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.

Sports Round-Up

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dawgs have major opportunity, reads a Fox Sports South headline. The team will try to extend its winning streak to four games Saturday against Tennessee.

Bulldogs excited about first-place tie in SEC East
Georgia, South Carolina and Florida have 2-1 league records, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia Notebook: Crowell named Freshman of the Week
UGA running back Isaiah Crowell has been named SEC Freshman of the Week. Through five games, Crowell is averaging 103 yards per game, topping all freshmen in the SEC, the Gainesville Times reports.

UGA Athletic Association names director for compliance
The Red & Black reports Jim Booz, former Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at the University of Virginia, has been named the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at UGA.

UGA linebacker suspended after DUI arrest
Outside linebacker Cornelius Washington has been suspended for the next two games after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Sports Round-Up

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UGA’s Crowell earns SEC weekly honors
University of Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has been awarded the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, reports The Gainesville Times.

Todd Grantham has put the Bite Back in the Bulldog Defense, reads a Bleacher Report headline. Grantham’s work with the team has resulted in a “moderate growth” in defensive performance.

Richt educates UGA fans on how to disrupt MSU’s offense
We don’t want them to communicate well.  We want them to have trouble hearing each other and we want offensive lineman to jump offsides,” said Mark Richt when addressing the fans on

MSU wants to find balance in ground game
In response to Mark Richt’s request for fans to make more noise and prevent Mississippi State University’s coaching staff from communicating effectively, Coach Dan Mullen said his coaching staff will use more hand signals and big play boards, reports The Commercial Dispatch.

UGA’s Rambo plays through loss of unborn son
Braylin A. Rambo died last Thursday of late-pregnancy complications, and Bacarri played his heart out against Ole Miss last Saturday collecting two interceptions, four tackles and one pass breakup for the Bulldogs. His son was laid to rest Monday with Bacarri in attendance, reports

News, Science and Health Round-Up

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Civil Rights Activist Visits the University 

As a key activist in the Civil Rights, Slyvia Mendez visited the University to discuss her childhood in California and her trials in desegregating schools on the west coast, reports the Red & Black. After continuing through a high-profile law-suit, Mendez v. Westiminster in 1945, Mendez helped to pave way for Brown vs. Board of Education.

Professor Receives Money for Cancer Research

Eileen Kennedy, a professor from the University’s of Georgia College of Pharmacy was granted a $570,000 award for research granted by the National Institute of Health. The award will cover research and testing for three-years as Kennedy explores more on the issues and spread of breast cancer, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Office of Student Conduct Partners with Campus, Local Police 

The Red & Black reports that the Office of Student Conduct has the right to investigate any action of a student from information learned from police reports or any signed or anonymous complaints. Two members of the Student Government Associated have already undergone the necessary consequences enacted through such accounts.

UGA Alumna Receives MacArthur Foundation Fellowship 

A.E. Stallings, an Alumna of the University, is one of 22 selected fellows to receive the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, also known as the “genius award.” Stallings was recognized for her work as poet and translator, reports UGA Today.

Students Show Trouble in Deciding Major: Money or Passion 

Some students at the University of Georgia are now deciding the fate of their future by earning a degree in majors with a more promising future and releasing efforts in having a career geared towards their passion. The current economic times have some students weighing their options and thinking strategically about the future, reports the Red & Black.






News, Science and Health Round-Up

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UGA Research Team Receives $500K NIH Grant To Develop Interactive Learning Tools, reads a Targeted News Service headline. The small business grant, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is for researchers to develop interactive educational software for high school students.

Ga. university system eyeing campus mergers
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the University System of Georgia will consider merging some of its smaller colleges in an effort to save money in the 35-campus system.

UGA seeks funding for new vet teaching hospital
Education officials are asking Gov. Nathan Deal to approve a funding request for a new veterinary medicine teaching hospital at the University of Georgia, reports the Associated Press.

AthFest, UGA win award for tourism
The Athens Banner-Herald reports AthFest and the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute received the Al Burris Award for Creative Expression at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism for their creative and innovative iPhone app for the AthFest music and arts festival.

UGA toughens sexual harassment policy, reads an Athens Banner-Herald headline. The new policy explicitly defines sexual violence as a violation of UGA policy.

News, Science and Health Round-Up

August 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UGA’s past a present concern
Historic preservation groups encourage the University of Georgia to implement a historic preservation plan to avoid future controversies similar to the Rutherford Hall debate, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

UGA gets grant for minorities in science, math
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4.9 million federal grant to seven Georgia colleges, the University of Georgia among them, to increase minority participation in the math, science and technology fields, reports the Associated Press.

Palliative care offers more options during difficult times
A report by Dr. Anna Glass, a faculty member in the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia, notes that Georgia and other Southern states are behind in providing palliative care, the Marietta Daily Journal reports.

Admissions office says economy responsible for large freshman class
The Red & Black reports that because of the troubled economy and HOPE Scholarship changes, the Office of Admissions expected fewer high school students to apply to UGA this year, however, 18,000 applicants applied to fill 5,000 spots.

Professor honored by soil ecology group
UGA Odum School of Ecology’s Professor Paul Hendrix was honored by the Soil Ecology Society with the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

Campus street will now go both ways
The Athens Banner-Herald reports D.W. Brooks Drive on UGA’s South Campus will become a two-way street beginning today.