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July 2014

July Chapter Events

Metro Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Dinner - July 1
Upstate South Carolina Bulldogs After Business Hours - July 1
Jacksonville Bulldogs After Business Hours - July 2
Nashville Bulldogs After Business Hours - July 10
Charlotte Night at the Ballpark - July 10
Houston Bulldog Beach Day - July 12
Chicago Challenge - July 12
Panhandle/Pensacola Baseball Game - July 12
Birmingham Bulldogs After Business Hours - July 17
Charleston UGA Night at the River Dogs Game - July 17
Houston Dawg Day at the Dog Park - July  24
Jackson and Barrow Counties Bulldogs After Business Hours - July 24
San Diego and Southern California Dawg Day at Del Mar Races - July 27
Richmond Bulldogs After Business Hours - July 31
Houston Chapter SEC Turtle Races - July 31

If you are interested in helping plan an event for UGA alumni and friends in your area, please email Danielle Alexander (MSW '11) at or Jackie Guglietta at

Spotlight on University & Research News

NSF grant will support scholarships in engineering and physics at UGA
UGA recently received a $638,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support select incoming freshmen interested in the study of engineering or physics, laying the groundwork for a new generation of scientists.

Network-based vaccinations may control disease outbreaks in endangered chimps
Vaccines are available for many infectious diseases that threaten endangered great ape populations, but immunizing enough animals to prevent outbreaks can be logistically challenging. According to a study led by Julie Rushmore of UGA, focusing on chimpanzees with the highest numbers of social contacts can reduce the number of animals that must be vaccinated to prevent an epidemic. This could ultimately make vaccination a more useful tool for the conservation of endangered great apes.

University of Georgia research reveals the three keys to slogan likability
New work published by a UGA researcher helps explain why consumers gravitate toward "Got Milk?" rather than "I'm lovin' it." Slogans convey information about products and brands in pithy, bite-sized bits designed to be memorable and functional. Yet slogans offer companies another opportunity: To demonstrate likability. While marketers have long understood the inner workings of memorable slogans, research on slogan likability is just emerging.

Focus on Faculty: Akinloye Ojo

Akinloye Ojo, associate professor of comparative literature and director of the African Studies Institue, wants his students to understand that no language, be it spoken in Europe or Africa, is inherently difficult. Click here to learn more about this outstanding faculty member.

June Featured Blog Post

UGA alumnus takes Nashville baseball fans back in time

Posted on June 23

Photo by Melissa Madison Fuller for NATIVE Magazine.

Baseball is forever. Just ask Chris Hoff (AB '83), captain of the Phoenix Club of East Nashville, a team in the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball.

The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball explores the history of baseball by promoting the game as a part of living history. The league's mission is to "[bring] the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s."

Click here to continue reading about the Phoenix Club of East Nashville.

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