Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Students get up to $126,000 over five years for their research.
Wednesday, May 15
By Laurie Anderson Ten University of Georgia students and alumni received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation to conduct research while working on their master's and doctoral degrees. The awards provide students with up to $126,000 during a five-year period to conduct research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Eleven students and alumni also received honorable mentions. This year's Fellows include: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Cameron Brown, of Savannah, Ga., earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from UGA. He is now a doctoral candidate at Duke University, where he is working in the emerging field of mechanochemistry. Brown's research looks to use nanotechnology …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The pool is open to the UGA community and its supporters.
Legion Pool at the University of Georgia will open on May 23 for the summer season. Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through July 31, and 2-7 p.m. Aug. 1-8. Legion Pool is available to students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus; faculty and staff with valid UGACards; guests of students, faculty and staff; and Friends of Campus Life members. A UGACard holder must accompany all guests. Admission is $3 for students, $4 for faculty and staff, $3 for children ages 3-15 (who must be accompanied by an adult) and $5 for guests and members of Friends of Campus Life. Friends of Campus Life memberships are available for a minimum $40 donation at the Tate Student Center business office, open weekdays from 8…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library has the only remaining copy of this document.
There it was, a long sheet of off-white something-or-other, which turned out to be vellum, which, in the mid-19th century, was made from the skin or a calf or a goat. A clear plastic case sheltered it so that no one could touch or even breathe on it. Who knew the Constitution of the Confederacy was so long--12 and a half feet long, written in an elegant hand--by T.R.R. Cobb--with a riot of signatures under that of Howell Cobb, who presided over its adoption. The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library brings out the Constitution once a year. When it's not under its case, being viewed by hordes of people in the Special Collections Library, it's kept in a high security vault, accessible by only five people. Here's how the document came …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The broadcast of the NPR show can be heard on 91.7/97.9 FM at 8pm.
An upcoming episode of NPR’s “From the Top” taped at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in March will air nationally the week of April 29. “From the Top” will air locally on WUGA 91.7/97.9 FM April 30 at 8 p.m. “From the Top” showcases America’s talented young musicians and continues to top the charts as the most popular weekly classical music program on public radio. The program is hosted by award-winning pianist Christopher O’Riley and was taped before a live audience on March 3 in the UGA Performing Arts Center’s Hodgson Concert Hall. The broadcast features 19-year-old cellist Wickliffe Simmons from Atlanta. A senior at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Simmons is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
A pocketknife wound to Fillip Mirzoev's chest cut an artery and collapsed his lung.
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Saturday, April 20
A UGA student who was stabbed by a former friend is recovering from were apparently life-threatening injuries. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Fillip Mirzoev learned from a doctor who treated him that he was lucky to be alive. The stabbing occurred at the Reserve, an eastside apartment complex. Aliammar Malani, 20, was arrested for aggravated assault and the 21-year-old Mirzoev was transported to the ICU at Athens Regional. The stabbing happened after an argument that escalated into violence. Mirzoev suffered internal bleeding during the attack, the story says. He has had to withdraw from UGA, where his majoring in management information systems, and he may return to his mothe's home in Sugar Hill to recover fully, …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Ten dollars of the cost goes to needs based scholarships.
By Aaron Hale The Bulldog Nation has a new way to show support for the University of Georgia on the road while also helping students fulfill their dream of a college education. UGA is releasing a new, sleeker version of its specialty state of Georgia license tag featuring the university’s iconic “power G” through the Georgia Department of Revenue. The new tag features a red, black and silver-gray design encompassing the entire plate. Beyond the display of Bulldog pride, the tag also raises money for need-based scholarships at UGA. For each specialty tag on the road, $10 annually goes to scholarships through the UGA Foundation. With 60,000 UGA tags currently on the road—more than any other university tag in the state—the specialty tag …
Defeated last session, a bill in the state legislature that would allow guns on campus isn't dead
Should people allowed to carry firearms on the University of Georgia campus? No, say both outgoing UGA president Michael Adams and incoming UGA president Jere Morehead. UGA System Chancellor Hank Huckaby, the university presidents and the two UGA administrators all agree that guns have no place on campus. State Senator Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) asked the Athens Clarke County Commission last week how they felt about the bill. He was one of the bill's sponsors, and he said that it's not going away. The three commissioners who responded blasted Ginn over the bill. One said he wanted Ginn to spend his time in Atlanta on issues that are important to Athens Clarke County. Another said having guns on campus will chill classroom discussions, …
UGA burns coal in one of the boilers that provides power to the university.
UGA burns a whole lot less coal than it used to, said President Michael Adams during a Thursday media briefing. But it does continue to burn coal in one of the four boilers that provide power to the university. The price differential is such that UGA would be "remiss in our feduciary responsibility" if they didn't buy coal, Adams said. Shifting the power source away from coal to something else--be that natural gas or biomass or even electricity--will cost $80 to $100 million, according to Adams. But using solely natural gas doesn't sit well with the outgoing president. At times, UGA has experienced "severe interruptions with natual gas flow," he said, and has relied on coal to keep the university powered up. "People will tell you not to …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
UGA goes boldly where no other university has gone....and has a planetary system named for it.
Thursday, April 18
By Alan Flurry The nation’s first state-chartered university recently became the world’s first to have a star system named after it. 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 in March 2013. Roger C. Hunter, a Franklin College alumnus, presented the letter to Dorsey during a recent visit to campus. “It’s…
"We have to always be on guard," said UGA President Michael Adams.
At a media briefing Thursday, President Adams was asked if the recent explosions at the Boston Marathons finish line will affect security during the upcoming UGA Bulldogs football season. The answer: UGA is constantly ramping up its security. "Security will be under review," Adams said. "We have the expertise to deal with crowds." Sophisticated security measures have been put in place or refined in the past decade. More checkpoints have been set up, and more cameras installed and more scrutiny is being paid to whatever people want to bring into Sanford Stadium. "My heart goes out to Boston," said the president, who said that he ran the Boston Marathon 35 years ago or so. He knows exactly where on Boyleston Street the explosion happened. …