Alum returns to present geology colloquium

Afghanistan mapFranklin College alumnus Ed Moritz (B.S., Geology, '82) returns to campus next week to give a talk about his work on oil and gas projects in Afghanistan. His talk, "Afghanistan's Mineral Endowment: Example Projects from the Hydrocarbon and Mining Sectors," will be held at 3:30 pm on Thursday, October 11 in room 200A of the Geography and Geology Building. The talk is free and the public is invited to attend.

Mr. Moritz joined...

'The Future of Food' workshop, Oct.1

As world population stretches past seven billion, many questions come to the fore about how to support so many people. For example, what if everyone elsewhere in the world consumed meat at the rate of the developed world? Does growing crops for transportation fuel put pressure on food crops? To address these questions and more, The University of Georgia Center for Integrative Conservation Research will host a free workshop to explore the links between...

Doctoral Graduate Earns Young Chemist Award


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Judy I-Chia Wu, a recent doctoral graduate from the department of chemistry, was one of six young chemists recently honored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Wu, who earned her doctorate in 2011, was awarded the IUPAC Prize for her Ph.D. thesis work titled “Quantification of Virtual Chemical Properties: Strain, Hyperconjugation, Conjugation, and Aromaticity.” She was chosen from more than 40 applicants from 19 countries,...

UGA Observatory Open House Sept. 7



The University of Georgia department of physics and astronomy in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will host its monthly observatory open house Sept. 7 from 9-10:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the physics building.

The distant planets of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune, will be visible if the sky is clear. The Andromeda Galaxy, which is 2 million light years away and the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way, will be readily visible...