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UGA visits the West Coast

UGA visits the West Coast

The University of Georgia hosted a series of events for alumni, students, parents and donors in California from July 12-17. The trip to the West Coast gave UGA President Jere W. Morehead, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Kelly Kerner, and other administrators an opportunity to connect with supporters who live and work in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication kicked off the weeklong series of events with a networking event that connected alumni with students participating in the Grady in LA program, a summer internship and study program that provides undergraduates with experiences in the entertainment industry.

GRU/UGA Medical Partnership

GRU/UGA Medical Partnership

The GRU/UGA Medical Partnership celebrated the graduation of its second group in May 2015. The newest doctors who attended four years of medical school in Athens will be completing their residencies in outstanding teaching hospitals ranging from Johns Hopkins to the University of California-San Francisco – and to one of the newest residency programs in Athens, the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine program at St. Mary’s Healthcare.

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UGA researcher receives major grant

UGA researcher receives major grant

Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences and Professor of Marine Sciences, leads a team of scholars that received a three-year, $18.8 million grant to continue studies of natural oil seeps and to track the impacts of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. In recognition of excellence in teaching and scholarship, Joye was named the University of Georgia's 2015 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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Gates Millennium Scholars

Gates Millennium Scholars

The University of Georgia hosted the Gates Millennium Scholars, a group of undergraduate students recognized for academic excellence. The program helps to develop leadership skills and increase participation in STEM-related disciplines among underrepresented student populations.

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Archway Partnership

Archway Partnership

The Archway Partnership, a unit of the Office of Public Service and Outreach, was launched in 2005 to extend access to higher education resources across the state and address critical community-identified needs. In its first 10 years, Archway has served 11 Georgia communities through collaborations with UGA's 17 colleges and schools and other higher education institutions. Archway provides direct access for faculty and students to experience the opportunities and challenges facing communities in Georgia.

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Informatics Hiring Initiative

Informatics Hiring Initiative

Through a new major hiring initiative, the University of Georgia is strengthening its involvement in informatics, a rapidly growing field that examines massive datasets. The university plans to hire eight tenure-line faculty members who will conduct research in this burgeoning field. Because informatics is a broad area, this hiring initiative will engage many disciplines and could bring new faculty members to any of UGA’s 17 schools and colleges.

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UGA in DC

UGA in DC

President Jere W. Morehead sat down with 30 UGA students interning in D.C. for a lunch and roundtable discussion at Delta Hall. Many of the students are participating in UGA’s three summer D.C. programs: the Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program, the Grady in D.C. program, and the Honors in Washington program.

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Experience UGA

Experience UGA

The University of Georgia and the Clarke County School District have launched Experience UGA, a partnership that seeks to bring each of the 13,000 Clarke County students to UGA’s campus every year. Through a variety of field trips, students participate in hands-on, curricular-based learning activities.

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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

The University of Georgia will become the largest public university in the nation to require all undergraduate students to engage in experiential learning prior to graduation. Through internships, research, service-learning, study abroad, and other forms of hands-on learning, UGA students will experience life-changing opportunities tailored to their interests and aspirations.

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UGA Fundraising Reaches All-Time High

The University of Georgia community has joined together to set a new record in fundraising for a second consecutive year. In fiscal year 2015, 63,784 contributors donated nearly $144.2 million in gifts and pledges to advance the various missions of this great institution.

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