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Affiliates awarded Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants

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RBC affiliate and Carl Vinson Institute of Government Associate Director Shana Jones is leading a New Frontiers project, one track of the Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program, that establishes UGA as a testbed for electric vehicle implementation and to inform both academic and applied research by establishing EV adoption and infrastructure on campus. Several other affiliates—including Marshall Shepherd, Brian Bledsoe, and Mark Risse—led or were members of 2023 Seed Grant projects.

Q&A with RBC intern Ellis Goud

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Meet intern Ellis Goud, a third-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology.

2024 John Spencer River Run

A poster shows a blue river and yellow shoe design. The poster reads: John Kyle Spencer River Run 5k & Nature Walk

Please join us for the 8th Annual John K. Spencer Memorial 5K Run & Walk at 8 a.m., Feb. 10, 2024, starting at the Odum School of Ecology.

Bledsoe, private sector leaders gather for Summit on Nature-Based Solutions

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UGA’s IRIS hosted its first Industry Summit on Nature-based Solutions. IRIS director and RBC affiliate Brian Bledsoe participated. The Summit brought together over 100 leaders from across fifty private sector organizations to identify the challenges and opportunities in advancing the development of nature-based solutions to support resilient communities.