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Morehead Named President of Southeastern Conference

He continues to serve on NCAA Board of Governors and Board of Directors University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference, beginning July 1. As president, Morehead will chair… Full story

Infectious Disease Fellow from the Army War College Made the Most of a Year at UGA

Colonel Jolanda L. J. Walker wraps up a year-long senior service college fellowship at UGA By: Reaganne Coile While on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year, the University of Georgia’s Senior Service College Fellow from the Army War College made… Full story

Dr. Henry Young, Sarah Jones Awarded USDA Grant to Improve Health in Rural Georgia

In a unique collaboration between faculty and staff, the College of Pharmacy has received a USDA grant totaling almost $1 million to develop a Distant Learning and Telemedicine Program for underserved populations in rural Georgia. Dr. Henry N. Young, Kroger Associate Professor… Full story

Inaugural Isakson Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar Named

by Michael Terrazas Anumantha Kanthasamy, an internationally renowned researcher of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, has been appointed as the first John H. “Johnny” Isakson Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Parkinson’s Research. He will join UGA in… Full story

UGA Top Institution for Service to Student Veterans

by Don Reagin UGA’s Barco named top advisor by national student veteran advocacy group The University of Georgia has been named the top tier one research institution in the nation in Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools 2021 rankings. The designation recognizes the university… Full story

Annual Federal Staff Retreat Highlights UGA Research

Approximately 40 U.S. congressional staff members received an exclusive look at UGA’s research mission through the Office of Government Relations’ annual Federal Staff Retreat. Staff members from 15 of Georgia’s 16-member delegation recently attended the two-day retreat.  After receiving an overview… Full story

Chambliss Leadership Forum Exceeds $1 Million Fundraising Goal

Washington, D.C. – Colleagues and friends of former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss have now exceeded the goal of $1 million for the Chambliss Leadership Forum endowment at the University of Georgia. The fourth fundraising dinner for the program was held… Full story

Annual Retreat for Federal Staff Showcases UGA Advancements

Federal staffers got an exclusive look at the University of Georgia’s new Center for Molecular Medicine before the building’s official Sept. 20 dedication as part of the Office of Government Relations’ annual Federal Staff Retreat last month. The Center for… Full story

Gathering the D.C. Dawgs

The University of Georgia hosted its annual UGA in Washington reception with more than 650 alumni and friends in attendance on June 21 at Union Station. The event provided an opportunity for President Jere W. Morehead, Vice President for Development… Full story

UGA Alumnus Sonny Perdue Confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

With former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s confirmation Monday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary, he becomes the first University of Georgia alumnus since Reconstruction to be named to the White House Cabinet and the first Southerner to head the… Full story