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10.29.2013

Alumna creates beautiful lamps for a good cause

Theresa Cullen (AB ’70, MA ’72, PHD ’80) didn’t attend UGA to become an artist. After casually signing up for a local pottery class, though, this Triple Dawg decided to trade a career as a college English teacher for an opportunity to work with her hands. Thus began her passion for pottery.

Today, Cullen is the artist behind Cobb Street Lamps, a collection of her lamps that boast simple shapes and beautiful colors. Cullen's love for the craft is undeniable. On her website, the alumna says, "When they are under light. they come alive. When I turn my lamps on at night, I love the glow, and the rooms that they are in become warmer and lovelier somehow. It simply is a matter of function and beauty combining to make a statement."

Cullen's lamps are one-of-a-kind and feature glazes that are fired at an extremely high heat to produce deeper and richer colors. To purchase a lamp or browse her stunning pieces, visit Cobb Street Lamp's Etsy page.

Theresa, your pottery prowess is unparalleled and I'm impressed by your talent. I am even more impressed at your generosity, knowing that all profits from your lamps sales are donated to the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, which provides scholarships and support for low-income women ages 35 and older to build better lives through college completion. Keep up the great work!

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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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