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Story Ideas: Solar Eclipse

Why are eclipses so rare? What happens during these fascinating and beautiful events? Why have people historically been so terrified of them? Augusta University has answers.

Students offer health screenings for farmworkers

Every summer, students at Augusta University offer free personalized and preventative health screenings, education and services to farmworkers in rural South Carolina. In 12 years, they’ve provided more than 3,000 screenings. It’s part of a long history of service, said Dr. Lucy Marion, dean of...

Police chief talks campus carry

A new bill allowing students to carry concealed weapons on college campuses in Georgia takes effect on Saturday. There’s information and guidance available from the University System of Georgia, Augusta University Police Chief Jim Lyon says. Town hall forums will also be scheduled for police...

Augusta University featured in ‘The Dead Files’

Augusta University’s campus and faculty will appear in an upcoming episode of The Travel Channel show, The Dead Files. In the episode Return of the Damned, which airs at 10 p.m. Saturday, hosts Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Evans, Ga., to investigate a family’s claim that...

#AUGGRAD photos through the years

What do you get when you graduate from a 200-year-old school with four years of history? Hundreds of happy memories that will never get old.
From medicine to tech, art to anthropology, our graduates have been bringing their A-game for 189 years.
Click through to see some of our favorite moments.

Universities partner to research dinosaur egg

The University of South Carolina Aiken and Augusta University will conduct a press conference in USC Aiken’s Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. The two institutions teamed up to examine a raptor egg being donated to USC Aiken.

Vibration exercise is your new favorite workout

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have found a new way to help people lose weight through whole-body vibrations. Dr. Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence, biomedical engineer in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, is one of the researchers that found a daily dose of whole body vibration...

Augusta University launches expert center

Augusta, Ga. – Today, Augusta University launches a new online resource featuring an array of university and health system experts who can be relied on to provide timely, informative interviews. The new Augusta University Expert Center makes it faster and easier to find professors, doctors and...

Professor to speak on history of “geek culture”

Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent, associate professor of History and interim director of Women’s and Gender Studies, will speak on “21st Century Nerds: The History of Geek Culture” at AgamaCon, a second annual convention beginning Friday in Aiken. The panel interview and question and...

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