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Apr. 3 2017

McBee lecturer discusses growing disparities among four-year colleges

Charles Clotfelter has been examining data on America's four-year colleges, both public and private, throughout the course of his academic career, producing books like Big Time Sports in American Universities and After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation.

Mar. 13 2017

Duke University professor to discuss ‘unequal colleges’ at McBee Lecture

The 28th Annual Louise McBee Lecture will be delivered March 17 by Charles Clotfelter, the Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies and professor of economics and law at Duke University.

Apr. 4 2016

Mellon Foundation president calls for expanded access to higher ed

Earl Lewis grew up with an appreciation for a college education, fostered by his maternal grandmother. The daughter of a man born into slavery who still managed to learn to read and write, she aspired to attend college but never made it; the money she had saved to pay her way having gone to more pressing needs. But she passed her ambition on to her children and grandchildren.

Mar. 14 2016

Mellon Foundation president to deliver McBee Lecture

Earl Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will deliver the 2016 McBee Lecture March 24 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel.

May. 18 2015

Recent retirees honored at reception

Close to 40 UGA employees who retired since May of last year were honored at a reception hosted by UGA President Jere W. Morehead, Provost Pamela Whitten and the UGA Retirees Association April 30 in Mahler Hall of the Georgia Center.

Dec. 2 2013

Students showcased in 2013 Spotlight on the Arts

The 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival, like the inaugural Spotlight festival in 2012, attracted some 15,000 people from the university and surrounding community to a range of arts events and activities at venues on and off campus.

Nov. 4 2013

Spotlight on the Arts festival grows in 2013

Last year it was Blue Man Group. This year, it's Two Man Group as Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie from Whose Line Is It Anyway? help kick off the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival with an evening of improvisational comedy at the Classic Center Theatre in downtown Athens. 

Aug. 26 2013

Nine-day festival to spotlight the arts with variety of events

The university will spotlight its arts programs and venues during a nine-day festival that includes concerts, theater and dance performances, art exhibitions, poetry readings, film festivals, discussions on the arts and creativity and more.

Apr. 29 2013

Spotlight on the Arts at UGA 2013 festival slated for Nov. 7-15

Members of the UGA Arts Council have chosen Nov. 7-15 as the dates for the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival. This year's festival will follow the pattern of the inaugural Spotlight festival held last fall that attracted some 15,000 attendees to more than 50 events scheduled over a nine-day period.

Apr. 8 2013

English department faculty member named University Professor

Hugh Ruppersburg, a longtime faculty member in the English department who also has held leadership posts in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named University Professor.

Mar. 25 2013

Undergrads to present research projects at CURO Symposium

More than 200 UGA undergraduate students will present original research projects and creative works at the annual spring symposium hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. The daylong event, which is open to the public, will be held April 1 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.

Mar. 4 2013

Two faculty named Meigs Professors for superior teaching

Two UGA faculty members have been named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the university's highest recognition for superior instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Oct. 29 2012

Spotlight on the Arts festival offers breadth of events, activities

When the UGA Arts Council—composed of directors and department heads from various arts units on campus—was convened by Vice Provost Libby Morris in fall 2011, discussions by the group immediately focused on how to make the arts at UGA more visible to the university community, especially students, and to the surrounding community as well.

Oct. 29 2012

U.S. Poet Laureate gives reading at alma mater

Being named U.S. Poet Laureate—officially Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for the Library of Congress—is the highest honor this country bestows on a poet. In recent years, the position has involved some degree of service to “broaden the audiences for poetry.”

Oct. 29 2012

Committee seeks new dean for College of Engineering

Provost Jere Morehead has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of UGA’s new College of Engineering.

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