geography

Solar eclipse at Sanford Stadium

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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'Save the date' and we'll revisit with more details soon but Sanford Stadium will be open to the public for the viewing of the total solar eclipse on August 21. The stadium will be open from 1-4 p.m. ET for the viewing. Peak darkness will occur at 2:38 p.m.

The first 5,000 in attendance at Sanford Stadium will receive free custom Georgia viewing glasses to watch the eclipse. Views from around the world of the solar eclipse will be featured on the stadium’s video board.

The University of Georgia’s geography, atmospheric sciences, physics and astronomy, and education faculty...

Three UGA students named 2017 NOAA Scholars

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Congratulations to University of Georgia undergraduates Elizabeth Ashley, Kevin Cameron and Alexandra Mazurek, who were awarded 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

110 rising juniors from 64 universities in 33 states have been awarded 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships. The Educational Partnership Program selected 8 students from 7 Minority Serving Institutions in 7 states and US territories for its 2017 undergraduate scholarship class. This year, NOAA reviewed over 550 applications for these...

Noted and Quoted, April 2017

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty and students continue to be quoted by and to author articles across worldwide media, including all major print publications. A sample from the past few weeks:

Research by Archeology graduate student Sammantha Nicole Holder had her featured in The Guardian (reconstructing the diet of Napoleon's Grand Army)

The other side of Confederate Memorial Day (Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus James Cobb) – Time

Four words people ask meteorologists about that are actually not weather terms (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor...

Ganeshan and Wilkes named 2017 Udall Scholars

Posted 5 months 1 day ago
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UGA added two new Udall Scholars to its ranks this year as third-year students Shreya Ganeshan and Elizabeth Wilkes were honored for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment.

Each year, the Udall Foundation awards about 60 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for their efforts related to Native American nations or their work in environmental advocacy and policy.

Ganeshan, from Johns Creek, is majoring in economics and statistics and plans to pursue a doctorate in clean energy innovation and deployment. Wilkes, from Atlanta...

Thunderstorm asthma epidemics

Posted 5 months 2 days ago
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Striking new work from geography researchers describes how storms can exacerbate asthma suffering across a wide area:

In fall 2016, when strong storms moved across southeastern Australia, a major thunderstorm asthma epidemic struck Melbourne and the surrounding area. High grass pollen concentrations dispersed by strong, gusty winds led to multiple deaths and a flood of residents seeking medical attention for respiratory problems.

Now, University of Georgia researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early...

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