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Fri, 07/08/2022 - 3:23pm
The Community Food Resources database for Athens-Clarke County is housed on Engage Georgia, a platform the UGA Office of Service-Learning launched for local volunteer opportunities. The site lists the food distribution sites available each day, their addresses, the kind of meal or food offered, and any requirements for recipients. Athens-Clarke County officials approved funding for the project through Athens Eats Together, a program that began…
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:07am
Two Athens historic sites will host the second annual event addressing the history of slavery at the University of Georgia this year. “History of Slavery at the University of Georgia: Tell the Whole Story” will take place Saturday, May 21, from 10 am to 9:15 pm, at the Brooklyn Cemetery and Morton Theatre, with this year’s focus on the Athens community. “We are excited that this year’s event is community-focused with programming at two important…
Wed, 01/26/2022 - 1:47pm
When the novel coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, it delivered an array of unforeseen hardships including shutdowns, unemployment and overburdened hospitals in communities across the world. Athens-Clarke County, however, had a head start in reacting to its community’s needs, thanks to an ongoing research project from the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health. The Athens Wellbeing Project (AWP), which surveyed local residents in 2016…
Wed, 12/22/2021 - 12:01pm
With the calendar year winding down, our campus and community present many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the holidays with art, lights, nature and music.  Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is UGA's first winter light show, running though Jan. 9: Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a unicorn, polar bear, penguin, bluebird, goldfinch, giraffe and elephant dot the…
Mon, 06/28/2021 - 10:26am
Vidhi Patel, a junior cellular biology major from Athens, serves as an orientation leader this summer to welcome first-year and transfer students to UGA as she continues her preparation to attend medical school. A wonderful ambassador for town and gown, incoming students are benefiting from her knowledge for learning and passion for UGA. She shares some important insights in this Amazing Student feature: How did you choose your major?…
Thu, 05/20/2021 - 11:37am
We love Clarke County schools and the close, collaborative nature with the university community of which they are in so many ways an important part. One new UGA program in particular helps Clarke County students develop leadership skills, career interests, and confidence as it paves the way for academic excellence. Since she was 2 years old, Tiffani Richardson has had her sights set on becoming a medical professional. Whether an obstetrician, a…
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 2:39pm
Maggie George grew up on the Harry Potter books and “The Little Princess.” Now, through her work with First Book UGA, she’s helping to raise the literacy rate in Athens-Clarke County: “I believe that every kid should have access to books. “It’s heartbreaking when you read about the summer slide that happens when kids don’t have access to books over the summer,” she said. “They come back to school, and they’re just so far behind other kids in…
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:23am
Welcome back to all returning alumni and visitors as we celebrate and honor the University of Georgia, its rich history and all the traditions students and alumni hold sacred: The first Homecoming celebration began on Friday evening with a mass meeting of alumni and students, which consisted of spirited speeches from faculty, coaches, members of the team, and visiting alumni.  The rally was followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing…
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:21am
Congratulations graduates! The day has arrived for 2,800 students - 700 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students - who have met requirements to walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to parents, families and friends, and welcome to campus. Enjoy the moment and the culmination of years of hard work. Our best wishes in your future endeavors - we expect greatness from each and every one.
Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:10am
The Navy tournament marks another successful showing for the Georgia Debate Union.  Remaining tournaments on the schedule include contests at Indiana University, the University of Texas-Austin, Emory University, Boston College, and the National Debate Tournament.   Our thanks to debate coach Hays Watson for keeping us informed about these amazing students. Image: l-r, Swapnil Agrawal, Advait Ramanan, Tucker Boyce, Nathan Rice 

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