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College of Engineering Recognized for Diversity

by Mike Wooten The University of Georgia College of Engineering has been honored for its commitment to diversity and inclusion by the American Society of Engineering Education and its Engineering Deans Council. The college was named a bronze-level institution in ASEE’s national… Full story

UGA Launches Alumni-Student Mentor Program

by Laura Bayne The University of Georgia will launch its first comprehensive mentorship initiative, the UGA Mentor Program, on June 12. Alumni, including faculty and staff, who are interested in participating can create a profile at mentor.uga.edu. The site will open for student sign-ups… Full story

From Gardens to Pantries: UGA is Addressing Food Insecurity in Clarke County

Two Clarke County middle schools have created food pantries to address food insecurity in the Athens community, with assistance from AmeriCorps VISTAs at UGA. At Hilsman Middle School, where VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Katie Stanhope is assigned to work… Full story

Startup Gateway Generates $531M into Economy

The University of Georgia’s startup program generates economic value of more than half a billion dollars annually, according to a new analysis. Startup companies created through Innovation Gateway, the university’s arm for research commercialization, have an economic impact of $531 million… Full story

UGA Building Renovations Win Awards From Georgia Trust

Three University of Georgia building renovation projects have received statewide awards from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. The Agricultural Research Building and H.H. Tift Building at the UGA Tifton campus received an Excellence in Rehabilitation award, and the Russell Hall renovation received an… Full story

Medical Residents Team Up with Meals on Wheels

by Mary Kathryn Rogers Each week the Athens Community Council on Aging and its 200 volunteers deliver over 1,300 meals to homebound adults in Clarke and Barrow counties through the Meals on Wheels program. Some of the 300-plus clients are older adults… Full story

Giving Back is Second Nature for Dream Award Winner

by Leigh Beeson Growing up on the east side of Athens, Michele Pearson was always a “why” kid. “Why is the grass green and the sky blue? Why do we do this?” she remembers asking. “I don’t do well with a ‘because… Full story

Dawgs at the Dome: Bulldogs descend on Capitol

Students from the University of Georgia visited the Georgia state Capitol on Tuesday for the sixth annual Dawgs at the Dome. The event, a collaboration between the Student Government Association and the Office of Government Relations, allows students to spend… Full story

UGA Achieves 96 Percent Career Outcomes Rate

University of Georgia graduates, for the second year in a row, are employed or attending graduate school within six months at a rate of 96 percent—11.7 percent higher than the national average. Of those students: 63 percent were employed full time;… Full story

$3 Million Gift to Aid First-Generation Law Students

First-Start Scholars Program offers tuition scholarship as well as professional development stipend by Lona Panter  Thanks to a $3 million gift—the largest outright donation in school history—the University of Georgia School of Law will be able to continue transforming the legal education experience… Full story