geography

Coley Lecture, Geography colloquium April 21

Posted 5 months 3 days ago
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A Friday afternoon at UGA the richness of the campus intellectual environment will be on display in two separate lectures. First at 12:30 pm in the Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art, the 23rd annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture:

The lecture, "Unsettling Citizenship: Sexuality, Race and the History of Naturalization in the U.S.," will follow a reception honoring the Coley family at 11:30 a.m. The lecture and reception are open free to the public. 

[The speaker is Siobhan B. Somerville, associate professor of English and gender and women's studies at the...

Migration from sea-level rise could reshape cities inland

Posted 5 months 4 days ago
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A major new publication sheds light on one of the implications of sea level rise - where will displaced people from inundated coastal areas go?

In a paper published today in Nature Climate Change, researchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters, with Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix as top destinations for those forced to relocate.

The study is the first attempt to model the destination of millions of potentially displaced migrants from heavily populated coastal communities.

"We typically think about sea level rise as a...

UGA CubeSat one step closer to space

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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Great news from NASA for students and faculty working diligently to design and build UGA's first satellite:

The University of Georgia CubeSat project is among 34 small satellites selected by NASA to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard missions planned to launch in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The UGA project, led by a team of undergraduate students and including faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering, performs multispectral analysis from low Earth orbit, in this case an altitude of 400 kilometers.

"When our project was selected in...

‘Atmospheric rivers’ also common in the Southeast

Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
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Some timely and informative new research from geography faculty and graduate students on aspects of the erratic weather seen recently:

Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large quantities of water vapor poleward from the tropics, can wreak havoc in the Southeast as well.

University of Georgia geography and atmospheric sciences researchers provide the first detailed climatological analysis of Southeastern atmospheric rivers in...

Noted and Quoted, February 2017

Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
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From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments:

The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies

Finding the lost Fort San Marcos, associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson quoted on ETV Radio

Female meteorologists don't want to be...

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