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.

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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.

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August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Universities raise bar as more students make the grade
The University of Georgia, along with Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Georgia College and State universities have freshmen classes who broke records for SAT scores and high school GPAs, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia professors start ‘Freedom U’ for undocumented students unable to attend state universities
Five UGA professors are offering to teach a rigorous seminar course once a week with the intention to mirror courses taught at the most competitive schools, reports the Associated Press.

UGA, others granted $25 million to study foodborne viruses
The Newnan Times-Herald reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded UGA, among others, a grant to search for ways to reduce the number of virus-caused foodborne illnesses in the United States.

UGA to host conference with Israeli university
The University of Georgia is hosting a joint symposium with Israel’s University of Haifa on global health care concerns common to the two countries, according to the Associated Press.

Cracker front man marries during university class
The Associated Press reports David Lowery, front man for alternative rock band Cracker, married the band’s manager, Velena Vego, during a music business class at UGA.