Feature Stories

Super Crew

Finding a job is tough. Being homeless makes it even harder. A new partnership between UGA Cooperative Extension and the Atlanta Mission Project is helping homeless men at the mission grow stronger.

Darwin Days

The first Darwin Day celebration at UGA was held February 12, 1909 to mark the centennial of the birth of Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution through natural selection is the foundation of modern biology. It has since evolved into…

Beyond Tang

Deep-space travel will require foods that contain such low levels of oxygen that they can be stored for years while retaining their quality. As it turns out, this is a valuable trait for food stored here on Earth as well.…

Teaching kids science

Collaboration between UGA faculty and Georgia teachers is improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at local schools and giving both groups a community where they can discuss issues and share ideas.

UGA entrepreneurs mean business

UGA students aspiring to venture into the world of entrepreneurship have a chance at a campus-wide contest for a $500 prize and a possible $100,000 in venture and angel investment capital.

A heavy burden: The obesity epidemic

After-school physical education classes are only part of a broad set of programs at UGA that are addressing one of the most pressing threats to Georgians’ health and prosperity.

A heavy burden: A weight pill?

Possibly, UGA researchers say. Clifton Baile and his colleagues at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been exploring the potential of certain plant-based compounds as aids to weight loss.

A heavy burden: Never too late

Mary Ann Johnson, in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Science, has been exploring the factors that put older adults at risk for obesity; and as a result she has designed and tested interventions to help them lead healthier lives.…

Helping to guide others

UGA student Mallory Nelson is serving others by training Pepsi, a black Labrador puppy, to be a guide dog for a disabled person.

First and only

The rapid growth of the Brazilian economy has caused demand for Portuguese speakers to surge, and a grant from the federal National Security Education Program will establish the nation’s first and only Undergraduate Flagship Program in Portuguese at UGA.

Seeing things in a different light

University of Georgia researchers have developed a new material that emits a long-lasting, near-infrared glow—potentially revolutionizing medical diagnostics and providing a foundation for highly effective solar cells.

Community aid

For Mumbi Okundaye, public health isn’t just a job title; it’s a moral imperative. That’s why she works to join resources from the College of Public Health with the local nonprofit group AIDS Athens Inc.

Rite of passage

The former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company has opened his south Georgia doors to Terry College students so they can soak up time-honored wisdom amidst the clarity of nature. Learning weekends at Doug Ivester’s Deer Run Plantation allow students to…

Small Wonders

For decades, scientists have wondered whether tiny structures known as Hirano bodies found in the brains of people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s were one of the causes or consequences of the disorder. Now, a University of Georgia cellular biologist…

Reaching for the stars

While its not her usual pastime, Paige Carmichael’s role in the first “Dancing with the Athens Stars” in 2008 was how the College of Veterinary Medicine’s associate dean for academic affairs initially got involved with the local charity Project Safe.…

A special partnership

The beginning of the medical partnership between the University of Georgia and the Georgia Health Sciences University will not be forgotten thanks to the efforts of graduate students in the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.