Culture / Living
July 27, 2015 | General News
UGA to reduce class sizes by hiring faculty, adding more than 300 course sections
In the latest in a series of steps to enhance the learning environment, the University of Georgia is investing $4.4 million to reduce class sizes by hiring faculty and creating more than 300 new course sections.
July 27, 2015 | Research News
Study will explore taste changes related to obesity, gastric bypass surgery
Currently, one of the most effective surgical methods for treating obesity is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which limits the amount of food and drink that can be ingested at one time and the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed through the intestinal tract. An unintended side effect of RYGB is that it reduces the patient's taste for sweet and fatty foods-but there is no scientific explanation for why these taste changes occur.
July 24, 2015 | General News
UGA receives $1.1 million grant to support first-generation and low-income students
The University of Georgia has received a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help support first-generation and college students from low-income families. UGA will receive funding beginning in September, distributed over the next five years under the Federal TRIO's Student Support Services Program.
July 23, 2015 | General News
U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary visits UGA to promote healthy eating
About 1.8 million Georgians depend on government assistance to feed their families. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services visited Athens to see how the university is working within the community to make it easier for those families to eat healthier.
July 22, 2015 | General News
Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow to be Scholar in Residence at UGA
Beginning in fall semester, former U.S. Rep. John Barrow will become a Scholar in Residence at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Barrow is an Athens resident with strong ties to UGA and to the Athens the community.
July 21, 2015 | General News
UGA College of Pharmacy campus in Savannah earns accreditation
Savannah, Ga. - The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy's accreditation for its Doctor of Pharmacy program has now been affirmed for its extended Southeast Georgia campus located at the St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in Savannah.
July 20, 2015 | General News
UGA’s Odum School of Ecology introduces new bachelor’s degree program
This fall, the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will launch a new Bachelor of Arts degree in ecology.
July 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: USDA to visit local food partners to focus on increasing SNAP access
Kevin Concannon, United States Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, will tour local food programs at the University of Georgia's UGArden, Clarke Middle School's Summer Garden, West Broad Community Garden, Campus Kitchen and Athens Farmers Market on July 22 to discuss increasing access to local, healthy food for SNAP clients.
July 17, 2015 | General News
UGA’s Scott Angle selected to lead international agricultural organization
J. Scott Angle, who has served as dean and director of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the past decade, has announced that he will step down from his position to lead a global organization that works to alleviate hunger.
July 16, 2015 | General News
Small business prospects good in 2015, according to UGA Small Business Development Center
A report produced by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center shows that a faster pace of economic growth in 2015 will benefit small businesses across the state.
July 16, 2015 | General News
UGA launches Presidential Informatics Hiring Initiative
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten have announced a new hiring initiative focused on recruiting faculty to enhance the university's instruction and scholarship in the rapidly growing field of informatics.
July 15, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers develop breakthrough tools in fight against cryptosporidium
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed new tools to study and genetically manipulate cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis. Their discoveries, published in the journal Nature, will ultimately help researchers in academia and industry find new treatments and vaccines for cryptosporidium, which is a major cause of disease and death in children under 2 years old.
July 15, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds Southeast’s rural landscapes pose potential risk for salmonella infection
Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. The study is featured in the July edition of PLOS One.
July 10, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: Robotics training to give Jackson County teachers new STEM experience
Nearly three dozen teachers from the Jackson County School System will attempt to program robots to perform the duties of hospital personnel during a staged influenza pandemic as the opening exercise of the RAFTSTEM Summer Institute.
July 10, 2015 | Research News
Study identifies factors affecting prescription pain reliever misuse
In a nationwide study, researchers from the University of Georgia School of Social Work found that individuals of any age who used illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin within the past year had a higher likelihood of misusing prescription pain relievers as well. A study just released by the Centers for Disease Control, which found that heroin use was highest among those who abused cocaine or opioid pain relievers within the past year, buttressed the UGA research.