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UGA reimagines graduate school education

UGA reimagines graduate school education

September 28, 2014

The Integrated Life Sciences program gives graduate students an opportunity to explore their options before selecting their research focus. Read More

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A heavy burden: Never too late

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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.

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Helping to guide others

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

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Community aid

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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.

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Reaching for the stars

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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.

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Good deeds, delivered

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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 for Charities.

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Learning through service

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

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The bigger picture

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For Michael Marshall, an associate professor of photography in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, all it took was one class to see the effect that public service and outreach has on students.

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Real World

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Three UGA students turned a little girl’s wish into a class project and then made it real.

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Above and beyond

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The Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) in the Terry College of Business was established to develop a new class of business and community leaders. For the founders, “new” meant more than the creation of a replacement pool for today’s leadership.