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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

Students ninth grade through college eligible for art contest at UGA

  Athens, Ga. – The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is conducting a statewide art competition sponsored by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust to recognize student talent in Georgia and create items… Full story

Meet the 2016-17 Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars

Nineteen undergraduate students have been named Public Service and Outreach Scholars for the 2016-17 academic year. The students are part of a year-long program that provides them with a deeper understanding of PSO’s mission through meetings and outreach, helps them link these… Full story

National award celebrates UGA and statewide conservation programs

A statewide conservation alliance headquartered at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia has received a rare national recognition for its decades of efforts to conserve native plants. The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies presented the special award to… Full story

State Botanical Garden’s Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale in October  

Add some perennial plants to your garden this October at the Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale at the University of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The annual event, one of the most anticipated horticultural events on the Athens… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia recognizes longtime donors for support

Alumni and longtime University of Georgia supporters Joe and Ann Frierson were hailed as Distinguished Honorees at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s Giving Tree tribute on Sept. 8. Richard and Cindy Moore, and Tom Wight, were recognized as Southern… Full story

Fanning program to grow leaders in South Georgia

In August the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development launched Locate South Georgia LEADS, a program to develop a regional leadership pipeline throughout South Georgia. One of the largest regional leadership programs in Georgia, it is the result of a… Full story

Institute develops certificate program for Georgia government information officers

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is launching the state’s only local government-specific nationally recognized chief information officer certificate program for local government information officers. The Certified Government Chief Information Officer program incorporates 12 sessions covering 240 hours of study… Full story

Save the date: Oyster Roast for a Reason

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are hosting an Oyster Roast for a Reason on Nov. 5, 2016, from 5-8 p.m., to raise money for the state’s first oyster hatchery at the Shellfish Research Lab on Skidaway Island, Ga…. Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA hosts Food Waste Fiasco

On August 8, the Campus Kitchen at UGA kicked off the school year with the “Food Waste Fiasco” event in the Memorial Hall Ballroom. The event featured Rob Greenfield, a nationally known dumpster diver and sustainability activist. Over 120 attendees… Full story

Undergraduate engineering student gets his feet wet with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

George Summers, a University of Georgia undergrad studying environmental engineering, has spent his summer at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Brunswick Station under the advisement of stormwater specialist Jessica Brown as part of a stormwater program internship. This… Full story

UGA public health faculty/student assessment leads to medical clinic in Archway community

An assessment of community health needs, led by University of Georgia faculty and facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, has contributed to a new urgent care center for one middle Georgia county and resulted in a scholarly article in the… Full story

SBDC helps Clarkston educational center owner create vision

Alex Cesar knew from an early age that she’d run a school. Inspired by her grandmother, a principal, Alex would sometimes join her in the classroom. She eventually taught special education in the public schools, but felt stuck in the… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach names Faculty Fellows

Three UGA faculty members were selected as 2016-17 Public Service and Outreach Fellows and will spend the fall conducting research with one of the university’s eight public service and outreach units. Marin Talbot Brewer, in the College of Agricultural and… Full story

Financial projections expand and support a Savannah tradition

By all accounts, the Gretchen Greene School of Dance is a Savannah tradition. Founded in 1969 by a Savannah native who danced as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, the school now teaches the children and grandchildren of many an… Full story