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Bio sciences lab team brings science to life for elementary school students

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Great work from cellular biology faculty and graduate students, awakening young minds with the wonder of science:

It's 8 o'clock on a Friday morning, but the room in Barrow Elementary School is full of energetic chatter.

Fifth-grader Nora Murthy, in particular, is really excited. She's about to examine protists and other microorganisms under a high-power microscope. She and her classmates also will see the damage caused to red blood cells by parasites that cause diseases like malaria and African sleeping sickness, and they'll swab their hands and the bottoms of their shoes,...

A better grasp on textbook material

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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In large-enrollment courses, Franklin faculty continue to be instrumental in pioneering access to free, online textbooks to help students save money and to improve teaching:

The University System of Georgia (USG) has been a nationwide leader in using free online textbooks, and UGA has been at the forefront of those efforts, helping its students save more than $2.5 million since 2013. The bulk of that effort has come through a partnership with nonprofit publisher OpenStax.

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Peggy Brickman, a professor of plant biology, and her colleagues teach general education...

The Culture of Learning

Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
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A provocative new study from psychology researchers published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that practicing with others shapes not only what monkeys learn, but also how they learn:

Culture extends biology in that the setting of development shapes the traditions that individuals learn, and over time, traditions evolve as occasional variations are learned by others. In humans, interactions with others impact the development of cognitive processes, such as sustained attention, that shape how individuals learn as well as what they learn. Thus...

ROTC and critical foreign language study

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
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The Red & Black explores a program whereby Army ROTC students are paid to learn a foreign language and study abroad:

The program outlines 10 different languages that are considered to be “critical languages” contracted cadets can take and receive a stipend for upon completion.

“The army wants these students to have some sort of exposure [to the language] just for the potential of having that knowledge in the future where it could be beneficial,” said Kevin Fracassa, the scholarship and enrollment officer for the Army ROTC program at UGA.

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WRITE@UGA 2017

Posted 1 year 2 weeks ago
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Beginning Feb. 13, the Writing Intensive Program and Center for Teaching and Learning present a series of workshops, exhibitions and opportunities that put the spotlight on writing - the annual Write @ UGA Celebration and Showcase of Writing:

writing is an integral part of a well rounded academic experience, no matter the background, no matter the degree. That principle has led to the creation of numerous initiatives, courses, programs and scholarships that deal extensively with writing. Best of all, these programs exist within and across nearly EVERY branch of the University. So,...

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