August 31, 2015
One of the first things Jane McPherson did when she got into the classroom at the beginning of the semester was have her Master of Social Work students circle their hometown on a large map. Having just returned from the 2015 New Faculty Tour, she has an appreciation for critical issues facing the state and how UGA can play a role in helping address them.
UGA is building upon its established strengths in the interdisciplinary field of informatics by creating the Georgia Informatics Institute for Research and Education.
UGA is ranked No. 3 in Washington Monthly magazine's list of "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Southeast 2015" for being one of the best values for students.
With more than a $72 billion impact on the state's economy, agriculture is the largest industry in Georgia, and UGA is comprehensively engaged with the industry to ensure its success and continued contributions to Georgia's economy. From the technical assistance offered through UGA Cooperative Extension to research advances that promise safer, sustainable and more productive agricultural practices, farmers and food industry leaders rely on UGA's expertise.