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Articles by Leigh Beeson

Jan. 22 2018

Speaker: Education is essential to realizing King’s dream of equality

It's been over 50 years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech "I Have a Dream," in which he foretold a nation united in the belief that all are created equal.

Jan. 22 2018

Checking out

When Jean Chin's father moved his family of six to Athens for a job at UGA, he never could've predicted the role the university would play in not only his but also his children's lives as well.

Jan. 16 2018

Award-winning journalist will deliver Holmes-Hunter Lecture

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and University of Georgia alumna, will present the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel.

Jan. 8 2018

Commencement speakers encourage graduates to take advantage of every opportunity

President Jere W. Morehead offered his congratulations to the fall 2017 graduating classes with a caveat: Although the students should be proud of all they've accomplished at UGA, their work is really only just beginning.

Jan. 8 2018

Former UGA associate provost to speak at Freedom Breakfast

Cheryl Davenport Dozier, president of Savannah State University and former associate provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Georgia, will give the keynote address for UGA's 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast Jan. 12 at 7:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of Tate Student Center.

Jan. 8 2018

Engineering faculty member developing coatings to keep hospital patients from contracting infection

Hitesh Handa doesn't think a hospital stay for one problem should turn into another.

Jan. 8 2018

Mail & Receiving assistant manager takes pride in protecting UGA’s goods

Al Sand has been a billing clerk, a forklift operator and a hostler; he logged 15-hour days driving for Schwan Foods; and he served his country in the U.S. Army. But for the past 24 years, he's been described as a "vital asset to Receiving Services" and a "vital resource for the entire University of Georgia."

Nov. 27 2017

Franklin College biological sciences lab team brings science to life for elementary school students

Karl Lechtreck, an associate professor of cellular biology at UGA, tarted bringing his lab to Barrow Elementary when his children were students there and keeps coming back to help the students mark the end of their unit on cellular systems.

Oct. 30 2017

Vision into reality

More than 300 University of Georgia students have been inspired and trained to launch their own startup businesses, benefiting from UGA's comprehensive Entrepreneurship Program.

Oct. 9 2017

Impacting someone’s day-to-day life is music to grants coordinator’s ears

June was a busy month for Michael McGough.

Oct. 2 2017

Dedicated to discovery

The University of Georgia's Center for Molecular Medicine officially has a new home on Riverbend Road, adjacent to the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, where researchers will continue their work to uncover the molecular and cellular basis of human disease.

Sep. 5 2017

HR specialist helps manage training courses, relationships

Scheduling and managing the more than 400 courses taught every year at Training and Development is a full-time job in itself, but Darlene Mealor also finds time to serve as the office administrator, greeter, organizer, and, on occasion, therapist.

Sep. 5 2017

Strengthening the academic community

The number of endowed faculty positions continues to rise at the University of Georgia, now reaching 276, up from 227 at the end of FY13—an increase of more than 20 percent over four years.

Jun. 26 2017

Weigh to go

When Aaron Bemis found out UGA was participating in the University System of Georgia's HealthTrails Challenge this past spring, he was all in

Apr. 24 2017

Harvard professor discusses ethical challenges facing AI

Believe it or not, one of the "most intelligent" machines out there is the one that cleans your house while you're doing something else, said Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University.

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