Feature Stories

Teaching kids science

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.

UGA entrepreneurs mean business

UGA students aspiring to venture into the world of entrepreneurship have a chance at a campus-wide contest for a $500 prize and a possible $100,000 in venture and angel investment capital.

A heavy burden: The obesity epidemic

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.

A heavy burden: A weight pill?

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.

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.