A group of 40 new University of Georgia faculty members departed Monday on a whirlwind tour of the state. The idea is to expose them to parts of the state they may not have a chance to visit on their own.
A Clarke County grand jury has indicted 18 University of Georgia students and two others who are accused of producing and distributing fake IDs. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Thursday that the ring was led by two roommates who provided door-to-door services. Officials say they used couriers to take customers' photos in their dorm rooms, collected personal information for the IDs and delivered the products for between $50 and $100.
The University of Georgia and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are donating 1,900 pounds of California white sturgeon that had been part of a research study to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. UGA officials say three live sturgeons also were donated for a Tennessee Aquarium exhibit.
The state's 46-year-old marine sciences research center near Savannah is now part of the University of Georgia. Campus officials say the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has completed a merger that places it under UGA's administration after operating independently within the University System of Georgia for years.
University of Georgia officials have named a South Carolina college administrator as its new vice president for student affairs. Officials announced Tuesday that College of Charleston Executive Vice President for Student Affairs, Victor K. Wilson, will begin in his new role Aug. 1.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given the University of Georgia Research Foundation a $3.4 million grant to help fight a debilitating tropical disease. UGA officials said Tuesday the award will be used to expand research on how to eliminate schistosomiasis, a disease caused by worms and contracted when people come in contact with contaminated water.
Researchers at the University of Georgia Marine Extension in Savannah worked for many years to grow a more commercially-viable Georgia oyster. When they succeeded, a trio of entrepreneurs waded into the oyster business.
The University of Georgia Foundation says it will be offering an additional $3.3 million for scholarships, faculty support and other initiatives in the next fiscal year. The foundation made the announcement in a press release Monday, saying the surplus funds were the result of strong returns on investments as well as budget management.
University of Georgia President Michael Adams is leaving office after 16 years of service, clearing the way for President-elect Jere Morehead to officially begin in his new role. Morehead, who previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs, is set to take office Monday.
A new study says Georgia has one of the nation's lowest levels of civic involvement in activities such as voting and volunteering. The University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government headed the project with several partner organizations to measure how much the state's citizens participate in their communities.