Masters Student Sheridan Alford co-Founds #BlackBirdersWeek

Images courtesy of Sheridan Alford and Biodiversity Heritage Library

Masters Student and Graduate Assistant at the Graduate School Sheridan Alford co-founded the bird-watching movement #BlackBirdersWeek after the viral video of a black man bird-watching in Central Park was threatened by a white woman. This movement highlights and showcases black birders. Read her interview with High Country News here.

Alford started bird watching during her undergraduate studies at UGA. She attended field trips with UGA’s Dr. Nikki Castleberry (Vertebrate Natural History) and Dr. Robert Cooper (Ornithology) which introduced her to the variety of ways to interact with birds like bird … read more

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Fill Out Your 2020 Census! (and use your Athens address)

Hairy Dawg wants YOU to fill out your 2020 Census online! Be sure to use your Athens address rather than your parents’ address to ensure funding for important services students enjoy like healthcare and some financial aid. The survey takes less than 10 minutes and can be accessed at my2020census.gov. ​Everyone counts! #2020Census

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UGA is listed as a Top Veteran-Friendly School

U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) has released their Best of the Best early result.  The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. These non-biased studies are valuable resources for future students. UGA was listed as a Top Veteran-Friendly School. See more businesses and institutions here.

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UGA Celebrates 50 Years of Earth Day

Celebrating and strengthening UGA’s commitment to research, teaching, and service focused on healthier people, stronger communities, and a more secure future. UGA Earth Day 2020 includes engaging activities throughout spring 2020 to educate and inspire action. https://sustainability.uga.edu/earthday/

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2020 Honors Week

Since the 1930s, the University of Georgia has set aside a special time each year to recognize the achievements of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. Even during difficult times such as these, it is important to celebrate individuals who are helping UGA fulfill its mission through their unyielding pursuit of excellence. Congratulations to our graduate students honored this week! https://news.uga.edu/2020-graduate-student-awards/

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UGA to Transition to Online Classes March 30

The University of Georgia has temporarily suspended instruction from March 16-27 and will transition to online instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
In addition, the University has temporarily moved to telework options for those staff members who can conduct their job duties remotely.
All faculty have been asked to plan for their courses to transition to online instruction.
The University community will receive updates via email, the University of Georgia home page and this website.

https://www.uga.edu/coronavirus/info.php

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Terrell Hall Closed to the General Public

To limit the exposure of staff members to COVID-19, Terrell Hall is currently closed to the general public.

To access the Graduate School for business reasons, please call 706.542.6300.

To access Undergraduate Admissions, please call 706.542.8776.

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SPRING SEMESTER 2020 FAQ FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Please see the following Frequently Asked Questions regarding the temporary suspension of instruction as it pertains to graduate students: https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/suspension/ 

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, UGA will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks beginning March 16, 2020.

Dear UGA Faculty, Staff and Students:

Please see the update below from the University System of Georgia, which has been sent to Presidents of all of the USG’s 26 institutions. Per the USG’s direction, the University of Georgia will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks beginning March 16, 2020.

Dear Presidents:

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all University System of Georgia institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.

Students who are currently … read more

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