TrowelBlazers - Raising Horizons

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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An international collaboration dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science, Trowelblazers has convened and participated in panels discussing women in science at the Royal Society and the London Feminist Conference, and a wide variety of events and activities including the Cambridge Science Festival, Skeptics in the Pub 15th Anniversary Show, a Jump! magazine feature, Wikipedia Edit-a-thons on two continents, Ada Lovelace Day events. They have been invited to the...

Noted and Quoted, October 2016

Posted 1 year 9 months 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...

Bioarchaeologist links medieval diet, childhood survival

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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Laurie Reitsema, assistant professor of anthropology, studies how early childhood living conditions in medieval Italy affected individuals' health outcomes as adults:

"The medieval period was a really interesting time for people's diets because society was so stratified," said Reitsema, who directs the Bioarchaeology and Biochemistry Laboratory at UGA. "When it came to a person's nutrition, there were really sharp divisions in class; there were sharp divisions between the sexes."

A previous study Reitsema conducted in Trino Vercellese, a small town in Italy's piedmont region...

Global research collaboration grants

Posted 1 year 11 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...

History: The Oblate Sisters of Providence

Posted 2 years 1 day ago
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UGA history professor Diane Batts Morrow has spent much of her career studying the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of black Catholic sisters in the United States. A recent Q & A with Dr. Morrow tells part of the fascinating story:

When I was growing up in Philadelphia, I had never seen a black nun. And I was a cradle Catholic. I went to integrated parochial schools, where there were white nuns teaching and the student body was integrated, but I had never seen a black nun. So it was a real revelation. I felt deprived of knowing about my history as a black...