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Apr. 14 2014

Strategist calls for continuation of civil rights efforts

Political strategist and author Donna Brazile urged an audience to build on the work of those in the civil rights and women's liberation movements during the 14th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture April 3. 

Apr. 14 2014

Award-winning journalist shares personal tales of Nelson Mandela

Award-winning journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault remembers exactly when on Feb. 11, 1990, she found out that Nelson Mandela was released from prison. 

Apr. 7 2014

UGA students organize 40th Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

Nearly 6,000 people will gather at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena April 10-12 to watch cowboys and cowgirls show off their skills in an event entirely organized and run by UGA students. 

Apr. 7 2014

National Intelligence director will deliver Charter Lecture

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper will deliver the UGA Charter Lecture April 14 at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel.

Mar. 17 2014

School of Law staffer sets the bar for providing great customer service

Tina Whitehair sets the bar for going above and beyond both at work and home. An administrative associate at the School of Law, Whitehair provides support for 15 professors, countless students and even volunteers her time outside of the work week. 

Mar. 10 2014

UGA wins 5 regional CASE awards for its communications efforts

UGA public relations and communications professionals were recognized with five awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III conference Feb. 16-19 in Orlando. 

Mar. 10 2014

University Lecture speaker: More compromise needed in Washington

In Sugarland, Texas-the town in which political commentator Paul Begala grew up-there was a chicken that played the piano at the county fair each year.

Mar. 3 2014

Administrative manager keeps Marine Extension flowing

Between the seashells, wooden ships and sea animal photos splashed about Marie Scoggins' office, it's easy to see why she says she enjoys her job at the Marine Extension Service.

Feb. 24 2014

Faculty, staff keep university operational despite weather

As students and Athens residents flocked outside to play in the snow, some UGA employees continued working despite the winter weather earlier this month. Even with the campus closed Feb. 11-13, some UGA units went above and beyond during the chilly week. 

Feb. 17 2014

Fulfilling the Dream Award recipient takes pride in Terry’s diversity efforts

Mark Dawkins takes a lot of pride in his efforts and those of the Terry College of Business to improve diversity at UGA. 

Feb. 17 2014

EITS employee rises from student worker to IT manager

Justin Williams was a UGA student working at a fast food restaurant when he decided he wanted an on-campus job, more specifically a job at the Enterprise Information Technology Services Help Desk. 

Feb. 3 2014

CTL staffer attracted to behind-the-scenes technology

Krystal Pintar's father, Bobby Evans, used to fix anything and everything electronic from televisions to radios. His love for technology and learning was passed on to his daughter, who is the instructional media resources coordinator at UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Jan. 27 2014

Lecturer, playwright finds inspiration from various sources

When John Patrick Bray watches a play he's written being performed on stage for the first time, he gets very nervous. With eight of his own 10-minute plays being performed in Athens next month in Bray's Plays, he's in for some butterflies. 

"I've joked with my students that if they go on a night when I'm there, they'll know because they'll hear me pacing in the balcony," Bray said. "I'm terrible at watching my own plays." 

Jan. 27 2014

Freedom Breakfast focuses on fellowship, service, community

Singing, food and fellowship filled the Tate Student Center's Grand Hall Jan. 17 during the 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast. 

Jan. 21 2014

Ramsey satellite facility at Pound Hall doing well, has room to spare

As UGA students, faculty and staff keep hammering away at their New Year's resolutions, one facility might make exercising easier and more accessible to the campus community.

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