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Vol. 42, No. 1

July 14, 2014

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Magnify PMIL Bill Clinton with group Haiti 2014-h.photo
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton gathers with a group of townspeople from Tierra Muscady, Haiti, where he and philanthropist Frank Giustra launched the new Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corp., which is designed to improve the livelihoods of more than 12,000 smallholder peanut farmers. (Credit: Christy Fricks/UGA)

Growing good

Peanut research and supply channels in Haiti were boosted recently through an initiative developed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and philanthropist Frank Giustra, who spent June 29 touring peanut research projects in Haiti with representatives from UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

2014 Southeastern Conference Symposium to focus on challenge of obesity

The 2014 Southeastern Conference Symposium will bring faculty, administrators and students from all 14 member universities to Atlanta Sept. 21-23 for an academic symposium on "Prevention of Obesity: Overcoming a 21st Century Public Health Challenge."

Political science department to host conference

The UGA School of Public and International Affairs will hold the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Political Methodology July 24-26 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The meeting is being hosted by UGA's department of political science.

NSF grant will support scholarships in engineering and physics at UGA

UGA received a $638,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support select incoming freshmen interested in the study of engineering or physics, laying the groundwork for a new generation of scientists.

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