Business leaders, world-renowned historians, influential advocates for public health and the environment, and three Pulitzer Prize winners are visiting the University of Georgia this fall as part of the Signature Lecture series. Each year, the Signature Lecture series brings a diverse array of speakers who offer insight to students, faculty, and staff.Read More ›
The research of University of Georgia College of Engineering associate professor Jenna Jambeck was featured at an international conference on protecting the world's oceans. Jambeck, whose research on plastic waste in the oceans attracted international attention earlier this year, was a featured panelist in the conference’s discussion of marine pollution.Read More ›
The University of Georgia celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Terry College’s new Business Learning Community by dedicating Correll Hall. UGA also marked the ground breaking of Amos Hall and Phase II of the project.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 University of Georgia recently announced a major hiring initiative to reduce class sizes, create new course sections, and increase students’ interaction with faculty.
UGA’s $4.4 million investment will result in 56 new hires and create 319 new course sections in 81 majors, the majority of which will have fewer than 18 students. By reducing the number of large class sections in critical instruction areas, the University will further improve student learning and success.
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 ›
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 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 ›
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 ›
As the University of Georgia prepares to accept the first members of the Class of 2020, we remain confident this institution is doing all it can to not only recruit the best and brightest students but also to retain them and facilitate their successful degree completion.
Our freshman retention rate is the highest in the University’s history. Of the first-year students who began their academic careers at UGA last year, 95.2% returned for their second year this fall. The University’s 85.3% six-year graduation rate is also at an all-time high. Both of these numbers are well above the national averages and those of our peer institutions.READ MORE