Recreation and Leisure
January 9, 2017 | General News
UGA alumna named State Botanical Garden of Georgia director
Jennifer M. Cruse-Sanders, vice president for science and conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, has been named director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, effective Feb. 15.
October 17, 2016 | General News
State Botanical Garden completes first major prairie planting
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia completed its first major planting of native grasses and wildflowers as part of a Piedmont prairie restoration project.
September 1, 2016 | General News
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.
August 29, 2016 | Research News
First two weeks of football practice the most dangerous for heat-related illness
As the college football season heats up, a new University of Georgia study finds players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeast.
August 22, 2016 | General News
National Park Service turns 100—UGA has experts to discuss
On Aug. 25, the National Park Service will turn 100 years old. When President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the NPS, it was part of the Department of the Interior and was responsible for protecting the existing 35 national parks and monuments.
August 10, 2016 | General News
Need that umbrella? Check the WeatherStem stations at UGA
New technology installed at two University of Georgia locations will provide real-time weather data and early warnings for severe weather.
August 1, 2016 | Research News
Study shows heat dangers of inflatable bounce houses
Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, says a new University of Georgia study.
July 26, 2016 | General News
Got Olympic fever? UGA experts available to discuss doping, legacy and more
Will doping be the issue of the Rio Olympics? What will Rio's Olympic Games legacy be? The University of Georgia has experts from pharmacologists to nutritionists, sports journalists to sports managements experts available to comment on issues ranging from Olympic legacy to the refugee Olympic team.
July 21, 2016 | Research News
Study: Player-on-player hits cause more serious head impacts
In football, player-vs.-player hits will likely cause more severe head impacts than other impacts, according to a new study by a University of Georgia researcher.
July 13, 2016 | General News
‘Pokemon Go’ platform not new, but phenomenon is, say UGA experts
University of Georgia experts — from engineers to players to exercise scientists — are available to comment on the current "Pokemon Go" phenomenon. Their advice, which includes not tying your phone to your dog, is that the game isn't for the casual gamer but that it is a good way to get kids moving.
May 4, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to show three-dimensional Mixografia prints
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present "Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana," an exhibition featuring 3-D paper prints from 60 artists, from June 4 to Aug. 21. The exhibition will take over an entire wing of the museum's galleries and provide inspiration for the bulk of its summer programming.
April 18, 2016 | General News
Georgia 4-H turns to oysters, volunteers to combat erosion on Tybee Island
This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.
March 30, 2016 | Events on Campus
New summer program keeps kids learning when school is out
Parents of elementary and middle school students concerned about "summer slide" now have one more way to counter its effects thanks to a new initiative between the University of Georgia and the Clarke County School District.
March 25, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Thinc. Week entrepreneurial showcase begins March 28
From a marathon game development competition to starting a home-based business to running a biotechnology startup, Thinc. Week, held March 28 to April 1, will offer the University of Georgia community an opportunity to learn what it takes to move an idea from inspiration to business.
March 22, 2016 | Events on Campus
Plantapalooza spring plant sale at UGA set for April 9
Plantapalooza, which brings together three University of Georgia units for one big plant sale, will be held April 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.