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Jaewoo Lee: Preserving data privacy

Posted 1 day 1 hour ago
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Computer science professor Jaewoo Lee, who joined the UGA faculty this year as part of the informatics hiring initiative, is among a small group of experts in a new but increasingly vital field, data privacy:

"In 2009, when I started talking about data privacy, people would ask what is data privacy and what is that for?" said Lee, who arrived at UGA from a postdoctoral position at Penn State University.

It was at the beginning of his doctoral studies at Purdue University in 2009 that Lee began working in privacy-preserving data analysis, a field so new that it boasts few...

Robinson, Tarleton, honored

Posted 2 days 28 min ago
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Two Franklin faculty members received major career honors this week, campus-wide and international awards. First, University of Georgia Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Gregory H. Robinson has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry:

A nonprofit organization with a heritage that spans 175 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the United Kingdom's professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

Robinson joins his department of chemistry colleague, Graham Perdue Professor Henry...

Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows

Posted 1 week 2 days ago
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Twelve University of Georgia faculty committed to developing new courses using the University’s archival material have been named Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows:

[The] Program provides instructional support and a $2000 financial stipend to faculty who wish to develop new courses or redesign existing courses to make significant use of the collections and resources of the University of Georgia’s three special collections libraries: the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown...

Author and professor Barbara McCaskill

Posted 1 week 4 days ago
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One of the great scholars as well as one of our most important campus leaders, Professor of English Barbara McCaskill attributes her parents' experience in the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement with her success, drive and interests:

They knew the value of an education and wanted their children to take advantage of the opportunities they were afforded as a result of the civil rights movement, so they instilled the value of history, literature and education in their children, something McCaskill credits for her 25-year career at UGA.

"I wanted to pursue a career...

Treating damaged corneas with stem cells

Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago
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Researchers have developed a new way to identify and sort stem cells that may one day allow clinicians to restore vision to people with damaged corneas using the patient's own eye tissue:

The cornea is a transparent layer of tissue covering the front of the eye, and its health is maintained by a group of cells called limbal stem cells. But when these cells are damaged by trauma or disease, the cornea loses its ability to self-repair.

"Damage to the limbus, which is where the clear part of the eye meets the white part of the eye, can cause the cornea to break down very rapidly...

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