NSF Graduate Fellowships

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

Ten UGA students and alums received graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation to conduct research during their master's and doctoral studies, including four from Franklin College:

Christopher Abin, of Miami, Fla., is pursuing a doctorate in microbiology at the University of Georgia. As a Florida International University undergraduate student, Abin made the dean’s list every semester and received a National Institutes of Health Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Fellowship. He will be studying microbes that survive in high saline and heavy metal habitats...

New study links hypoxia to cancer growth

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

A research team led by Ying Xu, Regents-Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of bioinformatics and computational biology in the Franklin College, has published some compeeling new findings on the growth of cancer cells:

Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors' findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs that genetic mutations are responsible for cancer growth.



UGA Engineering

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

Congratulations to our engineering colleagues around campus, which means faculty in many Franklin College departments including chemistry, physics and astronomy, mathematics, computer science, biology and microbiology, marine sciences, genetics, geography, art and anthropology, as well as numerous interdisciplinary research centers created thereof. This list alone explains why it was important for UGA to put together a formal engineering college, and it also shows that successive Franklin College deans have been very supportive of engineering, in word and deed, over the years. As I...

Postmodern design, transformations of craft

Posted 6 years 2 months ago

The impact of high style on the hand-made elements of craft is an ongoing, if contentious, phenomenon. The Lamar Dodd School of Art hosts a lecture by a curator from the Victoria and Albert Museum, who will talk about the recent V & A exhibition exploring this topic.

Glenn Adamson, Deputy Head of Research and Head of Graduate Studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, will present a lecture at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at 5:30 p.m. on April 10 in room S151. His lecture, which will focus on recent transformations of craft, as viewed through the lens of his...

CURO Symposium

Posted 6 years 2 months ago
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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston used to have an ad campaign that hinted, "There's more to life than just Monet."

In a similar vein, this article in Red & Black on the CURO symposium reminded me that, while they are heavily engaged in everything from genetics to particle physics, UGA students conduct research in much more than just the hard sciences.

Brendan Boyle, a junior mass media arts and film studies major, presented his paper, “The New Western: Classical Genre Cinema in the 21st Century,” which won the Best Paper award in the Arts category.

He had...