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Microbes and a changing environment

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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A striking new study published in the journal Cell shows details how ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans have more in common than meets the eye—namely, they both respire and conserve energy using a similar molecular mechanism, one that has adapted to changing environmental conditions over billions of years:

"Nature is really good at finding molecules that work and then modifying them and using them over and over again. This is a prime example,” said Michael W.W. Adams, a UGA Distinguished Research and Georgia Power...

Amazing student: Makenzie Kitchens

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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International travel, study and service led senior double major (biology, psychology) Makenzie Kitchens toward finding her path:

UGA has provided me many opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences. I have had the privilege of being a part of the UGA cheerleading team for the last four years. We have traveled together as a team to many places to cheer on the Dawgs and represent our school. We cheer for several sporting events including football, basketball, gymnastics and volleyball. I also act as an ambassador for the university at various alumni and charity events....

Dawgs Suit Up

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
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With an eye toward next steps after graduation, as well as those that begin well beforehand, our colleagues at the UGA Career Center are helping students get ready for interviews and internships with 'Dawgs Suit Up'

‘Dawgs Suit Up’ – an event where UGA students will be able to purchase professional business attire at deeply discounted rates up to 70% off from the JCPenney Athens store on Sunday, September 10th from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Needs-based scholarships of $200 are available by application! Click here to apply. Deadline to apply: August 23rd.    For under $200, students...

The history of summer vacation

Posted 11 months 1 week ago
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Professor Stephen Mihm shares a history of how summer vacation took hold on the pages of Bloomberg:

By the early 20th century, the idea that parents and children alike needed to rest their brains and commune with the great outdoors had become an article of faith among the middle class.  While summer vacation never grew to the outsized proportions found in many European countries, it has nonetheless persisted as an American ritual, with July and August the peak months for family sojourns.

In recent years, though, this once-solid institution has eroded.  Many school districts,...

Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin shares history as she teaches theatre

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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Assistant professor of theatre and film studies Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin conducts research that focuses on using theater, film and television to tell history:

Through archival-based performance pieces, books and articles, Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, who also has a joint appointment in the Institute for African American Studies, develops innovative responses to these questions. Her latest endeavor began in a graduate school class at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts when she took a class on the history of the world's fairs. 

"That very class with professor Barbara...

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