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UGA report helps rural healthcare providers prepare for COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare professionals in Colquitt County have been better able to plan for their providers’ and patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a customized report from the University of Georgia. Produced by the College of Public Health (CPH) in… Full story

UGA’s GeorgiaDATA website helps communities make informed decisions during the pandemic

Georgia’s state and local leaders can access accurate, current data to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the economics of their communities through GeorgiaDATA.org, a resource designed by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Such data is vital to communities’ ability… Full story

UGA partnership helps Georgia communities manage their infrastructure

Angela Nguyen has been sheltering at home since March, but the UGA College of Engineering graduate student is still hard at work researching how to help Georgia communities — specifically smaller communities — better care for their bridges. Nguyen is… Full story

New hydrophones will let UGA Aquarium visitors experience the fascinating world of underwater sounds

Imagine hearing the sounds the dolphins make as they glide through the water, or the mating call of the oyster toadfish. Visitors to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island will be able to experience the underwater… Full story

UGA, Georgia Department of Agriculture offer tips to help agribusinesses market their products

Nearly 200 people from across the state tuned in Wednesday for a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products. The webinar on June 17 was hosted by the UGA Small Business Development… Full story

Vinson Institute faculty member awarded PSO Employee Spotlight

A routine Zoom meeting turned into a surprise celebration for John Hulsey, a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, who was selected for the most recent Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight award. PSO Vice President Jennifer… Full story

UGA online leadership program equips public health leaders for COVID-19 response

COVID-19 was not on their radar in October 2019 when 28 emerging public health leaders from across the southeast began a leadership skills program created by the University of Georgia. Within months, however, the first fellows in the Public Health… Full story

UGA offers COVID-19 resources throughout Georgia

From helping local governments navigate their changing financials to providing online assistance to small businesses in applying for federal loans to providing meals for food insecure Georgians, University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach is working throughout the state to… Full story

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Vinson Institute webinars offered free to Georgia communities

A series of free webinars designed to help Georgia communities plan their recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be offered by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The Navigating Fiscal Crisis webinars will help local government officials and economic… Full story

UGA SBDC offers no-cost online small business training

Online courses and business success training programs offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will be provided at no cost to small business owners through 2020. “During this time, it is more important than ever for us… Full story

Experience in UGA Public Service and Outreach helped prepare alumna for pandemic recovery

Dealing with a crisis is nothing new for Sarah Jackson (BA ’11, MPA ’15), community partnerships manager at the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). Now, with COVID-19, she’s finding her connections to UGA more helpful than ever…. Full story

UGA offers 10 free continuing education courses

Free, self-paced online courses are now available to the public from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. These courses cover a variety of hard and soft skills that apply to workers across a wide range of… Full story

UGA’s 72nd Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held online

The premier annual science and engineering competition for Georgia middle and high schoolers was quickly transitioned to an online judging format for 2020 because of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Normally, the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair is… Full story

UGA connecting Georgia seafood producers to consumers during the coronavirus pandemic

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has teamed up with UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to generate business for the… Full story

Augusta business gets federal loan with UGA SBDC assistance

ATC Auto Center in Augusta has been in business since 1972, with a second location in Grovetown added later. Brothers Brian and Chris Weeks own and operate the auto repair business they took over from their father nearly 20 years… Full story

Athens healthcare employees weren’t finding time to eat. UGA made it easier for them.

Healthy food for healthcare workers. That’s a new initiative for the UGA Campus Kitchen program, which has expanded its operations during the COVID-19 crisis to provide nutritious snacks and quick meals for employees at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. Every… Full story

UGA announces additional help sessions for Georgia small businesses

The UGA Small Business Development Center has scheduled an additional 10 webinars for April 14 and 15 to help small business owners navigate the application process for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the webinars, including dates, times… Full story