UGA is truly global. With international residential centers, faculty research all over the world and international partnerships, the UGA community is present across the globe. Many of our students are, right now, in far away destinations studying and learning about everything from anthropology and art to music and politics. Many of our professors are stationed in far away destinations conducting research on a myriad of topics. Want to know just how far UGA's reach is?
This Sunday, June 19th, will mark 151 years ago that the U.S. Army took possession of Galveston Island and began a battle against slavery in Texas. It was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect, and two months after Appomattox, and yet on this date the U.S. Army took possession of Galveston Island, a barrier island just off the coast of Texas, and began a late, long-lasting war against slavery. While the battle was not well known, it lasted for months after what many believe was the actual end of the Civil War.
Last week, Nature Communications published a study by a collaborative group of researchers that showed a connection between the Greenland ice melt in the summer of 2015 and a phenomenon known as 'arctic amplification.' Our very own
Congratulations are in order to Hugh Hodgson School of Music Ph.D. student Franziska Brunner, who has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. The grant will take Brunner to Austria to musicological research, thanks to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Water, food and energy are inextricably linked. All three sectors impact one or both of the others. Improving water, energy and food security on a global level can be achieved through a nexus approach that integrates management of these resources across geographies and sectors. Having the data to do this, however, is a challenge.