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Zero Waste UGA

Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago
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Did you know to-go cups from your favorite cafe are not recyclable? How much energy does your building consume? How many of your co-workers carpool? The UGA Office of Sustainability works to educate us on these and many other questions, making the microcosm that is our campus community more in-tune with its environmental and stewardship responsibilities:

Zero Waste UGA, an effort to send 65 percent less waste to the landfill in 2020 than the campus did in 2010, which is part of UGA's Strategic Plan.

Through this and other sustainability programs, UGA diverts about 10,000...

Teaching Free Speech

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Expression on campus and anywhere in the public sphere has gained renewed urgency - understanding it, championing it, responding to it. A Chronicle of Higher Education writer weighs in with an important point - College Is Too Late to Teach Free Speech:

How do young adults arrive on campus with so little appreciation of free expression and the First Amendment? But the better question is: How could they have gained such an appreciation when their previous schooling did nothing to instill it and a lot to undermine it? Worse still, most colleges do little, if anything, to remedy that...

A Globally-Engaged University

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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A vital protein in the lifeblood of UGA is international engagement. As a beacon for scholars and students from around the world, the university serves the citizens of state of Georgia as its flagship. Students from our state come to UGA because the world is here; the world comes to Athens because UGA is here. The relationship is mutually-beneficial and defining. From the Office of International Education Strategic Plan:

Vision 

We envision a globally engaged university in which UGA students gain a rich understanding of the world and are prepared to work in international and...

Memorial for Judith Ortiz Cofer

Posted 2 months 3 days ago
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The university community will have the opportunity to pay their respects and celebrate the life of retired Regents Professor of English and creative writing Judith Ortiz Cofer, who passed away on Dec. 30. The memorial service will be held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel followed by a reception in Demosthenian Hall. 

"Judith Cofer was a highly intelligent and gifted human being who brought her love of family and her experience as a native born-Puerto Rican and long-time citizen of Georgia to bear in her poems, essays, and fiction," said Hugh Ruppersburg, professor emeritus of English...

LACSI shares needs assessment of local Hispanic and Latino community

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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The Athens-Clarke County Hispanic and Latino community faces significant challenges when trying to access basic services locally, according to a report by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute:

The study is the first comprehensive needs assessment of this population, which has nearly doubled since 2000 and today makes up 10.6 percent of the county's population and 22.5 percent of the Clarke County School District student body, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and the Infinite Campus system.

Researchers looked at the...

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