UGA plays a key role in economic development in Georgia.
UGA foods and nutrition researchers have uncovered the unequal distribution of food stores in one Southeast community, concluding that access to healthy food is problematic in low-income, predominately black neighborhoods.
A recent study estimating the economic impact of UGA’s Public Service and Outreach programs at $333 million annually confirms that in public service areas, investments in higher education multiply quickly throughout Georgia.
More than 250 UGA students study abroad each year through the UGA Global Programs in Sustainability Discover Abroad office. GPS has had such an impact that it has earned an Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education.
Teenagers taught abstinence-only sex education have higher pregnancy rates than those who learn about contraceptives, according to UGA researchers.
The latest jewel in UGA’s crown is the new Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries “designed for the purpose of growing, caring for and sharing the state’s most distinguished collections.”
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.