Alumna Spotlight: Ailsa Von Dobeneck (BS ’07)
UGA students row for hemophilia research
UGA Virtual Networking: Meet a Bulldog
Alumnus Spotlight: Brinkley Warren (ABJ ‘05, MA ‘12)
Welcome back, students!
UGA alumnus honors wife’s memory through lung cancer awareness efforts
UGA to reduce class sizes by hiring faculty, adding more than 300 course sections
UGA Majorette is No. 1 College Twirler
Alumna’s songs featured on HBO’s “True Detective”
UGA’s Scott Angle selected to lead international agricultural organization
Seeking photos of young alumni
Record-breaking year: UGA fundraising hits ‘unprecedented level’
Alumnus Spotlight: Matt Tommey (BSED '96)
Alumna Spotlight: Former Gymdog Marcia Newby-Goodman (BSA ’10)
“Big Man on Campus” turns 90
Alumnus named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Atlanta Man of the Year
Alumna Spotlight: Jennifer Bellamy (ABJ '08)
2015 Young Alumni Night at SweetWater Brewing Company
UGA builds tomorrow’s leaders with new partnership
Grab your shades, UGA is heading to California!
UGA Career Center Services for Alumni
President Morehead, UGA Athletic Association to support experiential learning
UGA alumna wins second Peabody Award
Young alumnus publishes novel for young adults
Once a Dawg, Always a Dawg
UGA Executive MBA ranks in top 10 in the U.S., according to The Economist
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Spotlight on UGA’s recent award recipients
Meet the UGA alumna behind the Georgia Trail Summit: Tracie Sanchez (AB '88, MPA '11)
Alumni Spotlight: Josh Collins (BSEH '97, MS '99)
Alumnus Spotlight: Carlton Curtis (ABJ '72)
Shabbat 500 creates home for UGA students
Alumna Spotlight: Christina Sass (AB ’02)
UGA launches Women’s Leadership Initiative
Registration now open for 2015 UGA Day Tour
Alumnae Work to Save our Hearing
3rd Annual TEDxUGA is Friday, March 27
2015 Alumni Seminar: Food for Thought
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships
Alumnus Spotlight: William Shepard Rose III
UGA Grady College announces recipients of 2015 Alumni Awards
Alumnus Spotlight: Alex Crevar (AB '93)
Alumna Spotlight: Sara Alread (BFA ’09)
Sisters Rethink “Something Borrowed”
Amazing Student: Sarah Huber '15
Griffin-Spalding County is UGA’s 12th Archway Partnership community
Alumni Spotlight: Tituss Burgess (AB '01)
UGA unveils 2015 UGA Day Tour schedule
UGA names new DC facility in recognition of $5 million grant from Delta Air Lines Foundation
UGA unveils 2015 Bulldog 100 rankings; Kabbage Inc. tops list
2015 Bulldog 100 Celebration is tomorrow
UGA alumni named to Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta 2014
Alumna Spotlight: Keysha Lee (ABJ '97)
Happy New Year, Bulldogs!
Alumna Spotlight: Amy Robach (ABJ '95) receives Distinguished Achievement Award from UGA
Student Alumni Association celebrates UGA’s birthday
UGA to celebrate 230th anniversary on January 27
UGA alumnus participates in Alaska tradition
Flavor of Georgia celebrates tradition of artisan and craft foods
Alumna Spotlight: Brooke Anderson (ABJ '00)
UGA alumna explores success of minorities in media
UGA’s Amazing Students: Colby Ruiz
Alumna Spotlight: Antonina Lerch (MFA '06)
Brothers make business a family affair
40 Under 40 honoree to direct UGA’s state government relations
UGA’s Thank-a-Teacher Program
Former UGA football player gives back to the community
Spotlight on a Bulldog Business: FotoIN
Introducing Executive Director Meredith Gurley Johnson (BSFCS '00)
Brinkley Warren (ABJ '05, MA '12) is a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and giant robots. Warren, a Double Dawg and Fulbright Scholar, received a scholarship from UGA to attend Singularity University in Silicon Valley in 2011. Today, Warren is one of three co-founders of MegaBots, Inc. a high-tech robotics company creating a new global sports league of giant, human-piloted robots.
Based out of Oakland, California, MegaBots, Inc. hopes to launch a global sports entertainment franchise of giant battling robots in stadiums and arenas. The ultimate goal is to create a new sport with millions of fans in stadiums around the world cheering on their favorite pilots and robots in epic robot battles.
The three MegaBots Co-Founders, from L-R, Brinkley Warren (ABJ '05, MA '12), Gui Cavalcanti, Matt Oehrlein standing in front of the MegaBot Mk. II at San Diego ComicCon 2015
The world will get its first taste of what these robot battles might look like when Team MegaBots faces Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries in the world's first gian robot duel. The company made history when it issued the challenge to Japan in June 2015. Japan, no stranger to giant human-piloted robots, accepted the challenge with one condition. The robots must engage in hand-to-hand combot.
In order to meet this requirement, MegaBots, Inc. must implement major upgrades to its robot, the Mk. II, before the fight in 2016. Originally designed for long-range paintball combat, the Mk. II needs major upgrades to armor, power, speed and weapons systems to make it capable of hand-to-hand fighting.
MegaBots has assembled a team to help improve its robot and help America win the giant robot duel. Team members include Howe & Howe Technologies, NASA, IHMC Robotics and BattleBots co-founders Greg Munson and Trey Roski.
Learn more about MegaBots and how you can support its campaign on its website.
Today is the first day of the 2015-2016 academic year and the energy is palpable all over Athens! This past week:
- Hunker Down for Housing moved in thousands of students into UGA residence halls
- Sorority recruitment took place up and down Milledge Avenue
- Moving vans were spotted across town as returning students moved into new apartments
- Construction on downtown additions sped up to completion
- The Class of 2019 Freshman Welcome took place in Sanford Stadium (more to come on that later)
President Jere W. Morehead (JD '80) has a special message for the UGA community, including the university's outstanding alumni and friends who help make all that UGA offers a reality. Check it out:
And don't forget to follow along with the entire week's action at welcome.uga.edu - you can even submit your own content using #welcomeUGA!
Today's guest blog is brought to you by alumnus Blake Varner (BBA '06). Since losing his wife, Angela Varner (AB '07), to lung cancer, Blake has dedicated his time to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research.
One in 14 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may be surprised to learn that anyone with lungs, regardless of age or smoking history, can get this disease. I’d have never guessed that my wife, Angela, who I met at UGA, would be one of them.
When Angela was diagnosed with cancer, she was an otherwise healthy 29-year-old and an avid tennis player (she played club tennis at UGA). We had no idea that she was sick until she went through testing after giving birth to our second child. What we originally thought was a bad case of bronchitis turned out to be lung cancer.
After four short months and one heck of a fight, we lost Angela to lung cancer last February.
Significant research advances in the past decade have led to better treatments and more options for patients. The earlier lung cancer is found, the more treatment options exist – and the more likely it is that the disease can be cured.
In honor of Angela, I’ve committed to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research. One of the ways I’ll do this is by participating in the Atlanta Free to Breathe Run/Walk August 22. Free to Breathe is dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.
I encourage the UGA community to get involved with a cause you are passionate about, and if you’re able, please consider supporting Free to Breathe. You can sign up for the Run/Walk event at freetobreathe.org as an individual or start a team. Additionally, come play in a memorial golf tournament for Angela on Friday, September 4, before UGA kicks off its football season. A portion of the proceeds will go to Free to Breathe.
Everyone at UGA is welcome to join my 5K team, Built Ange Tough, or participate in the golf tournament. Registration and additional information regarding the golf tournament can be found here. We’d love to have the Bulldog Nation join us in the fight against lung cancer.