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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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04.18.2014

UGA alum leads Nasa team on the precipice of discovery

Above is an illustration of UGA-1785, the first star system to be named after a university.

Roger Hunter (BS ’78) is hoping to answer one of humanity’s greatest questions: can life exist on other planets? Hunter and the NASA Kepler team aim to expand the census of planets and alter our understanding of our place in the Milky Way galaxy. In the five years the Kepler telescope has been in orbit, the team has confirmed 961 additional planets in our solar system.

Hunter has kept a strong relationship with the university over the years. While many Bulldogs show their Georgia pride with car tags and coffee mugs, Hunter honored his alma mater by naming a planetary system UGA-1785.

This year, the Kepler team was awarded with the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy by the National Space Club. The award is given annually to those who have made the most impact on space activities.

Congratulations on the award, Roger! We cannot wait to see what you and your team will find!

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04.17.2014

Thank a Donor Day is today!

Thank A Donor Day

Did you know that UGA’s first donation was 633 acres of land from John Milledge? This land later became the site of our beloved University of Georgia. To celebrate private donations, the Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship, in partnership with the Student Alumni Council, is hosting the third annual Thank a Donor Day today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Plaza. During this annual event, students will have the opportunity to express their donor appreciation in a variety of ways.

Students are invited to write personalized thank you notes, sign a large thank you card and/or create video and photo messages of gratitude. These messages will be combined and shared in the coming weeks with donors near and far (click here to view last year's video). UGA "student celebrities" will be part of the event, too! Expect to see "Big Man on Campus" Rance Nix, Miss UGA Adeline Kenerly, the UGA Ballroom Performance Group, Hairy Dawg and more.

Thank a Donor Day educates the UGA community about the importance of private giving and offers students opportunities to thank donors for their generosity and encourage a culture of philanthropy at UGA. 

Follow along with the day's activities via the Thank a Donor Day Instagram accountFacebook page and Twitter handle. Students, be sure to stop by to express your gratitude - and receive some free giveaways. See you  there!

Update: Click here to view photos from this year's Thank a Donor Day!

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04.15.2014

2014 UGA Day Tour

The 2014 UGA Day Tour is launching tomorrow with its first stop in Greenville, S.C. For the past three years, the UGA Day Tour has brought administrators and coaches to more than 26 cities across the country. This year's stops include: Greenville, S.C.; Gainesville, Ga.; Dalton, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; Albany, Ga.; Houston, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; Augusta, Ga.; Columbus, Ga.; Macon, Ga.; and Gwinnett County, Ga. Will YOU be there to join in the fun?

Each stop on the tour will feature one administrator and two athletic coaches. The program includes updates on UGA's latest research initiatives, athletic teams and the Class of 2018. On top of that, attendees will enjoy delicious food in each city and enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle will fellow Bulldog Faithful.

Put on your red and black and practice your Dawg bark because, in the next few weeks, UGA will be coming to a city near you. It’s not too late to join the tradition; click here for more information about each stop on the tour.

The UGA Day program is a collaboration between the UGA Alumni Association and UGA Athletic Association.

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