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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.

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.

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.…

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.…

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.

According to Shan Huang, a Ph.D. student at the UGA Odum School of Ecology, the effects of extinction impact more than just the endangered species.

Some senior citizens would not be enjoying a meal today were it not for Stephen Olejnik and the Meals on Wheels program. UGA faculty and staff can contribute to Meals on Wheels or 1,200 other organizations through the 2012 Campaign…

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, an associate professor of language and literacy education, believes if teachers want to create positive change in the lives of their students, then they must first be able to create positive change in their own.

“White-nose syndrome” is spreading through states and devastating colonies of bats from Canada to North Carolina. A federal-state cooperative housed in UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine is part of team trying to determine the cause and solution.

UGA students are getting valuable life experience connecting academic concepts learned in the classroom with real needs in the community.