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College of Engineering Students Showcase Archway Partnership Projects

  UGA College of Engineering students completed capstone design projects in five Archway Partnership counties, putting their academic education into action and providing a valuable service to rural Georgia communities. The students worked alongside industry and community partners in Grady,… Full story

High-school partnership helps students lead, succeed

  A Walton County high school is seeing increased student involvement and higher graduation rates since adopting a University of Georgia youth leadership program into its curriculum. Walnut Grove High School in Loganville in 2015 implemented the Youth Leadership in Action… Full story

State Botanical Garden research director named to CAES professorship

UGA horticulturist James Affolter, who oversees research at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, was named to the newly endowed Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and… Full story

UGA works with Envision Athens on planning

Wesley Chenoweth felt alone when he was starting his business. “As a startup, minority-owned business in Athens, I felt lost,” he said. “I didn’t know where to start or if I’d ever be able to grow my business like the… Full story

Southeast Georgia organization honored at UGA leadership conference

The Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, based in Statesboro, Georgia, received the Innovations in Community Leadership Award from UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development during its annual leadership conference in February. The foundation was recognized for its focus on developing… Full story

SBDC helps Chatham County business expand to address community need

Crystal Height began her career as a nurse practitioner. She became a small business owner when she learned her son had autism and found few professionals in Chatham County that could care for him or for others like him. While… Full story

Inaugural Student Tour of Georgia highlights UGA’s reach

Twenty-five University of Georgia undergraduate students got a firsthand look at how UGA is making a difference in Georgia communities during the inaugural Student Tour of Georgia over spring break. It was UGA’s first such tour organized specifically for students and… Full story

UGA faculty and staff recognized for excellence in public service

  Eight University of Georgia faculty and staff have been honored for exemplary service to the state during Monday’s 2019 Public Service and Outreach awards luncheon, which included awards for Entrepreneur of the Year and Donor Impact. UGA’s highest award… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Connor Lawhead

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA Year: Junior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Psychology, sociology Internship Unit: Fanning Institute for Leadership Development   Have you participated in experiential learning?  Yes, in Bali, Indonesia. I studied cultural anthropology. Have you had any… Full story

UGA scientists investigate marine murder mystery

A team of University of Georgia investigators is working on a murder mystery, not your everyday who-done-it, but one in which the investigators are scientists, and the victims are thousands of tiny oyster larvae. The mystery began the in the… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Varad Dabke

Hometown: Columbus, GA Year: Senior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences,  School of Public and International Affairs Major: English and international affairs Internship Unit: Carl Vinson Institute of Government   Have you participated in experiential learning?  Yes, I worked with Elizabeth… Full story

New class graduates from nonprofit leadership program at UGA

As executive director of the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, Melissa Ehrhardt had attended many leadership conferences and assumed they were all much the same. The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Professionals at the University of Georgia proved her wrong. “I… Full story

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden opens to the public

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia welcomed more than 200 people to celebrate the completion of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden Monday morning with a dedication and ribbon-cutting at the new nature-based educational environment. The ceremony marked the conclusion… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Stacey Deng

Hometown: Suwanee, GA Year: Senior College: College of Family and Consumer Sciences Major: Dietetics Internship Unit: State Botanical Garden of Georgia   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I went to Australia, where I studied global health and sustainability. Have you had… Full story

Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden reaches full bloom

UGA set to dedicate the children’s outdoor classroom at the State Botanical Garden  There were many things Alice Huffard Richards was known for—her tenacity, her love of children, her knowledge of Latin plant names, among them. And her pruning shears,… Full story

UGA Leadership Program Helps Boost Women into Top Roles in Rural Georgia Community

  One of the first priorities of the Pulaski County Archway Partnership was to identify new and emerging leaders in the community. Today, just nine years after the Pulaski Tomorrow Leadership Program began, women are holding top leadership positions in… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Trisha Dalapati

  Hometown: Roswell, GA Year: Senior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Biochemistry and molecular biology, anthropology Internship Unit: The Office of Service-Learning   Have you participated in experiential learning?  UGA at Oxford Maymester in 2016; I studied biomedical ethics…. Full story

SBDC-assisted company helps clean up explosives

  Mining, construction, the oil industry and other civil uses account for about 90 percent of the explosives manufactured globally. The defense industry uses about 10 percent. All have a similar need: to eliminate the threat of explosive byproducts and… Full story