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Project will identify innovative stormwater management in coastal Georgia

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is helping create an inventory of low impact development stormwater practices along the coast to use as examples for future projects. These practices improve water quality and the health of coastal ecosystems, said Jessica… Full story

Community impact: Public Service and Outreach hosts second Day of Service

More than 225 UGA employees contributed 550 total hours of service to nonprofit organizations in Athens-Clarke County. Full story

Hundreds turn out to raise money for oyster hatchery

  An oyster roast on the banks of the Skidaway River drew more than 200 people on a perfect fall night to celebrate and raise money for Georgia’s first oyster hatchery. Guests used their commemorative Marine Extension and Georgia Sea… Full story

Pulaski Tomorrow holds retreat to create vision for the future

Pulaski Tomorrow organizers hope mentorship programs created by two Youth Leadership Academy graduates are just the beginning of the program’s impact in Middle Georgia. Leadership development has been a priority for Pulaski County since it became an Archway Partnership community… Full story

Second annual Day of Service will send UGA employees into the local community

Faculty, staff and students from the Public Service and Outreach (PSO) units and from Cooperative Extension will fan out across Athens-Clarke County on Friday, Nov. 18,  for the second annual PSO Day of Service. Full story

Fanning Institute holds fall advisory board meeting, adds new members

Six new members from across the state were added to the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development’s advisory board during its October meeting, bringing the number on the board to 23. The new members represent a wide range of leadership… Full story

Atlanta citizen advisers to enhance governance skills through new program

The UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government will administer a 10-month Community Leadership Institute for citizens serving on Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) under a contract with the City of Atlanta. NPUs are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to… Full story

New model adds greater value to celebrated South Georgia winery

Charles Cowart Jr. grew up on a 12,000-acre cattle farm his father managed in Calhoun Co., Ga. Farm workers there grew corn and other grains for silage but had little to do during the winter. Full story

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium hosts PSO student scholars

The 2016-17 Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Student Scholars visited the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island in late September. Full story

SBDC assists Calhoun printing company with start-up and growth

Eighteen months after Eagle Color had opened, sales had climbed to an estimated $1 million annually. This rapid growth brought another challenge Montanaro had coached Aldridge on from the beginning: cash flow. Full story

SBDC schools vet med students in emergency preparedness

Dr. Joanna Davis wishes she had the chance to talk to firefighters, police officers and first responders when she was a University of Georgia student two decades ago. The veterinarian, who has responded to disasters and animal disease emergencies in… Full story

Georgia legislators learn about UGA’s impact on the coast

Faculty at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SKIO), UGA Marine Institute and the Department of Marine Sciences collaborated to educate 40 federal legislative staffers about the university’s involvement along Georgia’s coast. The focus of… Full story

UGA to sponsor global leadership conference

UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is a sponsor of this year’s International Leadership Association’s 18th Global Conference, which will be held in Atlanta, Nov. 2-5. ILA is the global network for those who practice, study and teach leadership…. Full story

UGA’s State Botanical Garden completes first major prairie planting

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia completed its first major planting of native grasses and wildflowers as part of the Piedmont Prairie Restoration. Full story

UGA-assisted small business is thriving in South Georgia

A trip to South Georgia provided a perfect opportunity for UGA President Jere W. Morehead to see firsthand how the Small Business Development Center is helping rural communities prosper. Carroll’s Sausage and Meats owner Hugh Hardy Jr. gave Morehead a… Full story

UGA engineering students help Spalding County determine infrastructure needs

University of Georgia senior Mariana Ozier looked like a professional engineer, scribbling notes as she walked a site pegged for redevelopment in Griffin, Ga. She and Spalding County Community Development Director Chad Jacobs discussed zoning, building plans and possible locations… Full story

Clarke County first-graders visit campus through Experience UGA field trip

Experience UGA hosted 76 Timothy Road Elementary first grade students on Sept. 20th. The trip was the initial first grade trip of the year, and was hosted by the College of Pharmacy and the School of Forestry. The Clarke County School District… Full story

Department of Education, Institute of Government collaborate on workforce development initiative

In September, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government launched a partnership with the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) division to strengthen workforce development programs in school districts throughout the state. Through the project, institute faculty and staff are… Full story