Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:35am
"Our community and our school have deep schisms in our population, having both students whose families live in poverty and those who live in affluence, so it is crucial that we provide extra enrichment and sparks to learning for them all," Mullins said. "UGA is a treasure trove for us and the community at large." Indeed, Ms. Mullins. And Barrow Elementary is itself one of our community jewels, educating Athens school kids adjacent to UGA in a…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, History, Earth, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Department of Psychology
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:52am
The Writing Intensive Program in the department of English is providing a set of transformative experiences for young students this summer, where the tangible benefts of writing well become their own reward: The students from Cleveland Road Elementary School wove tall tales of unicorns and beds that transform into sports cars when they visited UGA recently. Their fantasies could have tangible benefits in years to come, said Madison Garrett, a…
Tags: Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, #UGA18, Department of Psychology, University Housing, Department of Dance
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:34pm
Udall and Goldwater Scholars, an HBO movie role, and a slew of teaching and research awards highlight the April kudos for Franklin students and faculty: University of Georgia juniors and Honors students Morgan Gibbs (from Peachtree City, majoring in chemistry and minoring in pharmaceutical sciences) and Mallory Harris (from Dunwoody, is pursuing mathematical sciences with a concentration in computational biology) are among 240 students across…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Community, Issues, Pew Charitable Trust, Department of Marine Sciences, #UGA18, Department of Psychology, Human Nature, sun
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:59am
Flashes and Bangs Service-learning course designed to reach and teach budding young scientists is just one of the Discover UGA features this month on the theme of Helping Communities: The course is designed to combine and develop different skills of the students. “When we started the shows, as part of the grant, Nick Barker, who is an outreach professional, was the lead presenter who explained the science and concepts, while my research…
Tags: graduation, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Earth, Department of Psychology, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:37am
A music education and piano performance outreach project took Hodgson School of Music students and faculty to Kenya in March: Eldoret, Kenya – Many of UGA’s 35,000 students traveled somewhere over spring break, but most didn’t leave the country. Fewer still crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Only six flew to Nairobi, then took a seven-hour van ride to Eldoret, Kenya, to teach music. A group of eight from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s music…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Psychology, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Ecology Annex
Wed, 12/16/2015 - 10:40am
Oysters in Georgia (Geoysters?) have a healthy past and now their future is also looking strong, thanks to the efforts of UGA Marine Extension: Marine Extension has opened the state's first oyster hatchery, which is expected to revive the once-thriving oyster industry in Georgia. The hatchery will help establish an oyster aquaculture industry in Georgia, allowing harvesters to farm single oysters that can be sold on the half-shell, a lucrative…
Tags: social determinants, Department of Psychology
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:56am
UGA faculty and students are engaged up and down the barrier islands of Georgia this summer. One of the many projects to protect and explore is an archaeological field school  through July 17 on Sapelo and Ossabaw Island:  Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources' Archaeology Division and the University of Georgia, this excavation at the former Buckhead Plantation site on Ossabaw Island is serving as a Field School for UGA’s archaeology…
Tags: writing, exhibition, Concert Series, refugee, Campus Transit Facility, #UGA18, Department of Psychology
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:35am
Though Karls has been involved in outreach projects since coming to UGA in 2000, it wasn't until 2009 that she started her own projects, which include establishing a partnership between UGA and the first and second USA Science and Engineering Festivals and providing science demonstrations at the Clarke County Young Scientist Fair and local elementary and middle schools. ... "I believe service-learning classes are crucial in developing and…
Tags: #UGA18, Department of Psychology, History, Hawking, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, businesses
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:44am
Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences, is participating as a judge in the internationally acclaimed "BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit", underway in St. Petersburg Florida.  Joye joins global leaders in ocean conservation including Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue, marine advocates Fabien and Celine Cousteau, grandchildren of Jacques Cousteau, and royal philanthropist Prince Albert II of Monaco.…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Department of Sociology AND Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Microbiology, Genetics, industry, Department of Psychology
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:51am
Congratulations to Bettina Kaplan, associate professor of Spanish, and Peter Smagorinsky of the College of Education who were named recipients of the 2014 Service-Learning Excellence Awards: The awards, established in 2011 by the Office of Service-Learning, recognize distinction in teaching and research related to academic service-learning. ... Since 2002, Kaplan has taught the course "Spanish Practicum for Service-Learning," which she designed…
Tags: History, graduation, Science Olympiad at UGA, Department of Psychology, #UGA18