research

Undergraduates present research at CURO Symposium

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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Presentations on the best of UGA undergraduate research are underway at the annual CURO Symposium, held this year on April 9-10 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens:

Hosted by CURO, the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, this year’s symposium is the largest to date, with more than 575 participants. These undergraduates are pursuing 103 different majors from 14 UGA schools and colleges. Collectively, they are conducting research with 330 faculty members from 78 departments.

At the two-day event, students will present at oral and poster sessions on topics as...

Noted and Quoted, March 2018

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Great diversity of subjects, opinions, expertise and sources in this month's round-up faculty, students and alumni appearing in the media:

Can narcissists actually change their ways? We asked the experts – professor of psychology  Keith Campbell quoted in Huffington Post

Researchers receive $10M to create computational and informatics tools for glycoscience – project co-led by Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology William York reported at EurekAlert!, UGA Today,  The GW Hatchet

State lawmakers on the fence about offshore drilling – professor of marine...

UGA-Minas Gerais partnership receives NAFSA 2018 Spotlight Award

Posted 4 months 4 weeks ago
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Building on interdisciplinary collaborations across campus made possible through the Portuguese Flagship Program, UGA is one of eight universities nationwide to be recognized for its exemplary international programs and partnerships by NAFSA, a nonprofit association dedicated to international education:

The university’s network of partnerships within the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais received NAFSA’s 2018 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award, which is named after the late Illinois senator who was a strong advocate for international education and cross-cultural learning.

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Battling neglected diseases

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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Great overview of the work by Franklin College faculty in the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, where multi-track efforts are yielding gains against some of the world's worst scourges:

Founded 20 years ago by Regents Professor of Cellular Biology Rick Tarleton, CTEGD consolidates UGA’s extensive, campus-wide tropical disease knowledge and drug discovery expertise into an interdisciplinary research unit that focuses on finding solutions for parasitic diseases. The center has garnered more than $135 million in research funding, and its 25 faculty, spanning eight...

Adams receives 2018 DuPont award

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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Michael W.W. Adams, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is co-recipient of the 2018 DuPont Industrial Biosciences Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology:

He shares the award with Robert Kelly of North Carolina State University. They were recognized for their groundbreaking use and genetic manipulation of microorganisms that grow in extreme environments, such as ultra-hot geothermal vents, for practical applications including the generation of biofuels...

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