Feature Stories

Darwin Days

The first Darwin Day celebration at UGA was held February 12, 1909 to mark the centennial of the birth of Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution through natural selection is the foundation of modern biology. It has since evolved into…

Beyond Tang

Deep-space travel will require foods that contain such low levels of oxygen that they can be stored for years while retaining their quality. As it turns out, this is a valuable trait for food stored here on Earth as well.…

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.