geography

Focus on the faculty: Hilda Kurtz

Posted 2 months 2 days ago
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Professor of geography Hilda Kurtz has a strong belief in educational equity and diversity, as well as a great ability to tap into students’ curiosity in the classroom:

My responsibilities include research, teaching and service. My research concerns alternative food politics, and more recently, organic certification. I currently teach courses in human geography at the introductory, upper-division and graduate levels. In addition to introductory human geography, I teach urban geography and critical geographies of food, as well as seminars in qualitative research methods and race and...

Noted and Quoted, February 2018

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Faculty members authoring articles and being quoted by the popular media demonstrate the impact of public scholarship and expertise on current discourse surrounding many important issues. A sample of the recognition of and engagement by Franklin College faculty members during February:

Four ways that black Catholic sisters rewrote the American story, article by associate professor of history and African-American studies Diane Batts Morrow in Catholic Philly

Amazon’s labor tracking wristband has a rich history behind it, column by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm in...

Amazing student: Sam Tingle

Posted 3 months 17 hours ago
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Foundation Fellow Sam Tingle has been able to learn around the world — from the South Pacific to Malaysia to the Greek Island of Lesvos — but has also immersed himself in academics and activities on campus:

Current employment: 

I am currently working with NASA doing research through a NASA DEVELOP node here at UGA. This semester, I am working on a team that is using imagery from NASA satellites to assess threats to river water quality and mangrove health in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.

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In the spring of my sophomore year, I studied abroad through the...

UGA to partner in new humanities grant for archeological study

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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An international research team that includes assistant professor of anthropology and geography Suzanne Pilaar Birch has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council UK funding for their four-year project on Radical Death and Early State Formation in the Ancient Near East. 

Using new evidence from the Early Bronze Age graves of Başur Höyük, on the Upper Tigris, the project will examine how ritual killing was implicated in the political transformations of the third millennium BC.

The basis for this study is an original analysis of human remains from the site’s funerary...

Student satellite team moves one step closer to space

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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The ingenuity and hardwork of the Small satellite Research Labaoratory continues to lead the project up, up and away:

A University of Georgia research laboratory led by a group of undergraduate students is one of only two university research programs chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space.

The UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory, which is supported by faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering, includes more than 45 members working to build two CubeSats for low Earth orbit.

CubeSats...

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