Network & System Maintenance – January 25

On Saturday, January 25, campus internet access and information systems will be unavailable from 6:00 AM until 11:59 PM. Users on and off-campus will experience outages. Reference for more information.

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Orientation Video Available for Incoming Students

Welcome to UGA! Please take the time to watch this video covering important information for all UGA graduate students. We’re so glad you’re here!

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UGA and Graduate School closed Dec. 25, 2019 thru Jan. 1, 2020

UGA and the Graduate School will be closed beginning at 5:00 PM on Tuesday December 24, 2019. Both the University and the Graduate School will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

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Sadie Nennig

Sadie Nennig, PhD candidate, Neuroscience

Sadie Nennig, a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program within the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, studies the relationship between social stress, alcohol-related behaviors, and the neuroimmune system.

Under the direction of Dr. Jesse Schank in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology within UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Nennig’s research aims to investigate and identify potential targets for future therapeutics for individuals displaying both alcoholism and depression.

Her interest in addiction research was sparked when Nennig majored in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University and took a course on drugs of abuse. Working in … read more

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Graduate Commencement, December 13, 2:30 PM

UGA will celebrate the commencement of Summer and Fall 2019 graduates on Friday, December 13 at 2:30 PM at Stegeman Coliseum. More details regarding the ceremony and logistics around the event can be found at The final deadline to submit requirements for Fall 2019 graduation is December 6.

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UGA tripling the size of Graduate School Emergency Fund

President Jere W. Morehead has announced that he will set aside $100,000 this year, and another $100,000 next year, in private funding to support the Graduate Student Emergency Fund. The fund provides one-time financial assistance to enrolled graduate students facing temporary hardship related to an emergency situation. Read More

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UGA Graduate School Honors 2019 Alumni of Distinction

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Graduate School has honored ten graduates with the 2019 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.

The Graduate School Alumni of Distinction Award was established in 2012 by the University of Georgia’s Graduate Education Advancement Board; the first recipients were named in 2013. Recipients have accomplished meritorious achievement and success in their professional field, exemplify themselves as a mentor and a role model in their profession, and have made substantive contributions to their professional field at the regional and national levels as evidenced … read more

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Ph.D. Candidate and NSF GRFP Fellow Maite Ghazaleh Bucher Shares Research in iBiology Research Talk

Maite Ghazaleh Bucher’s research on coral is helping us understand & monitor the health of coral. Healthy coral means support for marine life & protection for our shores from erosion. Listen to Maite’s presentation and learn what you can do to help these vital organisms survive!

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Doctoral Student Yang Liu receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship by NIH

Liu is in the College of Engineering and the first student in the College to win the competitive award. The fellowship provides $117,000 over three years to support Liu’s development of a microscope capable of revealing the most fundamental biological processes occurring inside living organisms. Read More

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UGA alumnus has one of the most cited research papers on record.

In a lab on the 7th floor of the Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center at UGA in the 1970s, Alumnus Marion Bradford created his legacy. A theory he pursued because he thought it would save scientists time in the laboratory turned part of his doctoral dissertation into one of the most cited scientific papers in history—and invented an analytic process that revolutionized biochemical research. Read more about this Georgia Groundbreaker.

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