America’s Best Idea: Our National Parks Celebrate 100 Years

America’s Best Idea: Our National Parks Celebrate 100 Years By Thomas Mills On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the National Park Service Organic Act, officially creating the National Park Service. Tasked with protecting and managing the 35 national parks and monuments of the United States, the NPS’ main mission was to, “conserve the scenery and the […]

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Material Reuse Program recognized by Clarke County School District

Chris McDowell

CED’s Material Reuse Program was among the six organizations honored with the annual Impact Awards, sponsored by the Clarke County School district, on June 9th. Recipients of this year’s awards were announced at a ceremony at the Athens Community Career Center. The annual award recognizes organizations and volunteers “who have made significant, lasting and ongoing contributions to the students of the […]

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Susan Summers (MLA) invited to 2015 Emerging Leaders Program

Congratulations to MLA student Susan Summers who was invited to attend the 2015 Emerging Leaders Program, a leadership workshop held and sponsored by the University of Georgia Graduate School. The program gives students the opportunity to learn from experts as well as fellow graduate students. It seeks to provide students with the professional development and leadership skills they will need […]

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UGA Chew Crew to expand into Driftmier Woods

Gaby Pierre, right, a student from Kingston, Jamaica, feeds Chew Crew goat Junior while Corey Klaw, an environmental engineering major from Columbus looks on. (Credit: Mickey Montevideo/UGA)   Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Chew Crew goats will be expanding their chewing into Driftmier Woods-a degraded patch of old-growth forest near UGA’s Driftmier Engineering Center. The small herd of eight to […]

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MEPD Graduate Student awarded eInternship with U.S. Department of State

Athens, Ga. – Matthew Nahrstedt, a graduate student in the Environmental Planning and Design program at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, has been accepted into the Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship program. He will be working with the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau, which directs worldwide overseas diplomatic building programs. The internship, while […]

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CED Landscape Architecture Students + Park(ing) Day 2015

  UGA Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture, in conjunction with the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, design three parklets for International PARK(ing) Day in Athens, Georgia Athens, Ga. –  On Friday, September 18th the Georgia Students of the American Society of Landscape Architects participated in PARK(ing) Day by designing and creating three temporary parklets in Athens, Georgia. […]

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If I only knew then…BLA Student Perspectives

We asked our undergraduates to think about things they wish they had known as a first-year student to share with prospective students and/or other first-years in the Landscape Architecture (BLA) program. Thank you for sharing your learning! “It may sound unimportant, but I was so happy when I found out that there are numnerous resources available in the Owens Library for us to […]

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