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UGA has three finalists for national economic development award

For the second year, three University of Georgia programs have been selected as finalists for national awards recognizing innovation in economic development. Archway Partnership, Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Innovation Gateway are among the 24 finalists for the University… Full story

Annual tour introduces new UGA faculty to the state’s diverse economy

  About 40 new University of Georgia faculty members on Monday kicked off a five-day tour of the state that will showcase agriculture and agritourism, industry, innovation, the Georgia coast and its rural communities. From Aug. 6-10, the tour will… Full story

UGA studies potential partnerships with industry to engage more students in STEM fields

  Some of Avalon Kandrac’s most enlightening moments as an undergraduate in the College of Engineering are outside the classroom. Meeting professional engineers and working as an intern helps her better understand the academic lessons, which can be a challenge,… Full story

UGA students design proposals for landscape revitalization at church in Athens

The 109-year-old campus of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens will be getting a facelift with assistance from UGA students. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design assessed the six-acre campus on Prince Avenue and drafted… Full story

UGA installs first large-scale green infrastructure project in Brunswick

The area next to the soccer field at Brunswick’s Howard Coffin Park received a much-needed facelift in the form of native plants and new soil. The 3,000-square-foot tract is a large scale stormwater demonstration project that UGA Marine Extension and… Full story

Summer service project benefits rural Georgia communities and UGA students

UGA students are getting hands-on experience and helping preserve history in rural Georgia through a service-learning program in the College of Environment and Design. Called Findit, the program sends graduate students studying historic preservation, environment, planning and design, and landscape… Full story

Governor honors UGA’s Certified Public Manager graduates

Leaders strengthen supervisory skills in courses presented by Carl Vinson Institute of Government Gov. Nathan Deal knows that effective government stewardship helps Georgia remain America’s top state for doing business. Deal emphasized his commitment to good governance in his address… Full story

UGA hires longtime economic developer to steer rural initiatives

Saralyn Stafford, a community and economic developer with a 30-year career focused on Georgia, joins the University of Georgia in July to link rural communities with UGA’s vast knowledge and expertise. “Economic prosperity in rural Georgia is a top priority… Full story

UGA summer program empowers foster care youth to pursue higher education

Nyeelah Inniss had a clear goal to attend college after graduating from high school, but as a teenager in foster care, she did not understand the full extent of the college application process. “I knew I wanted to attend college,… Full story

UGA, food bank partnership promotes healthy eating

Teaching people to grow, cook and eat healthy foods is the key goal of a partnership between the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Camaria Welch, a graduate student in the University… Full story

Hands-on course prepares UGA Extension agents to share health benefits of Georgia seafood

Barbara Worley grew up on the coast of North Carolina and considers herself an oyster connoisseur. La Keshia Levi, on the other hand, shudders at the thought of eating an oyster. But after attending a two-day Ocean to Table workshop,… Full story

UGA professor studies college access in two Archway Partnership communities 

The Archway Partnership opened doors for UGA Assistant Professor Darris Means when he began to study the tools and skills high school students used to prepare for college. He had reached out to 20 Georgia school superintendents hoping for access… Full story

UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government helps elected officials succeed

More than 600,000 cyclists and walkers pass through Paulding County each year on the Silver Comet Trail, a 61.5-mile paved, non-motorist path that runs from Smyrna into Alabama. In Dallas, the Paulding County seat, visitors cross the Pumpkinvine Trestle, a 117-year-old… Full story

From chaos to calm: a UGA VISTA brings programs and engaged teens to the Athens library

On weekdays, the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street is a popular destination for students from nearby Clarke Middle and Clarke Central High schools. With no daily programming for the students, the library staff last year was busy keeping the… Full story

Financing Solution and Strategic Planning Support Rapid Growth of Covington Business

Ryan Loew worked in equipment and machinery maintenance for a Fortune 500 food manufacturer for 10 years, tasked with ensuring that all equipment ran productively and efficiently. After working swing shifts to earn a bachelor’s degree in business, Loew decided… Full story

Economic developers learn about UGA’s investment in coastal communities

Economic development professionals from Georgia’s inland counties got a firsthand look at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant operations in Brunswick, and learned how work done there affects the rest of the state. Sean McMillan, director of UGA’s Atlanta-based… Full story

UGA promotes renaissance in multi-city, two-state partnership

The Lyndhurst Foundation of Chattanooga is funding regional economic revitalization in northwest Georgia A Georgia mountain community is forging a unique economic development partnership with two Tennessee cities through a downtown revitalization process pioneered by the University of Georgia Carl… Full story

Commitment to historic land preservation and education earns national award for UGA donors

Longtime UGA supporters and alumni Craig and Diana Barrow were awarded the prestigious Margaret Douglas Medal by The Garden Club of America (GCA) for their commitment and service to conservation education at their Wormsloe estate near Savannah, Georgia. The national… Full story