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Vol. 42, No. 7

September 8, 2014

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Magnify 2014 SPIA Korea palace-h
From left, students LaShana Lee, Jenni Johnson and Linnea Ionno stand in front of a water garden at the historic Changdeok Palace in Seoul, South Korea. The palace was built in 1395 to serve the kings of the Joseon Dynasty.

Mutual exchange

It is 7,120 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Athens, Georgia, to Seoul, South Korea. For the past five years, UGA students have traveled to Seoul to learn about local government in the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. The most recent group of graduate and undergraduate students made the trip this past summer. 

Retreat gives legislative staffers up close look at university

Julianne Schmidt is used to people smacking her research equipment around, knocking into it with their heads and dropping it on the ground. An assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Education, she spends her days studying concussions, and her key tool in the task is a football helmet loaded with sensors.

On Aug. 21, instead of explaining the technology to football players—she uses the UGA football team as her primary source of data—she stood in front of a group of federal legislative staffers, 28 individuals who potentially could influence the funding that flows into her lab.

Institute for Women’s Studies to host fall weekly speaker series

The Institute for Women's Studies' Friday Speaker Series for fall semester will begin Sept. 12. 

Two faculty members named fall PSO Fellows

Two UGA faculty members have been named Public Service and Outreach Fellows for the 2014 fall semester. 

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