June 28, 2016 | General News
Chambliss Leadership Forum summer event raises $250,000 for scholarships
Colleagues and friends of former Sen. Saxby Chambliss raised $250,000 in support of the University of Georgia Chambliss Fellows program at an event held in Washington, D.C., last week. Joining Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, were UGA President Jere W. Morehead, current UGA students interning in Washington and members of the U.S. Congress.
June 17, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA ranks in top 10 of Gilman Scholarship-producing institutions
Twenty University of Georgia undergraduate students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for summer-term studies or internships abroad. UGA is tied for fifth place among all U.S. institutions for the number of students receiving summer-term Gilman scholarships.
June 16, 2016 | General News
Rolling farmers markets help metro-Atlanta residents stock up on fresh food
Summer isn't quite the same without fresh corn, beans, okra and tomatoes, but many Georgians don't have easy access to the state's bounty of produce.
June 14, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Two from UGA receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
A University of Georgia student and a recent graduate have been selected to study the Arabic language while abroad this summer through the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship program. Cassidy Lyon will travel to Tangier, Morocco, and Alice Naghshineh will study in Madaba, Jordan. The participants will join about 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who will spend eight to 10 weeks in intensive language institutes across the globe.
June 9, 2016 | General News
Georgia teachers among first to join UGA Skidaway Institute research cruises
JoCasta Green became a teacher after she was told as a child she couldn't be a scientist because she was a girl. In May, the pre-K teacher from Decatur achieved a small piece of her childhood dream by joining a research cruise on board the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography's Research Vessel Savannah.
June 2, 2016 | General News
UGA meal plan scholarship program to expand
More University of Georgia students will be able to concentrate on their education and worry less about finding meals thanks to a significant six-figure gift from the R. Halsey Wise and Lisha S. Wise Family Foundation to the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship, which is an integral part of UGA's commitment to overall need-based scholarship programs.
June 2, 2016 | General News
Dawn Cartee named director of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Dawn Hall Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, has been named director of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, effective July 1.
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 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.
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 20, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA Honors student to present research on Capitol Hill
Erin Hollander, a junior Honors student majoring in biochemistry and genetics at the University of Georgia, was one of 60 presenters selected out of hundreds of applicants from institutions across the country to present her research at the nation's capital during the 20th annual Posters on the Hill event held in Washington, D.C., on April 19-20.
April 18, 2016 | General News
Georgia 4-H turns to oysters, volunteers to combat erosion on Tybee Island
This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.