Reaching New Heights

Global education

Global education

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.

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UGA in DC

UGA in DC

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.

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2016 Commencement

2016 Commencement

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.

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UGA to reduce class sizes

UGA to reduce class sizes

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.

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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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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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$2.99M NSF grant to fund graduate student’s training

$2.99M NSF grant to fund graduate student’s training

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.

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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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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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Support for UGA Is Stronger Than Ever

The University of Georgia community—yet again—has demonstrated its unyielding dedication to elevating this great institution to new heights of excellence. For the third consecutive year, UGA has set a new record in fundraising, bringing in $183.8 million in new gifts and pledges during fiscal year 2016. This year’s historic total represents a 28 percent increase over the previous year’s record of $144.2 million.

This significant accomplishment was made possible by the high levels of commitment and teamwork that characterize the UGA community. I am deeply appreciative to our alumni and friends for their unwavering generosity and loyalty. I also am grateful to our development team; the UGA Foundation Trustees; leaders of our schools, colleges, and other units; and our outstanding faculty, staff, and students.

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