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Callaway gift will help make the State Botanical Garden more accessible

A $1 million gift from the Callaway Foundation will fund a new visitor entrance to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, enhancing access to the galleries, classrooms, collections and displays. The new entrance will be… Full story

2018-2018 PSO Student Scholars: Emmanuel Ayo

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia Year: Senior College: Odum School of Ecology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Ecology and biology Unit: State Botanical Garden of Georgia   Have you had any internships?  I have interned with Dekalb Medical, Piedmont Automotive, Sweetwater… Full story

Dogged determination results in veterinary practice for UGA graduate

When Jennifer Peterson was young, her father, an architect, would draw designs for the veterinary practice she hoped to own someday. While enrolled in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, she participated in what was then a new program—an entrepreneurial… Full story

UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is a repository for services geared to help older adults and their families with issues like health and wellness, hunger and transportation. The building on Hoyt Street that houses the council sees a… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Grace Anne Ingham

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin. Year: Junior College: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Major: Environmental economics and management Minors: Ecology and Spanish Internship Unit: Carl Vinson Institute of Government   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I took a strategies and life… Full story

UGA helps sustain the coastal economy

Diversifying and adapting to change with UGA experts to help is key for coastal businesses Orders come in overnight by emails and through messages left on Charlie Phillips’ phone. By 7:30 a.m., he’s behind the desk in his cramped office-its… Full story

UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care

The University of Georgia has received a national Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association for its work in rural Georgia to save a local hospital from closing and to improve medical service for community residents. The Archway Partnership, a… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach appoints two interim positions

Matthew Bishop, director of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and senior public service faculty member, was appointed by Vice President for Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Jennifer Frum to serve as interim associate vice president for PSO through… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA collecting food for Seventh Annual Turkeypalooza

Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) is holding a can drive to collect food to provide holiday meals for older adults and families and homebound individuals. This is the seventh year of the event, Turkeypalooza, a partnership between CKUGA and the… Full story

President Morehead visits Griffin-Spalding County Archway Partnership, emphasizes benefits of partnership to students and community

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead learned firsthand last week about the work being done through the UGA Archway Partnership in Griffin-Spalding County, including student-driven design and engineering projects. UGA Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum… Full story

UGA grows education across the southeast with new Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

Celebrate the breathtaking world of nature with a journey into dark caves brimming with dinosaur fossils, climb through a larger-than-life overturned chestnut tree, and soar above the tree canopy in a magical treehouse in the woods. The Alice H. Richards… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach names 2018-2019 Faculty Fellows

New Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellows for 2018-19 include faculty members from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Public Health, and the College of Engineering. Each will conduct research with a unit of Public Service… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA expands service to seniors with a boost from UGA classes

When her daughter passed away nearly a decade ago, Rebecca Richardson became the primary caretaker for her three young grandchildren. The additional mouths to feed strained her already-tight budget. Thankfully for her, Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) was able to… Full story

A UGA-assisted doggy day care and dog treat bakery in Savannah is thriving

When Tonya and Nick Rintye decided to open a day care and boarding facility for dogs, they went to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for assistance. They learned right away that they needed more than an idea to start… Full story

UGA digital marketing boot camp helps rural businesses compete in global economy

  A digital marketing workshop to help South Georgia entrepreneurs and small business owners expand their client base is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Douglas, Georgia. The UGA Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC’s) Digital Marketing Boot Camp is an interactive… Full story

Institute of Government helping rural Georgia address healthcare needs

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government has launched two regional partnerships in south Georgia to address the growing need for healthcare workers in rural communities. WorkSource Southern Georgia, which includes 18 counties, and WorkSource Southwest Georgia, with 14 counties, bring… Full story

Lefty returns to the wild; UGA Aquarium gets new sea turtle ambassador

After spending his first three years at the UGA Aquarium, Lefty the loggerhead sea turtle was released earlier this month into the Wassaw Sound from the shore of the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge on Skidaway Island, near Savannah. Lefty hatched… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia celebrates longtime donors at Giving Tree Tribute

Six longtime supporters of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia were honored recently during the biennial “Giving Tree” celebration that recognizes patrons who have given their time and money to the garden. “We are fortunate to have a strong group of… Full story