Willson Center celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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Promoting research and creativity in the humanities and arts on campus and beyond, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary this academic year, beginning today with a public reception and a panel discussion on "The Humanities and Arts Today":

The discussion, moderated by Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center, will be held Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panelists are Laurie Baefsky, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts...

Mapping the change in deep ocean habitats

Posted 8 months 1 week ago

Google maps for the undersea world? A new University of Georgia project is designed to make that become a reality.

The project, Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, aims to create an underwater 3-D map that illustrates spatial information about habitat characteristics like temperature, oxygen, light, using computational and graphical tools so that scientists, stakeholders, and the public can “see” how the ocean habitats will change.

The project was among 21 interdisciplinary seed grants totaling $1.55 million announced June 12 by the National Academies Keck...

Genetics Training Grant renewed for the 41st year by NIH

Posted 9 months 1 week ago

Congratulations to the doctoral training program in genetics, which recently received a renewal of its funding from the National Institutes of Health for the 41st consecutive year.

The training grants enable institutions to make National Research Service Awards to individuals selected by them for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas.

In its 41st year, the genetics graduate program is one of the longest running Genetics training grants in the nation. The grant has been renewed for five years (~$1.4 million), and the renewal will fund six...

Kudos, January 2017

Posted 1 year 3 weeks ago

Our faculty and the university as a whole kick off the New Year with exemplary honors and awards. A few from the past month:

Andrea Sweigart, assistant professor of genetics, honored with Presidential Early Career Award

UGA marine scientists received a $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study how microorganisms in the oceans keep the Earth healthy, professor and P.I. Mary Ann Moran and GRA Eminent Scholar Arthur Edison – Global Atlanta

Assistant professor of psychology Katie Erlich, was named a "rising star" by the Association for...

Researchers receive Moore Foundation grant to study the global ocean microbiome

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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A $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow Franklin researchers to uncover answers about an important metabolic link that takes place in the Earth's oceans:

Microorganisms in the largest microbial habitat on Earth, the ocean microbiome, function similarly to microorganisms in the human gut; they perform chemical transformations that keep the whole system healthy.

Phytoplankton, the microbial primary producers of the ocean, take up carbon dioxide and provide the building blocks for all marine life, while bacteria use these building blocks to...