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CUREnet will expand undergraduate research experiences

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Despite a nationwide emphasis on increasing the number of students entering science, technology, engineering and math fields, many leave the disciplines within their first two years. Now a group of institutions led by the University of Georgia will spearhead a new phase of development of a national network to support integration of research experiences into undergraduate life science lab courses.

The network, called "Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Network," or CUREnet, was established to broaden the availability of research opportunities for students across the U.S...

Thursday Scholarship Concert Series opens Sept. 7

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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The students of the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, along with an array of faculty soloists, opens a new year of concerts for the Thursday Scholarship Series in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.:

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s flagship concert series opens with one of its most notable large ensembles performing classics from Barber, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.

The concert opens with Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra. Premiered in 1942, the single-movement orchestral work clocks in around 11 minutes.

“The Barber is a lush and...

OTAS - helping transfer students adjust

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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Our Office of Students Academic Services reaches into many parts of campus, touching the college journey of many students - particularly including transfer students:

In an average year, transfers make up nearly 20 percent of newly enrolled students at the University of Georgia.

"Students in this transfer population include veterans, in-state and out-of-state transfers, international students as well as nontraditional students," said Field. "Students often arrive on campus unaware of the many UGA resources designed to help them succeed."

For example, Kayla, a new...

Dawgs Suit Up

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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With an eye toward next steps after graduation, as well as those that begin well beforehand, our colleagues at the UGA Career Center are helping students get ready for interviews and internships with 'Dawgs Suit Up'

‘Dawgs Suit Up’ – an event where UGA students will be able to purchase professional business attire at deeply discounted rates up to 70% off from the JCPenney Athens store on Sunday, September 10th from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Needs-based scholarships of $200 are available by application! Click here to apply. Deadline to apply: August 23rd.    For under $200, students...

The Benefits of Being Bilingual

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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From cross-cultural and social adaptability to increased intelligence, cognition and empathy, there are a number of ways to approach the myriad benefits of knowing multiple languages. Included among these, brain fitness:

Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and delayed onset of dementia.

Could it be that the human brain evolved to be multilingual – that those who speak only one language are...

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