Culture / Living
May 26, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to reinstall collection this summer
When the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia opened its permanent collection wing in January 2011, its staff had no idea that collection would grow by 25 percent in only five years. Due to that growth as well as a variety of other factors, the museum's curators are working together to tell the story of art history in a fresh way, which means closing eight galleries for the summer. Visitors who want a last look at the current version of the galleries have through June 12 to experience it. After that date, two-thirds of the new wing will be closed to the public until it reopens in mid-August.
May 23, 2016 | Research News
Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity: aerobic exercise.
May 10, 2016 | Events on Campus
5,552 students eligible for graduation in UGA’s 2016 spring Commencement ceremonies
On Friday, the University of Georgia will welcome its newest class of alumni as approximately 4,343 undergraduates and 1,209 graduate students—for a total of 5,552—have met the requirements to walk in the university's spring Commencement ceremonies.
May 9, 2016 | General News
Now 10 years old, UGA service-learning continues to grow
Service-learning was happening at the University of Georgia a decade ago.
May 6, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA engineering student Scotty Smith receives Department of Energy fellowship
University of Georgia engineering student Scotty Smith has been named a 2016 Nuclear Energy University Program Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy. The scholarships of $155,000 over three years are awarded annually to graduate students in engineering and science programs.
May 4, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to show three-dimensional Mixografia prints
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present "Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana," an exhibition featuring 3-D paper prints from 60 artists, from June 4 to Aug. 21. The exhibition will take over an entire wing of the museum's galleries and provide inspiration for the bulk of its summer programming.
May 3, 2016 | General News
UGA, Italian university partner for first-of-its-kind program in sustainable agriculture
To promote collaboration on some of the biggest challenges facing agriculture today, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with the University of Padova in Italy for a groundbreaking dual master's degree program in sustainable agriculture.
May 2, 2016 | Research News
Diagnosing mononucleosis: UGA’s Mark Ebell works to expedite proper treatment
The University of Georgia's Mark Ebell wasn't impressed with research on infectious mononucleosis when he wrote his first published review on it back in the 1990s. He still isn't—a subject he discusses in the April issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
April 27, 2016 | Research News
Sustainable dyeing technology gives UGA win at international chemistry challenge
A team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences has won first prize in the inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers.
April 27, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Georgia Museum of Art receives award from Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia received the Excellence in Preservation Service award from The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for the museum's Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts and Symposium.
April 26, 2016 | General News
UGA marketing students team up to help Google-grant-qualifying nonprofits
The University of Georgia's Jennifer Osbon isn't the average book, lecture and exam kind of teacher.
April 26, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Peabody announces documentary, education winners
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors today announced the documentary and education programs among this year's winners. The nine honorees are the final winners named as part of The Peabody 30, and include documentaries about the Islamic State, the Church of Scientology and singer Nina Simone. The Peabody Awards are based at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
April 25, 2016 | General News
UGA Student Alumni Council spearheads successful Senior Signature campaign
The University of Georgia Student Alumni Council recently led efforts to complete a record Senior Signature fundraising campaign, securing $85,550-the second highest total in Senior Signature history.
April 22, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Peabody announces entertainment, children’s winners
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors today announced the Entertainment and Children's programs that are among this year's Peabody 30 winners. The 11 honorees, revealed live on NBC's Today show this morning, range from the reality-show spoof "UnREAL" to the classical British drama "Wolf Hall," from the German spy thriller "Deutschland 83" to the family comedy "Black-ish." The Peabody Awards are based at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
April 20, 2016 | Research News
Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds
Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.