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Taken by storm

Sep 4, 2015 Sometimes, it's possible to win. Even when you appear to lose. Fenwick Broyard chose to relinquish something very prestigious and valuable—a fully funded graduate education—in order to pursue his true destiny. With an open hand and heart, he let go and grasped his dream.

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UGA receives $2.99 million grant for graduate training program in disease ecology

Sep 4, 2015 Led by Vanessa Ezenwa, associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology and College of Veterinary Medicine's department of infectious diseases, the program will provide students with the skills to solve complex problems in an increasingly high priority field—and, in the process, transform the way graduate students are educated at UGA and beyond. The grant is part of the new NSF Research Traineeship program, which was established to support innovative—and transferable—models for interdisciplinary graduate education in the areas of science, engineering and math, with a focus on critical research needs.

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New book details enslaved couple’s escape

Aug 10, 2015 The spectacular 1848 escape of William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; 1826-1891) from slavery in Macon is a dramatic story in the annals of American history. In Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery, Barbara McCaskill, an associate professor of English in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, revisits the couple's escape and examines the collaborations and partnerships that characterized the Crafts' activism for the next 30 years: in Boston, where they were on the run again after the passage of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law; in England; and in Reconstruction-era Georgia.

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Three receive Bates Medal for multicultural efforts

May 1, 2015 The Leslie K. Bates Medal of Excellence was presented to Jon Hurst, Mariah Domenech and Marvin J. Nunnally during the Multicultural Services and Programs Senior Leader Reception on April 25 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The three were honored for their commitment to the University of Georgia's multicultural community.

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2015 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award recipients

Feb 4, 2015 The University of Georgia presented four awards to Athens and university community members for exemplary community service Jan. 23 as part of the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District.

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UGA presents 2015 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award

Jan 23, 2015 The University of Georgia presented four awards to Athens and university community members for exemplary community service Jan. 23 as part of the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District.

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