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Freshmen get a jump on experiential learning before their first semester

The volunteer work at Books for Keeps was part of a service-learning course for participants in the UGA Freshman College Summer Experience.

Sunflower genome sequence to provide roadmap for tools to improve crop resilience, oil production

University of Georgia researchers are part of an international team that has published the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist future research programs using genetic tools to improve crop resilience and oil production.

Unprecedented heights

The academic qualifications of incoming students at the University of Georgia have risen dramatically over the past several years, with each successive class reaching unprecedented heights. The Class of 2021 continues that extraordinary trend, with an average high school grade point average of 4.0 and a record average ACT score of 30.

Remarkable funding growth drives surge in R&D expenditures

Total research and development expenditures surged for the fourth consecutive year at the University of Georgia to an all-time high of $458 million in fiscal year 2017. The record total represents a 31 percent increase in R&D expenditures since fiscal year 2013.

Graduate School names plant pathology prof as associate dean

After a competitive internal search, Graduate School Dean Suzanne Barbour has named Ron Walcott associate dean of the Graduate School, a position in which he will provide administrative oversight and strategic vision during the next phase of the Graduate School's evolution.

Paws for a Cause donates 1,000 books

The University of Georgia New Student Orientation Program's Paws for a Cause initiative collected approximately 1,000 books from incoming first-year students attending orientation sessions this summer. The books will be donated to the Clarke County School District and other local organizations.

University mourns passing of CCRC co-founder

University mourns passing of CCRC co-founder Peter Albersheim.

Changes made across campus

A new school year brings about several changes around campus.

Wisconsin jurist will keynote BFSO Scholarship Luncheon

The Rev. Everett D. Mitchell, a Dane County Circuit Court judge from Wisconsin, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's 15th annual Founders' Award Scholarship Luncheon.

Summer successes: Enrollment reaches new high in 2017

Whether on-campus, online or around the world, summer enrollment at the University of Georgia is on an upward trajectory.

CAES faculty member establishes UGA’s first student exchange program in Spain

CAES faculty member Susana Ferreira establishes UGA's first student exchange program in Spain

College of Environment and Design professor studies coastal Georgia

Two years ago, Brian Orland joined the faculty of UGA's College of Environment and Design, bringing with him a lifetime of scholarly and practical experience in the realm of environmental design.

Marine sciences professor elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Samantha Joye, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. An international nonprofit scientific association with 60,000 members in 137 countries, the AGU is a worldwide scientific community, promoting discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

University mourns passing of College of Education professor

Martha "Marty" Carr, a professor in the College of Education's educational psychology department, died
July 30. She was 59.

Viewing events for solar eclipse to be held at three campus locations

The Aug. 21 solar eclipse can be viewed at three locations on UGA's main campus in Athens.

UGA study identifies two strategies to help employee ‘misfits’ stay engaged

Research from the University of Georgia suggests there are ways to help misfit employees stay engaged on the job.

Cousins Foundation gift to support scholarships, endow university swim and dive coach position

The Cousins Foundation Inc. has committed more than $5 million to the University of Georgia to support need-based scholarships for students and to permanently endow the UGA head swimming and diving coach position.

Law school creates Veterans Legal Services Clinic

The University of Georgia School of Law is establishing a Veterans Legal Services Clinic funded by a lead gift from renowned trial attorney and alumnus James E. "Jim" Butler Jr. in memory of his father, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Butler Sr., who was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. Butler Sr. was also the grandfather of James E. "Jeb" Butler III, a 2008 graduate of the law school.

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