Approximately 320 people attended the university’s 2018 Multicultural Faculty and Staff Reception, held Aug. 28 at the Georgia Museum of Art, and heard from President Jere W. Morehead. “I am confident that working together with a sustained effort across this institution, we can continue to show the kind of intellectual climate on this campus that values diversity,” he said. “I want to thank you for the many contributions that we know you will make to the future of this great institution.” Michelle Cook, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and strategic university initiatives, echoed that sentiment. “This event provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the diversity that is UGA and for us to stop and reflect on the value of faculty and staff from various backgrounds,” she said. Photos by Dorothy Kozlowski.