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UGA to launch new MBA/MPH dual degree program in fall 2014

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health and Terry College of Business have partnered to create a dual degree program for students interested in pursuing high-level management careers in health care organizations and agencies.

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Holiday season is prime time for scams

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Crime  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – The holidays are a prime time for criminals to take advantage of generosity and trust, but one security proponent at the University of Georgia is urging caution when providing personal information online or on the phone to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution publisher to speak at UGA’s fall Commencement

By   /  November 24, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – Amy Glennon, a University of Georgia alumna and first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will give the university’s undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 13 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m. The university’s graduate [...]

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UGA labs conduct testing for FDA’s pet food surveillance program

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet by Kat Gilmore Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, located in Athens and Tifton, are collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network to evaluate diagnostic samples from companion animals in suspect cases of exposure to contaminated foods or drugs to help protect human [...]

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Power plants: UGA researchers explore how to harvest electricity directly from plants

By   /  May 10, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy. To help solve this problem, researchers at the University of Georgia looked to nature for inspiration, and they are [...]

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Saxby Chambliss to headline UGA’s spring undergraduate commencement

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., will take the podium May 10 in Sanford Stadium for the University of Georgia’s undergraduate Commencement. The spring ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and will recognize Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African-American graduate, with an honorary doctor of laws degree.

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Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by April Sorrow Athens, Ga. – Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

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Using Facebook, researchers analyze debris after tornadoes

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – After tornadoes touched down in the Southeast on April 27, 2011, many people in the storm’s path did the most logical thing they could—they posted images of the aftermath on Facebook.

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UGA to host 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will host the 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference April 10-11 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel in Athens.

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One-third of dating teens report violence in their relationships

By   /  January 18, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – Nearly a third of those dating in middle and high school report abusive relationships, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The dating violence, which the researchers first measured in sixth grade, is a cycle that increases over time.

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