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Date:         Wed, 13 Sep 2000 15:04:38 -0400
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NEWS

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKS UGA AMONG THE NATION'S TOP 20 PUBLIC SCHOOLS: The University of Georgia moved into the top 20 in U.S. News and World Report's annual listing of the nation's best public colleges and universities. Tied with Purdue University, the University of Iowa and Ohio State University at number 20, UGA moved up two spots from last year's ranking in the magazine's 2001 edition of the "America's Best Colleges" guidebook, released Sept. 1. http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/front2.html

KIPLINGER'S MAGAZINE SAYS UGA IS AMONG THE TOP 20 BEST VALUES IN THE COUNTRY: The University of Georgia is ranked among the nation's top public schools in terms of getting the best "bang for the buck" according to Kiplinger's annual ranking released in the publication's October 2000 issue. UGA ranks 15th, higher than any other school in the state of Georgia, on this year's list of the top 100 best values in public colleges and universities. http://www.uga.edu/news/news.bureau/releases/releases2K/kiplingers.html

UGA FACULTY MEMBERS TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS: Marilyn Hughes and Rebecca M. Mullis, faculty members in UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will address the Black Congressional Caucus on Friday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Henley Place Hotel in Washington, D.C. They will discuss their success in recruiting and retaining older African Americans in a dietary intervention trial. http://www.uga.edu/news/news.bureau/releases/releases2K/black_congress _caucus.html

A SCORE OF BULLDOGS HEADED TO THE OLYMPICS: UGA will be well represented at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia: 20 former or current students, representing eight countries, will be competing, and swim coach Jack Bauerle is one of the assistant coaches for the U.S. team. http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/campnews6.html

YAMACRAW PROFESSORS JOIN UGA'S COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT: Three professors have joined the University of Georgia's department of computer science this fall as part of Yamacraw, a strategic economic development initiative to make Georgia a world leader in the design of telecommunications infrastructure hardware and software. http://www.uga.edu/news/news.bureau/releases/releases2K/yamacraw_new.html

EVENTS

NEW GROUP HOSTS FIRST PARENTS AND FAMILIES WEEKEND AT UGA: Parents and family members of current UGA undergraduates have been invited to campus for a special parents and families weekend Sept. 15 and 16. The weekend is the first major event sponsored by the new UGA parents and families association, organized by UGA foundation trustees Peter Amann and Read Morton and coordinated by Tammy Gilland, a staff member in the Division of External Affairs. http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/digest.html

RESEARCH

UGA SCIENTISTS LEAD $3.4 MILLION NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT: The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $3.4 million to a team led by a University of Georgia botany professor for research into the role of transposable elements in rice. The new research will be on the cutting edge of studies in the genetics of rice and could help lead to a new understanding of the world's number-one crop plant. Susan Wessler, a professor of botany and genetics at UGA, is the principal investigator on the new NSF grant. http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/front3.html

IN THE NEWS

"EMBRYO STEM CELLS BOUGHT FROM US" A Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald story about embryo stem cell research mentions work done by UGA cloning expert Steve Stice. http://www.smh.com.au:80/news/0009/08/text/pageone6.html

"ROADKILL GENES" A brief on research conducted at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory on the genetic differences of animals living within a certain distance of four-lane highways runs in the current edition of Scientific American magazine. http://www.sciam.com:80/2000/1000issue/1000inbrief.html

"POLITICAL SCIENTISTS SEE GORE VICTORY OVER BUSH" According to Fox News, UGA political scientist Brad Lockerbie is among several experts at this year's annual American Political Science Association meeting who made predictions on who will win the upcoming national presidential race. http://www.foxnews.com:80/elections/083100/gore_science.sml

"DROUGHT DEVASTATES RURAL TEXAS ECONOMY" A Sept. 1 New York Times article about continuing drought conditions in the South quotes UGA state climatologist David Stooksbury and UGA extension specialist Charles McPeake. http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/090100tx-drought.html

SPOTLIGHT

GEORGIA MAGAZINE'S SEPTEMBER 2000 ISSUE The latest issue of Georgia Magazine, UGA's quarterly publication, is now available on the Internet. Features include a story about a UGA anthropologist studying how the destruction of Borneo's rain forests has threatened the native inhabitants with extinction; an essay from U.S. Senator Zell Miller on the challenges facing higher education; and a profile on every Bulldog's favorite wrestling phenom, GOLDBERG! http://www.uga.edu/gm

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CYBERSITES

UGA Today (news Web site) http://www.uga.edu/news Columns (weekly newspaper) http://www.uga.edu/columns Georgia Magazine (quarterly magazine) http://www.uga.edu/gm Master Calendar http://www.uga.edu/uc/calendar National Alumni Association http://www.uga.edu/alumni Visitors Center http://www.uga.edu/visctr/ Career Services Center http://www.uga.edu/career The Georgia Fund http://www.uga.edu/annualfund University of Georgia http://www.uga.edu

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<fontfamily><param>Times</param>NEWS

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKS UGA AMONG THE NATION'S TOP 20 PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

</fontfamily>The University of Georgia moved into the top 20 in <italic>U.S. News and World Report's</italic> annual listing of the nation's best public colleges and universities. Tied with Purdue University, the University of Iowa and Ohio State University at number 20, UGA moved up two spots from last year's ranking in the magazine's 2001 edition of the "America's Best Colleges" guidebook, released Sept. 1.

<fontfamily><param>Times</param>http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/front2.html

KIPLINGER'S MAGAZINE SAYS UGA IS AMONG THE TOP 20 BEST VALUES IN THE COUNTRY:

The University of Georgia is ranked among the nation's top public schools in terms of getting the best "bang for the buck" according to Kiplinger's annual ranking released in the publication's October 2000 issue. UGA ranks 15th, higher than any other school in the state of Georgia, on this year's list of the top 100 best values in public colleges and universities.

http://www.uga.edu/news/news.bureau/releases/releases2K/kiplingers.html

UGA FACULTY MEMBERS TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS:

Marilyn Hughes and Rebecca M. Mullis, faculty members in UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will address the Black Congressional Caucus on Friday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Henley Place Hotel in Washington, D.C. They will discuss their success in recruiting and retaining older African Americans in a dietary intervention trial.

http://www.uga.edu/news/news.bureau/releases/releases2K/black_congress_caucus.html

A SCORE OF BULLDOGS HEADED TO THE OLYMPICS:

UGA will be well represented at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia: 20 former or current students, representing eight countries, will be competing, and swim coach Jack Bauerle is one of the assistant coaches for the U.S. team.

http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/campnews6.html

YAMACRAW PROFESSORS JOIN UGA'S COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT:

Three professors have joined the University of Georgia's department of computer science this fall as part of Yamacraw, a strategic economic development initiative to make Georgia a world leader in the design of telecommunications infrastructure hardware and software.

http://www.uga.edu/news/news.bureau/releases/releases2K/yamacraw_new.html

EVENTS

NEW GROUP HOSTS FIRST PARENTS AND FAMILIES WEEKEND AT UGA:

Parents and family members of current UGA undergraduates have been invited to campus for a special parents and families weekend Sept. 15 and 16. The weekend is the first major event sponsored by the new UGA parents and families association, organized by UGA foundation trustees Peter Amann and Read Morton and coordinated by Tammy Gilland, a staff member in the Division of External Affairs.

http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/digest.html

RESEARCH

UGA SCIENTISTS LEAD $3.4 MILLION NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT:

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $3.4 million to a team led by a University of Georgia botany professor for research into the role of transposable elements in rice. The new research will be on the cutting edge of studies in the genetics of rice and could help lead to a new understanding of the world's number-one crop plant. Susan Wessler, a professor of botany and genetics at UGA, is the principal investigator on the new NSF grant.

http://www.uga.edu/columns/current/front3.html

IN THE NEWS

"EMBRYO STEM CELLS BOUGHT FROM US"

A Sydney (Australia) <italic>Morning Herald</italic> story about embryo stem cell research mentions work done by UGA cloning expert Steve Stice.

http://www.smh.com.au:80/news/0009/08/text/pageone6.html

"ROADKILL GENES"

A brief on research conducted at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory on the genetic differences of animals living within a certain distance of four-lane highways runs in the current edition of <italic>Scientific American</italic> magazine.

<underline><color><param>0000,0000,00FF</param>http://www.sciam.com:80/2000/1000issue/1000inbrief.html

</color></underline>"POLITICAL SCIENTISTS SEE GORE VICTORY OVER BUSH"

According to Fox News, UGA political scientist Brad Lockerbie is among several experts at this year's annual American Political Science Association meeting who made predictions on who will win the upcoming national presidential race.

<underline><color><param>0000,0000,00FF</param>http://www.foxnews.com:80/elections/083100/gore_science.sml

</color></underline>"DROUGHT DEVASTATES RURAL TEXAS ECONOMY"

A Sept. 1 <italic>New York Times</italic> article about continuing drought conditions in the South quotes UGA state climatologist David Stooksbury and UGA extension specialist Charles McPeake.

<underline><color><param>0000,0000,00FF</param>http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/090100tx-drought.html

</color></underline>SPOTLIGHT

GEORGIA MAGAZINE'S SEPTEMBER 2000 ISSUE

The latest issue of Georgia Magazine, UGA's quarterly publication, is now available on the Internet. Features include a story about a UGA anthropologist studying how the destruction of Borneo's rain forests has threatened the native inhabitants with extinction; an essay from U.S. Senator Zell Miller on the challenges facing higher education; and a profile on every Bulldog's favorite wrestling phenom, GOLDBERG!

http://www.uga.edu/gm

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CYBERSITES

UGA Today (news Web site)

http://www.uga.edu/news

Columns (weekly newspaper)

http://www.uga.edu/columns

Georgia Magazine (quarterly magazine)

http://www.uga.edu/gm

Master Calendar

http://www.uga.edu/uc/calendar

National Alumni Association

http://www.uga.edu/alumni

Visitors Center

http://www.uga.edu/visctr/

Career Services Center

http://www.uga.edu/career

The Georgia Fund

http://www.uga.edu/annualfund

University of Georgia

http://www.uga.edu

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using the Web interface.

You can also subscribe to the E-Georgia Morning listserv, a daily

e-news clipping service delivering directly to you via e-mail stories

about UGA that appear in local and national media outlets. Visit

http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/gamorning.html to subscribe.

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