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Students spend fall break helping communities recover

IMPACT Service Break students used their fall break to serve their fellow Georgians who are recovering from back-to-back natural disasters. During the Nov. 1-3 weekend, students traveled to Cairo, Georgia, less than an hour north of Tallahassee with a population… 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

Brazil Ministry of Finance approves training program with Institute of Government

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is delivering a training program for the Brazil Ministry of Finance. This is the first time the Institute has provided professional development training for a South American government agency. The ministry’s School of Public… Full story

Collaborating for Plant Conservation

When it comes to plant conservation, the key to success is collaboration. Partners in the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) know this all too well. Full story

Local student brings pollinator program to Colham Ferry, helps school with STEM endeavors

Oconee County High School junior recently introduced third graders at Colham Ferry Elementary School (CFES) to Botanical Garden’s Connect to Protect program. Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center to partner with UGA Extension

The UGA Small Business Development Office’s Office of Minority Business Development is collaborating with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Cooperative Extension program to offer the SBDC’s Hispanic Entrepreneurial Series program to a group of 20 daycare owners in… Full story

Fanning and Vinson institutes partner for CCSD governance team training

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government have partnered to provide leadership and governance training to more than 250 parents, teachers and community members this month as part of the new charter system’s… Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center expands work with pharmacists

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has reached out to SBDC Medical Practice Management Program Director to teach ownership workshops. Full story

Department of Corrections engages Institute of Government to oversee promotions testing

The Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) has accepted the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s proposal to administer the testing program for officials seeking promotion to seven ranks, from warden to assistant special agent in charge. Under the $147,950 contract, the… 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

College of Engineering students complete projects for Archway communities

The Archway Partnership has partnered with the College of Engineering for the second year to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students through community-based projects. This year, five Archway Partnership communities received assistance on eight projects from 27 undergraduate students in… Full story