Arts & Leisure Round-Up

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UGA’s journalism college honors Conrad Fink, reads an Athens Banner-Herald headline. The professor was honored as a Grady Fellow for his contributions to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

St. Mary’s radio station owner dies at home
The Florida Times-Union reports that Jim Steele, owner and president of WKBX FM 106 in Kingsland, Ga., died at his home on Nov. 27. Steele recently donated 265 vintage broadcast microphones to the Peabody Awards program in the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia.

The thanks we owe to mentors like Conrad Fink
UGA Grady College alumnus Kyle Wingfield (ABJ ’01) discusses his experiences as one of Conrad Fink’s students, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA researchers find
An analysis reports that states that have abstinence-only education in public schools have higher teen pregnancy and birth rates than states that have more comprehensive sex education programs, according to The Red & Black.

Alumni lament upcoming demolition of Rutherford Hall
The Red & Black reports that alumni struggle with the University’s decision to demolish a historical dorm filled with many memories. Rutherford Hall will be transformed into a residence hall for the “21st century student” starting in the fall of 2013.

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.

News, Science and Health Round-Up

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

South Georgia newspapers now online
Digitized and searchable editions of Albany, Americus, Thomasville and Valdosta newspapers are now online and a part of the University of Georgia’s Digital Library of Georgia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

UGA Students Demonstrate to Save Rutherford Hall, reads a Patch.com headline. Alongside the Student Historic Preservation Organization, the residents of Rutherford Hall participated in the “This Place Matters” program, which is aimed at highlighting important places in the community.

In a post 9/11 world, UGA students recall what it was like
The Athens Banner-Herald features students involved with the UGA Muslim Student Association.

UGA set to hold first monthly observatory open house to allow public stargaze
The Associated Press reports that UGA’s department of physics and astronomy will host its first monthly observatory open house on Sept. 23. Observers will be able to see various constellations and astronomical sights if skies are clear.

UGA Students Open Food Pantry
Nearly 20 student groups planned and stocked the student-run pantry, which opened for business on Friday, reports Georgia Public Broadcasting.