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Vol. 42, No. 22

January 26, 2015

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Magnify Day of Service-h. Ingrid Mejia
Ingrid Mejia, a third-year psychology major, takes part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by planting daffodil bulbs near the Chase Street on/off ramps. More than 80 UGA students and nearly 600 volunteers participated in this and other service projects throughout Athens.

Bridging the gap

Under sunny blue skies, some UGA students, faculty and staff spent their day off work and class bettering the Athens community.

Governor’s budget proposal includes top UGA priorities

As the Georgia General Assembly convened Jan. 12, Gov. Nathan Deal submitted his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016. Included in the governor's proposal are two key capital construction projects for UGA in fiscal year 2016, which will begin July 1.

UGA, Penn State model predicts end to Ebola epidemic in Liberia

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia likely could be eliminated by June if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at UGA and Pennsylvania State University.

Gates grant to expand UGA’s efforts in infectious diseases

The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received an additional $710,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its research into the elimination of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people throughout most of Africa and some of Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, to include studies on control and elimination of intestinal worms that infect almost 2 billion people globally.

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