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Change Champions help educate employees about OneSource Project

The Change Champions are here to help UGA through one of its biggest financial and human resources transformations.

USG chancellor, vet med dean will give fall Commencement addresses

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley will deliver the fall undergraduate Commencement address at the University of Georgia on Dec. 15 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m.

Atlanta couple’s gift to State Botanical Garden a tribute

Adrian and John Robinson met when they were children. Their mothers, both among the first members of the State Botanical Garden Board of Advisors, were friends and both children attended Athens Academy.

Economic developer training helps state attract new industry

It didn't take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes.

Benefits premium deduction will change for nine-month faculty

With the transition to the OneUSG ­Connect-Benefits platform, there has been a change in the method in which benefits premiums are collected for nine-month faculty members.

College of Education study to determine how to turn political emotions into classroom assets

A political discussion can easily turn emotional. But when these emotions erupt among middle and high school students, they can become powerful teaching tools to keep kids engaged and learning, according to a University of Georgia researcher.

University to hold 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia is helping to build healthier, stronger communities statewide through a program that combines education with leadership development.

Taking the lead

Nine University of Georgia faculty members have been named to the 2017-2018 class of the university's Women's Leadership Fellows Program.

University honors leadership level donors at 2017 Presidents Club Reception held Nov. 3

The university hosted a reception on Nov. 3 to recognize fiscal year 2017 Presidents Club members. These leadership level donors collectively contributed over $146 million to the Commit to Georgia Campaign in FY17. More than 740 members attended the event, which was held in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall.

Disability Resource Center recognizes 28 students, 1 faculty member at reception

A total of 28 UGA students registered at the DRC received scholarships Oct. 24 at a reception in Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center.

UGA Extension, Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board receive national recognition

A team of University of Georgia family and consumer sciences experts has earned a national award for its efforts to create healthier and safer environments for children, both at home and in day care settings.

Parents Leadership Council grant supports fall student writing retreat

On Oct. 21, a group of students gathered in the Reading Room at the Miller Learning Center to spend a Saturday writing. With a grant awarded by the Parents Leadership Council, English department faculty and writing program administrators Elizabeth Davis, Lindsey Harding and Sara Steger coordinated a writing retreat open to all UGA undergraduate students. According to one participant, it "was an awesome event" and "more people need to know about it."

 

Peabody Awards adds two media professionals to board of jurors

Peabody has appointed Joshua Brand and Mike Monello to its board of jurors, which each year evaluates entries and bestows the Peabody Awards for excellence in electronic media. The program is housed in the University of  Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

UGA police officer receives Kassinger Scholarship

The Edward T. and Sarah Laurent Kassinger Scholarship board has awarded the 2017 Kassinger Scholarship to Officer Alan Krish with the University of Georgia Police Department in recognition of his academic achievements and work pursuits.

COE staffer supports Girl Scouts as troop leader

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is one of more than 1,400 charities benefiting from UGA's Campaign for Charities, which ends Dec. 15.

Assistant professor focuses research on environmental drivers of disease

Courtney Murdock was well on her way to becoming a veterinarian; as a pre-vet student at the University of Michigan she majored in biology and volunteered at a small animal hospital. But then she spent the summer before her senior year working at the university's biological field station.

#GivingTuesday is Nov. 28

Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a national day of giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nearly 40 proposals submitted for university’s new diversity and inclusion grants program

The New Approaches to Promote Diversity and Inclusion grants program, announced by UGA President Jere W. Morehead in August, has garnered 39 proposals from units across campus.

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