Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The search took the committee members back to the UGA campus.
Reared in Lakeland, Florida, Jere Morehead moved as a teenager to DeKalb County with his family when his father was transferred. He graduated from Southwest Dekalb, then went to Georgia state, finishing in 1977. He came to UGA for law school, and left for a few years after he graduated in 1980, working for the U.S. Department of Justice for six years. In 1986, he returned to UGA to join the faculty. And though he has spent time elsewhere--teaching one year at the University of Michigan Law School--Jere Morehead has never left the university. He has taught classes. He has advised student groups. He's done research and published articles. He's been on more boards and committees than you can shake an iPhone at. And, for the past several …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Here are some social media responses to the current provost's likely ascent to president of the University of Georgia.
Now the provost, Morehead has spent his academic career at Georgia.
University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jere W. Morehead, responds to the search committee's decision: "I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the chancellor, the chairman and the Board of Regents as the finalist for president of the University of Georgia. I look forward to making further statements regarding this wonderful opportunity to continue serving the University of Georgia after the board completes its process in the coming days.” Did the committee choose wisely? Is Morehead the best choice to lead the state's flagship institution? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The Board of Regents will have the final sayso.
Monday, January 28
From a press release put out by the Board of Regents: Board of Regents Chair “Dink” Nesmith and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced the name of the finalist for the University of Georgia presidency, Jere Morehead. Morehead is currently the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at UGA. He previously served as UGA’s vice president for Instruction, vice provost for Academic Affairs, director of the Honors Program, and acting executive director of Legal Affairs. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business where he has had a faculty appointment since 1986. In his current position, the deans of the …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Georgia colleges are among those using CollegeWeekLive. It bills itself as the 'world's largest college fair.'
Wednesday, January 2
College recruiting fairs: In the 21st century, who needs a building? The University of Georgia, Georgia State and Emory University are among the Georgia-based universities using CollegeWeekLive, which bills itself as the "world's largest college fair." Nationally, Yale University and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point use the online service, which is free to prospective students. The Los Angeles Times reported that on CollegeWeekLive, students create a free account and are able to visit chat rooms for the 300 or so colleges that use the site. Students can give their name or stay anonymous, and they can browse videos and other information on each college's specific site. For teens, the option of anonymity online gives them the freedom …
Monday, December 31, 2012
University of Georgia scientists have discovered fossils from a 36,000-year-old Atlantic gray whale off the Georgia coast.
University of Georgia researchers recently recovered a fossil jaw bone from an Atlantic gray whale fossil belonging to a grey whale, a kind of whale hunted to extinction in the 1700s, was found off the Georgia coast by .The Atlantic gray whale was hunted to extinction long ago, the Pacific (or California) gray whale survives today and is still nearly as common as it ever was. The scientists found the bones during the course of their research, which involved the comparison of the Atlantic gray whale with the Pacific (or Californian gray) whale. The population of the Pacific whale remains at the level it was before whaling began in the 1800s. Along with others, UGA geoarchaeology professor Ervan Garrison fully recovered the fossilized …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with WUGA-TV, has started a new program aimed at education people about veterinary medicine.
Animal lovers have more to watch than just Animal Planet. The University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, with funding from Nestle Purina, has started a new program on WUGA-TV called "Vetinary Spectrum," which tells the tales of industry specialists as they walk viewers through common vet occupations — providing physical therapy for horses, training for abused animals, caring for elderly animals and researching diseases in bats. The six episodes explore departments and programs created by graduates, faculty and students at the college, according to a UGA press release. "We hope ‘Veterinary Spectrum' will help people see all that we do and also encourage younger people to consider a career in veterinary medicine," said K. Paige…
Will the Bulldogs start 2013 with a win?
The Georgia Bulldogs have been in Orlando, prepping in earnest for their New Year's Day Capital One Bowl matchup against the Big Ten's Nebraska. Coming off a heartbreaking SEC championship loss in which a few yards made the difference between playing for the national title and being passed over for a BCS berth, the Dawgs are looking to close out the 2012 season on a triumphant note. Some analysts think that's likely. "With the way that the Bulldogs left Atlanta, they are looking for redemption and there is not much that the Cornhuskers can do to stop it from being achieved," Ian Berg writes for Bleacher Report. Nebraska was shucked by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten title game, 70-31, leading Berg to write them off for New Year's Day…
Friday, November 30, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat Bama, they're likely headed to Miami to take on Notre Dame for the BCS title.
Well, here we are, on the brink of the SEC championship game, a game that many doubted the Georgia Bulldogs would reach this year, but which could propel them to the contest for the National Championship. The Bulldogs haven't won a national title since they beat Notre Dame in 1980, despite fielding one of the most consistently successful teams in the country. As Dan Wolken of USA Today put it, "There aren't many opportunities to put 30 years of frustration aside as a program, but Georgia is on the doorstep of one of them." To get in the door, the Bulldogs have to defeat No. 2 Alabama, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the nation's No. 1 quarterback in …
Monday, November 19, 2012
UGA graduate and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's return to her alma mater got people thinking.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
Natasha Trethewey, a University of Georgia graduate and the U.S. Poet Laureate for 2012-13, was recently back on campus to deliver the UGA charter lecture. Her visit got some people thinking about poetry and its value. "I was not fond of poetry before coming into contact with Trethewey’s work," UGA senior Crystal Reese wrote for The Red and Black. But the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, who was born biracial before that was legal and often writes on themes of racial identity, "has convinced many young, aspiring writers — myself included — that the world wants to hear of topics that may seem unimportant to our immediate communities," Reese writes. At UGA, Trethewey read from her work “Thrall" and talked about being the child of a black mother …