Memorial for Judith Ortiz Cofer

Posted 9 months 17 hours ago

The university community will have the opportunity to pay their respects and celebrate the life of retired Regents Professor of English and creative writing Judith Ortiz Cofer, who passed away on Dec. 30. The memorial service will be held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel followed by a reception in Demosthenian Hall. 

"Judith Cofer was a highly intelligent and gifted human being who brought her love of family and her experience as a native born-Puerto Rican and long-time citizen of Georgia to bear in her poems, essays, and fiction," said Hugh Ruppersburg, professor emeritus of English...

LACSI shares needs assessment of local Hispanic and Latino community

Posted 9 months 4 days ago
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The Athens-Clarke County Hispanic and Latino community faces significant challenges when trying to access basic services locally, according to a report by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute:

The study is the first comprehensive needs assessment of this population, which has nearly doubled since 2000 and today makes up 10.6 percent of the county's population and 22.5 percent of the Clarke County School District student body, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and the Infinite Campus system.

Researchers looked at the...

Amazing Student: Kelsey Brown

Posted 9 months 6 days ago
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Combining theatre and speech-language pathology has allowed amazing student Kelsey Brown to put a unique stamp on her undergraduate career:

I chose to attend UGA because…

I applied to 12 schools for undergraduate. I had no idea where I wanted to go; just what I wanted to do. I toured schools and communication disorders programs all over. I liked that the CMSD program here is placed in the College of Education and I loved the spirit of students and faculty. Everyone I talked to wanted to be here and genuinely felt like they were in the right place. I was fortunate to get a...

Fall Commencement, 2016

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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Congratulations to our newest alumni today as 1,649 undergraduates and 1,108 graduate students—for a total of 2,757— walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies:

Caleb Stevens, who will receive his bachelor's degree in business management from the Terry College of Business, will be the student speaker for the undergraduate ceremony.

Three students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the undergraduate exercises for maintaining a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in all work attempted at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work prior to...

Giving Thanks

Posted 11 months 2 days ago
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The last several weeks have been challenging along several axes - from campus to the entire country, the values that affirm our commitment to each other and a better future have been under the microscope. What do we want that future to look like? What direction will the United States take under the new leadership? We don't know the consensus on these questions as yet. But we do know that the campus community, committed to openness and inclusion as the best routes to excellence and achievement, will continue to thrive because of its engagement with challenges at every level. We are grateful...