August 21, 2017
UGA to support Athens youth through career development partnership
As a result of President Jere W. Morehead's meetings with community leaders in April, the University of Georgia will be offering workforce development and work-based learning initiatives to local youth beginning this fall. Morehead's conversation centered on economic development and education, and how the university can play a role in both areas.
The University of Georgia has made another major investment to enhance research and education at America's first public university. The $2 million initiative, launched by President Jere W. Morehead, provides startup funding to recruit new faculty to establish their research programs at UGA.
The University of Georgia has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research, a designation that underscores the role the university plays in advancing technology, policy and practices that strengthen America's cyber defense capabilities.
After a year of intensive planning and design work, the University of Georgia will begin construction next month within the Lake Herrick watershed to enhance water quality and reopen the lake to the public for recreation in fall of 2018.