Business / Economy
September 30, 2013 | Research News
Skidaway Institute scientists study long-term effects of Gulf oil spill
As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life. A team led by Skidaway Institute professor Richard Lee recently completed preliminary work into the effect dispersed and emulsified oil has on blue crabs and shrimp. The project includes vital information from fishermen and crabbers in the Gulf.
September 23, 2013 | Expert Voice
UGA has experts available to comment on the possibility of a government shutdown
As the possibility of a federal government shutdown looms, the University of Georgia has experts available to speak on Congress, the budget, the history of shutdowns and likely economic implications.
September 11, 2013 | General News
Media alert: Deal to speak at UGA, Georgia Southern agribusiness conference
Gov. Nathan Deal will address the importance of international trade to the economic well-being of the state at the inaugural International Agribusiness Conference and Expo on Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The conference is being hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Georgia Southern University.
September 4, 2013 | General News
Minority buying power up in 2013, according to UGA Multicultural Economy study
Minority groups in the U.S. will command unprecedented economic clout this year and well into the future, according to the annual Multicultural Economy report from the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
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.
August 16, 2013 | Events on Campus
Atlanta schools superintendent to speak at Annual Board Governance Summit
Erroll B. Davis Jr., superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and former University System of Georgia chancellor, will deliver the keynote address at the 13th Annual Board Governance Summit (formerly Directors' College), which runs Sept. 17-18 in Atlanta.
August 9, 2013 | General News
Annual survey shows slight improvement in job market for journalism graduates
The job market for journalism and mass communication graduates showed signs of continued improvement in 2012 and 2013, suggesting that the worst in terms of the market is in the past.
August 2, 2013 | General News
Media advisory: UGA’s New Faculty tour to travel through Georgia
Forty new University of Georgia faculty members will embark on a five-day journey across Georgia Aug. 5-9. They will pass through 35 counties, stopping in nine cities to visit businesses, organizations and historical sites to learn more about the state's people, culture, history and the economics.
July 29, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA Alumni Association announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2013
The University of Georgia Alumni Association has announced the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. The group of young alumni will be celebrated at an awards luncheon Sept. 19 at the Georgia Aquarium.
July 24, 2013 | General News
Sean McMillan appointed director of UGA’s economic development office in Atlanta
Sean B. McMillan has been appointed director of economic development for the Atlanta office of the University of Georgia as of July 16. Jennifer Frum, vice president for public service and outreach, and David Lee, vice president for research, made the announcement. Together they co-direct the university's economic development efforts.
July 23, 2013 | Events on Campus
Conference to highlight agricultural exports; early registration ends July 30
Exporting agricultural goods—which include forestry products—will take the spotlight Sept. 25-26 in Savannah as farmers and agricultural businesses from around the country gather to enhance their knowledge at the 2013 International Agribusiness Conference and Expo, hosted by the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University.
July 19, 2013 | General News
The Economist ranks UGA Executive MBA among world’s best
In its first rankings of Executive MBA programs, The Economist placed the University of Georgia Terry College of Business program No. 22 worldwide.
July 17, 2013 | General News
Terry College of Business adds two new executives-in-residence
In an effort to expand the scope and quality of business education at the University of Georgia, the Terry College of Business has added two new executives-in-residence.
July 15, 2013 | General News
Institute of Government survey provides insight into region’s manufacturing sector
A recent survey of manufacturers in the 11-county area surrounding Athens indicates that larger manufacturers are generally more optimistic about increased employment and offer employees greater benefits than their smaller counterparts.
July 10, 2013 | General News
UGA’s economic impact on local economy topped $2.1 billion in 2012
The University of Georgia's economic impact on the Athens-area economy topped $2.1 billion in fiscal year 2012, and the school's operations accounted for more than 22,000 jobs.