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Tags: Washington DC

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 4:00pm
Two graduate students from the University of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in marine policy-related positions in legislative and executive branches of the federal government. The students will join 69 other finalists in the 2020 class representing 27 of the 34 Sea Grant…
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:16am
The University of Georgia has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UGA will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  The Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking…
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:21am
Research scientists Irene Glowinski and Jim Vaught have established the Christopher Henry Vaught Scholarship in Science Policy at the University of Georgia. The scholarship, named in memory of Glowinski and Vaught’s son Christopher who lived for only 13 days in 1988, will encourage UGA undergraduates to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and learn about the myriad aspects of science policy beyond what they might be exposed to on the Athens…
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:15pm
Vineet Raman of Marietta is among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018: The WLP is a non-profit that seeks to develop the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian community. The nine scholars will be placed in congressional offices for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structured leadership curriculum. “We are excited to welcome the WLP Class of 2018, a…
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:17am
It was on this date in history, July 2, 1776, that the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in June 1776. The Declaration was not delivered to Great Britain until November of that year. The document was signed on August 2, 1776. But on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. They'd…

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