May 31, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA graduates win two national dissertation awards
Two University of Georgia graduates have won national dissertation awards. UGA doctoral graduate Tom Okie was awarded the 53rd annual Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize from the Society of American Historians and Wes Fugate received the 2013 Alice L. Beeman Award for Outstanding Research in Communications and Marketing for Educational Advancement for his dissertation.
May 23, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Grady’s Kaye Sweetser named to Public Relations Accreditation Board
Kaye Sweetser, an associate professor at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been appointed to the Universal Accreditation Board, a certification body for the public relations profession.
May 10, 2013 | General News
Public affairs leader Carolyn Caudell Tieger establishes chair in public affairs communications
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced the creation of the Carolyn Caudell Tieger Chair in Public Affairs Communications.
May 9, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Grady dean names Dean’s Medalists
A trio of alumni leaders and friends were awarded the Dean's Medals for Leadership Excellence in Communication from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. A. Mark Smith, Gloria Ricks Taylor and Claude Williams were recognized at a reception and dinner honoring Grady College leadership held May 5 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
May 9, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA service-learning class helps bring documentary on hunger in America to Ciné May 11
A group of University of Georgia students taking a service-learning course worked collaboratively with community members to bring a panel discussion and documentary film focusing on hunger in America to Ciné on May 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
April 30, 2013 | Expert Voice
UGA social work experts available to speak regarding openly gay men in professional athletics
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins as the first openly gay man playing in a major U.S. sports league. UGA has several experts who can shed light on the issue from a social work, civil rights or social justice angle.
April 30, 2013 | General News
UGA offers new online certificate course to help marketers learn about social media trends
The University of Georgia Center of Continuing Education is offering a new online certificate course entitled Using Social Media to Build Business. The course is designed to help businesses build loyalty and trust.
April 25, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA announces winners of statewide high school journalism awards
The University of Georgia recognized several high school journalism students across the state at the 2013 Georgia Scholastic Press Association Awards Ceremony, held April 25 at the Classic Center in Athens. More than 100 awards were given out recognizing outstanding work in high school newspapers, magazines, news websites, yearbooks, literary magazines and broadcast news shows.
April 23, 2013 | Events on Campus
Candlelight memorial service will be held April 30 for faculty, staff, students
Eleven University of Georgia faculty, staff and students who died since last April will be honored at the university's annual candlelight memorial service April 30 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Chapel.
April 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
Broadcast of NPR’s ‘From the Top’ recorded at UGA to air nationally week of April 29
An upcoming episode of NPR's "From the Top" taped at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in March will air nationally the week of April 29. "From the Top" will air locally on WUGA 91.7/97.9 FM April 30 at 8 p.m.
April 22, 2013 | General News
UGA to offer Skillsoft, Books 24x7 as training resources
University of Georgia faculty, staff and students will have more free, online training options when Skillsoft and Books 24x7 become available May 20.
April 19, 2013 | General News
UGA contributes to launch of Digital Public Library of America
Georgia was well-represented when the Digital Public Library of America prototype launched at noon on April 18, an initial step toward making available to every American the collections of libraries, archives and museums across the country. The groundbreaking project aims to be a central entrance to a national public library making local archives digital, searchable and freely accessible.
April 19, 2013 | General News
Nonfiction writer Melissa Fay Greene gives papers to UGA Libraries
Award-winning writer Melissa Fay Greene, a 2011 inductee to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, is giving her collection of personal papers and memorabilia to the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries to be available for research.
April 18, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Tan & Cardinal at Otterbein University wins UGA’s Holland Award for excellence in college journalism
The Tan & Cardinal student newspaper at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, and its editor Lindsey Hobbs are winners of the eighth annual Betty Gage Holland Award recognizing excellence in college journalism. The Holland Award is sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Newspaper Management Studies in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
April 17, 2013 | Events on Campus
Futures of the Book Symposium to be held April 27 at UGA
Brian Croxall, an Emory University English professor whose research explores representations of technology within fiction and philosophy, is the featured speaker at the Futures of the Book Symposium April 27. The symposium will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia.