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Students help in the shift toward sustainability on campus

Posted 4 years 9 months ago

According to its own waste characterization study in 2006, the state of Georgia estimates that each year it spends $100 million to throw away $300 million worth of recyclables. Now the UGA Office of Sustainability is enlisting, and rewarding, students across campus in the effort to cut down on the waste:

The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $26,000 to seven student projects as part of its annual Campus Sustainability Grants Program. The program, funded by student green fees, provides financial and staff resources to implement projects that further the...

Reading days and exam week

Posted 4 years 10 months ago
sundial, old college

It's that time again on campus - before we ramp up the holiday festivities and the students head home, the quiet descends, the librairies are full and nerves are on end. Do your best, students. Congratulations to all faculty members of every rank on their hardwork in the classroom this semester, too.

Image: photo of the President's Garden Club sundial adjacent to Old College by UGA photographer Dot Paul.

The changing campus

Posted 5 years 1 month ago
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One additional point on this post; when I was trying to verify a portion of Dr. Farmer's original quote about a mural in an old biology lecture hall on campus, a colleague in the University Architect's office sent me this:

Biology was in Meigs at the turn of the century after the first “Science Building” (now where Terrell Hall is) burned 1903/04. At that time Meigs Hall was called Leconte Hall. The new Leconte Hall was built with New Deal funds in 1938, but was called (again) the Science Building. I [think] the name Leconte moved from Meigs to Leconte in the 1950s...

University Theatre announces its 80th season

Posted 5 years 2 months ago
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One of the most dynamic units in the Franklin College, indeed in the entire University, is the department of theatre and film studies. Long a mainstay on our campus, they have engaged our students, faculty and facilities to keep the campus and community entertained and informed for more than a century. Now in 2012, they announce their 80th season as University Theatre:

The season's highlights include former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove's play "The Darker Face of the Earth," the musical "The Fantasticks" by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt and a new version of Shakespeare's "...

Psychology researchers focus on consequences of binge drinking

Posted 5 years 5 months ago

It's a perennial issue on college campuses nationwide, one with heavy effects on the health and saefty of students: Binge drinking.

A doctoral candidate from psychology has published findings that suggest patterns of binge drinking establish the environment for dangerous situations.

The study, recently published in the journal Violence and Victims, found that first-year female college students who drank four or more alcoholic drinks in one day at the start of the study were 33 percent more likely to be victims of a sexual assault in the following months. Women who drank four...

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