UGA Student Partners with Local Council on Aging

Jessica Shotwell creates unique health communications program for older populations By: Hayley Major In January 2020, Jessica Shotwell gave her first lesson at the Athens Community Council on Aging. Just two months later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about disruption and… Full story

Bulldogs Take Action to Support the Community

Student-athletes step up to the plate to provide services during pandemic by John Frierson Making sure all Georgia Bulldogs are registered to vote. Providing Wi-Fi hotspots for local students. Helping raise money and provide goods for community members amid the… Full story

UGA Ranks 6th in Nation for Study Abroad Participation

by Stacey Casuccio Open Doors ranking underscores that “UGA is a globally engaged institution” The University of Georgia moved up eight spaces to rank sixth in the nation for the number of students who study abroad, according to the latest Open Doors… Full story

Each College Graduate Adds $2M to Georgia’s GDP

UGA study shows the increased lifetime earnings are a payoff to the state’s bottom line by J. Merritt Melancon Georgians have long viewed higher education as the fastest path to a brighter future, but new research shows how college graduates also fuel… Full story

Expanded Programs Help First-Generation Students

by Khristina Gallagher UGA is equipping first-gen students to leverage their strengths Jordan Delaney always knew she wanted to go to college. She went on to be the only senior from her 2017 graduating class in Dekalb County to attend the University… Full story

Engage GA Helps Athens Community Find Volunteers

by Emilie Gille The online platform can also track students’ experiential learning service The Athens Community Council on Aging depends on volunteers to help provide services to older adults in the Clarke County area. When the pandemic hit in March, almost half… Full story

Sustaining Sustainability on Campus During Pandemic

by Aaron Hale UGA is working to mitigate the environmental impact of pandemic-related changes on campus From getting around campus to mask-wearing to eating lunch, COVID-19 has changed a lot about how the University of Georgia community goes about its day on… Full story

UGA Rises to #15 Among Nation’s Best Public Universities

by Leigh Beeson The University of Georgia has advanced to No. 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 ranking of the best public universities in the nation. This marks the fifth consecutive year that UGA has placed in the Top 20,… Full story

Leadership Program Supports Underserved Populations

by Charles Bauder Fanning Institute initiative is building stronger communities across state A new University of Georgia leadership initiative will partner with eight organizations across the state to build stronger communities by developing leaders within underserved populations. The J.W. Fanning Institute for… Full story

Medical Partnership Increases Student Enrollment

The expansion will help address physician shortages in Georgia The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership located in Athens is helping to address Georgia’s critical shortage of physicians by expanding its class size. The expansion, which will grow the class size… Full story