November 23, 2015 | Research News
Combining science and consideration: UGA researchers work to build empathy into engineering program
When Mark Hain decided to leave his job as an emergency medical technician to pursue a degree in environmental engineering at the University of Georgia, he assumed he would immediately get his hands dirty designing and building projects. Instead, he found himself in a design course analyzing and discussing in detail how his work as an engineer might impact others—and questioning whether certain projects should be built at all.
November 20, 2015 | General News
Applications being accepted for University of Georgia’s VetCAMP 2016
This upcoming summer, high school students will have a weeklong opportunity to explore the field of veterinary medicine, thanks to the University of Georgia's VetCAMP program.
November 10, 2015 | General News
UGA to launch inclusive, post-secondary education program in 2017
Students with intellectual or developmental disabilities will soon be able to enjoy the full University of Georgia experience with the launch of a new inclusive post-secondary education program, Destination Dawgs, beginning in spring 2017.
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."
November 9, 2015 | General News
UGA College of Education launches new autism, behavioral analysis research center
The University of Georgia College of Education has pooled its expertise to form a new research center focused on autism and behavioral analysis.
November 6, 2015 | Research News
Hearn is one of 13 authors of papers on outcomes-based funding
James Hearn, professor and associate director of the University of Georgia Institute of Higher Education, is among 13 higher education researchers and thought leaders nationally who have authored a series of papers to be released over the coming months by the Lumina Foundation.
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 26, 2015 | General News
UGA sets record high freshman retention rate
The University of Georgia has set a record in a key measure of student success: Its freshman retention rate increased by a full percentage point from 2014 to 2015 to reach 95.2 percent.
October 26, 2015 | General News
CURO Research Assistantship Program exceeds expectations in first year
In its first year alone, the University of Georgia's Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Assistantship Program has given more than 250 students hands-on experiences in fields ranging from molecular engineering to linguistics.
October 23, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA Graduate School honors 2015 Alumni of Distinction
The University of Georgia Graduate School has honored 12 graduates with the 2015 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community. The awards were presented on Oct. 22.
October 21, 2015 | General News
Children’s book by UGA marine science professor donated to Georgia public libraries
Over 400 Georgia public libraries received donated copies of an educational children's book written by University of Georgia department of marine sciences professor Merryl Alber. "And the Tide Comes In" focuses on teaching children about salt marshes.
October 21, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA only university in nation with two recipients of Beckman Award for teaching excellence
Two University of Georgia professors-Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander in the Terry College of Business and Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor in the College of Education-are among 10 professors nationwide to be honored with a 2015 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for teaching excellence.
October 16, 2015 | General News
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker inspires as inaugural Delta Visiting Chair
Alice Walker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Color Purple," delivered a message of courage, empathy and self-empowerment to the UGA and Athens communities this month. Walker, who came to UGA as the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding, spoke to capacity crowds Oct. 14 at the Chapel and Oct. 15 at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens.
October 14, 2015 | General News
UGA engineering program to train students to look to nature for solutions
Researchers at the University of Georgia and James Madison University want students to draw inspiration from nature as they look for solutions to complex engineering challenges. The two universities have received assistance from the National Science Foundation to develop instructional resources centered on the concept of biologically inspired design, known as biomimicry, in engineering curricula.
October 12, 2015 | General News
Sanford and Barbara Orkin to give $1 million for need-based scholarships at UGA
The University of Georgia today announced that Sanford and Barbara Orkin of Atlanta have extended a long history of generous giving by establishing a fund to provide scholarship support for low-income students attending the state's flagship institution of higher education.