Acceptable on first reference for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a public service and outreach unit.

On Second Reference

Institute of Government or Vinson Institute.

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Research unit on Sapelo Island, a unit of the School of Marine Programs.

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Historic complex of buildings on Milledge Avenue, originally a girls’ school; houses the Vinson Institute of Government.

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Capitalize on first and formal references.

On first reference in written publications for an external audience, preface the name of the institute or center with “the University of Georgia” unless the full university name has been used earlier.

Be wary of acronyms, initialisms or abbreviations that are regularly used within a given unit but are unfamiliar to wider audiences.

On Second Reference

The name of the institute alone is acceptable but do not place the name before UGA in a sentence.

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The full, formal name for the training, research and outreach unit in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The institute has extended its mission to focus on innovation, management and leadership as digital technologies transform the organization, practices and management of journalistic enterprises.

On Second Reference

the Cox Institute or the institute.

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The subject area is African American studies. First and formal usage for the academic unit at UGA: Institute for African American Studies.

On Second Reference

the African American studies institute or the institute.

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