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Stakeholders meet to discuss black gill

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SKIO) hosted a meeting for stakeholders to present the latest research and other information on black gill in Georgia and South Carolina shrimp. Black gill is a… Full story

“Dining at Denney” goes to the farmers market

On July 20, 2016 the Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) hosted its first summer meal at Jessie B. Denney Tower, a unit of the Athens Housing Authority (AHA), specifically for low-income adults over the age of 60. The evening’s program… Full story

Need that umbrella? Check the WeatherStem stations at UGA

UGA students and the general public will benefit from new technology installed at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and UGA’s main campus that provides real time weather data and early warnings for severe weather. The stations, donated by WeatherStem… Full story

University of Georgia program helps small companies learn how to export goods

Thanks to the University of Georgia, small companies like Commercial Fluid Power in Rome are expanding their markets outside of the United States. The company, which manufactures steel tubing and chrome plated bars for mining and construction equipment, began shipping… Full story

UGA launches “Blue and You,” bringing police and local youths together to address potentially divisive issues

Athens, Ga.—In a time of heightened sensitivity between police and the public, the University of Georgia is launching a program to facilitate conversations between youth and law enforcement officers to address conflicts before they escalate into violence. The idea for… Full story

New faculty at UGA see the state from the mountains to the coast

Starting with a lesson on the growing agritourism industry at Jaemor Farms near Gainesville, Ga., to hearing about the state’s first oyster hatchery at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in Savannah, Ga., 36 new faculty from 13 schools… Full story

On the front lines: Sean McMillan is at the heart of economic development in Georgia

With an office located in the Centergy building in Midtown Atlanta, McMillan plays a critical role in attracting new industry and growing businesses already here. When it comes to showcasing all that the University of Georgia has to offer, he… Full story

UGA’s Campus Kitchen rolls in, delivering home-cooked meals to those who need them

Going on a delivery route with the University of Georgia’s “Campus Kitchen” was an eye-opening day for two UGA freshmen Thursday. Amelia Vu, 17, and Liam Grant, 18 are participating in UGA’s “Freshman College Experience” program, which means they come… Full story

A second Georgia county looks to revive its downtown with native plants

A University of Georgia program aimed at supporting pollinators across the state may be expanding even further south. A group from Hawkinsville, Ga. toured the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on July 6 to explore bringing a Connect to Protect… Full story

UGA Marine Extension Brunswick Station hosts economic developers      

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant hosted the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) at its facility to learn about the economic importance of Georgia’s coast and how the university is helping to support coastal communities. GEDA is the leading… Full story

Office of Service-Learning recognized with CCSD Impact Award

The Office of Service-Learning was recognized with a 2016 Impact Award from the Clarke County School District (CCSD), recognizing “organizations that have made significant, lasting and ongoing contributions” to CCSD students. According to the school district, “The University of Georgia… Full story

Fanning Institute’s Graduate Scholars LEAD academy kicks off

On June 2-3, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development faculty members Janet Rechtman and Brandy Walker facilitated the opening retreat for Graduate Scholars LEAD (Leadership, Engagement and Development), a three-year program funded by the National Science Foundation. This partnership with… Full story

No time to waste: Economic developer’s training gives Georgia communities an edge in attracting new business

  Kyle Fletcher is the one sitting in the classroom, but the new Georgia Certified Economic Developer Program offered by the University of Georgia is benefitting her entire community. The executive director of the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority is using… Full story

Marketing strategies launch Hiram medical retailer, growth expands it into commercial realty

Three women shopping during the Great Recession – wife, sister and mom – led young Tyler Wilson and his wife, Marissa, to form what is now a rapidly growing retail business, Superior Scrubs, in Hiram. “My wife was in school… Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center among Georgia Trend’s best places to work

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 2016 “Best Places to Work in Georgia.”  The evaluation, conducted by the Best Companies Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, looks at employees’ views on leadership and planning,… Full story

Every day a new adventure at the UGA Aquarium

  By noon, Devin Dumont and Lisa Olenderski have fixed a pump that provides necessary sea water from the Skidaway River to the exhibit tanks inside the UGA Aquarium, guided a group of students on an aquarium tour and separated… Full story

Ribbon cutting, education activities draw a crowd to UGA Aquarium for World Oceans Day

As about 60 children and adults looked on, the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant officially dedicated a covered pavilion at the UGA Skidaway Island campus on Wednesday. The pavilion was made possible by a gift from… Full story

GEMA engages Institute of Government to refine data required for county disaster mitigation plans

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Information Technology Outreach Services  (ITOS) division recently began work on a two-year project to enhance a key database used to develop county hazard mitigation plans. County governments must have a mitigation plan in place… Full story