August 21, 2013 | General News
UGA fundraising tops $100 million for eighth consecutive year
The University of Georgia raised more than $117 million in gifts and new commitments for the 2013 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. It marked the eighth consecutive year that private giving to the university has topped $100 million and a 14 percent increase over the 2012 fiscal year. The total includes gifts and pledges from 54,797 contributors. Of the total, $17 million was designated for scholarships.
May 10, 2013 | General News
Public affairs leader Carolyn Caudell Tieger establishes chair in public affairs communications
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced the creation of the Carolyn Caudell Tieger Chair in Public Affairs Communications.
May 6, 2013 | General News
Terry College of Business launches public phase of its Building Terry campaign
The University of Georgia Terry College of Business has launched the public phase of its Building Terry campaign, which is the most ambitious campaign for an individual college or unit in UGA history. The Building Terry campaign will raise $90 million in private funds for faculty and academic program support and for funding toward new facilities to completely replace the college's home in Athens.
April 17, 2013 | General News
UGA to acquire 15 acres of historic Wormsloe property in Savannah
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted April 17 to accept a gift of 15.45 acres of the Wormsloe property in Savannah to the University of Georgia.
April 15, 2013 | General News
Turner Entertainment President creates Koonin Scholars Fund at UGA’s Grady College
Turner Entertainment President Steve Koonin and his wife Eydie have made a $250,000 personal gift and pledge to establish the Koonin Scholars Fund at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The fund will provide scholarships for Grady students preparing for careers in the creative industries and media.
March 26, 2013 | General News
Dick Yarbrough establishes Chair in Crisis Communications Leadership
The University of Georgia Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced the creation of the C. Richard Yarbrough chair in Crisis Communications Leadership. The official announcement comes during Grady's "Dick Yarbrough Day," at an event that kicks off the college's first Crisis Communications Week.
April 6, 2012 | General News
UGA receives third round of donated trees from Select SustainablePlus Tree Trust
More than 150 new trees have been planted on the University of Georgia campus in the last few months as part of a $1 million commitment from Oconee County wholesale nursery Select Trees through their charitable entity Select SustainablePlus Tree Trust. In the third year of the donation, the trees are being planted this year in honor of internationally-renown horticulturist and former UGA faculty member Michael Dirr and his wife, Bonnie.
January 11, 2012 | General News
Georgia Museum of Art receives collection by African-American artists
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has a new collection—prominent works by African-American artists—donated by Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson. The couple will also fund an endowment to support a new curatorial position.
January 11, 2012 | General News
$1 million Deloitte Foundation fund established at UGA’s Tull School of Accounting
With pledged gifts totaling $1 million, the Deloitte Foundation has established an endowment for the J.M. Tull School of Accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
August 23, 2011 | General News
Springfield Legacy Foundation supports UGA Programs
The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Georgia Sea Grant Program are two of the four organizations supported by the Springfield Legacy Foundation established in 2007 by Laura Devendorf of Midway, Ga.
May 25, 2011 | Research News
UGA researchers awarded $1.34 million USDA climate change grant
Researchers and an outreach specialist at the University of Georgia have been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to identify and promote ways pine forests can be used to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The grant is part of a larger $20 million award being coordinated by the University of Florida, which is leading an 11-university consortium to conduct research, extension and outreach education about the potential for pine trees as a climate change solution.
May 16, 2011 | General News
Carter Gift endows UGA Distinguished Professorship in Journalism
A $250,000 gift by former journalist and University of Georgia alumnus Don E. Carter will support an increased focus on public affairs journalism in UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
February 23, 2011 | General News
Former governor’s papers given to the UGA Russell Library
After serving more than three decades in state and local government including two terms as Georgia’s governor, Sonny Perdue has committed his political papers and memorabilia to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia.
November 5, 2010 | Honors & Awards
Ernst and Young pledges $1 million to UGA’s Tull School of Accounting
Ernst and Young, one of the largest professional services firms in the world, has pledged a $1 million gift to the Tull School of Accounting in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
September 21, 2010 | Research News
Researchers to study anthropogenic drivers of rabies in vampire bats
Now, a team of researchers, led by associate professor Sonia Altizer of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, hopes to close these knowledge gaps with a $580,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a three-year study of rabies in vampire bats in Peru.