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Aug. 7 2017

Annual tour introduces new UGA faculty to the state’s diverse economy

This year's Public Service and Outreach tour of the state will take about 40 new University of Georgia faculty through 14 cities and 43 counties Aug. 7-11.

Jul. 18 2017

Design underway, groundbreaking set for Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

The University of Georgia State Botanical Garden has hired a designer and a construction manager for the Alice H. Richards Children's Garden and plans to break ground Sept. 1.

Jul. 28 2016

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.

Jan. 15 2016

Gift to UGA leadership initiative named for former gymnastics coach

A $500,000 gift to the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia will create the Suzanne Yoculan Leebern Fund to support students through the Embark program.

Dec. 17 2015

Media advisory: UGA to deliver tiny house to Georgia organic farmer

University of Georgia faculty members David Berle, with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Kim Skobba, with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, on Friday, Dec. 18, will deliver a tiny house built by students in a College of Family and Consumer Science service-learning class to a farmer working on a middle Georgia organic farm.

Nov. 18 2015

Media advisory: UGA outreach offices hold first Day of Service

Employees from the University of Georgia Office of Public Service and Outreach will fan out across Athens-Clarke County on Friday to provide hands-on assistance to local nonprofit organizations.

Oct. 22 2015

Media advisory: UGA Marine Extension to measure flooding levels during king tide

Staff from the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will be on Tybee Island Oct. 28 to measure the higher than normal water levels expected to accompany the king tide, which will occur that week.

Aug. 5 2015

UGA New Faculty Tour to visit 13 cities, 43 counties

About 40 new University of Georgia faculty members will get a whirlwind tour of the state next week to better understand the geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history and culture of Georgia.

Jul. 23 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary visits UGA to promote healthy eating

About 1.8 million Georgians depend on government assistance to feed their families. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services visited Athens to see how the university is working within the community to make it easier for those families to eat healthier.

Apr. 13 2015

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle praises UGA for its service to the state

A commitment to service and having a sense of purpose is the bedrock that has made Georgia a great state, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday during his keynote speech at the 24th annual UGA Public Service and Outreach Meeting and Awards ceremony.

Apr. 13 2015

Public Service and Outreach veteran named director of Archway Partnership

Robert E. Gordon Jr., a public finance lawyer and former University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach faculty member, has been named director of the Archway Partnership, effective today.

Apr. 6 2015

Georgia Lt. Gov. Cagle to present UGA Public Service and Outreach 2015 keynote address

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will present the 2015 keynote address following the 24th annual University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach Awards presentations on April 13.

Dec. 17 2014

High school and university students take top awards in botanical garden art contest

Caitlin Landress from Fairmount is the 2014 winner of an annual art competition sponsored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of the University of Georgia Office of Public Service and Outreach.

Aug. 11 2014

UGA New Faculty Tour to visit 14 cities, pass through 48 counties

About 40 new faculty from the University of Georgia will hit the road this week for a state tour designed to help them understand the geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history and culture of Georgia.

Jul. 1 2013

UGA Foundation allocates more than $3.3 million to enhance UGA academics

The University of Georgia Foundation announced it will provide an additional $3.3 million to the university for support of academic initiatives, including student scholarships and endowed professorships. The Foundation stated additional funding was available from unrestricted investment returns for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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