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Advanced Functional Fabrics partnership moves forward

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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In 2011, chemistry professor Jason Locklin and colleagues developed novel antimicrobial polymers that can make clothing permanently germ-free. This revolutionary development, with vast implications across many industries though perhaps most crucially the medical field, has now resulted in UGA becoming part of a fabric revolution:

UGA is a partner in a new national public-private consortium to revolutionize the fiber and textiles industry through commercialization of highly functional, advanced fibers and textiles for the defense and commercial markets. The partnership, called...

Race and Health Disparities Forum

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert will deliver the keynote address for the Race and Health Disparities Forum on Friday, April 8 at 1:20 pm in 348 MLC. Her talk, Precision Medicine and Disparities: Using Behavioral Science to Enhance Equity, will be followed by a panel discussion of interdisciplinary scholars who study health disparities, and a networking reception at 3pm in the MLC North Tower.  The event is presented by the Center for Research & Engagement in Diversity, a program of the Franklin College.

The goal of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research program is to identify sociocultural,...

Franklin students receive Goldwater Scholarships

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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Catherine "Cali" Callaway and Morrison Nolan have received 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a premier academic award for undergraduate students pursuing careers in science, mathematics and engineering:

The scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 toward the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board, recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors across the nation. Since 1995, 51 UGA students have received the award.


Callaway, a junior from Johns Creek, is majoring in biology with a concentration in neuroscience and pursuing a combined master's degree in...

Writing Intensive Program launches The Classic

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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Extraordinary achievements in writing and research by undergraduates in the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) at UGA is the focus of a new online journal, The Classic:

Our purpose as a journal is twofold. First, The Classic Journal is a cross-disciplinary publication, fostering a community of diverse writers throughout the arts, humanities, and sciences. Second, this journal aims to provide undergraduates with the chance to experience the publishing process. This will benefit students by offering them a greater understanding of academic publishing. Through these roles, The Classic ...

Improving Georgia and the World

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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This month's Discover feature highlights several examples of research excellence that reach to every corner of campus. UGA's key research themes provide context for the extraordinary work by our faculty and students:

Safeguarding and Sustaining our World includes research being conducted in fields as varied as cybersecurity, plant breeding and genetics, digital humanities and export controls.

UGA’s Plant Center, for example, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has more than 50 faculty members. Plant center researchers have sequenced the genomes of commercially...