May 12, 2015 | General News
UGA Press secures the Bruce and Georgia McEver Fund for Arts and Environment Publications
The University of Georgia Press has established the Bruce and Georgia McEver Fund for the Arts and Environment to underwrite the publication of a wide range of scholarly and general interest books in the areas of poetry, landscape architecture, historic preservation, environmental planning and related topics.
April 28, 2015 | Research News
Talk it out: Learning English happens best when conversation part of curriculum
A new teaching model using small groups significantly improves how well English-language learners increase vocabulary and reading comprehension, according to a pioneering new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.
April 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Engineering to host screening of ‘eXXpedition’ at Cine
For someone who spends much of her time studying the flow of plastic waste into the world's oceans, Jenna Jambeck's first excursion on a sailboat came just last year: a 19-day trans-Atlantic voyage with a crew of 13 other women. The voyage is chronicled in the documentary film "eXXpedition," which will be screened April 27 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
April 20, 2015 | Honors & Awards
New players, forms highlight Peabody news, radio winners
New players and platforms elbowed into the ranks of the usual news and radio suspects in the 74th annual Peabody Awards, with the podcast sensation "Serial" becoming the first of its kind to win a Peabody and the online VICE News earning recognition for visceral reports about ISIS and a high school for troubled teens, respectively.
April 16, 2015 | General News
UGA Grady College announces departmental restructure changes
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has been restructured to create a single, digital-first journalism department and to have one department solely focused on entertainment and media studies, a rapidly growing sector of the media industry.
April 14, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough awarded individual Peabody Award
The Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia announced individual and institutional award winners Tuesday, the first on a diverse list of 2014 honorees that will be revealed over the next two weeks.
April 9, 2015 | Research News
Video game-like software increases academic performance in low-achieving students
Low-achieving students who were allowed to teach a virtual class performed better in their own courses, according to a new University of Georgia study. The students taught a virtual class through tutoring software, which increased the low-achieving college students' motivation and engagement in the classroom.
April 2, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA Graduate School to hold Three Minute Thesis competition
On April 8 at 6 p.m., 10 University of Georgia graduate students participating in a cross-disciplinary competition will have three minutes to present their thesis or dissertation topic and its significance to judges and audience members in the UGA Chapel.
March 31, 2015 | Events on Campus
Harvard’s Werner Sollors to speak at UGA on German life after WWII
Werner Sollors, a cultural historian, author and Harvard University professor, will discuss life in Germany in the aftermath of World War II on April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 350 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow.
March 30, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host Gabriele Diewald, first Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor
Gabriele Diewald, a professor of linguistics and chair of the German department of Leibniz Universität Hannover, has been selected as the first Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor in the University of Georgia's Germanic and Slavic studies department. Diewald will deliver a lecture April 2 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 213 of Joe Brown Hall.
March 30, 2015 | Events on Campus
Law professor who argued ‘snail darter’ case to give Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture at UGA
Zygmunt Plater, a professor of law at Boston College, will give the University of Georgia's Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture on April 10 at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Jackson Street Building. Plater will speak on "The Snail Darter and the Dam: A Very Small Endangered Fish's Travels Through the Corridors of American Power."
March 30, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA students’ winning national public policy entry addresses homeless women’s hygiene
With an innovative proposal addressing a silent public health problem for homeless women, four students from the University of Georgia won the top prize in the fourth annual Public Policy Challenge National Invitational in Philadelphia earlier this month.
March 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
Pulitzer-winning journalist, author of ‘Slavery by Another Name’ to speak at UGA
Douglas A. Blackmon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II," will visit the University of Georgia for a talk on April 2 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
March 25, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA Grady College announces centennial class of fellows
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced the selection of 11 professionals into the Grady Fellowship class of 2015, along with three new honorees to the Sanford Circle. These fellows, honored by virtue of their accomplishments, friendship and service, will be recognized at the Grady Centennial Gala, April 18, when the 100th honoree in the Grady Fellowship will be inducted.
March 16, 2015 | Research News
Yik Yak founders to headline Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week at UGA