April 12, 2017 | Research News
People are more effective than cartoons when advertising drugs, study says
People are more effective than cartoons when advertising drugs, according to a study led by researchers in the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy.
February 16, 2017 | Honors & Awards
Joe Watson appointed Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications
The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has appointed Joseph Watson, Jr. as the first Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications.
January 10, 2017 | General News
Look Forward Georgia examines Pulitzer Prize-winning work and civil rights in Georgia
A new website examining the civil rights movement in Georgia has been launched. "Look Forward: A Digital Exhibition on Civil Rights and the Pulitzer Prize in Georgia," a grant project produced by a team from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has unveiled LookForwardGA.org.
January 6, 2017 | General News
Stocking up for a storm goes beyond your pantry, researcher says
It's not just the desire to stockpile a pantry that pushes people to buy bread and milk before a winter storm, says a University of Georgia researcher. The last-minute shopping is also driven by childhood experiences or weather-related trauma.
December 16, 2016 | General News
Crisis communication experts debate Samsung Galaxy Note7 global response
As holiday shoppers scurry to buy the newest electronic gadgets, crisis communication experts from the University of Georgia weighed in on the communication tactics of one of the most well-known global electronics brands—Samsung.
December 8, 2016 | Research News
Papers in 1972 Supreme Court case have implications for journalist’s privilege today
Analysis of the papers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. sheds new light on a nearly 45-year-old ruling involving journalist's privilege, according to William E. Lee at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
December 1, 2016 | Research News
Narcissistic individuals use social media to self-promote
A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors. The largest effects were with the number of friends/followers narcissists had and frequency of status updates, followed by selfie postings, according to University of Georgia psychology researchers.
November 11, 2016 | Research News
Research finds consumers are more accepting of native advertisements
The line between online content written by journalists and story-like ads that are paid for by specific corporations can be blurry, but, according to a new study, consumers don't seem to mind-as long as the content meets certain criteria.
September 7, 2016 | Events on Campus
Fall 2016 Signature Lectures bring internationally prominent speakers to UGA
This fall the University of Georgia's Signature Lecture series will feature talks from nationally and internationally recognized figures from a wide range of fields.
August 25, 2016 | General News
NSF linguistics grant to support study of Southern language variation
With the aid of a grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Georgia linguistic researchers will be isolating and identifying the specific variations in speech that make Southerners sound Southern.
July 7, 2016 | Research News
Study challenges theory that good communication leads to marital satisfaction
One of the top reasons couples seek counseling is communication issues, so does better communication predict a more satisfying relationship?
April 26, 2016 | General News
UGA marketing students team up to help Google-grant-qualifying nonprofits
The University of Georgia's Jennifer Osbon isn't the average book, lecture and exam kind of teacher.
April 7, 2016 | Events on Campus
Ohio State’s Mollie Blackburn to deliver 22nd annual Coley Lecture at UGA
Mollie Blackburn, a professor of teaching and learning and sexuality studies at Ohio State University, will deliver the 22nd annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture at the University of Georgia on April 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium in the Georgia Museum of Art.
April 5, 2016 | Events on Campus
Athens to hold ‘Blue and You’ police-community forum to foster dialogue
Athens-area youths ages 12-19, their parents and caregivers and representatives from local youth development organizations are invited to participate in an upcoming Blue and You Police-Community Forum. The forum is designed to foster dialogue between youths and members of the local law enforcement community.
March 24, 2016 | Events on Campus
Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist to lecture at UGA
John C. Mather, senior astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize, will present a special lecture in memory of M.M. "Dunc" Duncan on April 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the University of Georgia's physics building. The event is free and open to the public.