has inspired decades of students, embodies the spirit that fosters a community of ceramic artists. He is one of the one of many reasons why the ceramics program in the Lamar Dodd School of Art is so special: Together with fellow ceramicist and professor of art Sunkoo Yuh, they have built a program where students work side-by-side loading kilns, working with clay (either…
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 2:45pm
On Oct. 15, the university drew the final 25 names in its vaccine drawing, selecting the last of the cash prize winners. The $100,000 incentive program was supported by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III. The first 50 names were selected Sept. 15 and another 25 names were selected Sept. 30. More than 24,000 entries were submitted for the drawing, which was conducted by UGA’s Office of Institutional Research with results verified by…
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 11:22am
The University of Georgia held a commemoration ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15, to honor nine historically Black fraternities and sororities on the West Lawn of the Tate Student Center, where markers were installed to recognize the National Pan-Hellenic Council member organizations. A crowd of spectators representing students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered for the ceremony and to tour the marker installation. The markers,…
Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:32am
The University of Georgia established the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program in 2015 to provide a selected group of current faculty and administrators with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities. The program specifically focuses on issues women face in academic administration. Throughout the year long program, the participants will…
Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:30am
With a robust volume of orientation sessions underway for incoming first-year and transfer students across campus, UGA student affairs has rolled out a suite of new websites designed to facilitate and connect all of our students to the keys to good health and well-being on their journeys to success in the classroom and beyond. It is important to know what is available and where to go find help, care, and assistance when any of our students need…

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