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The Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden opens to the public

Come and enjoy a spring celebration with special activities, performances and food trucks The State Botanical Garden of Georgia welcomed more than 200 people to celebrate the completion of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden Monday morning with a dedication… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Stacey Deng

Hometown: Suwanee, GA Year: Senior College: College of Family and Consumer Sciences Major: Dietetics Internship Unit: State Botanical Garden of Georgia   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I went to Australia, where I studied global health and sustainability. Have you had… Full story

Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden reaches full bloom

UGA set to dedicate the children’s outdoor classroom at the State Botanical Garden  There were many things Alice Huffard Richards was known for—her tenacity, her love of children, her knowledge of Latin plant names, among them. And her pruning shears,… Full story

UGA Leadership Program Helps Boost Women into Top Roles in Rural Georgia Community

One of the first priorities of the Pulaski County Archway Partnership was to identify new and emerging leaders in the community. Today, just nine years after the Pulaski Tomorrow Leadership Program began, women are holding top leadership positions in the… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Trisha Dalapati

  Hometown: Roswell, GA Year: Senior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Biochemistry and molecular biology, anthropology Internship Unit: The Office of Service-Learning   Have you participated in experiential learning?  UGA at Oxford Maymester in 2016; I studied biomedical ethics…. Full story

SBDC-assisted company helps clean up explosives

  Mining, construction, the oil industry and other civil uses account for about 90 percent of the explosives manufactured globally. The defense industry uses about 10 percent. All have a similar need: to eliminate the threat of explosive byproducts and… Full story

UGA assisting Savannah with program that offers flood relief, new greenspace and jobs

Savannah lost a lot of trees in Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is helping restore the lost greenspace in order to decrease flood risk and beautify barren space, while training Savannah residents in landscape… Full story

UGA-GDOT partnership helps Georgia travelers find their way

Even with sophisticated GPS systems, many Georgians still like the look and feel of a crisply folded state road map, veined with red and blue highways. For two decades, the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Samuel Shepherd

Hometown: Waynesboro, GA Year: Senior College: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Major: Agricultural and applied economics Internship Unit: Small Business Development Center   Have you had any internships?  I interned with the National Agriculture Statistics Service this summer, and will… Full story

Leadership program off to strong start

Georgia Possible already having positive effects on high schoolers, county A new high school leadership development program has seen positive results in its first six months. Georgia Possible is designed to help students have success in the classroom and after graduation. Starting… Full story

High school classmates and friends endow UGA scholarship for Colquitt County High School graduates

An idea fostered during a 50th high school reunion is now a permanent legacy that will benefit future generations in south Georgia’s Colquitt County. It was at the reunion of the Moultrie Senior High Class of 1961 that Pete Sayeski,… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Arden Farr

Hometown: Memphis, TN Year: Sophomore College: School of Public and International Affairs, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Majors: International affairs and statistics Internship Unit: J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development   Have you participated in a study abroad program?  Yes, I… Full story

Certificate in Native Plants Takes Root in Tifton

  South Georgia residents can now earn a Certificate in Native Plants from UGA’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia without making a four-hour drive to Athens. Beginning this year, classes in the Certificate in Native Plants, established at UGA in… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Erin Hogan

Hometown: Roswell, GA Year: Junior College: School of Public and International Affairs, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: International affairs and women’s studies Internship Unit: Archway Partnership   Have you participated in experiential learning?  Yes, I studied Italian in an immersion program… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Nina Reddy

Hometown: Suwanee, GA Year: Junior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Terry College of Business Major: Sociology, women’s studies and economics Internship Unit: Carl Vinson Institute of Government   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I spent the summer after my freshman… Full story

Restaurant Owner Expands After Review of Franchising and Financials

  Seafood chef Lee Clack grew up fishing, shrimping and catching blue crabs in Mobile, Alabama. When his parents were in the kitchen, he and his siblings worked alongside them. He took his first job as a fry cook in… Full story

UGA and Georgia Power partner on guide to enhance workforce development efforts

  A new guide from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government will help schools and businesses throughout Georgia connect to provide on-the-job learning experiences for students. The free booklet, “Creating and Replicating High-Quality Experiential Learning Opportunities,” helps… Full story

UGA class helps design alumni housing for recovery program graduates

  When the first alumni housing for the Athens Acceptance Recovery Center (ARC) is open, it will have a student touch. Sixteen College of Family and Consumer Science (FACS) students are helping renovate an apartment, which will house men who… Full story