State and Local Politics
August 17, 2011 | General News
UGA dean appointed to board of newly created state Department of Public Health
Phillip L. Williams, dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the state Board of Public Health, which will oversee the newly created Department of Public Health.
July 12, 2011 | General News
Laura Meadows named interim director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government
University of Georgia Interim Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum recently announced the appointment of Laura Meadows as interim director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The appointment takes effect immediately.
May 4, 2011 | Events on Campus
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to deliver UGA law commencement address
Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law's commencement on May 21. The processional will begin at 10 a.m. on the quadrangle in front of the law school on UGA's North Campus. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum.
November 1, 2010 | Events on Campus
Isakson to deliver SPIA’s Getzen Lecture
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will deliver the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs' 2010 Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability.
September 7, 2010 | General News
Media Advisory: Sens. Chambliss, Nelson, others to discuss new media and politics at UGA symposium
U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), today announced they will be participating in a panel discussion hosted by the University of Georgia in Athens entitled, "New Media: How Technology Has Influenced American Politics."The event will take place on Sept. 20 from 1-3 p.m. in the UGA Chapel, located on North Campus in Athens.
February 18, 2010 | Events on Campus
UGA President Adams, Mayor Davison, EPA to highlight air quality improvements in Georgia
University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams will be joined by Athens-Clarke County Mayor Heidi Davison and EPA Acting Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg in an event that highlights how funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are being used to improve air quality and create jobs in Georgia.
June 8, 2009 | General News
Learning Center named for HOPE Scholarship creator
A ceremony will be held Oct. 17 to dedicate the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, the third of three buildings UGA is naming for former Georgia governors.
January 3, 2008 | General News
UGA Terry College of Business students organize New Orleans reconstruction service project
A group of 30 students from the Leonard Leadership Scholars Program in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business leave for New Orleans on Thursday, Jan. 10, to assist in the city's ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
June 5, 2007 | General News
UGA study finds that violence costs nation $70 billion annually
Phaedra Corso, lead author of study and associate professor of health policy at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and health economist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the study illustrates how much money can be saved by investing in programs that decrease interpersonal violence and self-inflicted violence such as suicide.
December 13, 2005 | General News
Georgians report growing dissatisfaction with federal government
While Georgians continue to feel positive about their state, their dissatisfaction with the federal government is up from previous polls. In August 2005, 13 percent of Georgians indicated dissatisfaction with government when asked what is the most important problem in the nation; in November 2005, 17 percent referenced dissatisfaction with government-the highest percentage since the Peach State Poll began in September 2001. National security, including the war in Iraq, remains the most often cited problem facing the nation (25 percent) followed by the economy (17 percent) and dissatisfaction with government.