Feature Stories

The cancer vaccine

When cells become cancerous, the sugars on their surfaces undergo distinct changes that set them apart from healthy cells.

Record trends

Newly published research that includes satellite data from three separate sources shows that the seasonal melt on Greenland’s ice sheet during the summer of 2007 was a stunning 60 percent more than the previous high, set in 1998.

Uganda: finding its niche

Cotton is known across Africa as “white gold.” In Uganda, it is a cash crop that puts money in the pockets of small-scale farmers.

The write stuff

There’s a condition rampant in graduate schools known as “ABD.” It usually affects students nearing the end of their doctoral studies, targeting the overworked, the uninspired and the unsure.

A little means a lot

Jim Moore has been doing it for more than 20 years, steady and consistent. His colleague in the vet school, Chris Barker, started regularly about five years ago.

Striking a chord

Having just told a class of music business students stories about the glamorous and intriguing people and places that are part of her experiences as a music industry insider, Michele Caplinger then told the UGA students how much she envied…

Music to parents’ ears

“Playing a stringed instrument is like having this terrible jigsaw puzzle,” says Michael Heald, associate professor of violin.

Dawg Camp Adventure

Dawg Camp is a program open to incoming freshmen that guides them through outdoors activities like kayaking across Lake Jocasse or backpacking through the Cohutta Wilderness.

Natural beauty

Looking at slime under microscopes and building terrariums for pretend organisms are all part of UGA’s Institute of Ecology outreach programs designed to show Georgia’s children how important it is to protect our natural resources.

Making access easier

More than 6,000 students challenged by learning disabilities, visual impairments and mobility may have to work a little harder than the average student every day to earn their diploma, but a new center based at the University of Georgia will…

Home Sweet Home

In celebration of 200 years of on-campus student living at the University of Georgia, the Department of University Housing, in partnership with Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, has broken ground on construction of a new home for Athens resident Chynitra…

Project Promote

An innovative new University of Georgia Web site, Project Promote, offers an online mentoring program to new faculty and links to many resources in research, teaching and other academic interests.