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Vol. 42, No. 2

July 28, 2014

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  Caree Cotwright, an assistant professor of foods and nutrition in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and a member of UGA’s Obesity Initiative, created a rap song and play to teach African-American elementary school students about healthy eating and exercise.

Child’s play

When Caree Cotwright was in kindergarten, she was asked to return to her Atlanta preschool to give a graduation speech. At 5, it was Cotwright's first experience on stage. Ever since, she has loved all forms of the arts—from church plays to dance. It's no surprise then that while studying nutrition in graduate school at UGA, Cotwright wrote a rap song and a play to teach African-American elementary school students about healthy eating and exercise.

$2M NSF grant aims to help attract, train math students

UGA has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its efforts to educate math majors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The grant will be administered over a five-year period.

Tobacco cessation sessions to be led by College of Pharmacy students

Registration is now open for the fall tobacco cessation sessions offered by students in the College of Pharmacy. The UGA campus will be tobacco free starting Oct. 1. This includes all cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.

Emory professor to discuss cellular therapies during July 30 lecture

The UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center will host a lecture by Emory University's Ian Copland July 30 at noon in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences. The lecture is part of the center's continuing support in building a stronger regenerative medicine community in Georgia.

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