A Message from Dr. Kalpen Trivedi Director of the UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program Dear Alumni and Friends of the Oxford Program, elcome to this edition of our annual newsletter. 2007 has been an exciting and challenging year for the UGA at Oxford Program. In 2006 President Michael Adams and Dr Judith Shaw spearheaded the purchase of a new facility for the Program in Oxford and much of our time and energy this past year was spent coming to terms with British building regulations and working with some wonderful architects and contractors on the restoration of this beautiful Victorian building. The result, as you will see in other parts of this newsletter, is a new, state-of-the-art Center for the UGA at Oxford Program that welcomed its first group of students on the Franklin Fall Program 2007. This new facility not only houses more students than before, but also provides much needed common rooms, study areas, and a light, spacious library – all of which make it the ideal base from which to experience and explore the academic world of Oxford and beyond and assure enough potential for programmatic growth. To this end, the program owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the vision and leadership of President Adams and Dr Shaw. But as the Program grows in Oxford and in popularity among UGA and nonUGA students, we continue to face the challenge of operating in an unfriendly currency market while keeping the Program attractive and financially viable for promising participants from diverse student groups. To this end, we have begun to undertake seriously the fundraising activities that are now devolved upon individual departments at UGA. During 2007 we have identified a core group of enthusiastic individuals, comprising program alumni, parents, and friends of UGA at Oxford, who will form part of the inaugural UGA at Oxford Development Board. One of the primary aims of this body will be to guide and assist our efforts in raising money for much needed study-abroad scholarships for the UGA at Oxford program. If the Program is to continue to flourish academically and maintain its high reputation both on campus and in Oxford, it is vital that we be able to provide access to the Program to the best American students, irrespective of their financial situation. I am, therefore, also very pleased to be able to acknowledge the generous support of the UGA Foundation which has endowed, as of 2007, a number of annual scholarships that will be disbursed to UGA students participating on the Oxford Program. I would like to welcome two new members of the UGA at Oxford team in Athens – James E. McClung as Associate Director and Frances Lovelace as our new Administrative Assistant. With the addition of James and Frances, the Oxford team is back up to full-strength for the first time in three years, and I hope that we will now be able to supplement our core mission of providing academically rigorous studyabroad programs with other exciting initiatives, such as the Garden Tour of England in the summer of 2008. I also trust that many of you will have noticed the newly redesigned website of the UGA at Oxford Program, which now includes an interactive space for friends and alumni of the Program, and we look forward to hearing from you as the alumni section of both this newsletter and the website continue to grow. Finally, I would like to thank David and Barbara Bradshaw for their unfailing enthusiasm and efforts on behalf of the Program in Oxford, and all the wonderful UGA and Oxford faculty and graduate students whose participation on the various programs in 2007 was key to a successful year. I would like to end by wishing everyone a wonderful 2008!
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UGA versus Oxford Union Debate 2008 This March 17th, the UGA at Oxford Program will once again host a debate competition between the University of Georgia and the Oxford Union. The debate will take place in Hodgson Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Complex on UGA’s East Campus. This third installment promises to be of great significance as the all-time series is firmly tied. The Oxford Union was founded in 1823 as an arena for the free exchange of ideas among students, and it soon became the forum for political debate in Oxford. Many British prime ministers have served as past presidents of the Union, and world figures such as Robert Kennedy, Mother Theresa, Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, and Nelson Mandela have addressed its members. The Union team will be a handselected group of “all-stars,” including outgoing Union President Luke Tryl and incoming President Emily Partington. UGA’s team will also be assembled specially for this event. Drawing from the membership of the Georgia Debate Union, the Demosthenian Literary Society, the Phi Kappa Literary Society, the Law School, and several other student organizations, the “home” team will truly represent the
wide variety of programs and schools the University of Georgia has to offer. For those who have followed the series, there will be a familiar face or two, but several newcomers will be on hand to participate in this truly unique event. As in the past, the format of this debate will be a hybridization of British and American styles. Quite similar to parliamentary debate, it will begin with uninterrupted position speeches, or opening arguments, that will allow both groups to delineate their team’s position and the basic structure of their argument. From there, the discussion will become a bit more lively, as the following speeches will allow for points of order and interruptive questions or dissenting opinion. Such rapid-fire discussion will require that both teams be “on their toes,” ready to defend their assertions in extemporaneous fashion. Several distinguished members of the UGA community and extended family have already agreed to serve as judges for the event: UGA President Michael Adams; District 37 Senator John Wiles; Senior Partner at King & Spalding Atlanta, John Hinchey; Martin Rickerd, British Consul General in Atlanta; Louise McBee, retired
The two teams from the 2003 debate, after which the all-time series is even.
UGA interim provost and former Georgia House Representative; Professor Jere W. Morehead, Vice President for Instruction; and Judge Steve C. Jones, Superior Court, Western Judicial Circuit. We are thrilled to have such a distinguished panel of judges and look forward to extending this already impressive company in the coming months. For more information, please see the UGA at Oxford program website (www. uga.edu/oxford) or call the program office: 706-542-2244.
Revisit Oxford on the Alumni Summer Tour!
ow long has it been since you last visited Oxford? Do you find yourself wishing that you could return to visit the city of dreaming spires, home to some of your favorite haunts and memories as a student at the University of Georgia? How many times have your parents or friends, listening to you wax poetic about the city, the pubs, or the museums, said that they wish they could go and visit as well? This is your chance . . . The UGA at Oxford Program would again like to extend the invitation to interested alumni and friends for a late-Summer 2008 tour of Oxford, hosted by the Program and supporters of International Education at UGA. Tentatively scheduled for August 9th – August 16th, the trip would be an opportunity for you to walk the Botanical Gardens, go punting on the river, have a High Table dinner, visit with favorite Dons, or simply enjoy the English summer weather while strolling through this historic city. Whatever the reason, the UGA at Oxford Program would be happy to welcome you back on the Alumni Summer Tour 2008! Interested? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-542-2244.
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Faculty Notes Sampling November Sunshine at UGA Dr. Susan Gillingham, Worcester College, Oxford University
f the Oxford University term is about a quick dash to the endzone, the University term at UGA seems to be more about a very long run. UGA terms last for some seventeen weeks, including examinations, whilst Oxford terms last for just over eight weeks, and are packed full with lectures, classes and tutorials, examinations, alongside countless weekly extra-curricular events. UGA students who come to Oxford always say they thought they were going to have to work hard, but then add they had never realized they were going to have to work quite as intensely as they do. They always accomplish this cheerily (if increasingly wearily!) knowing that even a short exposure to Oxford education is a rich experience. So it was good for me to agree to come to see previous UGA at Oxford students at Homecoming in early November. For the students whom I met again, it seems to have brought back a pleasurable memory of those work-filled days; as for me, I was reminded, also with pleasure, that there is a parallel world which runs at a different pace from life at Oxford. On the Thursday afternoon before Homecoming I gave a lecture in Park Hall.
Since I started in the mid-90s, I have taught Theology for the UGA in Oxford Program to more than three hundred students: hence I decided to give a paper which would illustrate both my teaching (Old Testament Literature) and my research. My main research interest is the Book of Psalms, and my way of reading psalms is through what is known as ‘reception history’, which is a rather recent approach to the biblical texts. I gave my paper on just one Psalm (Psalm 8) and looked at it by way of translations, commentaries, art, music and poetic imitations: my aim was to view the psalm as a many-faceted crystal whose shapes and hues change remarkably when seen from different perspectives and times. I was surprised to find many students prepared to listen to what might have seemed an esoteric theme; yet the quality of their questions showed me they had still maintained an interest (and even affection!) for my subject. I had once told a student (I think I taught her in about 2005) that if she wanted to undertake graduate studies at Oxford in my subject she had to be competent in both Hebrew and Greek: her question in the plenary session after my paper completely took me aback as it was based on a close reading of the Hebrew text of the psalm. It was gratifying to find she is thinking of applying to Oxford in a year’s time, and if she succeeds, she will be the second of my Hebrew Literature students to have done so. Homecoming was – how can I say?different. To be on an English-speaking campus in the warm sun with blue skies in November was somewhat odd. Yet the reception on the Park Hall Patio was as warm as the weather, and it was great fun meeting alumni from up to eight years ago - and in each case, to see the enthusiasm they still have for those halcyon days in Oxford, even though they were made to work so hard. As then there was The Match. Perhaps I was spoilt because I saw it all from the President’s
box: President Adams and his wife Mary were most welcoming. My lasting memories of The Match are twofold: the sheer volume of people (and of course, the noise!) and yet the friendly family spirit in which it all took place. I confess I still cannot understand a game which seems to me to be space-age Rugby: and I certainly could not work out why a Quarter did not actually last fifteen minutes, but often thirty or more. So I returned exhausted, but so pleased to have participated in UGA celebrations so completely different from those here. My added bonus was staying with Judith Shaw, whose warm hospitality and sense of humour have nourished our friendship over the years since she first founded UGA in Oxford. And Kalpen Trivedi, who is now Director of the Programme, ever-effervescent and ever-efficient – was a tremendous support throughout my time. It will be good to see both Judy and Kalpen when they return to Oxford for Yuletide celebrations later this year: and it will be good to realize again that projects such as UGA at Oxford flourish best through friendships such as these, for only then can we properly respect our very different educational traditions.
Teaching Abroad Professor David Shipley, University of Georgia School of Law
n article in the Chronicle of Higher Education listed teaching abroad as one of the ten things a professor should try to do in his or her career. I enthusiastically agree. In fact, I would put teaching overseas close to the top of my list. Spending the Spring 2007 semester administering and teaching in the UGA Law School’s Oxford Program was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences in my 30 years of being a law professor. The Law School’s Oxford Program is done jointly with Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law, and the 20 second- and third-year law students in my care included six from OSU, one each from Georgia State and UNC Chapel Hill, and 12 Georgia Law Dawgs. We started in early January when the days were
Dr. Gillingham speaks to former students after her Park Hall lecture.
Professor Shipley and UGA Law students in London.
short, and we wrapped up 15 weeks later in the middle of a lovely April in England. The students took two 3-credit courses from me (International Intellectual Property and Comparative Administrative Law); a 3-credit Legal Processes class taught by Professor Keith Hawkins, a distinguished faculty member at Oxford’s Oriel College; and a 3-credit research and writing tutorial with one of six Oxford law faculty from Corpus Christi, Queens, Keble, Brasenose and St. Anne’s Colleges. These tutorials produced 50+ page papers of publishable quality. All of our classes and my office were at St. Anne’s College. The academic demands of the Law School’s program were substantial for my 20 students and also for me because my two courses were new preparations. We had 75-minute classes with lengthy assigned readings and plenty of discussion. This hard work did not, however, keep any of us from enjoying everything Oxford had to offer, seeing much of England, traveling to many places in Europe, getting to know each other, and having fun while learning a great deal. England once had a reputation for bland and mediocre food, but excellent meals turned out to be a memorable part of our program. My wife and I had all 20 students to dinner at our flat over the course of the term. We regularly joined them at Joe’s or the Dew Drop in Summertown on Thursday evenings for “Burger Night,” and we had delicious opening and closing dinners at St. Anne’s College. To further enhance our dining experiences, the students entertained us with a banquet at the UGA Residence that they prepared. My students are great cooks! Our shared experiences were enriched because 2007 was an especially interesting time to be studying at Oxford: it was the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Oxfordshire; the 400th anniversary of the English settlement of Jamestown; the 300th anniversary of the formation of the United Kingdom; and the 200th anniversary of Parliament’s abolition of the slave trade. The European Union expanded to 27 member states in January and became, if considered as a nation, the world’s largest economy
and third most populous country. Is Turkey next to join? Meanwhile, there is serious talk in Scotland and Wales about leaving the UK and becoming member states of the EU. France, one of the original members of the EU and ordinarily a proponent of greater European integration, had a hotly contested Presidential election and over 85% of French voters went to the polls. We also witnessed elections in much of the UK and heard Tony Blair announce that he was stepping down after 10 years as Prime Minister. We had an incredible “field trip” to Parliament in early March, talked with members of the House of Lords about a variety of topics including the benefits of the UK’s membership in the EU, and we watched two hours of debate in the House of Lords over the issue of whether the Lords should have to stand for election. My wife and I often have been asked since coming home to Athens in early May whether we would like to go back to Oxford. We always answer “in a heart beat!” I also have said that if our students enjoyed their time in Oxford half as much as we did, then they had a wonderful experience. I have read their evaluations and can say that they did!
as a native loaded down with little plastic bags. I also rented a bike for ten weeks for £50. It even came with a little basket on the back, which helped for small shopping trips. The best part of the bike was visiting outlying areas that most students don’t see. Small towns like Wolvercote and Wytham are charming, and Woodstock adjoins Blenheim Palace, where Churchill was born. Good roads and paths make biking relatively easy, although I must confess to walking the bike around large roundabouts. The city of Oxford is a bit larger than Athens. It, too, has a Broad Street, but its downtown is an important location for shopping, not just entertainment. Unlike UGA, there is not a modern concert hall on campus. Instead, many of the colleges offer great chamber music, organ concerts, and recitals. Even with the differences in Oxford, one American custom I retained was watching Monday Night Football when my Packers played. With kickoff near 2:30 AM, it was actually Tuesday Morning Football. The most entertaining part of the game, though, was an American jock and scrawny Englishman analyzing the game when commercials aired in the U.S. I won’t get to go back to Oxford this fall, but at least I’ll be able to use my tickets in Green Bay.
Reflections on Oxford, Fall 2006 Dr. Arnie Fleischmann
University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs At UGA at Oxford we see UGA students far more than in Athens. The faculty apartment is a twenty-minute walk from the UGA student residence. The nearby Summertown neighborhood and central Oxford are not large, so there are plenty of chance encounters outside the classroom. Throw in a few field trips and smaller classes, and we got to know each other much better than we would have in Athens. We even had a reunion meal in Athens when one of our Oxford instructors visited this spring. Living without a car meant walking more and using public transport. It was especially challenging using the bus for grocery shopping. It didn’t take long, though, to pass
Dr. Fleischmann demonstrates ‘faculty mobility’ at its finest.
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Program Notes Welcome Home Beyond a shadow of a doubt, 2007 has been one of the most eventful years in the history of the UGA at Oxford Program. Primary among those great events has to be the Program’s move into a new facility in north Oxford. While the move was a small one, geographically speaking, it has begun a new era in the expansion and development of the Program’s already considerable offerings to UGA students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As most familiar with the Program know, UGA is one of only three American universities (Stanford and Williams being the other two) and the only public institution that operates a year-round residential center in Oxford. UGA’s status was cemented in 1999 when Dr. Judith Shaw, then Director of the Oxford Program, with the blessing and guidance of President Michael Adams and the help of the UGA Foundation established the first Oxford Center in a three-story Victorian house, located at 106 Banbury Road. The Program flourished as a result of that purchase. Almost immediately the year-round calendar filled with programs from Franklin, Terry, SPIA, and Grady Colleges. Interest continued to grow although the house, which held
The back gardens at 104 are one of the most excellent features of the new facility.
only twenty-seven students, did not. Eventually, as Dr. Shaw says, “we had to cancel two long-running programs that had always been very popular to add additional programs . . . at which point, we realized that the student demand had outgrown the facility.” Plans to expand 106 to accommodate the increased student demand were abandoned when it became apparent that the UK building code would only allow for the addition of additional bedroom space, leaving almost double the number of students to make do with the already overburdened living spaces, like the kitchen, common and study room, and computer lab. Fortunately, the solution to the problem was found quite literally next door. At first Dr. Shaw and the then-Interim Director, Dr. Kalpen Trivedi had visited 104 Banbury Road to see if it could serve as a temporary home for UGA students while 106 was being renovated. At the time, the house next door, which was owned by University College, was home to only a handful of Oxford students and was almost 1/3 derelict. Hidden behind two huge horse chestnut trees, no one had noticed 104’s potential. The welcoming front hall in 104 is often decorated with Nonetheless, at almost flowers by Center Manager Barbara Bradshaw.
11,000 square feet, double the size of 106, and with huge public rooms that had never been divided or cut up, 104 quickly emerged as a possible “new home” for UGA at Oxford. When President Adams and a representative of the UGA Foundation finally saw the house after University College agreed to sell it, they concurred that this was indeed the ideal home for the expanded UGA at Oxford Center. The UGA Foundation purchased the house in May of 2006 and renovations began almost immediately. The sale of 106 was bittersweet; having played host to UGA students and faculty for nearly half of the Program’s history, the original “UGA house” in Oxford was an important part of the Program’s legacy in Oxford. Looking forward to the future, however, 104 promises to provide us with even greater possibility. Given the age of the building, approximately 1880, and its location in an historically protected area of North Oxford, the renovation was bound to be complicated, but amazingly it was completed on schedule and in time to receive the first group of UGA students this past Fall. The renovation project spanned the Atlantic, involving Cindy Coyle and the UGA Foundation, Paul Cassilly of the Office of University Architects, the Oxford staff, led by Dr. Kalpen Trivedi and Dr. Shaw of UGA’s Office of International Education; and President and Mrs. Adams, who made
a number of trips to Oxford to oversee the progress and final decoration of the interiors, on the US side; on the UK side we were very fortunate in working with an award-winning British architects (Berman Guedes Stretton) and a construction company (Benfield and Loxley), that specialized in the historic preservation of Oxford’s ancient buildings. The resulting Oxford Center boasts eighteen bedrooms, with room for 42 students, a huge library, two kitchens, a noisy common room with television, and a large dining room/classroom. The building is wireless although there are two computer areas for students who don’t bring their own laptops. In addition, students now have a much larger garden space in back with a patio and a separate cricket pitch. The additional space has allowed us to reinstate the Franklin Fall Program and extend the Law School Program as well as add a Foundation Fellows Maymester Program and a Terry College MBA Program. Everyone involved thus far, from the students who participated in the Fall program to those who worked on the building speak of 104 in glowing terms. Indeed, the building with the bulldog-red door is a fixture in Oxford now. As Dr. Shaw says, “what excites me most about 104 is that as we were renovating it we were thinking about how we were going to use the rooms to meet the students’ needs. We got to construct the building, look at the rooms, reconfigure the gardens in terms of how the UGA at Oxford Program works. The result is a Center that is perfect for the program.” Not only has the purchase and renovation of 104 allowed us to serve a greater number of interested UGA students but to further our commitment to academic excellence. A bigger house means little if students fail to develop academically while residing there. As Dr. Shaw recognizes, “Making the library the biggest public room is a statement about what the UGA at Oxford program is about: first and foremost, it is a rigorous academic program.”
The patio gives students even further reason to enjoy the English weather.
Well-stocked with reading and research materials, students often find the library an excellent place to be when papers are due.
The Franklin Fall 2007 participants had the honor of being first to occupy the new facility.
A combination of antique furniture and sturdy, new construction make the spaces in 104 seem enormously hospitable.
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Homecoming Tailgate 2007
n November 3rd, 2007, the UGA at Oxford Program co-hosted its third Homecoming Tailgate with UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Thanks to the efforts of hard-working individuals on both sides, this year’s tailgate was by all accounts the best yet. There were over 130 Program alumni, family, faculty and friends celebrating along with the guest of honor, Dr. Susan Gillingham of Worcester College, Oxford University. The tailgate featured food by Hallie Jane’s catering in Athens and door prizes from the Oxford Program, dawgz-R-us, the UGA Bookstore, and the UGA Alumni Association. The event is fast becoming an annual reunion opportunity for UGA at Oxford Program alumni and Oxford faculty, and we look forward in this coming year to welcoming more Bulldog and Oxford fans when we host another of our favorite Oxford Dons for a weekend of Fall football excitement on the patio in front of Park Hall. Mark it on your calendar for next football season; the Oxford Program would love for you to make us a part of your Homecoming day activities. For more information on the 2008 tailgate, keep an eye on the program website: www.uga.edu/oxford. We hope to see you then!
Some of our most recent alumni were happy to reunite at the Tailgate. Dr. Trivedi catches up with some summer ’07 students. Ken Parris and Joe Irving, UGA at Oxford Development Board Members, enjoy the weather in front of Park Hall.
Alumni Notes C. Paul Rossetti (summer ‘92) has been married for 12 years to a lovely lady named Julie (an Alabama graduate, but we won’t hold that against her!). The couple have two children (Emma – 9 and Andrew – 7) and have lived in Johns Creek, Georgia, since 1999. Christian currently serves as the Manager of Sales & Business Development at a small IT software & services company called Polaris Associates and says he spends most of his free time coaching his kids in their various sports activities. Cormac and Maya Maher (’92 & ’93) are enjoying living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Cormac is a neurosurgeon at the University of Michigan Medical School and Maya is a kid-wrangler for their children, Caroline, Oliver, and Baby Evie. As avid football fans, they divide their loyalties equally between the Michigan Wolverines and the Georgia Bulldogs. They love having visitors and will happily welcome old UGA at Oxford friends at a moment’s notice. It was a particular joy to host Clayton and Jonathan Foggin (both UGA at Oxford grads) and their beautiful children this fall. Julie Gustafson (UGA at Oxford ‘92) has promised to visit very soon. The merriment continues still! Shawn Ferrar Visco (summer ‘91) has been married for almost seven years to Alex Visco and has two children, Alexandra (3.5) and Vivian (13 months). She met Alex in advertising in 1994. Shawn left ad production to go into regular television production, and Alex ended up leaving the business also to become a physician. Shawn continued on in television production and in 2004 began working at a production company in New York City called True Entertainment. She is now Director of Current Programming/Executive Producer, and oversees various productions. As Shawn puts it, “We’re part of Endemol, which most people know because of Fear Factor and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Our specialty is storytelling, and some of our shows include TLC’s A Baby Story, Style Network’s Whose Wedding is it Anyway? and Discovery’s Mystery Diagnosis, among others. It keeps me busy but also allows a lot of flexibility with the kids. In fact, Alexandra came with me three days a week for the first two years of her life, and Vivian comes on Wednesdays and I work from home on Fridays.” Lisa Ryan Howard (summer ’91) writes: “I am married to writer Manny Howard, and
we have two kids, Heath Ryan (5) and Jonathan attended in the midwest, when we Bevan Jake (3 1/2 ). Heath is in kindergarten took our whole family up to visit Maya and Cormac Maher in Ann Arbor, MI. We had and Jake is in preschool at St Ann’s in a blast, and even got taken to a Michigan Brooklyn. I work at Conde Nast, but am football game in the ‘Big House.’ Yes, Maya moving jobs as I just got promoted – from and Cormac are now football fans!” VP, Publisher of Style.com (the online home of Vogue) and Men.style.com (online home of GQ and Details) to Vice President overseeing all of the 30+ Conde Nast digital properties, as of Jan. 2nd. In July, Ad Age named me to their annual “40 Under 40” List. Manny is writing a book – Scribner is his publisher – based on his recent cover story from New York Magazine (the 9/17 issue with our whole family on the cover). The piece was about sustainable living, and Manny ate only what he could raise and kill or grow out of our Brooklyn backyard – it was quite a summer: http://nymag.com/ restaurants/features/37273/. Movie Christian Rossetti with his wife Julie and their studios have been pitching us for the children Emma and Andrew. story and that deal should close within the next couple of weeks.” Chris Nichols (summer ’92) writes: “I have been married to my college sweetheart, Andrea, since 1996 (Georgia Pharmacy graduate, 1993). I graduated UGA Law School in 1999 and took a job with the Athens firm, Cowsert & Avery, LLP (2405 West Broad Street, Suite 250, Athens, GA 30606). I am now a partner with that firm and specialize in residential real estate closings. I live in Bishop, GA (just outside of Athens) and have two children (Carter, age 6, and Kate, age 2). Outside of children, personal interests include racing mountain bikes and cycling on the road as well.” Jonathan (summer ’92 & spring ’94) and Clayton Foggin (summer ’91 & ’92) have been married for 12 years and have two children (Will, 4 and Charlotte, 1 – born in October ‘06). Jonathan is currently serving as the priest in charge of a very small church in Gainesville, GA (St. Francis of Assisi, Anglican Catholic Church), as well as being the assistant to the Archbishop. He has passed his comprehensive exams and is working on his dissertation for a PhD in English at UGA. In his “spare” time, he coaches swimming. Clayton still works as an academic advisor for Franklin College. Clayton says, “Our exciting trip this year was at the end of a conference
Jonathan Foggin with his daughter Charlotte, Drs. Kretzschmar and Trivedi, and Robyn McClung at the 2007 Homecoming Tailgate.
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New Additions: The UGA at Oxford Program would like to welcome two new additions to the Program Staff – James E. McClung, Associate Director, is a 1998 Graduate of Oglethorpe University and holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Georgia (2001). He currently is a Ph. D. candidate (ABD) in the English Department at UGA, specializing in Modernist and Twenty-First Century British Literature. His current research project is a cultural and literary study of Britain in the 1950s and 60s, focusing on the colonial immigration and working-class novelist phenomena of the post-War period. He comes back to UGA after having held a Marion L. Brittain Teaching Fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology. No stranger to the Program, James worked as a Graduate Assistant in the summers of ’03, ‘04’ & ’05 and is happy to be involved once again with bringing the Oxford University experience to so many UGA students. Frances Lovelace, Administrative Assistant, is a 2005 Graduate of University of Warwick in Coventry, England, where she studied English and Italian Literature, earning First Class Honors and receiving her B.A. She comes to Athens via Windsor, New Hampshire, where she worked as an Assistant Teacher at the Wediko Children’s Services School for children with emotional disabilities. As a native of the UK, Frances has already proven a solid resource for many UGA students looking for information about studying abroad. No stranger to International study herself, Frances spent a year during her own undergraduate career studying at an Italian University, and believes very strongly in the value of academic experiences away from one’s home institution.
New Program Website!
he UGA at Oxford Program is proud to announce our new website. Long-time friends of the Program will have made note already, but www.uga.edu/oxford has an entirely new look and navigational system, designed by the Program’s staff in conjunction with Haywood Thomas & Co. of Athens. Launched in August of 2007, the new site provides tons of information to prospective and current students, has downloadable forms and information packets, and features both a scrapbook and communications tools for students, staff
and alums. Also, the new interface now allows students to begin the application process online, giving even greater access to one of UGA’s most popular study abroad programs. After you examine the new online home of the Program, we welcome your comments and suggestions on how we might further improve our web interactivity, and if you have any pictures you would like to see added to the online gallery, please feel free to contact our Associate Director, James McClung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yuletide in Oxford December 4th – 14th, 2007
or the first time in the history of the Program, UGA at Oxford was happy to play host to a group of friends and benefactors around the holiday season in Oxford. Having organized several summer trips in past years, this was our first foray into the cool, wet December climes of Oxford and the UK. Rain and wind were not enough to stop the fun, however, as a group of nine guests, accompanied by Dr. Judith Shaw, Associate Provost of OIE and Linda DePascale, Director of Development for UGA’s OIE traveled throughout southern England with a group of both old and new friends of UGA at Oxford. A whirlwind schedule including antiques shops, high-end Christmas shopping, an Ashmolean museum lecture, an Evensong concert at worldfamous Westminster Abbey, and a holiday feast at Trinity College, Oxford University saw the group through their ten-day stay at the Program’s newly-renovated facility in north Oxford. We would like to extend our thanks to this year’s participants for both their attendance and their gifts to the UGA at Oxford Program, and we hope to see them all again on future visits to the United Kingdom.
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Great Gardens of England Tour June 17th – 27th, 2008 UGA at Oxford is proud to announce our next Alumni, Friends and Continuing Education excursion, the “Great Gardens of England Tour” this coming June. Dr. Tim Smalley, Associate Professor of Horticulture at UGA will be your guide to some of the most spectacular gardens in England, a country known for its fine horticultural offerings. Dr. Smalley details, “I chose the gardens for the tour with the first-time English garden tourist in mind. I asked myself what gardens are essential to visit to understand the history and garden culture of the world’s garden Mecca. We will be visiting the most important historical gardens of the English Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian, and Arts and Crafts periods. Even tourists not generally interested in horticulture visit the gardens of Stourhead, Rousham House, Hampton Court, and Kew because of their beauty and historical importance.” Participants will be housed in the UGA at Oxford Center; in addition to all of the scheduled activities there will be ample time to explore both Oxford and London during one of the most pleasant times of the year. If you are interested in the Great Gardens of England Tour, please contact us at email@example.com or call 706-542-2244.
Harry Bissett’s Bayou Grill 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd. Athens, GA 30601 Phone: 706-552-1193
King & Spalding King & Spalding LLC 1180 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: (404) 572-4600
Northeast Sales Distributing, Inc. 840 Ronald Wood Rd Winder, GA , 30680-4130 Phone: 678-963-7700
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SPIA at Oxford Spring 2008 Thursday, January 3 – Saturday, March 15
SPIA at Oxford Spring 2009 Friday, January 2 – Saturday, March 14
UGA Law at Oxford Spring 2008 Thursday, January 3 – Friday, April 18
UGA Law at Oxford Spring 2009 Monday, January 5 – Friday, April 17
Franklin at Oxford Spring 2008 Thursday, March 20 – Friday, June 13
Franklin at Oxford Spring 2009 Thursday, March 26 – Friday, June 19
Foundation Fellows at Oxford Maymester 2008 Thursday, May 9 – Tuesday, June 3
Foundation Fellows at Oxford Maymester 2009 Sunday, May 10 – Tuesday, June 2
Franklin at Oxford Summer 2008 Sunday, June 29 – Friday, August 8
Franklin at Oxford Summer 2009 Sunday, June 28 – Friday, August 7
Terry at Oxford Summer 2008 Wednesday, June 25 – Friday, August 8
Terry at Oxford Summer 2009 Wednesday, June 24 – Friday, August 7
Grady at Oxford Summer 2008 Sunday, June 29 – Friday, August 8
Grady at Oxford Summer 2009 Sunday, June 28 – Friday, August 7
Franklin at Oxford Fall 2008 Thursday, September 11 – Friday, December 5
Franklin at Oxford Fall 2009 Thursday, September 10 – Friday, December 4
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