Nine hundred and eighty slave transactions — and counting. For years, Bibb County deed books from the 1800s sat unopened, collecting dust inside the courthouse. But since 2018, a team of researchers has been studying and cataloging their contents, which...
Visually impaired students from the Georgia Academy for the Blind recently experienced a planetarium show designed especially for them. Instead of looking up at stars projected on a dome, they each held a model of a constellation in their hands. Dr....
MACON – A major initiative launched by Mercer University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to improve pediatric health care in rural Georgia will initially involve hospitals, pediatricians and school systems representing 11 rural Georgia counties. School...
Mercer University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced they will be working together to launch a major initiative focused on improving pediatric healthcare in rural Georgia.
Mercer University art students have created animations to show how the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting their daily lives. The animations were created in Professor Craig Coleman's digital imaging class using a technique called rotoscoping. Rotoscoping is where the artist...
Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn believes there’s a poem out there for you. And she wants to help you find it. “I firmly believe that no one has to like every poem, but there is a poem out there for...
Hundreds of Cambodian amputees with ill-fitting and heavy prosthetics — or none at all — are now able to move easier thanks to a Mercer On Mission team that traveled to the country this summer. Mercer University students, faculty and...
Seventy-nine years after a young military pilot bartered some of his belongings in exchange for a human shrunken head in the Amazon rainforest, the ceremonial artifact is returning home to Ecuador. Until recently, the shrunken head — or tsantsa, as...
Mercer University alumnus Chris Scrivner was at work when he got a call about a three-legged puppy that needed some help. The dog was missing a paw, and would he make a prosthetic leg for him? “I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely,’” recalled...
In a canyon in Hocking Hills, Ohio, a group of men wearing 18th century-style clothing used surveying instruments to map the wilderness around them. The methods of the re-enacting surveyors were captured on camera in the heat of summer...

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