Arts & Leisure Round-Up

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peabody Awards pay respects to CBS Commentator Andy Rooney
UGA Today reports the George Foster Peabody Awards family join millions around the nation to mourn the loss of 92-year-old Andy Rooney, whose essays capped “60 Minutes” for more than 30 years.

UGA architects win top design award
For its redesign of Stegeman Coliseum on South Campus, UGA’s architect office will receive the American Institute of Architects 2011 Georgia Honor Design Award, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

Colombo named managing editor of Rome News-Tribune
UGA alumnus Mike Colombo, who has been deputy editor of the Rome News-Tribune since 1999, has been named managing editor, reports the Rome News-Tribune.

New food safety law is in place but lacks funding for implementation
UGA food microbiologist Michael Doyle was quoted in the St. Louis Beacon regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Regents approve demolition of old, UGA dorm
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the Board of Regents Committee on Real Estate and Facilities voted unanimously to demolish Rutherford Hall. The next step is a full vote by the Board of Regents.

Arts & Leisure Round-Up

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Georgia hosts International Summit on Food Safety
UGA recently held its fourth International Summit on Emerging Issues in Food Safety and Marketing. The university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences hosted scientists from China and Taiwan, among other experts, reports the Southeast Farm Press.

University Historian Nash Boney responsible for keeping University history up-to-date, reports The Red and Black. Boney compiles UGA’s history and is able to make predictions about the future.

UGA student group aims to reduce food waste
The UGA Campus Kitchen Task Force tackles hunger and wasted food, The Macon Telegraph reports.

Feminist beat poet Waldman to visit University of Ga. for lectures, readings In November
The Republic reports that Anne Waldman will visit Athens this week and perform at local venues Ciné and Athica. Waldman co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colo.

UGA alum’s book tells story of strength
Frank Stanfield will share his first book, “Unbroken,” at the Grady College Alumni Authors Showcase on Nov. 3, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

UGA students gear up for a week of homecoming fun
Homecoming festivities include a concert by The Cool Kids and Hoodie Allen, a carnival and a parade, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.