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May. 15 2017

PSO Faculty Fellows study coastal debris, fungi and leadership evaluation

As 2016-17 Faculty Fellows, ­Jambeck, Brewer and Nesbit each has had an opportunity to partner with a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit to further their academic and research interests.

Feb. 6 2017

PSO programs help Georgia communities grow, prosper

University of Georgia outreach programs had a $753 million impact on the state of Georgia last year, with communities benefiting from leadership training, downtown revitalization, workforce development and assistance to small businesses, among others.

Jan. 23 2017

UGA alumna named State Botanical Garden director

Jennifer M. Cruse-Sanders, vice president for science and conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, has been named director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, effective Feb. 15.

Jan. 17 2017

UGA president, Macon mayor discuss collaborations and future partnerships

A meeting with Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert Jan. 4 was an opportunity for UGA President Jere W. Morehead to learn more about the assistance the university provided Macon-Bibb before, during and after its government consolidation.

Jul. 25 2016

Economic development office helps connect UGA to businesses

Sean McMillan is at the heart of economic development in the state of Georgia.

Jun. 27 2016

New pavilion at Skidaway Island campus dedicated

As about 60 children and adults looked on, the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant officially dedicated a covered pavilion at the UGA Skidaway Island campus June 8.

May. 2 2016

Environmental health science professor researches impacts of discarded drugs, toiletries

For most people, washing clothes, dishes and even their hands are a daily practice in good hygiene. To Erin Lipp, these common behaviors can be a threat to coastal ecosystems and the people who live near them.

Jan. 25 2016

Gift to UGA leadership institute named for former gymnastics coach

A $500,000 gift to the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at UGA will create the Suzanne Yoculan Leebern Fund to support students through the Embark program.

Aug. 31 2015

On the road

One of the first things Jane McPherson did when she got into the classroom at the beginning of the semester was have her Master of Social Work students circle their hometown on a large map. Having just returned from the 2015 New Faculty Tour, she has an appreciation for critical issues facing the state and how UGA can play a role in helping address them.

Aug. 10 2015

New university faculty to take tour of 13 cities, 43 counties

About 40 new UGA faculty members will get a whirlwind tour of the state this week so that they can better understand the geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history and culture of Georgia.

Aug. 10 2015

US agriculture undersecretary uses UGA visit to promote healthier eating

About 1.8 million Georgians depend on government assistance to feed their families. The U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services visited Athens last month to see how the university is working within the community to make it easier for those families to eat healthier.

Apr. 20 2015

Former PSO faculty member named director of Archway Partnership

Robert E. Gordon Jr., a public finance lawyer and former UGA Public Service and Outreach faculty member, has been named director of the Archway Partnership, effective April 13.

Sep. 2 2014

New faculty learn about economic development in Georgia during tour

Forty new academic and service faculty learn about the culture, geography, economy and people of Georgia.

Aug. 18 2014

President visits Archway Partnership, SBDC projects

Government, business and community leaders in Washington County welcomed UGA President Jere W. Morehead to Sandersville July 29 and shared highlights of the ways the university has helped them address critical issues in the community.

Jun. 16 2014

PSO leadership class graduates, gives back

Seventeen UGA faculty and staff graduated from the public service and outreach leadership academy June 2, then turned the tables on academy leaders, presenting them with a class gift, a pledge of $4,200 to help support the leadership academy in the future.

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