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06.21.2013

Lee Moore (MA ’08) and Galen Burke compete for Adventure Grant

Outside Magazine is hosting an online contest for a $10,000 Adventure Grant. The grant will provide a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure to the winners, who will be selected through online voting. UGA grad Lee Moore (AB ’07, MA ’08) and Galen Burke are among the finalists for this grant and they need your help!

Moore and Burke plan to hitchhike the length of the Silk Road in China, from Xian to Kashgar. The pair will stop at each of the national parks along the route to backpack through them, filming the entire trip. As they travel, Moore and Burke will explore how China’s break-neck growth is affecting the country’s natural spaces and the way the Chinese perceive those spaces.

The grads chose to hitchhike in hopes of interacting with a larger population of “everyday” Chinese residents. This exposure will allow Moore and Burke the opportunity to interview individuals about their opinions of the outdoors.

Moore began studying Chinese while attending UGA. From UGA, he obtained a Flagship Fellowship and a Boren Scholarship, which provides opportunities for American undergraduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. The young alumnus spent two years living, working and doing graduate work entirely in Mandarin at Nanjing University.

Burke is a professional photographer and videographer who concentrates on outdoor and sports photography. His interest in photography dates back to the classes he took as an undergraduate.

Voting to send the pair to China has already started, and ends at 11:59 p.m. next Friday, June 28. The voting process is simple and does not require signing up for anything. To vote for Moore and Burke, visit the contest page and click on the yellow "Vote Now" button.

Best of luck to Moore and Galen – both in this contest and on their future endeavors! If they win, you can be sure we’ll feature their journey in a future blog post!

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03.25.2015

3rd Annual TEDxUGA is Friday, March 27

UGA is hosting its 3rd Annual TEDxUGA event in Tate Grand Hall on Friday, March 27 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. What is TEDx? TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUGA, where x = independently organized TED event. At the TEDxUGA event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Several UGA alumni will present at this year's TEDxUGA event:

  • Lemuel LaRoche (BSW '02, MSW '03)
  • Michelle Blue (BBA '13)
  • Julie Rushmore (PHD '13, DVM '17)
  • Chris Dixon (ABJ '89, MMC '95)
  • Lisa Taylor (JD '01)

Won't be in Athens or missed out on tickets for the event? TEDxUGA will be livestreamed begining at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. This will be a great opportunity for alumni and friends to participate and engage from across the country. You can also interact with the event on Twitter.

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03.19.2015

2015 Alumni Seminar: Food for Thought

The University of Georgia will host its second annual Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar, a three-day educational gathering for UGA alumni and friends, from May 1-3, 2015. This year's theme is "Food for Thought" and will feature lectures, tours and interactive seminars that showcase the best that UGA has to offer. Come prepared with open minds and empty stomachs as you experience a fun, food-filled weekend on campus.

Seminar highlights include:

  • A reception and dinner with Food Network star and alumnus Alton Brown (AB '04)
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of campus
  • Presentations from leading UGA faculty members
  • Address by Peter Dale (ABJ '99), owner/chef of The National in Athens, 2012 Food & Wine's "People's Best New Chef-Southeast"
  • A farm-to-table dinner under the stars on Herty Field

View the complete seminar schedule

The registration fee for this three-day seminar is $290 per person, which includes all meals, beverages, transportation, seminars and special activities. It does not include hotel accommodations.

A supplemental dining package for non-attendee spouses/guests may be purchased for $115. This includes the Friday reception and dinner with Alton Brown, the Saturday reception and Ffarm-to-table dinner on Herty Field, and a local lunch market on Sunday.

Register today!

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03.13.2015

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships

Registration for the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships has been extended to Monday, March 16. 

Join hundreds of UGA alumni and friends for one of Athens' largest 5K races on Saturday, March 21! This year, the UGA Alumni Association is proud to announce the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships will raise awareness and funds for student scholarships at UGA. Your participation ensures a bright future for students! 

  • Individual: $25 (without T-shirt)
  • Individual: $40 (with T-shirt)
  • Family of Four: $65
  • Team of Ten: $155
  • UGA Student Organization Team of Ten: $110
  • UGA Student: $15

Register today!

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