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December 16, 2014
A first-year student at Kennesaw State University who is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts 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. Caitlin Landress, from Fairmount, Ga., won for her painting, “The […] more
December 9, 2014
Writer: Roger Nielsen Members of the Georgia General Assembly convened in Athens Dec. 7­–9 for the 29th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the next legislative cycle. More than 200 members of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate attended presentations at UGA’s […] more
December 9, 2014
Relationships formed between faculty members during UGA’s New Faculty Tour are resulting in unique cross-disciplinary collaborations that benefit students. Connie Frigo, an assistant professor of saxophone in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and Laura Katz, a business consultant with the Small Business Development Center, a unit of the Office of Public Service and Outreach, […] more
December 9, 2014
Writer: Maegan Snyder In 2012, Swissaustral, a small international biotech group headquartered in Switzerland that has research facilities in Chile, decided to open a branch in the United States. When looking for a place to expand, company leaders wanted to be sure to position the company not only where its market was present but also […] more
December 8, 2014
Writer: Michele Nicole Johnson More than 30 people employed in the seafood industry in Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Tennessee gathered at the UGA Marine Extension Service (MAREX) station in Brunswick in November for federally mandated training in safe seafood handling. Representing everything from seafood processing companies to restaurants, the participants are getting Hazard Analysis Critical Control […] more
December 8, 2014
Faculty with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government are facilitating Georgia’s first city-to-city consolidation in decades, helping leaders in McRae and Helena navigate the uncharted waters of merging two municipal governments. The consolidation takes effect Jan. 1, when the new city of McRae-Helena debuts in central Georgia’s Telfair County. Faculty with the institute’s Local Government […] more
December 5, 2014
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government teamed with Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson to present a report on the importance of historic preservation and cultural diversity to economic development at the Shanghai Administration Institute’s International Conference Oct. 24–25. Jackson and institute faculty member Mara Register discussed Savannah’s efforts to enhance tourism by protecting historic structures and […] more