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Jul. 13 2015

Energy-saving efforts save UGA $175,000 during heat wave

Through energy conservation efforts and being mindful of their work environment, members of the campus community saved UGA $175,000 and enough electricity to power 12 average American homes for a year.

May. 18 2015

UGA’s Arch to undergo preservation

The iconic UGA Arch will undergo a preservation process starting May 19 and continuing through the summer.

Apr. 27 2015

15 from 2015: UGA students discuss their hands-on learning experiences

At UGA, students aren't limited to learning inside the classroom. From helping migrants in Jordan to researching animals in Hawaii to completing clinical rotations in Alaska, these graduating students talk about how their hands-on learning experiences impacted their UGA academic experiences and their lives.

Apr. 27 2015

OID coordinator devotes his life to ‘impacting change’ in the community

When he was 11, Randolph Carter turned to God for answers and made a promise that would shape the rest of his life. 

Apr. 13 2015

VP for development, alumni relations speaks to Staff Council

UGA is making progress on increasing alumni and outside engagement, but still has room to grow.

Apr. 13 2015

Informational sessions held on retiree health insurance changes

Droves of retirees and soon-to-be retirees flocked to the Georgia Center April 3 for informational sessions on upcoming changes to retiree health insurance from the University System of Georgia. So many people showed up to the first session that even with four overflow rooms, an additional session was added to meet the demand for information about the changes that go into effect Jan. 1. 

Apr. 6 2015

Outdoor teams challenge course opens

More than 100 people felt the wind rush by as they flew 300 feet through the air during the March 20 opening of UGA's outdoor teams challenge course and zip lines. Along with testing out the two zip lines, participants had the chance to examine the course located at the Lake Herrick Recreational Sports Complex in Oconee Forest Park.

Mar. 30 2015

University staff members win 3 CASE awards

UGA communications, photography and design professionals were recognized with three awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III conference Feb. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida. 

Mar. 23 2015

Info sessions on upcoming changes to retiree health insurance to be held

Two sessions on upcoming changes to retiree health insurance from the University System of Georgia, which includes UGA, will be held on campus April 3.

Mar. 16 2015

Former aspiring poet in charge of ‘Georgia Review’ production

Years before he started working on campus, Scott LaClaire submitted several of his poems for publication in The Georgia Review. None was ever published, but LaClaire finds irony in his efforts now that he's helped mold the publication during his 14 years at the literary journal.

Mar. 2 2015

Director of development combines her passion for health, people

As an undergraduate student at Presbyterian College, Ginny Ingels spent a summer in Haiti working in health promotion at a rural hospital. That experience, coupled with a lifelong passion for health, made her transition to director of development for the College of Public Health all the more easy. 

Mar. 2 2015

Honors Program adviser promotes equality in Athens, US

Ricky Roberts likes to tackle things that others say are not possible. So in 2012 as cities across the world were preparing an LGBT civil rights march, she wanted Athens to host one despite concerns from other local activists who said no one would come out to demonstrate.

Feb. 16 2015

IT director helps support College of Engineering students, faculty

For Forrest Bridges, the year 2000 didn't just mark the change on the calendar, it also marked a change in his career path.

Feb. 2 2015

‘Talent scout for books’

After having heard about working in scholarly publishing from friends who had interned in the field, Walter Biggins was a new college graduate when he accepted a position as assistant to the director of the University Press of Mississippi in 1999. That position propelled him down a career path that continues to this day in his role as senior acquisitions editor for the University of Georgia Press. 

Jan. 26 2015

Bridging the gap

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

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