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Georgia defeats Alabama 33-18 to win national championship

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The wait is over

For the first time in over 40 years, the Georgia Bulldogs are atop college football after defeating Alabama 33-18 in the National Championship. The win breaks the Crimson Tide’s seven-game winning streak against the Bulldogs, and ends a national title drought decades in the making.

Georgia has come close to winning it all before, but came up just short to Alabama. Whether it was second-and-26 in the 2018 National Championship, or four yards short in the 2012 SEC Championship game.

Now, all those moments of coming up so short are over, they don’t matter. Georgia finally broke through to win the big one. Behind the arm of a walk-on quarterback, and one of the best defenses in college football, the Bulldogs are national champions.

The 2021 team now joins an elite class of Georgia teams as one of three teams to win a national championship. Now, the teams of 1942 and 1980 are joined by the newest national champions led by head coach Kirby Smart, who after playing at Georgia from 1995-1998, won a national title with his alma mater.

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UGA CAES trains young scientists through 2019 Young Scholars summer research program

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Monday, July 22, 2019

This year, 60 students from across the state and two from outside of Georgia joined the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Young Scholars research program and broke new ground in the agricultural sciences.

For more than two decades, the CAES Young Scholars Program has paired the college’s researchers with high school students to foster students’ love of science and introduce them to the breadth of study that forms the foundation of agriculture, Georgia’s largest industry.

During the Young Scholars Program, students are paid to work as research assistants in laboratories across the college to complete real research projects alongside faculty mentors.

African scientist working at UGA to improve food safety at home

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Daniel Mwalwayo has spent most of his professional career working to ensure a safe food supply in his home country of Malawi.

This spring, he’s spending three months focused on that goal while training at the University of Georgia through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program, which is administered at UGA by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs, promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to researchers and policymakers from developing or middle-income countries.

After nearly a decade working for the national food inspection program in Malawi, Mwalwayo wanted to study how to minimize aflatoxin in processed peanuts, a problem he sees firsthand at home. The Borlaug program matched him with Koushik Adhikari, a UGA food science professor who is an expert in sensory analysis and is working with Mwalwayo on how to survey consumers on peanut consumption and aflatoxin-related issues. Mwalwayo also spent time in the lab of Jia-Sheng Wang, the head of the Environmental Health Science Department at UGA, to learn more about aflatoxin testing techniques.

Candlelight memorial service will be held for students, faculty and staff

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Twenty-six University of Georgia students, faculty and staff members who died since last April will be honored at the university's annual candlelight memorial service May 3 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Chapel.

UGA President Jere W. Morehead will lead the service, called "Georgia Remembers ... a Candlelight Memorial." Names of each of the 15 students and 11 faculty and staff members will be read aloud, followed by a toll of the Chapel bell and the lighting of a candle.

Names will be read by David Shipley, chair of the executive committee of University Council; Michael Lewis, chair of the executive committee of the Staff Council; and Houston Gaines, president of the Student Government Association.

Members of the university's Arch Society will light candles as each name is read aloud. Lindsay Atkinson, lead associate director with the Wesley Foundation, will deliver an opening prayer and Father John Coughlin of the Catholic Center will deliver a closing prayer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the flames from the Arch Society members' candles will be passed to attendees so they can light their own candles of remembrance.

The Southern Wind Quintet from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will provide music, and the university's Army ROTC will present the colors and ring the bell.

Students whose names will be read, along with their hometowns and the areas of study they were pursuing, are:

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