October 21, 2014 | General News
UGA breaks ground on Food Technology Center in Griffin
Large and small food businesses alike received a boost on Oct. 17 when the University of Georgia—in partnership with state and local officials—broke ground on the Food Technology Center located on the Griffin Campus.
October 21, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Atlanta Magazine’s Groundbreakers class includes company founded by UGA professors
IS3D, LLC, a company founded by University of Georgia professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine to create interactive learning tools, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Groundbreakers Class of 2014. IS3D was one of 11 finalists from a field of 100-plus entries to be recognized recently.
October 20, 2014 | General News
UGA College of Public Health reaccredited for seven more years
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a full seven-year reaccreditation, the maximum term awarded, from the Council on Education for Public Health.
October 17, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA Graduate School honors 2014 Alumni of Distinction
The University of Georgia Graduate School has honored 10 graduates with the 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their communities. The awards were presented Oct. 16.
October 17, 2014 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: Visiting journalists share stories of journalistic courage at McGill Symposium
Leading journalists from across the U.S. will gather Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia to consider what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors.
October 15, 2014 | Research News
Georgia leads the nation in blueberry production
With the tally from the 2014 growing season complete, it's official. Georgia now leads the nation in blueberry production.
October 15, 2014 | General News
Finalists for vice president for instruction to visit UGA
Four finalists for the position of vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia will visit campus in the coming weeks to meet with members of the university community.
October 15, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA’s Russell Library honored with state award
The University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is among the recipients of the third annual Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Director Sheryl B. Vogt accepted the award from Gov. Nathan Deal in a ceremony at the state Capitol.
October 13, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Peabody Awards welcome three new board members
The University of Georgia has approved three new members of the George Foster Peabody Awards Board. Joining other distinguished experts who select electronic media's most coveted prize are Martha Nelson of New York, Naibe Reynoso of Los Angeles and Jonathan Gray of Madison, Wisconsin.
October 10, 2014 | Research News
SREL research team heads to Belarus to measure impact of Chernobyl on wildlife
The 1986 failure of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant spewed massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment, contaminating large swaths of land in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Nearly 30 years later, scientists are still working to evaluate the long-term effects of the disaster.
October 9, 2014 | General News
Spotlight • Slingshot to feature orchestrated concert of Big Star’s ‘Third’ album
The streets of downtown Athens will become a prominent venue for the University of Georgia's Spotlight on the Arts festival with Spotlight • Slingshot, a free public concert Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. on College Square.
October 9, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Three UGA faculty named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow
Three University of Georgia faculty members-Melissa Harshman, L. Stephen Miller and Judith Wasserman-will gain a deeper perspective on modern academic leadership as 2014-2015 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.
October 9, 2014 | Honors & Awards
University of Georgia Press announces Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction winners
Toni Graham and Siamak Vossoughi have been named the winners of the 2014 University of Georgia Press' Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Graham's "The Suicide Club" and Vossoughi's "Better Than War" will be available from UGA Press in fall 2015.
October 8, 2014 | Events on Campus
Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano to present Sibley Lecture at UGA
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system and former U.S. secretary of homeland security, will present "Anatomy of a Legal Decision" as the University of Georgia School of Law's 112th Sibley Lecturer Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel on North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
October 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA to study endangered Atlantic sturgeon in three Georgia rivers
University of Georgia researcher Doug Peterson will use a nearly $500,000 grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to determine how well Atlantic sturgeon are reproducing in Georgia rivers two years after the species was listed as endangered.