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February 13, 2016   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

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Feb. 1 2016

Coordinator helps streamline grants process for SPIA and Grady faculty

Matt Clary was a senior in high school in 2001. He'd just finished debate camp and was entering his second year as a debater. The topic for the fall was policies that prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction. He had his arguments all ready and solidified when Sept. 11 changed everything.


Feb. 1 2016

Diversity, inclusion certificate program continues to grow

More than 1,000 UGA faculty and staff have taken it upon themselves to learn how to make the university a more welcoming and inclusive place. 

Jan. 19 2016

Student conduct staffer focuses on students’ ‘transformative process’

As a student, Rebecca Scarbro was parliamentarian for the Student Government Association and worked on the appeals process for an honors board at LaGrange College; she also served on the standards board for Gamma Phi Beta sorority at UGA.

Dec. 7 2015

LGBT Resource Center director supports students

For Meg Evans, it's personal. When she started her collegiate career, there was no place for her, someone who identifies as queer and gender non-conforming, on campus. 

Nov. 2 2015

UGA student creates, launches group messaging application

When Sam Getty graduates in May, not only will he leave UGA with degrees in marketing and cognitive science, he'll also leave having created and launched his own iPhone application, Textr. 

Oct. 26 2015

NYU professor discusses reactions to Lincoln’s death in Gregory Lecture

Throughout her 25 years of teaching about the Civil War, Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University, always had a few lines about Abraham Lincoln's assassination in her lectures. After 9/11, however, she began to look at that historical event in a new light. 

Oct. 26 2015

UGA unit, Department of Education partner to make fourth-grade booklet

As a child, Sam Pittard had a rolled-up copy of the U.S. Constitution printed on faux parchment that he used to read. He even saved it to this day. Now, the senior graphic designer is helping Georgia children have their own copy of some of the most important documents in America's history. 

Oct. 19 2015

MakerSpace provides plethora of technologies, resources for instruction, learning

While preparing to teach about viruses, Melinda Brindly was trying to find a way to give students in her Introduction to Virology class a better idea of how to visualize the structures of the infectious agents-which are so small they're measured in nanometers. To solve that problem, she turned to the MakerSpace at the science library. 

Oct. 12 2015

Black Faculty and Staff Organization luncheon sees record-breaking crowd

More than 400 people filled the Tate Student Center Grand Hall for the 13th annual Black Faculty and Staff Organization Founders' Award Scholarship Luncheon Sept. 29.

Oct. 5 2015

Admissions office’s Latino outreach program honored by White House

Shortly after UGA's historic campus came into view, nearly two dozen Clarke Middle School students gathered in front of the Arch before spending a day learning how they can one day return to campus and earn a degree. 

Sep. 8 2015

CVIOG facilities manager tackles projects of all shapes, sizes

A sign on Dan Evans' office door reads in part "We can do great things, if it matters not who gets the credit."

And Evans, the facilities manager for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, lives and works by that phrase. He's willing to do anything from vehicle fleet policy writing to unclogging toilets to fixing air-conditioning units.


Aug. 24 2015

Student services director helped grow College of Public Health

Ten years ago, Heather McEachern was part of a small band of faculty and staff who helped build the College of Public Health. With a constant focus on students, McEachern has touched the lives of many current and former College of Public Health students since the school began in 2005. 

Aug. 24 2015

Retirees hear details on upcoming changes to USG health insurance

Retirees and soon-to-be retirees learned more details about the upcoming changes to retiree health insurance from the University System of Georgia during informational meetings last week. 

Aug. 10 2015

Multimedia specialist aims to inspire others by telling ‘that big UGA story’

Shortly after receiving his undergraduate degree and getting married, Tyler Daniels turned to the university that had been his home to find a job. He didn't know it at the time, but accepting a position at UGA would impact his career path for years to come.

Jul. 13 2015

Energy-saving efforts save UGA $175,000 during heat wave

Through energy conservation efforts and being mindful of their work environment, members of the campus community saved UGA $175,000 and enough electricity to power 12 average American homes for a year.

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