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April 14, 2015
Athens, Ga. – Approximately 1,100 second-grade students in the Clarke County School District visited the University of Georgia campus April 7-10 during National Public Health Week for a field trip that introduced them to basic health principles through hands-on activities with UGA students. The event was part of Experience UGA, an initiative that aims to […] more
April 14, 2015
Contact: Kelly Simmons, 706-296-0855, simmonsk@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – 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. “Life is about […] more
April 13, 2015
Writer:             Kelly Simmons, 706-542-2512, simmonsk@uga.edu Contact:          Rob Gordon, gordon@uga.edu Athens, Ga.—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. From 2010 to 2014, Gordon served as economic development and fiscal analysis unit manager for […] more
April 10, 2015
Institute faculty member Langford Holbrook began interviewing Cordele municipal leaders in March for the initial phase of a strategic plan that will inform local efforts to prepare the city’s inland port for expected growth resulting from expansion of the Savannah harbor. The 1,200-acre site has a direct rail connection to Savannah. The institute received a […] more
April 10, 2015
The Public Health Leadership Academy kicked off its first session on March 18-20 in Athens. The sessions were held at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development with an opening night reception at the College of Public Health. Multi-sector teams from five communities will spend the next nine months learning how to use a collaborative […] more
April 10, 2015
Writer: Michele Nicole Johnson, 912-264-7319, michelej@uga.edu Contact: Anne Lindsay, 912-598-2355, lindsaya@uga.edu Savannah, Ga. – Thanks to a private gift, visitors to the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service will soon have an outdoor pavilion where they can gather when visiting the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. Springer Mountain Farms and company president […] more
April 10, 2015
 Writer: Maegan Snyder, mrudd@uga.edu, 706-424-6876 Contact: Steve Dempsey, Dempsey@uga.edu, 706-542-6127 The Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia recognized six faculty members and one staff member for outstanding service to the state and UGA at the 24th annual Public Service and Outreach Meeting and Awards Luncheon on […] more