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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten discusses her vision for the university
August 18, 2014
UGA will open its doors today to a first-year class that has broken the high ceiling on academic criteria set by previous classes. The 2014 class begins UGA with the highest average GPA to date in the most challenging courses. The class also has earned the highest test scores for entering freshmen and continue the upward trajectory in the academic qualifications of students at the nation's first state-chartered university.
A Tony Award-winning playwright, a Grammy Award-winning soprano, art-making robots and a music composition performed on Google Glass are among the more than 40 events on tap for UGA's 2014 Spotlight on the Arts festival.
As the $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project begins, UGA and Georgia Sea Grant are poised to help coastal residents adapt to changes that are expected to bring additional jobs and prosperity to their communities.
Ceasar C. Mitchell, president of the Atlanta City Council, will deliver the keynote address at UGA's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's 12th annual Founders Award Scholarship Luncheon Sept. 30.