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03/17/2016

Twelve students honored as Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars

Twelve University of Georgia freshmen were honored as Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year at a dinner held on March 16 at the UGA Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. 


03/04/2016

University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomes new members

The University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomed 32 new members at its recent quarterly meeting in Atlanta. It is the largest class of new members in the board’s six-year history.


03/01/2016

Anna Scheyett named dean of UGA’s School of Social Work

Anna Scheyett, a dean at the University of South Carolina who has fostered student success while enhancing research and outreach, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Social Work.


02/26/2016

Dr. Michelle Nuss named campus dean of AU/UGA Medical Partnership

Dr. Michelle “Shelley” Nuss, an administrator at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership who has played a key role in expanding residency options in Georgia, has been named its campus dean effective March 1.  In addition, Dr. Jonathan Murrow, a cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the medical partnership, has been named campus associate dean for research. In this newly created role, Murrow will expand clinical research collaborations involving the state’s medical community and faculty in Athens and Augusta. Murrow’s appointment is effective March 15.

02/25/2016

UGA’s Martha Thomas named Despy Karlas Professor in Piano

Martha Thomas, a Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor at the University of Georgia, has been named the second recipient of the Despy Karlas Professorship in Piano, which was endowed in the UGA Foundation by friends and admirers of the late UGA music professor.


01/22/2016

UGA professor contributes to new science education guidelines

A new report released this week will give lawmakers, school officials and others specific direction when it comes to supporting and strengthening science teacher learning, says a University of Georgia professor who contributed to the effort. The report, “Science Teachers’ Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts,” produced by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, assesses and discusses essential learning opportunities for elementary, middle and high school science teachers. The book also recommends new lines of research and steps administrators and lawmakers can take to strengthen science education in the U.S.

01/21/2016

UGA law school creates elite fellowship with Goddard Foundation gift

The University of Georgia School of Law has established an elite fellowship program as a result of a $2 million founding gift from The John N. Goddard Foundation. Initially, the program will offer three law school students annually the opportunity to receive an educational experience including domestic and international externships and guided research experiences, opportunities to meet some of the country’s top legal leaders and a full tuition scholarship.


01/19/2016

UGA to present President’s Medal to Abit Massey, late Jane Willson

The University of Georgia will bestow one of its highest honors on two influential Georgians this year as it presents the UGA President’s Medal to Francis “Abit” Massey and the family of the late Jane Seddon Willson during Founders Day activities on Jan. 27.


01/11/2016

Foundation Fellow Torre Lavelle named to inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars

University of Georgia Foundation Fellow Torre Lavelle is one of 111 students from around the world to be named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective and fully funded one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  More than 3,000 applicants from 135 countries applied for the Schwarzman Scholars program, making it one of the most selective in the world. 
 

01/08/2016

Samuel Pardue named dean of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Samuel Pardue, a noted poultry science researcher and administrator at North Carolina State University, has been named dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Pardue is currently associate dean and director of academic programs at NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His appointment at UGA is effective March 14.

12/16/2015

Bioengineer Karen Burg named UGA Harbor Lights Chair in Small Animal Studies

Karen J.L. Burg, a bioengineer whose cutting-edge work centers on absorbable polymers, biofabrication and tissue engineering, will join the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in January as its Harbor Lights Chair in Small Animal Studies. 


12/16/2015

Two UGA faculty members named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

The National Academy of Inventors has named two University of Georgia faculty members to the 2015 class of NAI Fellows.


12/14/2015

2,807 eligible to graduate in UGA’s fall Commencement ceremonies

The University of Georgia will welcome its newest alumni on Friday, Dec. 18, as 1,742 undergraduates and 1,065 graduate students—for a total of 2,807—have met requirements to walk in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies.
 

University of Georgia honors The Coca-Cola Foundation for its support of academics 11/23/2015

University of Georgia honors The Coca-Cola Foundation for its support of academics (offsite)

The University of Georgia recently honored The Coca-Cola Foundation for its legacy of supporting academics at the state’s flagship institution of higher education. In an on-field presentation before the Nov. 21 football game, Coca-Cola representatives were recognized by UGA officials for The Coca-Cola Foundation’s most recent gift of $1 million.


11/20/2015

First of UGA’s Class of 2020 receive acceptance decisions

MacKenzie Tobin, a senior at Schley County High School in Ellaville, is one of more than 7,500 students who have reason to be extra thankful this holiday season. Tobin was the first student to be offered admission to the Class of 2020 at the nation’s first state-chartered university, the University of Georgia. Her application was among a record 14,516 received by the university for early action admission—an increase of nearly 10 percent over the previous year—and she was given an early surprise last week when UGA officials notified her in person that she was being offered admission.

11/06/2015

UGA’s Daniel Bara named John D. Boyd UGA Foundation Professor in Choral Music

Daniel Bara, director of choral activities and professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, has been named the John D. Boyd UGA Foundation Professor in Choral Music.


11/05/2015

UGA mourns passing of influential philanthropist Jane Willson

Jane Seddon Willson, one of the University of Georgia’s most generous benefactors and a former trustee of the UGA Foundation, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Albany. She was 92. 

 


10/28/2015

Arthur Tripp Jr. named assistant to UGA president

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead will welcome Arthur Tripp Jr. to his staff on Nov. 11 as assistant to the president. Tripp currently serves as senior policy adviser for Rep. David Scott, who represents Georgia’s 13th Congressional District in Washington, D.C.


10/26/2015

UGA sets record high freshman retention rate

The University of Georgia has set a record in a key measure of student success: Its freshman retention rate increased by a full percentage point from 2014 to 2015 to reach 95.2 percent.  The freshman retention rate measures the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year. The national average for public, four-year institutions is 80 percent, and UGA’s 95 percent retention rate places it among the nation’s top universities in this measure.

10/26/2015

CURO Research Assistantship program exceeds expectations in first year

In its first year alone, the University of Georgia’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Assistantship Program has given more than 250 students hands-on experiences in fields ranging from molecular engineering to linguistics.


10/09/2015

Former provost gives $500,000 to UGA College of Public Health

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a $500,000 gift to create the Karen and Jim Holbrook Distinguished Professorship and an endowed fellowship to support graduate students in the global health field.  


10/08/2015

UGA Foundation makes investment in the Student Managed Investment Fund in the Terry College

The University of Georgia Foundation’s investment committee voted unanimously to invest $750,000 from the foundation’s endowment in the Terry College of Business’ Student Managed Investment Fund as part of its long-term portfolio strategy. The foundation’s investment will boost SMIF’s capital from a balance of approximately $354,000 as of Aug. 31 to more than $1 million.

10/01/2015

Cordero named Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has named one of its newest faculty members, Dr. José F. Cordero, as the first Gordhan L. and Virginia B. “Jinx” Patel Distinguished Professor in Public Health. Cordero's professorship is funded through an endowment in the University of Georgia Foundation. 


09/18/2015

UGA dedicates Correll Hall, Phase I of Business Learning Community

Today, before a crowd of hundreds, the University of Georgia Terry College of Business dedicated Correll Hall, Phase I of its future home, the Business Learning Community, and ceremoniously broke ground on Amos Hall, the centerpiece of the project’s second phase. Correll Hall is named for A.D. “Pete” Correll, chairman emeritus of Georgia-Pacific, an emeritus trustee of the UGA Foundation, and a Terry College alumnus, and his wife, Ada Lee Correll, a graduate of the UGA College of Education. Amos Hall is named in honor of Daniel P. Amos, chairman and CEO of Aflac, an elected trustee of the UGA Foundation, and a Terry College alumnus. 

09/18/2015

Llewellyn J. Cornelius appointed Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor

Llewellyn “Lee” J. Cornelius has been named the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. 


09/15/2015

UGA Athletic Association helps ‘recruit and retain the very best faculty’

The University of Georgia Athletic Association is playing a leading role in the university’s effort to increase the number of endowed faculty positions. 
For many years, the association has provided an annual contribution to the UGA Foundation to support significant institutional priorities. 

08/27/2015

UGA Athletic Association supports critical academic initiatives for students

While the University of Georgia faithful are gearing up to sing “glory, glory to old Georgia” this fall, hundreds of UGA students are singing the praises of the UGA Athletic Association for providing funding for their college educations. The Athletic Association has a strong track record of supporting the university’s academic enterprise. Each year, the association makes a contribution to the UGA Foundation to support significant institutional priorities. Recent annual contributions have ranged from $4 million to $5 million, and the association has provided more than $28 million in financial support to the university since fiscal year 2007.

08/06/2015

UGA’s incoming students set new record for academic quality

Incoming University of Georgia students have set a new record for academic quality, with the highest GPA and SAT scores in the university’s 230-year history.  The approximately 5,300 first-year students will begin fall semester on Aug. 17 with an average GPA of 3.91 and an average SAT score of 1301. Just five years ago, those figures were 3.83 and 1264, respectively.

07/21/2015

Ruth Bartlett named 74th president of UGA Alumni Association

Ruth Bartlett, an audit partner at Frazier & Deeter in Atlanta, has been named the 74th president of the University of Georgia Alumni Association. Her two-year term began on July 1. By virtue of her position, she is an ex officio trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation.


07/07/2015

Record-breaking year: UGA fundraising hits ‘unprecedented level’

A record-breaking number of contributors—63,784 at final count—led the University of Georgia to its best fundraising year in history. After all contributions were tallied for the year on June 30, the university received more than $144.2 million in new gifts and commitments for the 2015 fiscal year, a 14 percent increase over last year’s record total of $126.4 million. 

06/24/2015

UGA Foundation appoints new chair, executive leadership and trustees

The University of Georgia Foundation today announced changes in leadership and board positions voted upon at its recently concluded annual meeting in St. Simons, Ga.  Most notable among the actions is that its board voted unanimously to elect Kenneth G. “Ken” Jackson as chairman effective July 1, 2015 for a term running through June 30, 2017.  He succeeds John P. Spalding whose term concludes at midnight June 30.


06/23/2015

UGA Foundation allocates funding from budget surplus to enhance academics

The University of Georgia Foundation today announced that it is projecting a budget surplus of approximately $3.3 million for the 2015 fiscal year, which concludes June 30.


06/22/2015

Alice Walker to visit UGA in fall as inaugural Delta Visiting Chair

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker to the University of Georgia as the inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Oct. 14-15.


06/04/2015

UGA researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria

Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research, published recently in the early online edition of the journal New Phytologist, opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants. 


06/04/2015

UGA ecologist publishes new book on monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies are among the most recognizable—and beloved—butterflies in the world. Migratory monarchs in North America have also experienced alarming declines in recent years. 


06/03/2015

UGA president establishes experiential learning scholarship fund

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead is continuing his commitment to students through another personal contribution establishing a scholarship fund designed to help undergraduates participate in the university’s new initiative on experiential learning. 


05/26/2015

UGA Athletic Association to endow $1 million in UGA Foundation for experiential learning

The University of Georgia Athletic Association will establish a $1 million endowment to support the university’s new experiential learning initiative. The association’s board of directors approved the contribution during its spring meeting.  


UGA Costa Rica lauded by that nation’s president during Georgia visit 05/21/2015

UGA Costa Rica lauded by that nation’s president during Georgia visit (offsite)

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis participated in an interview on Georgia Public Radio recently and praised the University of Georgia's Costa Rica program for helping the Central American nation advance its technology, tourism and economy.


05/20/2015

UGA study assesses climate change vulnerability in Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia assesses the communities in the state most vulnerable to changes in temperature and precipitation. The study in Applied Geography, examines not only the sensitivity and susceptibility of populations that are vulnerable to flooding along the coast but also the social vulnerability of inland populations in Georgia. The research presents a vulnerability assessment of Georgia based on county-level statistics from 1975 to 2012.

05/12/2015

Noted influenza researcher joins UGA Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center

An influenza researcher whose work focuses on the interspecies transmission and pathogenesis of the virus has joined the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as its new Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and Caswell Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine.


05/08/2015

Hashimoto named associate dean for clinical programs at Georgia Law

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Erica J. Hashimoto has been named the school’s new associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning. In this role, she will work to enhance and advance the school’s real-practice learning offerings.

 


05/08/2015

Annual Sustainable UGA Awards given to outstanding students, faculty, staff

Four members of the University of Georgia community received high marks from the UGA Office of Sustainability in the annual round of Sustainable UGA Awards for outstanding faculty, staff and undergraduate and graduate students.  


05/07/2015

Three UGA students receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships

Three University of Georgia students, including a Foundation Fellow, will travel to Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East this summer to study languages considered critical to U.S. interests as recipients of the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship.


05/06/2015

Dale Greene named dean of UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

W. Dale Greene, a long-serving faculty member and administrator in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been named its dean, effective June 1.


05/04/2015

5,600-plus will join ranks of UGA alums after spring 2015 Commencement

The University of Georgia will welcome its newest class of alumni this Friday, May 8. Approximately 4,488 undergraduates and 1,179 graduate students—a total of 5,667—have met requirements to walk in the university’s spring Commencement ceremonies.


05/01/2015

Senior Signature campaign raises record-setting $90,516

The University of Georgia Student Alumni Association recently completed a record Senior Signature fundraising campaign, donating $90,516—the highest total in Senior Signature history. The Senior Signature campaign gives graduating students the opportunity to donate to a school, college, department or scholarship on campus that has significantly improved their collegiate experiences. Participating students’ names will be included on the Class of 2015 Senior Signature plaque that will be installed in UGA’s Tate Center Plaza prior to spring Commencement on May 8. 


04/30/2015

UGA sets record for Boren study abroad scholarships

A record-breaking six University of Georgia students have been awarded Boren Scholarships that will enable them to travel abroad to study languages and cultures that are critical to U.S. interests.


04/27/2015

Noted NMR, metabolomics researcher Art Edison named GRA Eminent Scholar at UGA

One of the leading experts on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a powerful non-invasive technology used to study biological systems, and metabolomics, an emerging field that offers scientists a broader understanding of life processes, is joining the faculty at the University of Georgia as its newest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. 
 

04/24/2015

UGA Foundation Trusteee and U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones to deliver UGA Law commencement

Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Georgia and trustee of the UGA Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Commencement on May 16 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum. 

04/22/2015

Suzanne Barbour named dean of UGA’s Graduate School

Suzanne Barbour, a former graduate program director at Virginia Commonwealth University who is currently a National Science Foundation program director, has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia. 


04/17/2015

Foundation Fellow Torre Lavelle receives Udall Scholarship

Foundation Fellow Torre Lavelle has been named a 2015 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholar. The scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors pursuing careers focused on environmental or Native American public policy.  Lavelle is one of 50 Udall Scholars nationwide chosen from 464 nominees. She is the eighth UGA student to be awarded the scholarship in the past five years.

04/15/2015

UGA public health professor receives national award for teaching excellence

Joel Lee, the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence.  The award recognizes a graduate public health faculty member who is outstanding in teaching and mentoring students toward distinction in public health research, teaching and practice.

04/14/2015

Alton Brown to headline UGA’s 2015 Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar May 1-3

University of Georgia alumnus and Food Network star Alton Brown will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar, a three-day educational gathering for UGA alumni and friends. The theme for the 2015 seminar, scheduled for May 1–3, is “Food for Thought,” and it will feature lectures, tours and other events that highlight the role that UGA plays in advancing the health, sustainability and economic impact of food production and distribution. 

04/13/2015

Public Service and Outreach veteran named director of Archway Partnership

Robert E. Gordon Jr., a public finance lawyer and former University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach faculty member, has been named director of the Archway Partnership, effective today. From 2010 to 2014, Gordon served as economic development and fiscal analysis unit manager for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a unit of the UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach, which also includes the Archway Partnership.

Red & Black: Thank a Donor Day educates students, shows gratitude toward UGA alumni and friends 04/10/2015

Red & Black: Thank a Donor Day educates students, shows gratitude toward UGA alumni and friends (offsite)


04/09/2015

Foundation Fellow Megan Ernst awarded James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Megan Ernst, a fourth-year University of Georgia Honors student and Foundation Fellow from Atlanta, has been awarded a 2015 James Madison Graduate Fellowship.


04/08/2015

UGA’s Samantha Joye receives 2015 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences and professor of marine sciences, has been named the University of Georgia’s 2015 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.


04/07/2015

UGA Foundation will be well reprsented at April 17 Alumni Association awards

The University of Georgia Alumni Association will present six awards to alumni, friends and faculty during its 78th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on April 17 at noon in the Tate Student Center’s Grand Hall. The luncheon, which takes place during the university’s Honors Week, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a deep commitment to bettering the university.

04/06/2015

UGA to celebrate Honors Week April 13-17

The University of Georgia will celebrate the achievements of its students, faculty, staff and alumni in a series of events during Honors Week, April 13-17.  UGA’s tradition of celebrating achievement dates back to the 1930s, when then-Chancellor S.V. Sanford set aside a day to recognize outstanding students. In 2011, the event was expanded to a full week to accommodate events recognizing faculty, staff and alumni across campus.

Thank a Donor Day coming up April 9 04/03/2015

Thank a Donor Day coming up April 9 (offsite)

The University of Georgia Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship in partnership with the UGA Student Alumni Council is hosting the fourth annual Thank a Donor Day on April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tate Student Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the UGA community. All UGA schools, departments and units are encouraged to participate.


04/02/2015

UGA students, alumni offered record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

A record number of University of Georgia students and alumni have been offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The highly competitive awards recognize and support outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The 16 UGA students and alumni were among the 2,000 fellows selected from more than 16,000 applicants nationwide for the 2015 competition.

03/27/2015

Momentum UGA party elected to top posts in student government

University of Georgia students have elected the Momentum UGA party to the executive branch of the Student Government Association for the 2015-2016 academic year. The party consists of president-elect Johnelle Simpson, vice president-elect Houston Gaines and treasurer-elect Darby Miller.  The three will take office of April 14.  At that time Simpson, who succeeds Drew Jacoby as student government president, also becomes an ex officio trustee of the UGA Foundation.


03/23/2015

Naomi Norman named UGA associate vice president for instruction

Naomi Norman, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and veteran administrator in the department of classics at the University of Georgia, has been named associate vice president for instruction. The appointment is effective April 1.


03/17/2015

University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomes new members

The University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomed 23 new members at its recent quarterly meeting in Atlanta. 


03/13/2015

UGA awards student scholarships for study abroad in sustainability

Two University of Georgia students recently received scholarships as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Study Abroad in Sustainability. The awards—to graduate student Rachel Durham of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and undergraduate James “Walker” Tuten of Roswell—were made possible by the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment.

03/09/2015

James Cobb to deliver 2015 Phinizy Lecture at UGA

University of Georgia historian James C.  Cobb will deliver the 21st Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture on March 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the UGA Chapel. Cobb’s lecture on “Divided by a Common Past: Southerners and the Struggle to Control Their History” is free and open to the public.

 

 


03/09/2015

UGA to dedicate Willson Center’s new location in historically renovated home

The University of Georgia’s Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts has relocated to a historically renovated two-story house at 1260 South Lumpkin St. The center’s director, Nicholas Allen, invites the community to attend a dedication ceremony with President Jere W. Morehead and poet H. Bruce McEver on Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m. at the new location.


03/02/2015

Four UGA faculty members receive Meigs Professorships

Four University of Georgia faculty members have been named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the university’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


02/27/2015

UGA dedicates residential learning facility in Washington, D.C.

Pockets of snow dotted Delta Hall’s front lawn on Thursday, Feb. 26, as the University of Georgia dedicated its new permanent residential learning facility in the heart of Capitol Hill.  The three-story building, purchased in 2013 by the UGA Foundation, currently houses 29 UGA students who are living and interning for various legislators and organizations in the nation’s capital. 

02/27/2015

UGA Provost: Capital Learning Opportunities (offsite)

Enhancing opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning is a key priority at UGA, and this week we will dedicate a new residential facility that enables our students to study and intern in the heart of the nation’s capital.

02/23/2015

UGA to dedicate Washington, D.C. facility Thursday, Feb. 26

The University of Georgia will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Delta Hall, its new permanent residential facility located in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at 608 Massachusetts Ave., NE.  Speakers for the event include Sen. Johnny Isakson; Tad Hutcheson, vice president of community affairs for Delta Air Lines; UGA President Jere W. Morehead; UGA Foundation Chair John P. Spalding; and Torie Ness, a political science major and Washington Semester Program participant.

02/19/2015

University of Georgia Press announces Bradley Hale Fund for Southern Studies

The University of Georgia Press has established the new Bradley Hale Fund for Southern Studies. This fund will support the publication of a wide range of scholarly and general interest books in the areas of Southern history, culture, literature, food and foodways and more.  Support for the fund comes from the Sheffield Harrold Charitable Trust, headed by co-trustees Ellen Hale Jones and UGA Foundation Emeritus Trusteee F. Sheffield Hale of Atlanta

02/18/2015

Scholarship established in honor of former UGA School of Law Dean Rebecca White

The University of Georgia School of Law established the Rebecca Hanner White Scholarship, named in honor of White, who recently stepped down as the leader of the school after more than 11 years of service.  The scholarship was initiated by Kathelen V. Amos, Georgia Law 1982 alumna and law school board of visitors chair, and her husband Dan, a trustee of the UGA Foundation.

02/13/2015

UGA among the top five producers of Fulbright US scholars

The University of Georgia is listed among the top five research institutions producing the most 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. scholars. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced the top-producing institutions in all classifications in the Feb. 12 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, where UGA tied for a fifth-place ranking.


02/11/2015

UGA names new Washington, D.C. facility Delta Hall to honor grant from Delta Airlines Foundation

The University of Georgia has received a commitment for a $5 million grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation to support UGA in Washington. In recognition of the gift, UGA will name the university’s new residential facility in Washington, D.C., Delta Hall.  The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia formally approved the naming at its meeting on Feb. 11.


02/03/2015

UGA’s Washington Semester Program welcomes largest, most academically diverse group

The University of Georgia’s Washington Semester Program marks its seventh year with the largest, most academically diverse group in program history as students moved into the newly renovated UGA in Washington facility. Twenty-nine students—the largest group in program history—represent 17 majors in five colleges.


01/28/2015

UGA to add glycoscience researcher Robert Haltiwanger as newest GRA Eminent Scholar

One of the nation’s leading glycobiology researchers will join the University of Georgia faculty this fall as its newest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. Robert Haltiwanger, currently head of biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University, will join UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center as the GRA Eminent Scholar in Biomedical Glycoscience. His addition brings the total number of GRA scholars at UGA to 16. 

01/22/2015

Noted infectious disease researcher Ted Ross to join UGA as GRA Eminent Scholar

One of the nation’s leading infectious disease researchers is joining the University of Georgia as its newest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.  Ted M. Ross, who is currently director of the vaccines and viral immunity program at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida, will join the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine on Aug. 17 as the GRA Eminent Scholar in Infectious Diseases.


12/16/2014

2,355 eligible to graduate in UGA’s fall Commencement ceremony

The University of Georgia will welcome its newest class of alumni on Dec. 19 as 1,858 undergraduates and 497 graduate students—a total of 2,355—have met requirements to walk in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies. The undergraduate Commencement ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum, and tickets are required. The graduate ceremony will follow at 2:30 p.m. 

12/09/2014

UGA launches crowdfunding platform, exceeds goal for #GivingTuesday

The University of Georgia recently launched a new crowdfunding platform called the GeorgiaFunder, which aims to raise relatively small donations from a large group of people to directly benefit UGA programs and organizations. The pilot crowdfunding initiative exceeded its goals on #GivingTuesday, a national day of philanthropy Dec. 2., by raising more than $29,000 from 220 donors. The effort exceeded the day’s goal of $25,000 and more than doubled last year’s amount. 


12/04/2014

Meredith Gurley Johnson named executive director of UGA Alumni Association

Meredith Gurley Johnson, a 2000 graduate of the University of Georgia who has worked in higher education advancement for more than 13 years, has been named executive director of the UGA Alumni Association. Johnson has served as interim executive director since March and assumed the executive director position on Dec. 1. 

11/25/2014

Three UGA faculty named AAAS Fellows

Three University of Georgia faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”


11/18/2014

University of Georgia sets record graduation rates

From start to finish, University of Georgia students are setting records for how quickly they are completing their bachelor’s degrees or entering professional programs.  The six-year graduation rate has reached a record 84.6 percent, up from 83.2 percent a year ago. The five- and four-year rates also reached record levels in 2014. 


11/17/2014

UGA ranked 17th on Open Doors 2014 study abroad list

The University of Georgia was ranked 17th among all U.S. institutions in the 2014 Open Doors report on the number of U.S. students studying abroad. UGA had 2,014 students studying abroad for the 2012-2013 academic credit year.  Open Doors is an annual report on international educational exchange provided by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The announcement of the top participating study abroad institutions coincides with the start of International Education Week, a weeklong series on internationally oriented events at UGA beginning Nov. 17. 

11/17/2014

University of Georgia Mourns the passing of former Governor Carl Sanders (offsite)

11/14/2014

Early-action applicants to UGA receive admissions decisions

Almost 7,500 high school seniors will have additional cause for celebration this holiday season, as they learn today that they have been offered early admission to the University of Georgia for fall semester 2015. This is the largest and strongest academic pool of early applicants in university history.


11/12/2014

Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge named dean of UGA School of Law

Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, a leading scholar in the fields of international dispute resolution, arbitration and the U.S. Supreme Court, has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Law following a national search.  Rutledge, the Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law, has served as the associate dean for faculty development at Georgia Law since 2013. His appointment as dean is effective Jan. 1.


11/07/2014

UGA professor named first C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership

The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has named Bryan H. Reber, a public relations professor, as the first C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership.   Reber will be tasked with increasing opportunities for students to study crisis communication, serving as a commentator on crises in popular media and positioning the Grady College as the preeminent source of crisis communication leadership, analysis and expertise. 

10/29/2014

NASA’s Roger Hunter to give UGA’s fall Commencement address

Roger Hunter, a University of Georgia alumnus and associate director for programs at the NASA Ames Research Center, will deliver the university’s undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 19 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m. The university’s graduate Commencement will feature ,  Gregory H. Robinson, the UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry.

10/02/2014

UGA ecologist publishes new ‘Foundations’ textbook on macroecology

John L. Gittleman, dean of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology, is the co-editor of a new textbook, “Foundations of Macroecology,” published by the University of Chicago Press as part of its Foundations series. Macroecology, a relatively new and fast-growing field within ecology, uses big data to answer big questions about the interactions among organisms and the environment, looking for repeated statistical patterns at large scales of time and space. 

10/01/2014

UGAF reports another strong year of investment returns and also achieves budget surplus

The University of Georgia Foundation today announced that it achieved a 17.3% return on investments in fiscal year 2014.  The returns helped the foundation reach historical highs in both its investment portfolio (more than $800 million) and total assets (more than $1 billion.) 


09/26/2014

UGA dedicates portrait of former President Michael F. Adams

The portrait of Michael F. Adams was dedicated Friday, Sept. 26 in the Administration Building. Adams served as UGA president from 1997 to 2013 and is now designated president emeritus. 


09/22/2014

UGA to dedicate portrait of Michael F. Adams Sept. 26

The University of Georgia will hold a ceremony to unveil the official portrait of Michael F. Adams, UGA’s 21st president, this Friday, Sept. 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Administration Building.  The portrait dedication is being co-hosted by UGA President Jere W. Morehead and John Phinizy Spalding, chairman of the UGA Foundation. Morehead, Spalding and Adams will speak during the event.  Now a president emeritus at UGA, Adams was named the university’s president on June 11, 1997, following nine years as president of Centre College in Kentucky. 
 
 

09/16/2014

UGA professors and program receive Regents’ Teaching Awards

Two University of Georgia professors and the university’s First-Year Odyssey Seminar program have been honored by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia with awards that recognize teaching excellence.


09/11/2014

UGA receives $2.5 million gift to create distinguished chair in real estate

The University of Georgia has received a $2.5 million gift from the estate of Roy Adams Dorsey to establish the Roy Adams Dorsey Distinguished Chair in Real Estate in the Terry College of Business, pending approval by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The check was presented to UGA President Jere W. Morehead at a recent ceremony in Atlanta by the executors of the Dorsey estate. The university gratefully acknowledges the role of UGA Foundation Emeritus Trustee Bob Edge, an attorney with Alston & Bird in Atlanta, who served as the attorney for the estate. 

09/09/2014

UGA ranked among top 20 public universities by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Georgia continues to rank among the nation’s elite public research universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, which placed the institution at No. 20 on the list contained in its Best Colleges 2015 edition, released today.  The university’s Terry College of Business increased its standing, moving six places to No. 21 for best undergraduate business schools.

08/21/2014

Football memorabilia exhibit looks back on Vince Dooley’s career

A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.


08/07/2014

UGA first-year students set academic criteria records

The University of Georgia will open its doors this fall to a first-year class that has broken the high ceiling on academic criteria set by previous classes. The 2014 class begins UGA with the highest average GPA to date—3.9 on a 4.0 scale—in the most challenging courses. They also have earned the highest test scores for entering freshmen and continue the upward trajectory in the academic qualifications of students at the nation’s first state-chartered university.


07/30/2014

UGA Costa Rica cuts the ribbon on faculty residence

The newly-constructed faculty residence facility on the University of Georgia’s campus in San Luis, Costa Rica was recently dedicated by a group of local dignitaries, and administrators and staff from the university.


07/29/2014

Yana Cornish named new director of education abroad

Yana Cornish has been named the new director of education abroad for the University of Georgia’s Office of International Education. Her appointment is effective Aug. 18. Prior to accepting her position at UGA, Cornish served as the director of study abroad programs at the University of Northern Iowa.