UGA

Education
3:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

UGA Faculty/Staff Recommend Change to Anti-Discrimination Policy

Credit University of Georgia

Faculty and staff members at the University of Georgia want to beef up the language in the school’s non-discrimination policy.

  The University Council has sent a recommendation to UGA president Jere Morehead to add the phrase “gender identity” to its non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy.

Management Information Systems professor Janine Aronson has worked at UGA for more than 20 years. When she came out as transgender several years ago, she says she got support from the administration, but she believes it is time to add the language to university policy.

Read more
Local
12:58 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Gallup Obesity Survey Shows Georgia in Middle of the Pack

Obesity rates across the country are rising, but at a slightly slower pace according to a new study.
Credit USA Today

The obesity rate in Georgia is 28.2%, according to the latest Gallup Well-Being Index.

These findings are based on body mass index from self-reported data.

That's why some health officials believe the data should be taken with a grain of salt.

Read more
Local
6:28 am
Wed December 4, 2013

UGA Brain Research Sheds Insight on Dementia

Dr. Stephen Miller, of UGA, is part of a study investigating brain-related problems including dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
Credit University of Georgia

Researchers at the University of Georgia appear to be close to unveiling some of the mysteries behind brain-related problems like dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

And they say, the sooner a concern is diagnosed, the better.

Read more
Local
7:19 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Georgia Makes Progress in Obesity Battle

New data shows Georgia is slimming down.
Credit Georgia Shape

Georgia is making progress in the battle against obesity.  

Just over two years ago Gov. Nathan Deal launched the Shape Initiative, which is aimed toward fighting childhood obesity.

The latest data shows the program is making a difference.

Read more
Business
12:35 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Metro Atlanta Ranks Low in Economic Poll

Dr. Jeffrey Humphreys, with the University of Georgia, believes metro Atlanta's economic future is looking brighter.
Credit Univ. of Georgia

  Of the 102 major areas in the U.S., metro Atlanta's economy came in 65th place in July, according to a monthly analysis by On Numbers, a business publication.

Among the factors used in the ranking, employment, weekly earnings for workers and retail expansion for cities with at least 500,000 residents.

Read more
"The 5:44" with Denis O'Hayer
7:25 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

A Talk with Retiring UGA President Michael Adams, Part 2: Dooley; Sports Funding; Spurrier

With an framed, autographed Herschel Walker jersey behind him, retiring University of Georgia president Dr. Michael Adams talks with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in the president's office in Athens on June 11, 2013.

  On June 30, 2013, Dr. Michael Adams will retire as president of the University of Georgia.  

In his 16 years at the helm, Adams has often sparked controversy with some of his decisions in both academics and athletics.  

Part 2 of his conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer focused on athletics; with thoughts on Vince Dooley, the role of athletics at the university, and perennial Bulldog nemesis Steve Spurrier--among other things.

Read more
WABE News
1:54 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

UGA Offering Some Benefits for Domestic Partners

The University of Georgia is preparing to offer some benefits to employees with domestic partners.
Credit The University of Georgia

The University of Georgia is preparing to offer "soft benefits" to registered domestic partners of school employees.

This includes vision and dental insurance.

"If we want to stay competitive for recruiting top faculty, it's essential that we catch up in this regard.  This is not about leading the pack, it's about us catching up with what other universities are doing," says Dr. Janet Frick, with UGA's Human Resources Committee.  

Read more
WABE News
4:31 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

UGA Increasing Security Measures at Graduation

UGA's police chief says up to 40,000 people will attend this springs's graduation ceremonies.
Credit Rick O'Quinn/University of Georgia

The University of Georgia is beefing up security measures for its graduation ceremonies in light of the Boston bombings.

The university will ban book bags and limit all bags to 12-by-12 inches for the May 10th graduation ceremonies at Sanford Stadium and Stegeman Coliseum.

Read more
WABE News
9:01 am
Wed February 27, 2013

UGA Hosts Musical Conference

If you want to get to Carnegie Hall.....practice, practice, practice.  

But if you want to learn how to get to Carnegie Hall, you may want to head out to Athens, GA on Wednesday.

The University of Georgia is hosting its Third Annual "Protect Athens Music" Conference.  The event includes tips on copyrights, licensing, touring and a number of legal matters for musicians to ponder.

Read more
Local
6:31 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

New University of Georgia President Named

Credit University System of Georgia

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia unanimously approved hiring Jere Morehead as the 22nd president of the University of Georgia today. Morehead has spent most of his career at the university and has served as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at UGA since 2010.

Read more
This Day in History Series
8:39 am
Wed December 5, 2012

This Day in History: Georgia Colleges Lose Their Accreditation

Walter D. Cocking

Today is December 5, and if we were to turn Georgia's clock back 71 years to this date in 1941, we'd find the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announcing that it was withdrawing its accreditation for ten Georgia colleges.   

 Georgia State University associate professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn joins WABE's Steve Goss to talk about the so-called "Cocking Affair".

Read more
Business
5:57 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

UGA Economic Outlook: Ga Recovery Will Slightly Outpace Natl. Average

Terry College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast says a restructuring of the state's private sector, coupled with new industry coming to Georgia, will help spur economic growth in 2013.
Credit University of Georgia

Looking out a year from now, Georgia’s GDP growth will have risen by 2.1%, slightly outpacing the national average.

That’s according to the University of Georgia’s 2013 Economic Outlook, released Thursday at a luncheon in Atlanta.

Georgia's recovery looks good for a few reasons.

“There was a tremendous amount of restructuring that needed to go on in our private sector.  And that’s complete,” says UGA Terry College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast.  

Read more
Local
8:00 am
Fri September 28, 2012

16 Georgia Sites Now Ready to Shelter Humans and Pets in Emergencies

Thanks to the federal PETS Act, if you have to go to an emergency shelter, you won't have to leave your pet behind.

In case of a natural disaster, there are now several locations in Georgia that will ready to shelter you and your pet. The newest location will be on the University of Georgia campus.

The shelter will have room for 250 people and, a few miles away, there will be a facility for 250 dogs and 150 cats.

The plan is a result of the federal Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act passed after Hurricane Katrina.

Pet owners will be required to stay at the human shelter if they want the animal shelter to house their pets.

Read more
Sports
6:13 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Georgia Bulldogs In Missouri for Tigers First SEC Game

Georgia will be without several key defensive players.
UGA

There’s a newcomer to Southeastern Conference football and the Georgia Bulldogs will play them first.

The 7th ranked “dawgs” are in Columbia, Missouri to take on the Tigers.

The last time Missouri and Georgia played, Fran Tarkenton was called Francis.

The future hall of fame quarterback led UGA over the Tigers 14 to 0 in 1960.

So, technically a new rivalry could be born especially if the bulldogs lose…

Stephen Black is managing editor for SCORE Atlanta sports magazine.

Read more
"The 5:44" with Denis O'Hayer
7:33 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Some Thoughts on the New Football Season, from AJC Columnist and Blogger Jeff Schultz

With the first day of autumn 3 weeks away, college football teams have already started their seasons, and the pros are not far behind.  After a tumultuous off-season in the college game, Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports columnist and blogger Jeff Schultz shared his thoughts about the upcoming season for the major local teams.  Also in the mix:  the prospects for real change in the college football culture; the chances for a college football hall of fame in Atlanta; and the Atlanta Falcons' drive for an NFL title.  Schultz spoke with WABE's Denis O'Hayer.

Read more
Local
3:58 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

University of Georgia President Michael Adams Leaving Post

University of Georgia President Michael Adams will step down at the end of his 16 years in office on June 30, 2013.
UGA Office of Communications

University of Georgia president Michael Adams will leave his post next year.

Adams made the official announcement today in Athens.

When he leaves at the end of June, 2013, Michael Adams will have served 16 years as UGA’s 21st president.

 “I believe that there comes a time when it’s appropriate to step aside, to let others continue the work.”

According to UGA, significant strides have been made under Adams.

Student enrollment increased from 29,000 to nearly 35,000.

UGA’s endowment has nearly tripled from the time Adams took office to 2011.

Read more
Local
5:14 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

UGA Officials Approve Engineering College

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia will soon open a college of engineering after gaining unanimous approval from school officials this week.

The college will officially open its doors in July and classes in the school will start in August.  Pete Konenkamp is a spokesman for the university.

“The most important thing is that it will give more an opportunity to remain in the state of Georgia rather than seek a degree elsewhere.”

Read more