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Program increases support for students with disabilities
Through a $5,000 Presidential Innovation Award, the First Year Foundation program at the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Gainesville Campus is augmenting its already successful support services for students with disabilities to further improve the students' retention and completion rates.
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Kudos
A faculty member and students from the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Department of Biology has had an abstract accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Their submission, "Susceptibility of North Georgia amphibian populations to chytridiomycosis," will be presented at Eastern Washington University in April.
UNG celebrates second annual Darwin Days event
The University of North Georgia celebrated “Darwin Days” with an art contest featuring tributes to Charles Darwin, and presentations from Dr. Kirk Zigler, a biologist from Sewanee, a private college in Tennessee. The event marks Darwin’s Feb. 12, 1809, birthday. "Having fun activities for our students is an appropriate way to celebrate important contributions to science such as Charles Darwin's," said Danyelle Aganovic, lecturer of biology. Because the event fell on Friday the 13, the department chose the “creepy” theme Darwin in the Dark: Things That Go Spelunk in the Night, she explained.
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