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UGA helped Team Clermont stay afloat after COVID-19 shut down live music venues and banned large gatherings

Nelson Wells has been promoting musical releases and musicians in Athens and beyond since 1997. When the pandemic hit, it threatened to shut his business down as well. “People stopped spending money and activities in general just froze,” said Wells,… Full story

UGA Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table with help from UGA Public Service and Outreach

On a rainy Monday morning in March, staff at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia are in the children’s garden harvesting bushels of kale, collards, parsley and beets they no longer need for educational programs this spring. They are… Full story

Walton County high school honored at Fanning Institute leadership conference

Walnut Grove High School in Loganville, Georgia, was honored by UGA with the 2020 Innovations in Community Leadership Award for its success in implementing a leadership curriculum that has led to higher graduation rates and greater student engagement. The award… Full story

Student-run juvenile court judges cases of first-time offenders

It feels like a real court proceeding. There’s a judge and a bailiff. Attorneys consult with their clients, first-time offenders who’ve committed minor crimes like shoplifting or fighting. Jurors determine how respondents will make restitution for their crimes. But there’s… Full story

Certificate in Native Plants Takes Root in Tifton

  South Georgia residents can now earn a Certificate in Native Plants from UGA’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia without making a four-hour drive to Athens. Beginning this year, classes in the Certificate in Native Plants, established at UGA in… Full story

Gift to UGA will boost prairie project at State Botanical Garden

  Native prairie restorations will continue to transform a utility right-of-way at the State Botanical Garden, with support from Georgia Power. The $50,000 gift from Georgia Power will go toward the garden’s prairie project, which is creating about 10 acres… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA expands service to seniors with a boost from UGA classes

When her daughter passed away nearly a decade ago, Rebecca Richardson became the primary caretaker for her three young grandchildren. The additional mouths to feed strained her already-tight budget. Thankfully for her, Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) was able to help. “They… Full story

Institute of Government helping rural Georgia address healthcare needs

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government has launched two regional partnerships in south Georgia to address the growing need for healthcare workers in rural communities. WorkSource Southern Georgia, which includes 18 counties, and WorkSource Southwest Georgia, with 14 counties, bring… Full story

UGA students design proposals for landscape revitalization at church in Athens

The 109-year-old campus of Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens will be getting a facelift with assistance from UGA students. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design assessed the six-acre campus on Prince Avenue and drafted… Full story

From chaos to calm: a UGA VISTA brings programs and engaged teens to the Athens library

On weekdays, the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street is a popular destination for students from nearby Clarke Middle and Clarke Central High schools. With no daily programming for the students, the library staff last year was busy keeping the… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach graduates 16 from leadership academy

Sixteen faculty and staff from UGA Public Service and Outreach, Cooperative Extension and the university’s schools and colleges graduated May 11 from the Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Sponsored by UGA… Full story

Stop and smell the native roses: UGA student creates coloring book for botanical garden

Suzie Henderson has been sketching plants and insects since she was a child. As an ecology major and horticulture minor, she is familiar with Georgia’s native plants—from the bright orange butterfly weed to the ivory yucca. During her internship with… Full story

University of Georgia students solve Rocky Branch Elementary School sound problem through service-learning project

The Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria will soon be less noisy, thanks to students from the University of Georgia. In the coming weeks, students in the College of Engineering will install sound-absorbing panels they created on the walls of the… Full story

UGA works to tackle Georgia’s opioid abuse crisis

Statewide efforts to thwart the opioid epidemic that is ravaging Georgia communities got a boost recently at three conferences that brought together public and private sector leaders to learn more about the problem and how to address it. The conferences, coordinated… Full story

UGA hosts conference for national leaders in government training

Small in numbers but mighty in purpose, university service organizations that provide training and resources to local and state government officials are gathered this week at UGA for an annual conference. About 75 public service directors and faculty, representing about… Full story

Design underway, groundbreaking for UGA’s Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden is set

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has hired a designer and a construction manager for the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden, and plans to break ground on Sept. 1. Koons Environmental Design, of Athens, Ga., will lead plans for the… Full story

UGA’s Savannah Room part of Georgia Restaurant Week

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel’s restaurant, the Savannah Room, is offering a three-course meal as part of Georgia Restaurant Week, July 17-23. Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia takes No. 7 spot in USA Today poll

The votes are in and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is among the top 10 gardens in the U.S. in the most recent USA Today poll. The State Botanical Garden came in seventh in… Full story