Thursday, May 16, 2013
Some legislators acknowledge the freebies can look bad, but they say the state's new ethics law will make it harder to mingle with constituents.
Georgia legislators who want to sit in the president's suite above the hedges at Sanford Stadium next year will have to pay their own way, thanks to ethics legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last week. The law forbids elected officials from receiving gifts or event tickets exceeding $75. University System of Georgia lobbyists gave state and local lawmakers more than $14,000 in football tickets in 2012, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The paper quotes state Sen. Bill Cowsert, whose district includes Athens, saying the football games have been a good way for him to mingle with his constitutents. “I think it’s really going to change things," Cowsert is quoted saying of the new ethics law. "I think it’s going to make it tougher for the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A synthetic cholesterol nanoparticle developed in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences chemistry department could aid in early diagnosis of atherosclerosis.
A new study by University of Georgia researchers heralds the development of a synthetic cholesterol nanoparticle that could aid in early diagnosis of hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, and its treatment, says UGA. The study was published online Monday, May 13, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Study coauthors assistant professor Shanta Dhar and graduate student Sean Marrache of the Franklin College chemistry department constructed the nanoparticle — a biodegradable, synthetic version of the so-called good cholesterol — in Dhar's NanoTherapeutics Research Laboratory. According to a news release, bench-scale animal trials have shown the nanoparticle resulted in significant reductions in total cholesterol …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Among those finishing are 13 undergraduates with a 4.0 GPA
Tuesday, May 7
This Friday at 7pm, in Sanford Stadium, the University of Geogia will graduate 4,164 undergraduate students. Outgoing U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., will give the address. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UGA in 1966 and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1968. Also finishing this spring are 176 doctoral students and 915 students with master's or specialist's degrees, who will receive their degress at 10am in Stegeman Coliseum. The speaker will be UGA professor Stephen Hajduk, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. During the Friday evening ceremony, UGA will give Mary Frances Early an honorary doctor of laws degree. Early …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The jobs listed come from UGA's job site.
Thursday, April 25
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
These jobs are posted on UGA jobs website.
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Friday, March 29, 2013
The Georgia Senate did not vote on a bill that would have allowed guns on college campuses, in churches and in public schools.
- On Patch
Friday, March 29
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The May 10 undergraduate ceremony will also honor Mary Frances Early, the University of Georgia's first African-American graduate.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will be the featured speaker for the University of Georgia's undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 10, according to a UGA news release. The spring ceremony, at Sanford Stadium, will begin at 7 p.m. and also will recognize Mary Frances Early, UGA's first African-American graduate, with an honorary doctor of laws degree. The graduate commencement ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. The featured speaker will be UGA professor Stephen Hajduk, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Tickets are not required for either ceremony. "Sen. Chambliss is a genuine public servant and a true statesman for our time," UGA President Michael Adams …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Michael Strand, whose insights into host-parasite interactions have important implications for agriculture and human health, has been named a Regents Professor.
Friday, March 8, 2013
HB 512 now moves to the Senate. It would also allow guns in churches and unsecured government buildings.
Friday, March 8
A Georgia bill that would loosen restrictions on where firearms could be carried is a step closer to law. HB 512, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, passed the Georgia House on Thursday, March 7, by a vote of 117-56. It was the last day in the 2013 General Assembly session that the bill could "cross over" to the Senate. The bill, among other things, would allow guns on college campuses, something the University System of Georgia has lobbied against. Also, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it would allow guns in churches, unsecured government buildings and courthouses, and would allow school boards to arm administrators in schools. Local Republican House members Regina Quick and Chuck Williams voted for the bill. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Morehead will officially replace University of Georgia President Michael Adams on July 1, according to a news release.
Monday, February 4
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead was officially named UGA's next president on Monday, according to a news release from the university system's Board of Regents. Morehead was announced as the sole finalist for the job last week. Morehead, who will replace UGA President Michael Adams, will take over on July 1, according to the release. “Jere has devoted the bulk of his career to the University of Georgia and he has a great passion for the University and its service to students and the State of Georgia,” Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith says in the release. “He knows the University and it became clear to all involved in the search that he is the right person to take UGA forward. He has tremendous challenges ahead and the Board…