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The connection between UGA turf and the World Cup

Team USA is not favored to survive its placement in the “Group of Death” in the World Cup—pitted with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. But, as the global soccer spectacle prepares to, ahem, kick off tomorrow, rest assured that at least one Made in America product will last—the turf on which the matches are played.

My Style: Sarah Fishburne

As the director of trend and design for the Home Depot, Sarah Fishburne travels the world for inspiration. An Atlanta native and a graduate of UGA’s furnishings and interiors program, she works on everything from plants to paint colors, both designing proprietary brands and selecting from national labels.

Football between the hedges in Athens

When prospective students tour UGA’s campus, they are paraded past Sanford Stadium and told, “This is the largest classroom on campus; other schools come here and we teach them how to play football.”

Athens comes alive when school’s in session

Now, just as then, Athens is a product of the unique symbiosis between town and college. It sits at the intersection of its own history and the vibrant indie-rock grittiness that gives the modern city much of its flavor. Students and locals alike never run out of interesting things to do in this lively college town.

Big projects on campus: What’s going up at Georgia’s colleges

It’s a law of nature: Every college is constantly under construction. But from street level, it can be hard to tell whether what’s in the works is supercool (a high-tech lab? a rec center?) or downright dull (another parking garage?). Here’s a tour of some of the more exciting projects underway on Georgia campuses.

Taking the next step: Georgia’s largest medical, law, and MBA programs

A quick guide to help you compare Georgia's largest grad schools and eventually decide—what's next?

Now in research news

Here’s news to chase off any wintry chill. Emory University researchers have made a futuristic prediction about the number of heat wave deaths—in the years 2057 to 2059.

HOPE Scholarship: The cons

The letter arrived about three years too late. Six, really, but who’s counting? It said my younger son had been admitted to the University of Georgia. He’d put in his transfer application during a moment of uncertainty, but then decided to stay at Elon University in North Carolina. When both of my boys graduated from high school—each with HOPE-eligible GPAs—they wanted UGA or nothing.

HOPE Scholarship: The pros

The HOPE scholarship program was launched two decades ago with three specific goals: increase the number of Georgians with postsecondary education, improve the overall quality of the state’s university system, and stanch the exodus of high-achieving students. HOPE has accomplished all three aims—and then some. Over the past two decades, the number of Georgians with college degrees increased from 19 to 28 percent.

Georgia about to be overrun with mosquitoes

Get out the serious bug spray or resign yourself to staying inside the next few months. All this rain is great for flowers—and, unfortunately, ideal for mosquitoes. Georgia can probably expect its largest mosquito explosion in years.

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