Deadline: October 1: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, professor emerita of higher education at the University of California–Berkeley.

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UGA receives national diversity award for seventh consecutive year

Many of the University of Georgia’s efforts to foster diversity and inclusion have been in place for years, while other initiatives and programs announced in recent months reflect an intention to accelerate the university’s progress.

This strong foundation coupled with a commitment to building on past successes has earned UGA the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion, and 2020 marks the seventh consecutive year UGA has received it.

“I am proud the University of … read more

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Jacqueline Joye Peña Awarded Gilliam Graduate Fellowship Grant

Plant Biology Doctoral Student Jacqueline Joye Peña and her advisor Assistant Professor Dr. Douda Bensasson received the Gilliam Graduate Fellowship Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The award provides Peña the opportunity to travel to important scientific conferences and meetings in her field, professional development workshops, and a competitive stipend in addition to allowance for diversity and inclusion activities at the graduate level.

“Receiving as award like this feels very validating that researching how natural populations respond to climate change while providing safe spaces for underrepresented groups in STEM are worth doing,” said Peña. “I feel honored to … read more

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UPDATE: A Message to UGA’s International Students

The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a policy that would have stripped visas from international students whose courses move exclusively online amid the coronavirus pandemic. – The Hill

Published July 12, 2020

Dear International Students at UGA:

The University of Georgia is a member of the American Council on Education (ACE), and President Jere W. Morehead has added UGA’s name to a letter being sent to Congressional leaders regarding the July 6 ICE directive on international students studying in the United States. The letter asks that if the Department of Homeland Security is unwilling to withdraw the directive, that Congress act quickly … read more

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UGA Libraries Offers Contactless Porch Pickup for Graduate Students, Faculty

The UGA Libraries’ reopening plan begins with contactless porch pickup services for graduate students and faculty beginning June 23.

Most library services and resources will remain available digitally through the summer, as a small group of library faculty and staff return to campus to begin preparations for safe on-campus operations during the upcoming academic year. However, due to requests, certain books may be checked out and retrieved by faculty and graduate students.

Students and faculty currently have remote access to more than 2 million volumes through the UGA Libraries’ e-book collection, as well as a partnership with Hathi Trust, a digital … read more

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Kate Sabey wins P.E.O. Scholar Award

Kate Sabey, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine at UGA, is one of 100 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter M of Athens, GA.

Sabey is a graduate of Juniata College where she explored the role of gut microbiome in human gastrointestinal disease. After graduation, she completed an internship at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park before returning to Juniata College, where she served as an adjunct laboratory instructor and research associate.

Now a member of Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa’s lab, … read more

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Masters Student Sheridan Alford co-Founds #BlackBirdersWeek

Images courtesy of Sheridan Alford and Biodiversity Heritage Library

Masters Student and Graduate Assistant at the Graduate School Sheridan Alford co-founded the bird-watching movement #BlackBirdersWeek after the viral video of a black man bird-watching in Central Park was threatened by a white woman. This movement highlights and showcases black birders. Read her interview with High Country News here.

Alford started bird watching during her undergraduate studies at UGA. She attended field trips with UGA’s Dr. Steven Castleberry (Warnell) and Dr. Robert Cooper (Ornithology) which introduced her to the variety of ways to interact with birds like bird banding. A … read more

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