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Third-grade students from Clarke and Oconee county schools are working together to raise awareness about the connection between cellphones and wildlife. The Guardians of the Gorillas will take their campaign to the UGA community next week. Carrie Sigmund is with The Regional Educational Service Agency or RESA.

"They’ve made the connection with recycling cellphones and how that can protect critical gorilla habitats,” Siegmund said.

“They’ve created artwork in the form of zines and they’re going to go on UGA’s campus and distribute those to raise awareness.”

Third-grade students from Clarke and Oconee County Schools are holding a cell phone collection campaign on Tuesday, March 19 which is aimed to raise awareness about the impact cell phones have on gorilla environments.

The students, who are part of the group Guardians of the Gorillas, hope to encourage the community to protect gorillas by being conscious consumers and recycling cell phones.

Students are hoping to collect 500 cell phones at the University of Georgia’s Tate Student Center, which is where the students will go for a field trip between 9:15 a.m. and noon.

Women's History Month Events at UGA

Feb 27, 2019

The University of Georgia will be hosting a variety of events for Women’s History Month this March, beginning with a screening RGB on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in room 271 of the Special Collections Library.

On March 18, there will be a screening of Mankiller, also in room 271 of the Special Collections Library.

UGA Foundation Sells Costa Rica Campus to CIEE

Feb 26, 2019
UGA Costa Rica

The University of Georgia Foundation has agreed to sell the university’s Costa Rica residential and research campus in San Luis de Monteverde to the Council on International Educational Exchange, the oldest and largest nonprofit study-abroad and intercultural exchange organization in the U.S., according to a UGA press release.

The University of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees approved the transaction at its meeting on Feb. 22.

UGA Dedicates Baldwin Hall Memorial

Nov 16, 2018

The University of Georgia held a ceremony at Baldwin Hall this morning to dedicate a memorial in tribute to the presumed slaves and former slaves who were buried there. In addition to President Jere Morehead, members of the Baldwin Memorial Advisory Task Force spoke, including Michelle Cook, UGA Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and U. S. District  Judge Steve Jones.

"Every aspect of its designis intentional, thought out to the last detail,” according to Jones.

Jones said he thought the task force got it right.

“You know what, I think we did.”