Feature Stories

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.