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Georgia Sea Grant funds project to enhance jellyfish industry

A Georgia Sea Grant funded project will help protect turtles and enable fishermen trawling for cannonball jellyfish to operate more efficiently. Full story

Local student brings pollinator program to Colham Ferry, helps school with STEM endeavors

Oconee County High School junior recently introduced third graders at Colham Ferry Elementary School (CFES) to Botanical Garden’s Connect to Protect program. Full story

Archway Partnership Candler County: Compensation plan to help county recruitment

Archway Professional Catherine Muse and Carl Vinson Institute of Government Public Service Assistant Alex Daman worked with Candler County government officials to complete a comprehensive job classification and compensation plan, requested by Candler County commissioners to bolster recruitment efforts and… Full story

Precision recruiting tool unveiled at Board of Regents meeting

The Institute of Government presented an innovative new student recruitment tool to the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents in May. The interactive tool, on the USG data portal, allows public colleges and universities around the state to… Full story

New management practices promise a bright future for established middle Georgia business

Small, start-up businesses are not the only type of company that can learn from the UGA SBDC. Full story

Dressing up the Georgia Center

Uga and Hairy Dawg stare out from the elevators at the Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The Savannah Room has a bright new look with a separate bar area, and a new menu on the way. Bikes soon will… Full story

UGA student uses grant to launch pollinator project on rooftop

  The grassy roof of the University of Georgia’s geography-geology building is an oasis for pollinators thanks to an enterprising student at the State Botanical Garden. Carson Dann, who graduated in May with a degree in agriculture, used a mini-grant… Full story

UGA partners with ACC to educate rather than penalize youth offenders

A partnership between UGA and Athens-Clarke County is helping young criminal offenders turn something negative into a positive. Twenty-eight young people from Athens-Clarke County recently graduated from YouthServe, a diversion program offered through the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development,… Full story

Symposium highlights UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant impacts

  When Hurricane Matthew hit the Georgia coast last October washing away some of its sandy shoreline, UGA was ready. With funding from Georgia Sea Grant, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography already was studying sand resources and creating an inventory… Full story

UGA partners with Goodwill to help local entrepreneurs start new businesses

As Marcus Lawrence’s cheesecake business expands, a program at Goodwill of North Georgia, in partnership with the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is providing him with the skills necessary to manage his growing company and staff. Lawrence is… Full story

Long-time volunteer helps State Botanical Garden and partners conserve endangered native species

Nita Haley has volunteered with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia for 16 years, often in the gift shop. Full story

UGA writing program brings elementary students to campus, helps build confidence

  The students from Cleveland Road Elementary School wove tall tales of unicorns, and beds that transform into sports cars when they visited UGA recently. Their fantasies could have tangible benefits in years to come, said Madison Garrett, a UGA… Full story

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia celebrates National Public Gardens Day

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA will join nearly 600 public gardens around the country in celebration of the American Public Garden Association’s 8th Annual National Public Gardens Day on May 12. Communities are invited to explore the… Full story

Hawkinsville teenager uses leadership skills to mentor middle school girls

It is no secret that middle school is a time of tumultuous change and transition for young people. Hawkinsville High School junior Lizzy Gainous wants to help make that transition a little easier. Gainous graduated from the Pulaski Tomorrow Youth… Full story

Rider helped educate UGA Aquarium visitors, now back in his natural habitat

Rider, a loggerhead sea turtle who spent the last three years at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, was returned to his natural home in the ocean. “It went well,” said Devin Dumont, head curator at the aquarium. “Rider… Full story

Institute of Government and Archway Partnership prepare new guide for Habersham-area business permits

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in collaboration with the Archway Partnership of Habersham County, prepared an interactive online guide to help new and existing businesses obtain the proper licenses and permits. The “Entrepreneur’s Permitting Guide to Local Governments in… Full story

Georgia’s exports up significantly thanks to UGA

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center opened doors to the world for Carl Hazenberg and his company, Everlast Synthetic Products. Full story