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Next Science Cafe subject - Vaccinations

Posted 3 years 8 months ago
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Are vaccinations controversial? And what does that even mean when the vast majority of physicians are troubled by the so-called anti-vaccination movement. There is little doubt that the administration of antigenic material (aka vaccines) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen is responsible for the worldwide eradicaiton of smallpox and the diminution of polio, measles and tetanus. So... what's the controversy about? 

On Tuesday, September 16th at 7pm at Hendershot's Coffee Bar, the Athens Science Cafe presents "Immunize This! The...

Science Learning Center: breaking ground

Posted 3 years 9 months ago
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The D.W. Brooks mall on South Campus is about to [begin to] change for the better, with much-needed science instruction space in the new Science Learning Center:

The University of Georgia will break ground on its newest building-the 122,500-square-foot Science Learning Center-on Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the south end of the S10 parking lot located just off Carlton Street.

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The Science Learning Center will be situated on South Campus adjacent to Pharmacy South and across from the Miller Plant Sciences Building. Funded by Deal and the Georgia General Assembly, the...

Microscopic photos spotlight the art of science

Posted 3 years 10 months ago
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While they are often identified as poles, a spectrum or even a line of demarcation from one kind of investigation into another, science and art can and occasionally do cohabitate, as in the case of UGA research scientist Stefan Eberhard, who utilizes scientific instrumentation for creative purposes:

Besides being a longtime research professional at the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Eberhard is also an accomplished photographer, and many of his most striking images are shots he’s taken using one of the electron-beam microscopes that sits in a small...

2014 CURO Symposium

Posted 4 years 2 months ago

Once again the best in UGA undergraduate research, heavy with Franklin College students, will be presented at the annual symposium by the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities March 31 and April 1 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens:

Since its inception in 1999, the CURO Symposium has provided a public space for students from all academic disciplines to share their research with their peers, the UGA research community and others.

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Among the more than 150 student research projects to be presented at the CURO Symposium are:

• "Perceptions about...

AAAS on Climate Change: What We know

Posted 4 years 2 months ago
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science launched a big climate change initiative today, "What we Know":

At the heart of the initiative is the AAAS's "What We Know" report, an assessment of current climate science and impacts that emphasizes the need to understand and recognize possible high-risk scenarios. "We're the largest general scientific society in the world, and therefore we believe we have an obligation to inform the public and policymakers about what science is showing about any issue in modern life, and climate is a particularly pressing one," said Dr....

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