March 29, 2023
One of the highlights this month was seeing University of Georgia students and faculty immersed in new places and experiences during spring break. This year’s Road Dawgs traveled to six schools from Atlanta to Savannah to talk with high school students about college life and teach them how to “Call the Dawgs.”
In New York City, first-year Foundation Fellows appeared on the “Today” show with Meg Amstutz, dean of the Morehead Honors College. And in Selma, Alabama, a team of graduate students from the College of Environment and Design partnered with a nonprofit to complete post-tornado historic resource assessments.
UGA students traveled internationally as well. A group of MBA students from the Terry College spent the week in Colombia learning about the culture and connecting with local companies. In New Zealand, a research group led by UGA assistant professor of marine sciences Holly Bik departed on a two-month expedition to East Antarctica.
As we look toward next month, I am proud to highlight UGA’s second annual E-Mobility Summit on April 21. The summit will bring together industry leaders, government officials, academics and economic development professionals to explore innovative advancements to electric mobility across the state.
A week before the summit, the Southeastern Conference will host the Generative AI Forum as part of the broader SEC Artificial Intelligence Consortium. The forum’s virtual panel, held on April 14, will feature SEC faculty members as they discuss artificial intelligence topics including data, legal issues, writing and coding, and arts and music.
The month of April is a time of celebration with Honors Week 2023 from April 17 – 21. I am excited to recognize and congratulate the outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni that make UGA a leading public university. With prestigious awards centered on teaching, research and service, this week is a time to honor the numerous ways that each of you support the university’s mission and pursue excellence.
I would also like to welcome Jeanette Taylor as she assumes her role as the new vice provost for academic affairs, as well as to thank Usha R. Rodrigues for her committed service as the interim vice provost.