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Department of Corrections engages Institute of Government to oversee promotions testing

The Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) has accepted the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s proposal to administer the testing program for officials seeking promotion to seven ranks, from warden to assistant special agent in charge. Under the $147,950 contract, the… Full story

UGA alumna named State Botanical Garden of Georgia director

Jennifer M. Cruse-Sanders has been named director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Full story

Septic tank inventory will help keep water safe for coastal residents

A comprehensive, electronic inventory of septic systems will help officials in coastal Georgia counties locate and manage failing systems that are a threat to ground water. The inventory, compiled by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, also will serve as… Full story

Student spotlight: Shivani Rangaswamy

2016-17 Student Scholar and pre-med major from Cumming, Ga. shares her experience with service-learning. Full story

Public Service and Outreach announces new Facilitation Academy, 2017 participants

Twenty-four University of Georgia faculty and staff members have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Public Service and Outreach (PSO) 2017 Facilitation Academy. The newly established Facilitation Academy is a yearlong professional development program that provides… Full story

Governor closes 2016 Biennial Institute with praise for Georgia’s economic growth

  Georgia remains a national leader in job creation and economic development because of infrastructure improvements the General Assembly supported, Gov. Nathan Deal told lawmakers at the 30th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators Tuesday. Deal addressed legislators on the third… Full story

Improved understanding of financials helps Atlanta aviation company soar

Dan Casey decided on Atlanta as location for new business after selling his Oxnard, California-based helicopter tour company. Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA partners with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

The Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) applied to become an official partner agency of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, which will enable the student led group to shop at the Food Bank for food to use in their meal… Full story

South Georgia regional leadership program plans for transportation improvements

Locate South Georgia LEADS, a regional effort to develop the leadership pipeline in southwest Georgia, has begun to formulate ideas and plans to improve regional transportation. Members of the program got a recent tour of the inland port and heard… Full story

Students design concept for Tennille streetscape in Washington Co.

UGA students produced a design concept for the streetscape project that the City of Tennille will use to revitalize its downtown. Students from the College of Environment and Design (CED) have been working on the project since June, beginning with… Full story

Georgia’s seafood is safe, thanks to UGA

Whether you buy fresh fish from the local market or order oysters on the half-shell in a restaurant, you can be sure that your seafood has been handled safely from the dock to the table. That’s because UGA Marine Extension… Full story

USAID finalizes major technology support contract with Carl Vinson Institute of Government

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Information Technology Outreach Services division finalized a major contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue hosting an international humanitarian aid data repository. Under the $1.3 million contract, the institute will… Full story

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