Kudos, October 2017

Posted 4 months 13 hours ago
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New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle Momany and assistant professor of microbiology Elizabeth Ottesen are leading two of the 25 funded projects

Plant biology professor...

Kudos, summer 2016

Posted 1 year 5 months ago

The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample:

The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT college entrance examination was 1302, the highest in university history. The university accepted just over half of all applicants this year,...

Global research collaboration grants

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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Researchers involved in challenges around the globe are some of the most important areas of scholarly engagement today that inform the classroom experience in very real ways. Four collaborative, international research projects at UGA — from a data-driven look at 19th-century Atlantic trade to the development of novel enzymes for bioenergy production — are the first to receive seed funding under the new Global Research Collaboration Grant program.

Funding is provided by the Office of International Education and the Office of the Vice President for Research, and it is matched by...

Kudos, November 2015

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Faculty, staff and students excel in every area of endeavor on campus and (quite) beyond. A sampling of solid achievements by our colleagues shared over the last month:

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Research Board announced awards of nearly $38 million to individuals and teams studying the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. Among the awardees are professor and head of the department of marine sciences Daniela Di Iorio ($1.2m) for her team's research on Vertical Upwelling and Bottom-boundary Layer Dispersal at a Natural Seep Site, and...

UGA researchers among recipients of GoMRI grants

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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Of the $38 million recently awarded to study the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico, two marine sciences faculty members had seperate projects funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative research board:

“The Research Board was impressed with the quality of the 288 applications received,” said Dr. Rita Colwell, Chairman of the GoMRI Research Board. “As is our practice, all proposals underwent a rigorous merit review process like that used by the National Science Foundation. This process has served us well, as demonstrated by the impressive array of research findings...