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Healthy choices

Wellness is based on making healthy choices, according to clinical assistant professor Chris Cook.

Smart art

During the summer of 1970, John D. (Jack) Kehoe, a sculptor and University of Georgia professor of art, took a small group of UGA students to Cortona, Italy, for art classes. 

Teaching that teems with life

UGA professor James “Jim” Porter has never put teaching second, despite a busy research schedule. The Institute of Ecology professor has consistently gotten rave reviews from students lucky enough to get into one of his courses.

Smitten not Bitten

Wasp wrangling may sound like risky business, especially for children. But it’s actually quite safe, according to UGA entomologist Robert Matthews, as long as the critters are WOWBugs™ — wasps so tiny that their stingers can’t penetrate human skin.

Camping in Russia

Serving as a summer camp counselor is a common experience for many college students, yet for three recreation and leisure studies majors in UGA’s College of Education the experience was anything but ordinary.

Lending a hand, not a handout

It didn’t seem like much to ask. Rosemary Bonner* only wanted to read bedtime stories to her new baby granddaughter.

Taking inventory

The GPS signal bounced from earth to space to earth in a matter of seconds. And when enough satellites lined up the coordinates, David Berle had pinpointed another tree to add to his inventory.

It takes brain power

For the past three decades, modern neuroscience has expanded our understanding of the brain and behavior and led us to recognize that all forms of disease, from cancer to infectious disease to obesity, are influenced by the nervous system.

Georgia as it once was

Constructed in 1872, the old City Market building survived for more than 200 years before succumbing to the wrecking ball in 1954.

The greatest pumpkin

Cucurbits and their familiar shapes were used to showcase student talents and bring together over 500 university students from the diverse academic areas of public relations and horticulture.

Sharing our knowledge

UGA engineering professor Takoi Hamrita has received a $600,000 U.S. State Department grant to advance higher education reform in Tunisia.

Helping Hispanic achievement

The University of Georgia will share a $12.3 million grant with the University of Texas at Austin to develop and launch a new collaborative pilot program designed to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices for recruiting, retaining and graduating Hispanic…

Study abroad in science

For more than 25 years, UGA students have had the opportunity to take a wide range of courses in the arts and humanities through the university’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy.

Seeing the forest through the book leaves

Was Tolkien a tree-hugger? Does political tyranny wreak environmental havoc? Does the restoration of the Shire in The Lord of the Rings provide lessons for our own time and place?