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The Benefits of Being Bilingual

Posted 2 months 4 days ago
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From cross-cultural and social adaptability to increased intelligence, cognition and empathy, there are a number of ways to approach the myriad benefits of knowing multiple languages. Included among these, brain fitness:

Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and delayed onset of dementia.

Could it be that the human brain evolved to be multilingual – that those who speak only one language are...

Archeology Field School Program

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Student-focused research in the Archeology Field School summer program provides an opportunity for hands-on learning in surveying, mapping, documentation and excavation methods in an active archeological recovery environment in southwest Georgia.

For the last five years, assistant professor of anthropology Jennifer Birch and PhD candidate Stefan Brannan have co-directed the Singer-Moye Archaeological Settlement History Project (SMASH) at Singer-Moye Mounds in the lower Chattahoochee River Valley. In that time, more than 30 students have received training in archaeological field and...

Solar eclipse at Sanford Stadium

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
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'Save the date' and we'll revisit with more details soon but Sanford Stadium will be open to the public for the viewing of the total solar eclipse on August 21. The stadium will be open from 1-4 p.m. ET for the viewing. Peak darkness will occur at 2:38 p.m.

The first 5,000 in attendance at Sanford Stadium will receive free custom Georgia viewing glasses to watch the eclipse. Views from around the world of the solar eclipse will be featured on the stadium’s video board.

The University of Georgia’s geography, atmospheric sciences, physics and astronomy, and education faculty...

Interdisciplinary Field Program - exploring our cultural diversity

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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The UGA Honors Summer Interdisciplinary Field Program (IFP) operated out of the department of geology is now in its 29th year. This summer’s group of 19 students come from a broad array of majors including geology, anthropology, ecology, engineering, as well as the arts and business. They are experiencing the challenges of outdoor living in temperatures that range from freezing to 115° and seeing more cultural diversity than many study abroad programs. By the end of this summer they will have covered over 10,000 miles of North American by-ways, dirt roads included. 

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UGA Classics in Rome

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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UGA Classics in Rome is currently underway under the direction of Professors Elena Bianchelli and Chris Gregg, a Mellon Professor of Classical Archaeology.

Participants and professors live in a small family-run, centrally located hotel in Rome and in their six-week stay they become intimately connected with the city and the Italian life style. Classes are held every morning right in front of the monuments and they focus on the archaeology, the arts, and the history of Rome. Students also take day trips to the Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, to Hadrian’s Villa and the...

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