President Morehead Commits $250,000 To New Graduate Student Degree Accelerator Fund

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has launched a new fund to help graduate students overcome financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and complete their degrees.

The new $250,000 Graduate Student Degree Accelerator Fund will award up to $5,000 to eligible master’s and doctoral degree students to defray expenses associated with their graduate education. Continue reading…

Graduate Student Degree Accelerator Fund Fact Sheet

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Rachel Perez-Udell Receives K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Spring Flowers: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Recipient Rachel Perez-Udell Uses Citizen Science To Study The Geography Of Color Distribution In Flowers

Rachel Perez-Udell was notified that she received the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award in late 2020. The award recognized graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. Perez-Udell wants to use it to make research an educational tool. She remembers her experiences as an undergraduate that took her out of classrooms and … read more

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FREE Viewing of “Picture a Scientist” March 4-6

PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a feature-length film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
The website and movie trailer can be found here:

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Registration open for Innovation Bootcamp: Women’s Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students in STEM

UGA’s Innovation District brings together and amplifies innovation and entrepreneurship programs from across campus. As our innovation ecosystem continues to grow at UGA, it is critical that our programs are truly inclusive and represent the diversity of our campus. To facilitate this goal, a focused Innovation Bootcamp program was developed that delivers tailored training in order to equip attendees with the key skills needed for success in an innovative, entrepreneurial environment. The Spring 2021 Bootcamp, which has been designed specifically to examine the unique challenges faced by female entrepreneurs who are also graduate students in STEM fields, begins Feb. 18 … read more

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Spring Semester COVID-19 Testing

From January 4 – January 22 (a period of three weeks), capacity at our surveillance testing site at Legion Field and pop-up locations across campus will be expanded to accommodate up to 1,500 tests per day (1,000 per day at Legion Field and 500 via pop-up locations). These tests are free for individuals with no symptoms and can be scheduled through this website. Walk-up appointments can usually be accommodated at Legion Field, and pop-up saliva testing does not require pre-registration. Pop-up saliva testing requires a 30-minute fast, and you need to be well hydrated. For planning purposes, precise sites … read more

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2021 Campus Sustainability Grant Recipients Announced

The UGA Office of Sustainability announced the recipients of the 2021 Sustainability Grants. They awarded more than $40,000 to support 13 interdisciplinary student projects that will be implemented in spring 2021. Grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects that advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. These projects address UGA’s strategic priorities and integrate social, environmental, and economic solutions to help ensure that all people can thrive, both now and in the future. Grants are awarded based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, and available funding.

Graduate students who received the … read more

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Preparing for Your Winter Break – Free COVID-19 Tests

The most important thing you need to know is whether you are virus-free. The most effective way to determine that is to have a negative COVID-19 test before leaving campus. We are continuing to offer free surveillance testing at the Legion Field site through December 23. The site will be closed on Christmas Eve. Similar to the day prior to Thanksgiving, the University Health Center will provide testing on December 24th. While most test results are received within 24 – 48 hours, results can occasionally take up to 72 hours. Therefore, we recommend that you get tested on or … read more

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