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07.01.2014

Focus on Faculty: Elizabeth Andress

You are what you eat.

This saying relates not only to the nutritional value of what you put into your body, but to the way that food is raised, packaged, handled, stored and eventually prepared. A lot goes into the process of figuring out what exactly it is that you’re eating, and no one knows this better than UGA Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist Elizabeth Andress.

Andress, a professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation, has had an extensive career in her field. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Albright College, she went on to receive her master’s degree in family and child development at Virginia Tech and her doctorate in food science from Penn State. Andress came to UGA in 1989 to work as an assistant professor and extension specialist. After leaving to work for the USDA in Washington, D.C. as a national for food science, she returned to UGA. Andress says she, “missed being an educator and working in the academic environment.”

Her future students would certainly have missed her as well.

Apart from creating curriculum and teaching professionals to properly handle food items, Andress teaches a number of courses in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences including “Food Sanitation and Safety” and a Freshman Year Odyssey Seminar. Andress says she particularly enjoys teaching the Freshman Year Odyssey because it “allowed me to be able to relax more with students and set the content for the course totally on my own.”

Andress enjoys being able to combine aspects of microbiology, engineering and chemistry to create a safer environment for everyone. Truly, she knows what she eats and who she is. 

To learn more about Elizabeth Andress and her work at UGA, please click here.

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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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