Diversity Affairs

Many Paths, One Mission

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes students of all backgrounds and houses faculty and staff from around the globe. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and ethnicities. The Office of Diversity Affairs strives to foster individual growth and strong relationship-building skills that help empower our students to effectively contribute and excel in a global society.

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Travel and Study Abroad with CAES

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provides students with unique study abroad opportunities designed to offer life-changing international experiences. Learn more about those opportunities on our study abroad page.


Be a part of CAES

UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is the ideal place for students who want a tight knit, family-oriented college experience with the benefits of a major university. Learn more about visiting and applying to be a part of CAES below.


CAES Student Events

UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation Guest speaker: Carla Schwan, UGA Assistant Professor and Extension Food Safety SpecialistDate: Friday, Oct 14Time: 11 a.m. ET In Person in Melton Building Conference room or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96960698174   Hosted by Dr. Francisco Diez, Director of CFS Dr. Carla Schwan: An assistant professor and Extension food safety specialist, in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Georgia, Dr. Carla Schwan serves as the director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Schwan has dedicated both her academic pursuits and professional career towards addressing complex domestic and international public health issues; particularly, foodborne illness, antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens, and global food security. Schwan’s recent work focused on the development of microbial baselines, characterization of Salmonella enterica, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence factors through whole genome sequencing informal markets in Cambodia, and outreach and food safety training targeting food safety inspectors in Bangladesh. Previous research projects include identifying optimal intervention strategies to control Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in meat products and using gram-positive bacteria and yeast to validate baking processes to control Salmonella in hamburger bun manufacturing and support FSMA regulatory compliance. Schwan has enjoyed several community-facing positions consisting of national and international teaching, Extension/outreach, and public service. She has authored multiple technical reports and scientific articles and presented research at notable industry, academic, and scientific meetings. Schwan finds joy in teaching and researching the complexities of food safety and microbiology, a field she has been dedicated to for the last decade. Schwan brings an instinct for complex problem solving, interdisciplinary leadership, and a passion to work in the fields of food safety, antibiotic resistance, microbiology, and public health.  
Oct 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation https://zoom.us/j/96960698174
The D.W. Brooks Awards recognize faculty who make outstanding contributions to the college's critical mission areas.  Speaker Dr. Alison Van EenennaamProfessor of Cooperative Extension, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis Lecture Title Science Friction: Can effective communication save genome editing from the fate of GMOs?
Nov 08
3:30PM - 5:00PM DW Brooks Lecture and Awards Georgia Center For Continuing Education, ATHENS, GA
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Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
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