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UGA News 6/12
Many UGA students began another Summer Session today in Athens. Many
other students are studying abroad in such places as France, Poland,
Romania and Austria.
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NEW UGA FOUNDATION TRUSTEES ELECTED:
New members have been elected as advisory and managing trustees of
the UGA Foundation at the board's recent spring meeting. Seven
people were elected as managing trustees and four were named new
UGA CONFERENCE BRINGS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND HIGHER EDUACTION
Government officials and higher education leaders from 17 states
gathered at UGA recently for a two-day meeting sponsored by UGA's
Institute of Higher Education to discuss accountability and financial
support for higher education. A recap of the conference, newspaper
coverage and the text of Zell Miller's keynote address is available
on the UGA Today Web site.
THREE UGA PROJECTS WIN INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
The "UGA Today" Web site, Columns and the university's booklet
describing the university's physical master plan were winners in this
year's national awards competition sponsored by the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education.
UGA ALUMNUS A CAST MEMBER ON MTV'S "THE REAL WORLD":
Danny Roberts, a native of Rockmort, Ga., will be a cast member in
MTV's next installment of "The Real World." Roberts, who received a
bachelor's degree in French in 1999, participated in the show filmed
earlier this year in New Orleans. The program premieres on Monday,
June 13 at 10 p.m. and will air regularly on Tuesday evenings in that
same time slot.
UGA NAMES NINE HOULE SCHOLARS :
Nine Cyril O. Houle Scholars, representing three regions of the
world, will receive financial awards of up to $40,000 each over the
next two years in support of their research in adult and continuing
education. The Houle Scholars program is coordinated by UGA with a
$2.6 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation.
UGA ALUMNUS, CHAIRMAN OF EZGOV.COM IS TERRY THIRD THURSDAY ATLANTA SPEAKER:
Bryan Mundy, chairman and co-founder of ezgov.com, will be the
featured speaker at the next "Terry Third Thursday" program in
Atlanta on Thursday, June 15 at the UGA Alumni Club in the Atlanta
Financial Center. Mundy, who earned his MBA degree from the Terry
College of Business in 1995, will discuss the start-up of ezgov.com
and his expectations for the future of e-commerce and the Internet.
IN THE NEWS
"ORDERING BRIDES ON THE WEB: OLD BUSINESS, NEW SOURCE"
Julie Checkoway, director of UGA's Creative Writing Program, has
authored an article on the topic of mail-order bride services moving
to the Internet. The article appears in the special e-commerce
section of the June 7 issue of the New York Times.
"HELP IN FIELDS SOUGHT ON WEB PAGES"
Stuart Pocknee, graduate student at UGA, is quoted in an Associated
Press story about farmers increasingly using the Internet for
agriculture-related information that can help increase productivity
and profits. The story appears in the June 12 Washington Post.
SUMMER ORIENTATION 2000 AT UGA
All new UGA students will attend an orientation session prior to
enrolling. The orientation program is designed to help new prepare
students for a successful beginning at UGA by providing them with
information about the academic and extracurricular opportunities and
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