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09.10.2013

40 Under 40 Spotlight: Richard Scott (BFA ’05)

If you travel to Europe and find yourself browsing through art galleries and museums, you may just stumble across the artwork of 40 Under 40 honoree Richard Scott (BFA ’05).

Scott graduated from UGA in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in painting. After graduation, he moved to the Big Apple, where he earned a master’s degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art. In 2007, Scott continued his journey through the art world by working for Jeff Koons. The alumnus then went on to serve as an assistant to the Norwegian master Odd Nerdrum at his studios in Norway and Paris.

During his young career, Scott has exhibited his artwork in the Galerie L’Oeil du Prince in Paris, Palazzo Cini in Venice and the Museum of New Art in Detroit – just to name a few. His work is part of collections around the world, including that of former British Minister for the Arts Alan Howarth of Newport, Prince Morad El Hattab and Richard Epes.

Scott was named one of the “25 Artists of Tomorrow” by American Artist Magazine this past January. In September 2010, he was featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s “21 Under 31” issue.

Scott dedicates much of his success to the professors and culture of UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. According to the alumnus, he gained a “sense of intellectual community” while at UGA. “I learned that [students could be] both be competitive and collaborative, and that by freely sharing our knowledge, experience and ideas, we could propel ourselves and each other much higher than if we attempted it alone.”

I am so impressed with Richard Scott’s success since graduation and I encourage you to visit his website to view some of his works – they are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations, Scott, on being named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013!

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08.18.2014

Class of 2018 Freshman Welcome

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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