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UGA wins national award for helping coastal Georgia mitigate sea level rise impacts

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant at UGA recently received a University Economic Development Association Award of Excellence. Full story

Education department engages Institute of Goverment to continue workforce development assistance

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government will provide technical assistance in fiscal year 2018 for workforce development initiatives by the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE). The institute will provide technical assistance to education department… Full story

UGA breaks ground on new learning environment for children at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

With the ceremonial turn of red and black spades, University of Georgia officials and dignitaries officially kicked off construction of the $5 million Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sept. 1. The 2.5-acre,… Full story

The Sherpa Executive Coaching program at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education draws students from across the globe

The Sherpa Executive Coaching program at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education is the company’s flagship, drawing students from across the globe. An executive coaching certification program at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is attracting students from around the… Full story

Hart County career academy’s program informed by Institute of Government strategic plan

The Hart College and Career Academy, whose training mission is informed by an Institute of Government strategic plan, welcomed students Aug. 2 in a gleaming new facility in Hartwell. The academy partners the Hart County School District with Athens Technical… Full story

Georgia’s small business person of the year sees significant growth with UGA assistance

A Georgia company supported by the UGA Small Business Development Center is likely the key cog in getting test results back to your doctor quickly and accurately. Columbus-based Path-Tec is now a giant in laboratory supplies and logistics, tracking and… Full story

Getting buggy at the Botanical Garden’s 12th Annual Johnstone Lecture

If you’re into bugs, don’t miss the Johnstone Lecture at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sept. 26. Register by Sept. 25. Full story

UGA’s R/V Georgia Bulldog logs nearly two decades of sea turtle research

The SC DNR has enlisted the help of the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s R/V Georgia Bulldog crew to help with their In-Water Sea Turtle Research program. Full story

Two Public Service and Outreach units reach finals in economic prosperity competition

University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership and Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant were named finalists for the 2017 University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence, a nationwide competition recognizing innovative programs that develop economic prosperity in their communities and… Full story

UGA helping to develop leaders, businesses in Georgia’s Hispanic community

Strong leadership and a vibrant economy are keys to any community’s long-term success, and Georgia’s Hispanic community is enhancing itself in both areas with assistance from UGA programs. The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and UGA work together through both… Full story

Fanning Institute introduces new elementary school leadership curriculum

New elementary school leadership curriculum from UGA can provide school systems across Georgia and beyond with the tools to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Created by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the new Youth Leadership in Action© elementary school leadership… Full story

Atlanta gelato business turns to UGA Small Business Development Center for expansion assistance

Wes Jones and Jackson Smith grew up as best friends in their north Atlanta neighborhood. At some point, says Jones, “we thought it would be fun to start a business together when we got older.” Maintaining their friendship through college,… Full story

Pulaski County: L.I.F.E. League visits University of Georgia

The Archway Partnership recently hosted L.I.F.E. League on the UGA campus for a day full of basketball, learning and planning for the future. Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center named July 2017 Nonprofit of the Month

The UGA Small Business Development Center’s Gwinnett office was recognized by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for its service to the community. The UGA SBDC Gwinnett has been involved in several activities with the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Some activities… Full story

Freshmen get a jump on experiential learning before their first semester

Students volunteer at Books for Keeps as part of a service-learning course for participants in the UGA Freshman College Summer Experience. Full story

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

This year’s Public Service and Outreach tour of the state is taking about 40 new UGA faculty members through 14 cities and 43 counties Aug. 7-11, 2017. The group met Monday, Aug. 7 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education… Full story

UGA grad student offers workshop on medicinal plants

Though not a typical classroom, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is one of the University of Georgia’s richest learning environments. The 313-acre garden was graduate student Melissa Ray’s first stop when she came to Athens and now she spends… Full story

Downtown Renaissance Partnership helps boost economic vitality in northwest Georgia

Downtown business districts in some northwest Georgia cities are getting a face-lift, thanks to UGA and funding from the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga, Tenn. Full story