August 28, 2015 | Research News
New study outlines why Southern African-American forest owners less likely to use federal assistance
Many Southern African-American forest landowners are not participating in federal assistance programs because of a mistrust of the government, unclear property titles and inability to pay required upfront costs, a new study from the University of Georgia finds.
July 6, 2015 | General News
Digital Library of Georgia expands Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive
The electronic archive of Savannah's historic newspapers has recently been expanded through the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries.
June 22, 2015 | General News
Alice Walker to visit UGA in fall as Delta Visiting Chair
The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker to the University of Georgia as the inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding Oct. 14-15.
June 15, 2015 | Research News
Personal experience a major driver in decision for or against flu vaccination
Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, new University of Georgia research finds. The study, led by UGA's Glen Nowak, outlines both the barriers and facilitators that motivate people in their flu vaccine decisions.
June 9, 2015 | Research News
Money talk: UGA study to examine complexities of couples’ financial communication
Cited as one of the most common contributors to couple stress and conflict, disagreements about money use in the household is leading researchers at the University of Georgia to learn more about couples' financial communication.
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.