Wednesday, April 17, 2013
UGA is bringing Sanders to speak at the Georgia Review's April 22nd Earth Day program.
Wednesday, April 17
By Stephen Corey Nationally known environmental activist and award-winning writer Scott Russell Sanders will speak on “Near and Distant Bears” during The Georgia Review’s fifth annual Earth Day program on April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Cecil B. Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. A reception will follow, with musical accompaniment by the eclectic Athens duo Hawk Proof Rooster. Supporting sponsors for the event are the University of Georgia’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and the State Botanical Garden. Sanders’ talk is open to the public free of charge, but seating in the Day Chapel is limited and people should plan to arrive early; Sanders’ books and copies of The …
Monday, April 15, 2013
There's no need ever to miss the bus again.
By Kerri Testement The University of Georgia has launched a new central mobile app that lets users track campus buses, plan their meals at various dining halls and see the latest athletic scores, among other features. The app is available in the Apple App Store by searching for University of Georgia, UGA and bulldog. The app was planned and designed by the Student Government Association working with UGA Enterprise Information Technology Services. It is offered on the iPhone, iPad or iPod. The app has a campus map and building search, a UGA people search, a UGA majors search, customizable calendars and locations and a quick contacts list with the ability to call Designated Dawgs, a free designated driving service. One of the most …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
USTA involves more than 35,000 college students nationwide.
By Sarah Houseknecht The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that University of Georgia captured their first National Championship title at the 2013 USTA Tennis on Campus National Campus Championship, held at Surprise Tennis & Racquet Center in Surprise, Ariz., April 11 – 13. The Bulldogs defeated the University of Florida 26-24 in Saturday’s championship match that brought together the top 64 co-ed intramural and sport club tennis teams that have qualified to represent colleges and universities across the country. The team is captained by Scott Slezak and features Natalie Kieta, Matthew Holland, Marissa Pulido, Tyler Kallgren, Margaret Inscoe, Cicero Lucas, and Jillian Estes. “Unbelievable – absolutely unbelievable,” said …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tenured art professor and painter James Barsness could lose his job.
An alleged sexual encounter with a UGA student during a Maymester in Costa Rica could cost tenured art professor James "Jim" Barsness his job. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Barsness is a faculty member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art who went with UGA students to a Maymester in Costa Rica in 2012. There, the story says, quoting documents, Barsness is alleged to have had a “public sexual encounter” with a student. Other students saw Barness's alleged sexual encounter with the student, who was under his supervision, the story says, and this caused "substantial disruption" in the program. The story quotes a letter from Georgia state assistant attorney general Rebecca Mick saying that Barsness told the student not to talk …
The event will start at 6:30pm in the Grand Hall of the Classic Center.
Here are some of the high points of the Downtown Master Plan thus far. UGA landscape architecture professor Jack Crowley outlined them to the board of the Athens Downtown Development Authority Tuesday afternoon: *A greenway along Jackson Street connecting downtown to Lay Park and the Lyndon House *A 17-feet wide commuting cooridor along the abandoned Georgia Railroad bed, including the restored/rebuilt Murmur Trestle *A traffic circle and cross walk at Dougherty and Thomas streets *A median on Oconee Street And to fund the $150 million in improvements, Crowley urged the board to recommend that the ACC Commission create a tax allocation district, or TAD, for the area of town that includes Poplar over to Oconee Street on one side, to the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The 26-second home movie shows African Americans playing baseball in 1919.
A 26-second film of a game played by African-American employees at Pebble Hill Plantation, circa 1919, may be the earliest moving images of baseball filmed in Georgia. The 28 mm home movie, part of the Pebble Hill Plantation Film Collection (circa 1917-circa 1976), was donated last year to the University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives, the only public institution in Georgia devoted entirely to preserving unique moving images and sound from the state. Pebble Hill, a hunting plantation located just outside Thomasville, was bought in 1896 by Howard Melville Hanna of Cleveland, Ohio, as a winter home. In 1901, he gave the property to his daughter, Kate Hanna Ireland, and her children, Livingston and Elizabeth “Pansy” …
Friday, April 5, 2013
With relatively few spaces on campus, the concert-goers will be parking in the community.
A week from Saturday, 65,000 people will be heading to Jason Aldean's Night Train 2013 tour concert on the University of Georgia campus. Most of them--excluding the 3,000 who bought a parking pass in advance--will be parking in the relatively few spaces on campus. The rest? They'll be parking here, there and everywhere. The concert will start at 6:30 p.m., and campus lots will open at 2 p.m., with available spaces sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices will depend on lot location, and cash only—preferably exact change—will be accepted. No RV parking will be allowed on campus. For lot prices and a map of available parking, see Parking Services at www.parking.uga.edu. Paid parking also will be available through Prestige Parking …
The two-hour class will teach participants how to compost successfully!
Compost 101 is a University of Georgia class that will teach participants how to successfully transform kitchen scraps and yard waste into a nutritive soil amendment. It will be held on April 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 1501 of the Miller Plant Sciences Building. Compost 101 is free and open to the public. The class will be taught by Suki Janssen, Athens-Clarke County waste reduction administrator, and Amanda Tedrow, a Clarke County Cooperative Extension agent, who are co-instructors of the Athens-Clarke County Master Composter course. Compost 101 is organized by graduate students Aaron Joslin and Holly Campbell of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Greg Skupien of the Odum School of Ecology and is part of the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Irish writer "is one of the most gifted writers of his generation."
Wednesday, April 3
By Dave Marr The welcome reception to the 2013 Atlantic Archipelagos Research Project at the University of Georgia will feature a reading by poet and novelist Ciaran Carson of Belfast, Ireland. The April 10 reception in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will begin at 7 p.m. The reading will take place in the building’s auditorium. The conference is organized by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and supported by a State-of-the-Art Conference grant from the Office of the Provost. Carson is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including “First Language: Poems” (1994), which was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; “For All We Know” (2008); “On the Night Watch” (2010); and “Until…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Senior Harman Singh Johar supplies insects to businesses and researchers around the world.
University of Georgia senior Harman Singh Johar, 22, remembers one particular college roommate fondly. The guy was so pleasant and easy going, he didn't mind that Harmon had made a closet in their room the headquarters of a small insect-raising industry. "He was really an understanding fellow," says Harmon, who has since moved World Entomophagy out of his residence hall room and into his Athens apartment. Today, the three-year-old business supplies meal worms, crickets and grasshoppers--plus an occasional scorpion or tarantula--to businesses, UGA and other universities and individuals. It employs 15 people worldwide, nine of them based in Athens. The insects go into food products such as energy bars, breads and cookies, since they're …