University of Georgia students have opportunities to complete courses, internships, and service projects in countries across the globe. Spanning the seven continents, UGA’s more than 100 faculty-led study abroad programs expose students to experiential learning in a variety of disciplines.Read More ›
President Morehead and other University of Georgia leaders traveled to Washington, DC to visit with alumni and friends. Throughout the event, the alumni passion for the University was evident. UGA alumni play a critical role in advancing this institution, and it is clear that the spirit of the Bulldog family remains strong in our nation’s capital.Read More ›
The University of Georgia welcomed its newest class of alumni at spring Commencement ceremonies as 4,343 undergraduates and 1,209 graduate students earned their degrees. With the class of 2016, UGA now has more than 300,000 living alumni for the first time in history.Read More ›
The University of Georgia has completed a major hiring initiative to reduce class sizes, create new course sections, and increase students’ interaction with faculty. UGA’s $4.4 million investment resulted in more than 50 new hires and will create 319 new course sections in 81 majors when the fall semester begins. By reducing the number of large class sections in critical instruction areas, the University will further improve student learning and success.Read More ›
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.Read More ›
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.Read More ›
The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Georgia a five-year, $2.99 million grant to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology. As a part of the new NSF Research Traineeship initiative, this program will provide students with skills to solve complex problems in a field of increasing importance. Vanessa Ezenwa, an associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s infectious diseases department, will lead the new program.Read More ›
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.Read More ›
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.Read More ›
Guided by our land-grant mission, the University of Georgia maintains an unwavering commitment to the state we proudly call home. For the past four years, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and I have embarked on an annual farm tour to learn about current issues facing the agriculture community and to understand the ways in which the University can further its support of the state’s leading industry.
We were pleased to be joined on this year’s farm tour by a number of outstanding agriculture supporters: state Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Wilkinson, state House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England, state House of Representatives Agriculture Chairman Tom McCall, and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue. We visited several sites in middle and south Georgia, including locations where UGA researchers have ongoing studies and where high-value cultivars developed by UGA scientists are being marketed and reproduced.
Throughout the tour, I was reminded of the strength of the University’s enduring partnership with farmers and industry leaders around the state. Agriculture in Georgia is thriving, and UGA is committed to promoting its success through continued scholarship, education, and outreach.READ MORE