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ProjectedChange_bus.pngThe varied effects of climate change. The Zika virus. Vaccinations and immunizations. Are bumble bees disappearing? How do we keep our data private? As the media catches up with the latest scientific findings and relates them to the public, how should the public interpret them? It's a big question, especially given the volume of research publications and the click-bait business model of many online news sources. It can be...

  

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The UGA Honors Summer Interdisciplinary Field Program (IFP) operated out of the department of geology is now in its 29th year. This summer’s group of 19 students come from a broad array of majors including geology, anthropology, ecology, engineering, as well as the arts and business. They are experiencing the challenges of outdoor living in temperatures that range from freezing to 115°...

Murph 4.JPGLast year Simona Hunyadi Murph, a UGA researcher and adjunct professor in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of physics and astronomy, successfully turned “rust into gold” using advanced nanoparticle research methods. The discovery will make the use of nanoscale gold in research settings and industrial applications far more affordable.

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