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Researchers discuss plans for increased flooding on Tybee Island

Folks on Tybee Island are preparing for future flooding. On Monday, researchers from the University of Georgia visited to discuss ways to plan for increased flooding due to sea level rise and more frequent and severe storm surges. Full story

Building a good foundation

UGA students are partnering with Chris McDowell, director of the university’s Material Reuse Program, to plan and build several new gardens for community organizations throughout Athens. Full story

Jason Evans, Daniel Geller, Alison Bramlet, Jon Calabria and the National Wildlife Federation

Jason Evans, an environmental sustainability analyst in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a unit in the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, was awarded $99,771 by the National Wildlife Federation to assess the implications of forest biomass harvesting on wildlife habitat in the Southeast under different scenarios.Alison Bramlet and Jon Calabria, assistant professors in the College of Environment and Design. Full story

UGA’s Office of Service-Learning brings four service workers to Athens community

The University of Georgia’s Office of Service-Learning has helped bring four members of AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty, to the Athens-Clarke County community. Full story

Apply now for 2013-14 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Internships

Apply for 2013-14 MAREX internships. Full story

Registration open for 2013 PSO Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2013 PSO annual meeting. Full story

Featured: Sue Joe, Senior

For senior sociology major Sue Joe, service at the University of Georgia helps her build relationships and broaden her horizons while sharing her knowledge to improve the community. What is your major/minor? Sociology Hometown? I am originally from South Korea;… Full story

Readers to Leaders gets fresh funding

During its fall grant cycle, the Dalton-Whitfield Community Foundation awarded $6,000 to the University of Georgia Archway Partnership to help fund the Readers to Leaders (R2L) initiative in Dalton and Whitfield County. The foundation’s grant award will purchase supplies and materials for the initiative and provide part of the compensation funds for a United Way AmeriCorps VISTA worker who is assigned to help with R2L. Full story

COE faculty receive academic service-learning award

Corey W. Johnson, an associate professor in the College of Education, and Katherine F. Thompson, a clinical associate professor in the education college, received UGA’s 2013 Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award. Full story

Hooks, newest member BOR, addresses Kiwanis Club

Former state Senator George Hooks, a newly appointed member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, was featured speaker at the Americus Kiwanis Club Friday. Hooks, who served for 32 years in state government, retired on Jan. 14. Full story

PSO Fellowship Program proposal deadline set for March 29, 2013

The deadline for submission of proposals for the Fall semester Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Fellowship program is March 29, 2013. One of PSO’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan goals is to create outreach avenues for tenure-track and tenured faculty members. Full story

Georgia student selected for 2013 Sea Grant marine policy fellowship

A recent graduate of the University of Georgia marine science doctoral program will join 49 students from across the country in the prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship starting February 2013. UGA graduate Carrie Givens will spend one year working for the US Department of the Interior, US Fish & Wildlife Service, with funding by NOAA’s National Sea Grant Program. Full story

EcoFocus Film Festival expands to Jekyll Island

For five years, the EcoFocus Film Festival has brought premiere environmental films to Athens. This year, for the first time, the festival will debut a film on Jekyll Island. Full story

The bystander effect

Dr. Toni Miles, director of UGA’s Institute of Gerontology, is studying life after death-or, more precisely, health after death. No, the professor of epidemiology and biostatistics isn’t taking on the mysterious question of the afterlife. Instead, she’s looking at the health risks and problems that family members suffer after losing a loved one. Full story

Rehberg, Wind, Harris, Gilliard earn top honors

Women and men who work in a variety of ways to make their community a better place were recognized Monday night by the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce during its 87th annual membership meeting and awards banquet held at the Grady Cultural Center. Full story

UGA’s Bargeron appointed to national Invasive Species Advisory Committee

Chuck Bargeron, a public service assistant at the University of Georgia, has an extensive knowledge of invasive species, an expertise that is being tapped on a national level. Recently, the associate director for the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in Tifton was named to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee for the National Invasive Species Council. Full story

‘Dream’ builders: Students help with community improvement projects during King Day

For a few hours on Jan. 16, UGA student Olufeyisayo Bab-Oke took a pickaxe to a slab of asphalt outside the Athens Community Council on Aging. A few feet away, about 50 other students hauled mulch, installed raised garden beds and cleared brush. Full story

Juvenile justice

On Jan. 8, Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal observed hearings at the Athens Peer Court-a new innovation in juvenile justice in Athens. Peer Court is a collaborative effort of UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, Street Law at UGA’s School of Law, Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Full story