December 9, 2015 | Research News
Depressed Pinterest users suffer from lack of positive messages, UGA study finds
Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest—and fuel—depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren't many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively, a University of Georgia study finds.
November 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host fourth annual conference on Africa, its diaspora
The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia presents the Fourth Annual International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora—AICAID 2015—from Wednesday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 13, at the UGA Center for Continuing Education. The theme for the conference is "Youth, Technology and Knowledge Expansion in Africa and Its Diaspora."
October 27, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Debate teams win Vanderbilt college debate tournament
The Georgia Debate Union, which organizes and fields competitive policy debate teams at the University of Georgia, emerged victorious at the 2015 Vanderbilt intercollegiate debate tournament held in Nashville, Tennessee. The tournament featured over 50 teams from nearly 20 colleges and universities. Two teams representing the Georgia Debate Union "closed out" in finals, meaning they won each respective side of their elimination round brackets and tied for first place at the tournament.
October 21, 2015 | Research News
The power of thank you: UGA research links gratitude to positive marital outcomes
A key ingredient to improving couples' marriages might just be gratitude, according to new University of Georgia research.
October 6, 2015 | Research News
Research reveals new clues about how humans become tool users
New research from the University of Georgia department of psychology gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primates—such as capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees—remain only occasional tool users.
September 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia Conference at UGA to focus on sustainability
The Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia is hosting its sixth conference on Women and Girls in Georgia Oct. 9-10 in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center.
September 18, 2015 | Events on Campus
Tickets for Alice Walker’s Oct. 15 talk at Morton Theatre available Sept. 28
Tickets for "A Conversation with Alice Walker" on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Morton Theatre will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, through the theatre's box office, 195 W. Washington St.
September 17, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Public Health to celebrate 10th anniversary
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the University of Georgia's College of Public Health will welcome students, alumni and community guests to the UGA Health Sciences Campus Oct. 5. A full slate of afternoon events open to the public will be punctuated by a 5 p.m. program and reception at Miller Parade Grounds.
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.