The news earlier this week of national recognition for UGA for its efforts to foster an inclusive campus [for the third year in a row, no less], dovetails nicely with the renewal of a major new NSF grant for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University:
UGA initially received funding to implement the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation a decade ago, and the program will continue for another five years thanks to a new $4 million NSF grant. The program, led by UGA's Office of Institutional Diversity, funds...
Anthropology graduate student Ashley Block, the victim of a tragic accident earlier this week, was a conservationist, athlete and one of our best:
Thursday morning, more than 200 people filled the church’s Common Room at Emmanuel, where Block became a treasured member of the church community as soon as she arrived in Athens as a University of Georgia graduate student two years ago.
She was a Eucharistic minister for the church, licensed by a bishop to administer the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, and pitched in right away to help with church volunteer activities....
Franklin alumnus Brandon Stanton, creator of the groundbreaking book and blog HUMANS OF NEW YORK, is on campus for a lecture tonight at 7 pm in the Tate Center Grand Hall
“Humans of New York began as a photography project in 2010. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants."
“Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I'd include quotes and short stories from their lives.”
Taken together, these...
New technology installed at two UGA locations will provide real-time weather data and early warnings for severe weather.
Donated by WeatherStem CEO Edward Mansouri,the stations were installed in the State Botanical Garden and on the main campus in early August. The station links to the web and provides tools such as text alerts for changing weather conditions and forecasts. Users can also replay time-lapse videos from attached webcams.
Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of UGA's Atmospheric Sciences Program in the Franklin...
Interesting facts about UGA, student features and the history of the Bulldog Nation are the focus of August Discover UGA:
You might already know the year (1785), and that Abraham Baldwin (that statue watching over North Campus) was the first president, and that we were the first chartered university in our young nation. But did you know that Baldwin was only 14 when he entered Yale?
Find out more - and welcome to campus.