Campus News

UGA Press receives Governor’s Award

The University of Georgia Press received a 2008 Governor’s Award in the Humanities for its distinguished publishing program. The press, nine Georgians from across the state and one other organization were honored May 8 at the 23rd Governor’s Awards in the Humanities luncheon, which took place at the Old Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta.

Established in 1938, the press is marking 70 years of service to the state of Georgia and to readers beyond. Its books represent high standards of scholarship, editing and design. ­

Additionally, the press has reintroduced masterworks of out-of-print fiction and nonfiction through the Brown Thrasher series. The press has been a partner to the Georgia Center for the Book, public libraries and other venues devoted to reading and discussion.

It is also a partner in the development of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, the first state encyclopedia originally conceived as an online publication.

“The University of Georgia Press has worked tirelessly to uphold our history and heritage,” said Gov. Sonny Perdue. “I salute all the winners for their efforts to promote the humanities in Georgia.”