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Articles by Kristen Morales

Jun. 22 2017

Educators’ gift inspires others to ‘pay it forward’

A planned gift from a University of Georgia alumni couple will help first-generation college students become educators. Created by Johnny Sanders Jr. and Rubye Coleman-Sanders, who both received advanced degrees from the UGA College of Education, the scholarship fund will assist underrepresented students at UGA who wish to teach in communities that typically struggle to retain quality teachers. It's a way to give back to the university that helped propel the couple to successful careers, they said, and they look forward to helping the next generation do the same.

Jun. 16 2017

Presidential Scholars event highlights UGA connections

When alumni of the revered Presidential Scholars program gather next week for the organization's first-ever awards, the event will also honor a lifetime of work by a University of Georgia graduate.

Apr. 19 2017

Skip the caffeine, opt for the stairs to feel more energized

A midday jolt of caffeine isn't as powerful as walking up and down some stairs, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Mar. 8 2017

Researchers develop low-cost test to evaluate muscle health

A new, non-invasive test developed by researchers at the University of Georgia shows how exercise can help people with neurological injuries and illnesses.

Feb. 6 2017

A concussion may affect your driving even after symptoms disappear, says study

The effects a concussion has on driving a vehicle may continue to linger even after the symptoms disappear, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

Jan. 6 2017

Stocking up for a storm goes beyond your pantry, researcher says

It's not just the desire to stockpile a pantry that pushes people to buy bread and milk before a winter storm, says a University of Georgia researcher. The last-minute shopping is also driven by childhood experiences or weather-related trauma.

Dec. 20 2016

Spanish-speaking counselors from UGA help fill community need

A team of counseling psychology graduate students led by a University of Georgia professor is improving the availability of mental health care for the Athens-area Latino population.

Oct. 5 2016

Planning, preparation help ease stress of powerful storm

Empty shelves of bread and canned goods aren't just a sign of last-minute hurricane cravings—the purchases are also a coping mechanism, says a University of Georgia researcher.

Aug. 31 2016

Study: Rural location, race influence students’ access to college

Students from rural communities who want to attend college face challenges on their pathways to higher education, according to a new study from a University of Georgia researcher.

Aug. 29 2016

First two weeks of football practice the most dangerous for heat-related illness

As the college football season heats up, a new University of Georgia study finds players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeast.

Jul. 21 2016

Study: Player-on-player hits cause more serious head impacts

In football, player-vs.-player hits will likely cause more severe head impacts than other impacts, according to a new study by a University of Georgia researcher.

Jun. 13 2016

Study finds ultrasound is reliable, inexpensive way to measure health

To explore the relationship between the percentage of fat in muscle and overall health, University of Georgia graduate student Hui-Ju Young began looking into ways to use ultrasound to measure muscle health. She had no idea her research would be based on cattle-and cuts of beef.

Apr. 5 2016

Study finds exercise can help enhance diabetic medication

Exercise can help enhance the effects of blood glucose-lowering medication, according to an award-winning study by a University of Georgia graduate student.

Mar. 30 2016

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.

Mar. 21 2016

Sightseeing bears, magical town win Georgia Children’s Book Awards

A picture book about bears who awaken from their slumber to go sightseeing and a chapter book about a young girl and her once-magical town are the winners in this year's Georgia Children's Book Awards, sponsored by the College of Education at the University of Georgia.

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