UGA Research Team Receives $500K NIH Grant To Develop Interactive Learning Tools, reads a Targeted News Service headline. The small business grant, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is for researchers to develop interactive educational software for high school students.
Ga. university system eyeing campus mergers
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the University System of Georgia will consider merging some of its smaller colleges in an effort to save money in the 35-campus system.
UGA seeks funding for new vet teaching hospital
Education officials are asking Gov. Nathan Deal to approve a funding request for a new veterinary medicine teaching hospital at the University of Georgia, reports the Associated Press.
AthFest, UGA win award for tourism
The Athens Banner-Herald reports AthFest and the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute received the Al Burris Award for Creative Expression at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism for their creative and innovative iPhone app for the AthFest music and arts festival.
UGA toughens sexual harassment policy, reads an Athens Banner-Herald headline. The new policy explicitly defines sexual violence as a violation of UGA policy.
Handful of events planned to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9/11, reads a headline on OnlineAthens.com, the Athens Banner-Herald website. The commemoration includes an exhibit of handmade memorials inside UGA’s main library and a Emergency Preparedness Information Fair and Lecture.
UGA law school launching program in Washington
The University of Georgia School of Law’s Washington D.C. Semester in Practice program will begin in spring 2012, reports the Associated Press. The program will allow nearly 15 students to live and work in the nation’s capital while earning course credit.
Ga. university system chancellor to speak at UGA
Hank Huckaby, the new University System of Georgia chancellor, will speak during a two-day conference at the University of Georgia set for Sept. 15-16, reports the Macon Telegraph.
UGA rates well on Newsweek’s 2011 college rankings
The Red & Black reports that the University of Georgia ranked in four of the 25 categories Newsweek magazine used to rank the nation’s best colleges.
RGNS to host UGA/Georgia Tech admission workshop
The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will host an area workshop featuring the two colleges tonight at 6 p.m. Sessions will provide high school seniors and their families the opportunity to receive information about academic programs and campus life, among other things, reports The Northeast Georgian.