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09.18.2012

UGA, Athens community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Members of the University of Georgia and Athens community will host Hispanic Heritage Month events throughout September and October this year. The celebration, nationally recognized September 15th to October 15th, honors the contributions of Hispanic Americans in the United States while highlighting the diverse heritage and cultures of Latin America. 

Events at UGA and throughout Athens include the annual Latin American Film Festival, lectures, dance performances and fiestas. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, part of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is sponsoring many of the events.

The month-long celebration covers important dates in the history of many Latin American countries. September 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and 18th, respectively. Columbus Day on October 12th—or Día de la Raza—also falls within the 30-day period.

Events occurring during Hispanic Heritage Month are available through the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity for students and alumni, alike, to celebrate the tradition and culture of Latin America, while increasing their appreciation and awareness for the diversity that exists in the region. I strongly encourage anyone who is unfamiliar with the cultures of Latin America or is just looking to for a refresher to take advantage of this celebratory opportunity!

CLICK HERE for information on Latino Fest 2012.

CLICK HERE for information on Bravo! Festival Latino 2012.

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The Class of 2018 was welcomed into the Bulldog family with style yesterday afternoon during the fourth annual Freshman Welcome.

Freshman Welcome was a day of firsts for many of the students in attendance. First time at Sanford Stadium. First time Between the Hedges. First time hearing from President Jere W. Morehead (JD '80) and Football Coach Mark Richt. First time learning UGA game day traditions like Calling the Dawgs, Krypton and the Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation. Click here to view a video of yesterday's festivities - or check out students' photos on Twitter and Instagram using #uga18

Already boasting the highest average GPA and SAT scores of any incoming class at UGA, the UGA Alumni Association knows the Class of 2018 will leave its mark on UGA.

 

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08.07.2014

2014 Freshman Send-Off Recap

This summer, the UGA Alumni Association and alumni chapters from across the country welcomed incoming students and their families into the Bulldog family. Each participating chapter hosted its own Freshman Send-Off Party to introduce the Class of 2018 to the Bulldog Nation.

Nearly 40 chapters in 15 states participated in the Freshman Send-Off Parties, serving 1,323 students and their family members. Here are some photos from the events this summer:

We are happy to welcome the Class of 2018 and Go Dawgs!

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08.04.2014

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. James Marshall Shepherd

Another star is born - and this time, it is a UGA professor stepping into the spotlight.

Dr. James Marshall Shepherd, a professor in the Department of Geography, will host a new Weather Channel show titled, “WxGeeks” (meaning Weather Geeks). 

Shepherd received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Florida State University, and joined the UGA faculty in 2006. He teaches courses including ‘Introduction to Weather and Climate’ to ‘Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment.’

Though he may be a new celebrity to the general public, Shepherd is well-known in the climate and weather community. He is a former NASA scientist, the 2013 President of the American Meteorological Society, and heads the nationally-recognized Atmospheric Sciences Program at UGA.

During each episode, Shepherd and other special guests will share expert advice, news and weather-related conversation to educate the viewers in an entertaining format.

WxGeeks producer, Mike Chesterfield, said, “We hope the show can be as geeky and technical as an offline conversation between geeky weather people would be.”

Click here to learn more about "WxGeeks."

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