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Clean energy is ‘the need of the century’

Clean energy is ‘the need of the century’

October 19, 2014

UGA researchers are making biological breakthroughs that will help solve the world’s energy problems. Read More

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Super Crew

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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.

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Teaching kids science

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Collaboration between UGA faculty and Georgia teachers is improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at local schools and giving both groups a community where they can discuss issues and share ideas.

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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.