UGA receives national diversity award for fifth consecutive year; law school enrolls diverse class

Monday, September 24, 2018

The University of Georgia has received the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion, and 2018 marks the fifth consecutive year that UGA has been honored. One example of the School of Law's commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment is demonstrated by the composition of the school's newest students. The Juris Doctor Class of 2021 includes 21 first-generation college graduates and seven military veterans, while 20 percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group. This class hails from 24 states, and these students attended 83 undergraduate institutions. Fifty-two percent are male, and 48 percent are female. The law school also welcomed 16 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, coming from 14 countries on five continents, and nine M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students. Statistics as of 8/9/18


Klemm named Top Negotiator

Friday, September 21, 2018

Congratulations to second-year student Andrew J. "Andy" Klemm who earned the Top Negotiator Award in the law school's recent intramural negotiation competition and to second-year student William C. "Will" Phillips who earned the first runner-up honors. These students competed in three rounds of negotiations and have received automatic invitations to be on the law school's Negotiation Competition Team.


UGA receives national diversity award for fifth straight year

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Over the past year, University of Georgia students, faculty and staff fanned across the state to help recruit historically underrepresented and first-generation students to the birthplace of public higher education. On campus, new programs were launched to promote the academic success of students from rural areas and to broaden the pipeline of students pursuing advanced STEM degrees. These efforts, among many others, have been recognized at a national level through the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion, and 2018 marks the fifth consecutive year that UGA has been honored.


Four faculty members named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows, Rodrigues included

Friday, September 14, 2018

Four UGA faculty members—Scott Ardoin, Thomas Mote, Amanda Murdie and Usha Rodrigues—have been selected as the university’s 2018-2019 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, focuses on developing academic leaders within the Southeastern Conference through workshops, networking and campus activities. Fellows meet with campus leaders throughout the year as well as attend two SEC-wide workshops that help develop leadership skills and an awareness of challenges and opportunities in higher education.


UGA climbs to 13th in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Monday, September 10, 2018

The University of Georgia jumped three spots to No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA’s history. This is the third consecutive year the university has risen in the U.S. News ranking. A key factor in the improvement was UGA’s lower student-faculty ratio, which dropped from 18:1 to 17:1. An improvement in the subjective category of reputation, as assessed by college presidents, provosts and admissions directors, also factored into the new ranking, as well as the quality and performance of its students.

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