geography

GIS Day at UGA

Posted 1 year 1 week ago
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It's only been a few years now that practically everyone has been walking around with super computers in their pockets - answers to everything, weather anywhere, oh and maps - lots of maps, any maps - all centered on where you are at any given moment. How does all of that work? Georgraphic information systems are designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographic information science (GIScience) to refer to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems, a research area in...

SNAP helps support retail sector

Posted 1 year 1 week ago
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The purpose of government is a much more essential question than the framing we more often use to describe it, much less the criteria we use to select our leaders. But a new study from an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers sheds some light on the positive effects of a supplemental program as much more broad than typically considered:

Increased enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Georgia contributed to the growth of grocery retailers at all levels from 2007 to 2014.

A new paper from University of Georgia researchers used U. S. Department of...

Noted and Quoted, October 2016

Posted 1 year 4 weeks ago
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New research, stormy weather and narcissism were some of the headlines featuring Franklin faculty during October, among many others. A sampling of the many media stories:

Could You Spell that for Me, Please? Psychology professor W. Keith Campbell quoted in a San Diego State University News story on unique American bay names

Can familiarity build trust? A white cop moves into black Atlanta neighborhood. Geography professor Steven Holloway quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

UGA debate guru: Donald Trump faltered, Hillary Clinton didn't –  Communications Studies...

Noted and Quoted, September 2016

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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Research and expertise of Franklin faculty members mentioned widely in the media in September (plus a few notable examples from August):

University researchers discover remains of 16th century Spanish fort associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson mentioned in multiple outlets – R&B, Beaufort Gazette, The Atlantic, Kokomo Tribune, ABH, Ancient Origins

HyperSolar names chemistry professor John Stickney as scientific advisor – Yahoo! Finance

Sky-high temperatures inside "bounce houses" pose health risk (articles quote geography professors Andrew Grundstein...

Amazing student: Jonah Driggers

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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For St. Simons Island native Jonah Driggers, the ecology of the small island community has instilled a sense of mission that has been shaped by his UGA experiences:

Although I began my freshman year with vague intentions of pursuing a career in business, I always harbored a love of the outdoors that was developed over years of Scouting and working in the garden with my dad. Experiences made possible through the Foundation Fellowship, like taking Modernist Dystopian Literature with David Bradshaw at Oxford University and hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc with two of my best friends,...

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