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NEH Application-Writing Workshop at UGA

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will present a Regional Application-Writing Workshop on February 28, 2018 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens:

The workshop is supported by the University of Georgia Office of Research and is hosted by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Georgia Humanities.

Workshop activities include an overview of the NEH endowment programs and special initiatives followed by a mock panel review session offering strategies for...

February Kudos

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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Accomplishments of note by students, faculty, staff and alumni over the past month include:

31 Franklin College alumni were recognized this year in the 2018 class of the Bulldog 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni

The student-led UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory is one of two projects chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space

Inside the “Blue Planet II” dive into the deep sea, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye explores the ocean floor and shares her expertise...

ClinEpiDB launch

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago
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An international team of researchers has launched the Clinical Epidemiology Database, an open-access online resource enabling investigators to maximize the utility and reach of their data and to make optimal use of information released by others:

Population-based epidemiological studies provide new opportunities for innovation and collaboration among researchers addressing pressing global-health concerns. As with the vast quantities of information emerging in other fields, from economic modeling to weather surveillance to genomic medicine, the technical challenges of sharing and...

Researchers identify gene to improve plant yield, growth for biofuels

Posted 6 months 1 day ago
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A research team led by professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Debra Mohnen has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels:

Due to the composition of plant cell walls, plant material is not efficiently broken down or deconstructed to the basic sugars that are converted to biofuels.

In a paper published today in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers report that reducing the activity of a specific gene called GAUT4 leads to lower levels of pectin, a...

Leaning into the Plastics Problem

Posted 6 months 6 days ago
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Once considered the key to all manner of convenience, practicality and profit, plastics turn out to be one of most dangerous and long-lasting pollutants to the natural environment. Georgia Magazine takes a look at how UGA faculty researchers are working to approach the problem from many angles, including the development of new materials with industry partners:

Jason Locklin, an associate professor in UGA’s chemistry department, had a related question: Why aren’t we considering what happens to products once they’ve outlived their purpose? Inspired by Jambeck’s 2015 paper in Science,...

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