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UGA freshman class sets academic record

UGA freshman class sets academic record

The Class of 2018 has an average GPA of 3.9 and has the highest test scores for entering freshmen.

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Skidaway research will have impact on marsh activity

Skidaway research will have impact on marsh activity

A multi-disciplinary team conducts a unique “26 Hours on the Marsh” experiment.

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UGA holds a long tradition of service

UGA holds a long tradition of service

Public service and outreach programs have served Georgia citizens since the university’s founding.

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UGA president accepts ALS Challenge

President Jere W. Morehead participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge along with two students on Aug. 22. Morehead issued a challenge to Dr. Steve Stice, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar who conducts neuroscience research. In anticipation of the football season opener against Clemson University, Drew Jacoby, president of UGA's Student Government Association, and Peyton Bell, president of UGA's Graduate Student Association, issued challenges to their counterparts at Clemson.

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Amy Webster

Amy Webster, a senior in genetics and mathematics, is a Goldwater Scholarship recipient who has already conducted impressive research in the laboratory, and she still finds time to help middle school students learn math.

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Franklin West

Franklin West, an assistant professor in the animal and dairy science department, wants to help students recapture their love and enthusiasm for science.

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Susan Parish

Whether living in Asia or Athens, Susan Parish has always felt the urge to volunteer and help others.

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Exhibit to celebrate ‘Gone With the Wind’

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The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will open an exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone With the Wind” Aug. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium. The library is home to the largest collection of Margaret Mitchell materials in the country. The schedule of events includes an exhibit tour, lectures and a reception. Cost is $50.

Recreational Sports begins intramurals registration

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The UGA Recreational Sports program has begun registration for a variety of intramural sports, from soccer to golf to Frisbee. Entry fees and registration deadlines vary for each team sport. For more information, see the Rec Sports intramurals website (http://www.recsports.uga.edu/intramural_sports.php)

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Dawgs After Dark has Hollywood theme
"A Red and Black Carpet Premiere" is the theme for this semester's first Dawgs After Dark Aug. 22 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Tate Student Center. Hollywood-themed activities will include inflatables, interactive games and free food. The event is part of Big Dawg Welcome 2014. Tickets for nonstudents are $5.

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10:00 am
Family Day: Exploring Color
Georgia Museum of Art
10:00 am
Study Abroad Open House
Office of International Education Building
2:00 pm
“Gone With the Wind” Exhibit Opening
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
5:00 pm
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