geography

Noted and Quoted, April 2017

Posted 6 months 4 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 7 months 5 days 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 7 months 6 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...

Coley Lecture, Geography colloquium April 21

Posted 7 months 1 week 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 7 months 1 week 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...

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