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Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has planned a candlelight memorial service for the 24 students, faculty and staff who have passed away since last April.

"Georgia Remembers ... a Candlelight Memorial" will be held Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. on the steps of UGA's chapel.

The names of each of the 13 students and 11 faculty and staff members will be read aloud. The chapel bell will toll and a candle will be lit after each name is said. UGA's Air Force ROTC will present the colors and ring the bell. Music will be provided by the Southern Wind Quintet from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony.

UGA students who have died in the past year include:

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LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

UGA President Michael Adams leaving office

UGA President Michael Adams leaving office

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia President Michael Adams is leaving office after 16 years of service, clearing the way for President-elect Jere Morehead to officially begin in his new role.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said even Adams' critics will likely say he made a positive impact on the school. Morehead, who previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs, is set to take office Monday.

Adams says his legacy will be creating the College of Engineering, the School of Public and International Affairs, the Odum School of Ecology, the College of Public Health and a medical partnership the school launched with Georgia Regents University.

Adams says creating those academic programs has helped raise the university's profile in the research field.

'Scandal' inspiration to speak at UGA

'Scandal' inspiration to speak at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- The renowned crisis management expert who inspired the television series "Scandal" is slated to give a lecture at the University of Georgia.

Judy Smith, founder, president and CEO of the crisis management firm Smith & Company, is scheduled to speak Friday to conclude the university's Week of Soul, which also included a lecture by famed poet Maya Angelou.

Aside from her work in crisis management, Smith is also an adviser for numerous Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and international companies, and served as a deputy press secretary for President George H.W. Bush.

The lecture begins at 8:30 p.m. in the Tate Theater.

Tickets are free for students and $5 for non-students. They will be sold between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Tate Student Center cashier window.

Jere Morehead named UGA president

Jere Morehead named UGA president

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University System of Georgia has named Jere Morehead the new president of the University of Georgia.

Morehead, the senior VP for Academic Affairs and provost at UGA, will assume his new position July 1, replacing retiring president Michael Adams.

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"Becoming president of the University of Georgia is a dream come true for a UGA graduate who has spent more than half of his life on this campus," Morehead said in a statement. "The university is poised, thanks to the quality of the faculty, staff and students, to become one of the greatest public universities in the United States."