Reaching New Heights

President Morehead hosts student ambassadors

President Morehead hosts student ambassadors

Before the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, President Morehead hosted student leaders at his home from several important ambassadorial organizations, including the Visitors Center student tour guides, the 2015 summer orientation leaders, the Arch Society, and members of the Student Alumni Council.

UGA to reduce class sizes

UGA to reduce class sizes

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.

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UGA researcher investigates Chagas disease treatment

UGA researcher investigates Chagas disease treatment

UGA researchers, in collaboration with Anacor Pharmaceuticals, have received a $5.3 million grant from the Wellcome Trust to develop a new drug for the treatment of Chagas disease, which kills more people in Latin America than any other infectious disease—including malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV. Rick Tarleton, UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Research Professor of Biological Sciences in the department of cellular biology in UGA's Franklin College, and a team of researchers are working to identify more effective drugs to combat Chagas disease.

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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.

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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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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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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Welcome UGA

As the 2015-2016 academic year begins, the University of Georgia community has much to celebrate. As you will see from this short video, it is certainly an exciting time at the nation’s first state-chartered university. Together, we are reaching new heights of academic excellence. Thank you for your continued support of UGA.

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