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‘Places for the Spirit’ traveling exhibit opens Jan. 12 at Circle Gallery

The Circle Gallery in the UGA College of Environment and Design will feature the photography of Vaughn Sills in the exhibit Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens Jan. 12-Feb. 28

Lawmakers prepared for current legislative session at 30th Biennial Institute

Georgia General Assembly members delved into critical state issues at the 30th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the 2017 legislative session.

UGA employees give back to their communities on Day of Service

More than 225 UGA employees fanned out across Athens-Clarke County, contributing 550 total hours of service to nonprofit organizations during the Public Service and Outreach second annual Day of Service on Nov. 18.

UGA ranks 10th on magazine’s list of best values in public colleges

UGA moved up two spots to No. 10 on Kiplinger's Personal ­Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2017.

Nominations being accepted until Jan. 23 for 2017 International Education Awards

The Office of International Education invites nominations of outstanding faculty and staff engaged in promoting international education for the International Education Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is Jan. 23. Recipients of awards will be honored at the annual OIE awards reception scheduled for late spring 2017.

LIGO director to give 2017 Boyd Distinguished Lecture

David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2017 George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture.

Law school dedicates Rusk Hall courtroom in honor of Butler family

The UGA School of Law recently dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom in the school's Rusk Hall, honoring three generations of the Butler family: James E. Butler, 1977 alumnus James E. "Jim" Butler Jr. and 2008 alumnus James E. "Jeb" Butler III.

Powerful position

More than 2,700 students received their undergraduate or graduate degrees Dec. 16 during fall Commencement ceremonies.

Three UGA faculty teams awarded Sustainable Food Systems Fellowships

The UGA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative has awarded three interdisciplinary teams of faculty with its third round of Sustainable Food Systems Fellowships.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet residency will include performance, lectures

Choreographer Alonzo King and his LINES Ballet company will visit UGA and Athens for a series of events Jan. 15-18, including a performance by the company presented by the UGA Performing Arts Center and a lecture by King for the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults, Franklin College study says

The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent UGA study.

University launches new Women’s Staff Leadership Institute

Human Resources has launched the Women's Staff Leadership Institute, a new leadership development opportunity for UGA staff members that is aligned with the Women's Leadership Initiative launched in 2015 by President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten.

Associate VP for facilities, University Architects named

Gwynne Darden has been named associate vice president for facilities and University Architects in the Division of Finance and Administration.

Works of art: Interim registrar creates watercolor portraits with meaning

Rosemary Segreti didn't have an art background when she started painting with watercolors. Now seven years later, she's won several awards for her work and often paints during weekends and when she takes vacations from her job as interim registrar at UGA.

Peabody launches center for research, production

Peabody is launching The Media Center at Peabody, a scholarly research center and digital media production arm of the Peabody Awards. The announcement was made by Jeffrey Jones, executive director of the awards program and new center. The Media Center at Peabody is based at UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

UGA is top research institution for service to student veterans

UGA has been named the top tier one research institution in the nation in Victory Media's Military Friendly Schools 2017 rankings. The designation recognizes the university for its outstanding commitment to and programs for student veterans and their families.

UGA, Brazilian foundation to support collaborative international research

UGA and the Minas Gerais State Research Foundation have launched a partnership to support international research collaboration with grant awards up to $15,000 to tackle issues, such as Zika and other infectious diseases, that are important to both Georgia and Minas Gerais, a large state located in southeastern Brazil.

Lawmakers prepared for current legislative session at 30th Biennial Institute

Georgia General Assembly members delved into critical state issues at the 30th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the 2017 legislative session.

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