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.


Six will be recognized for service to UGA, state, nation; alumnus Neal Quirk included

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Four University of Georgia alumni, one UGA administrator and one UGA faculty member will be honored at the university’s annual Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Alumni Awards Banquet. The Blue Key Service Award will be presented to School of Law alumnus and attorney Neal Quirk Sr. (J.D.'87); Michelle Cook, UGA’s vice provost for diversity and inclusion and strategic university initiatives; and business executive Joe Frierson and his wife, Ann. Alan Darvill, Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and director of the university’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, will receive the Faculty Blue Key Service Award, while Latham Saddler, a former Navy SEAL officer, will receive the Blue Key Young Alumnus Award. The Blue Key Honor Society is a national organization whose members are committed to leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others and citizenship. 


School of Law welcomes two new law librarians

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The UGA School of Law is pleased to welcome two new law librarians this fall: Outreach and Research Services Librarian Amy Taylor and Research and Copyright Services Librarian Stephen Wolfson. Taylor leads the law library’s outreach and communication efforts and also teaches legal research courses. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama and her Master of Science in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. Wolfson provides research assistance to the law faculty and supervises the law library research assistant program. Additionally, he serves as the law library’s contact for issues relating to copyright, scholarly communication and research-related information policy matters and also teaches legal research courses. He earned his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University and his Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

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