July 28, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA New Faculty Tour to visit 15 cities, 41 counties
Almost 40 tenured or tenure-track academic faculty and public service faculty will travel the state next week as part of the University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach New Faculty Tour, designed to help newcomers to the university better understand the geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history and culture of Georgia.
July 26, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA researchers unfold advances in cardiac catheters
A graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Engineering is turning to the ancient Japanese art of origami for inspiration as he designs a novel cardiac catheter. Austin Taylor is developing a device that's small enough to fit on the tip of a catheter but expands once inside the heart to provide physicians with high-quality imaging and ablation tools.
July 25, 2016 | General News
Elevating graduate and professional education
The University of Georgia is rolling out an initiative to increase the enrollment of graduate students by offering new funding opportunities, innovative interdisciplinary programs and a wider array of professional development opportunities.
July 25, 2016 | Events on Campus
Social justice advocate to speak at BFSO luncheon
Shirley Sherrod, an advocate for social justice and former Georgia state director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's 14th annual Founders' Award Scholarship Luncheon.
July 19, 2016 | Research News
Depression’s stigma can be a barrier to African-Americans seeking treatment, study finds
The stigma attached to mental illness creates a barrier for many seeking treatment, but it has a particularly negative impact on the help-seeking behaviors of black Americans, a small in-depth qualitative study by researchers at the University of Georgia suggests.
July 15, 2016 | General News
UGA ranked among top 100 universities worldwide for U.S. patents
The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. utility patents granted in 2015, according to a list released this week by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
July 13, 2016 | General News
‘Pokemon Go’ platform not new, but phenomenon is, say UGA experts
University of Georgia experts — from engineers to players to exercise scientists — are available to comment on the current "Pokemon Go" phenomenon. Their advice, which includes not tying your phone to your dog, is that the game isn't for the casual gamer but that it is a good way to get kids moving.
July 12, 2016 | Honors & Awards
University of Georgia announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2016
The University of Georgia Alumni Association recently unveiled the members of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. This program, in its sixth year, recognizes outstanding young UGA alumni under the age of 40.
July 11, 2016 | General News
Gifts to UGA surge to historic level
For a third consecutive year, the University of Georgia has set a record in fundraising, bringing in $183.8 million in new gifts and commitments during fiscal year 2016.
July 8, 2016 | Research News
UGA alum named Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow
Haley Nagle, who graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology and entomology, has been named a Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow.
July 8, 2016 | General News
UGA moves up to No. 17 on Forbes list of top 25 public U.S. colleges
The University of Georgia moved up one spot to rank No. 17 on the Forbes "Top 25 Public Colleges 2016" list released this week.
July 7, 2016 | Research News
Showboating vs. intrinsic motivation: Your co-workers may be judging you for volunteering
Volunteering benefits the community, but can it also harm your workplace reputation? New research from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business finds co-workers' attitudes can vary depending on their perception of someone's charitable efforts-especially when they perceive a person is primarily volunteering to get ahead.
June 30, 2016 | General News
UGA Foundation Board welcomes four elected trustees and two advisory trustees
The University of Georgia Foundation elected four new trustees during its annual meeting in St. Simons: Allison Ausband, James "Jim" Whidden Childs, Frank Foley III and Larry D. Thompson.
June 29, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA Small Business Development Center among Georgia Trend’s best places to work
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is one of Georgia Trend magazine's 2016 "Best Places to Work in Georgia."
June 28, 2016 | Research News
UGA geneticist studying neural tube defects for clues to common birth defects
An assistant professor of genetics at the University of Georgia was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study neural tube defects in mice. The goal of Jian-Fu Chen's project is to understand why neural tube defects, the second most common birth defect in humans, occur.