Faculty workloads

Posted 5 years 12 months ago

Former New School chancellor David Levy took to the pages of the Washington Post this weekend to make an interesting argument: public support for higher education has led to rising tuition costs and faculty are generally overpaid for 'inefficient' teaching schedules.

Not changed, however, are the accommodations designed to compensate for low pay in earlier times. Though faculty salaries now mirror those of most upper-middle-class Americans working 40 hours for 50 weeks, they continue to pay for teaching time of...

Lindau-Nobel Laureate Meetings

Posted 6 years 1 week ago

And speaking of inventors, the Lindau-Nobel Laureate Meetings have been connecting generations of scientists for over 50 years. These annual meetings offer a chance for young researchers nominated by a worldwide network of Academic Partners to interact with Nobel Laureates in panel discussions, seminars and during various social events scheduled as part of the five-day day event. When you think about it at all, connecting young scientists with their more experienced (and decorated) colleagues would seem to be a very important thing to do - and for a variety of reasons that apply in...

UGA inventors making a difference

Posted 6 years 1 week ago

Three University of Georgia inventors were recognized by the Association of University Technology Managers in their most recent Better World Report:

For the 2011 report, AUTM was charged with selecting technologies that help the world in the face of adversity, and just 23 from the thousands of innovations from around the globe were selected. Five were from UGA.

"Our researchers deserve acknowledgement for their relentless efforts in helping people across the world to overcome adversity," said Sohail Malik, director of the UGA Technology Commercialization Office. "It...

Study reveals 'switch' as key to stem cells

Posted 6 years 3 weeks ago

The promise of therapeutic stem cells as a strategy to introduce new cells into damaged tissue to treat disease and injury has long been balanced with the practical difficulties of doing so. A new study from researchers in cell biology presents a better understanding of how stem cells transform into other kinds of cells within the body:

A University of Georgia study published in the March 2 edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, however, creates the first ever blueprint of how stem cells are wired to respond to the external signaling molecules to which they are constantly...

Genome Mapping to Biofuels

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

Since at least the 1970's, University of Georgia researchers and engineers have been working on the many different facets of developing renewable energy sources, from biodiesel to fermentation, soil sequestration and more. The many different avenues provided opportunities for crucial bench-scale breakthroughs that have allowed further related research to flourish. That progress continues today: