Recreation and Leisure
March 30, 2016 | Events on Campus
New summer program keeps kids learning when school is out
Parents of elementary and middle school students concerned about "summer slide" now have one more way to counter its effects thanks to a new initiative between the University of Georgia and the Clarke County School District.
March 25, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Thinc. Week entrepreneurial showcase begins March 28
From a marathon game development competition to starting a home-based business to running a biotechnology startup, Thinc. Week, held March 28 to April 1, will offer the University of Georgia community an opportunity to learn what it takes to move an idea from inspiration to business.
March 22, 2016 | Events on Campus
Plantapalooza spring plant sale at UGA set for April 9
Plantapalooza, which brings together three University of Georgia units for one big plant sale, will be held April 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.
March 14, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA Night at Six Flags Over Georgia set for April 15
The University of Georgia will host the 13th annual UGA Night at Six Flags Over Georgia on April 15. University students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families will have exclusive access to the theme park from 6 p.m. until midnight.
February 22, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA to dedicate Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies
The University of Georgia will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 24, to celebrate the official opening of the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
February 12, 2016 | Events on Campus
Global Georgia to feature Do Good Fund photos, former NEH chair William Ferris
"Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection," an exhibition currently on display in six venues on the University of Georgia campus and in the Athens community, will be the focal point for a series of public events this February.
February 1, 2016 | Research News
Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’
A week's vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection—extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation.
January 26, 2016 | Research News
Ecotourism, natural resource conservation proposed as allies to protect natural landscapes
If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers—in the U.S. and around the globe—they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism.
January 25, 2016 | Events on Campus
Natalie Chanin, Georgia Sewn expo to highlight weekend of sustainable fashion
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia and the Athens Fashion Collective will present a weekend of sustainable fashion events Jan. 28-30 featuring Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of Alabama Chanin, and Georgia Sewn, a one-day expo of the regional fashion design industry.
December 17, 2015 | Research News
Coffee may improve athletic endurance performance, UGA review finds
The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study.
October 29, 2015 | Research News
Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people
People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers at the University of Georgia say it might also be helping spread disease.
October 29, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: Macon-Bibb to install native plants raised at the University of Georgia
Native plants raised at the University of Georgia State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be installed at public parks in Macon.
October 7, 2015 | General News
UGA Chew Crew to expand into Driftmier Woods
The University of Georgia's Chew Crew goats will be expanding their chewing into Driftmier Woods-a degraded patch of old-growth forest near UGA's Driftmier Engineering Center.
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.
August 11, 2015 | Events on Campus
Native American art exhibition, ‘Return from Exile,’ starts two-year tour in Athens
For the last 500 years, and particularly since they began to be displaced and removed from their ancestral homelands, Native American tribes of what is now the Southeastern U.S. have returned annually for ceremonial rites on the autumnal equinox in late September.