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Cora Nunnally Miller anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation throughout her lifetime and granted permission for the university to share her name only after her death.

Donor anonymously transformed the lives of UGA students

Cora Nunnally Miller anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation throughout her lifetime and granted permission for the university to share her name only after her death. Her last gift, a bequest of $17 million made at her passing in July 2015, will have a transformational effect across the university. The Hugh Hodgson School of Music is the major beneficiary of Miller's bequest and will receive $9 million, the largest gift ever made to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Miller, who was a passionate advocate for the arts, was the stepdaughter of Hugh Hodgson, a nationally recognized musician and educator who was the first chair of UGA's music department and one of the most significant supporters of music…

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Milton Masciadri named UGA recipient of SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Milton Masciadri, Distinguished University Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Science's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. Winners receive a $5,000 honorarium. "Dr. Masciadri has inspired students and audiences here on campus as well as in nearly two dozen countries on four continents," said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. "His extraordinary instruction and performances…

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UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts festival breaks attendance record

Nearly 22,000 people attended the University of Georgia Arts Council’s 2015 Spotlight on the Arts festival, besting last year’s attendance record. The festival was held Nov. 5-14 and reached 21,828 people through more than 100 events and exhibitions, including an opening celebration, concerts, plays, dance performances, book talks, art openings and more. “The 2015 Spotlight on the Arts festival was a tremendous success thanks to the dedication of our Arts Council members and students from across campus,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I hope that this world-class festival has inspired people in the campus community and beyond to engage with our arts programs throughout…

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Purchase the All Arts Card by clicking on the student tab at http://pac.uga.edu/.

UGA All Arts Card

The UGA Arts Council has introduced the “All Arts Card” for students. For $99, the card gives students admission to more than 60 concerts and plays with a full ticket price value of more than $2,000. The All Arts Card includes admission to performances at the UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Department of Theatre and Film Studies and Department of Dance during the 2015-2016 academic year. To order, go to http://pac.uga.edu/ and click on the student tab. Many additional UGA Arts events are free to all students, including admission to the Georgia Museum of Art and galleries at Lamar Dodd School of Art, various events from The Georgia Review, UGA Press, Special Collections Libraries and more. Go to arts.uga.edu…

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