Wed, 10/16/2019 - 1:54pm
A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genomics Database (EuPathDB.org), a collection of resources for analyzing large-scale datasets associated with microbial pathogens. These include the parasites responsible for malaria, sleeping sickness, and toxoplasmosis; the fungi responsible for thrush, aspergillosis and…
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:17pm
Glycoscience is the study of the structure and function of carbohydrates — organic compounds that play critical roles in nearly every aspect of biology. UGA is a partner in a new project that will soon be able to provide a way for questions asked by those studying glycoscience to be answered by big data: The National Institutes of Health has jointly awarded a $10 million grant to UGA and George Washington University to build a glycoscience…
Tags: D.W. Brooks Mall, Conner Hall, Human Nature, conjecture, New Year
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:09pm
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…
Tags: government, Human Nature, marine science
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:21pm
A new computational tool developed by UGA statistics researchers shows promise for further understanding and identifying the complicated makeup of the microbiome: Microbes, found everywhere—in our environment, on our skin and in human bodies and consisting of bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoans and viruses—form microbiomes that have both good and harmful implications for human health. With the creation of this new big data tool, researchers…
Tags: illness, fantasy, Human Nature, photography, student-athletes
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:00am
Research and expertise of Franklin faculty members mentioned widely in the media in September (plus a few notable examples from August): University researchers discover remains of 16th century Spanish fort associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson mentioned in multiple outlets – R&B, Beaufort Gazette, The Atlantic, Kokomo Tribune, ABH, Ancient Origins HyperSolar names chemistry professor John Stickney as scientific advisor – Yahoo…
Tags: Human Nature, Big Data, Four Towers Building, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:50am
In new stories about history, art, climate, psychology and the environment, Franklin faculty provided key insights in media from around the world. A sample from the past month: Examining Hurricane Patricia. Marshall Shepherd, professor of atmospheric sciences, was asked if the storm’s media coverage was over-hyped. “Are you kidding me? How can you over-hype a record-shattering hurricane, packing EF-5 tornado winds, and approaching a major…
Tags: Department of English, Campus Transit Facility, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Big Data
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:39am
Franklin College faculty share their expertise in a variety of media every day, in pixels, print and on the air waves. A sampling from the past month: Scientists study how rising seas will reshape the Georgia coast, reports the Associated Press. Clark Alexander, a researcher at UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and colleagues are working on a project to more accurately forecast expected changes from encroaching seawater. Also WABE-FM How…
Tags: Big Data, Human Nature, Department of Marine Sciences, Office of Institutional Diversity
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:48am
From flooding in Texas and the Confederate Flag to the discovery of an ancient Qu'ran, Franklin College faculty were widely quoted on a wide range of subjects over the summer. A sampling: Millennials: Apathetic or Empathetic? – R&B article quotes Brian Haas, an assistant professor in the Behavioral and Brain Science Program NPR reporter explores John Ross story and the art of the protest – Chattanooga Times Free Press quotes Jace Weaver,…
Tags: Big Data, analysis, Department of English
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:49am
Samantha Joye explains in Science's Perspective section that only through collecting both baseline data and consistent long-term observations after pollution events is it possible to piece together the impacts of environmental disasters like oil spills: one of the biggest challenges in evaluating the environmental impacts of the Macondo blowout was the lack of baseline data—both in the water column and along the seabed, where as much as 15…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Institute of Bioinformatics, Rome, Human Nature, Big Data
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:53am
Faculty representing thirteen different departments within the Franklin College were quoted and thier work referenced across a wide variety of international media. A sampling of the terrific public engagement by our experts: Five things to know about tornadoes – Front-page feature in today’s Athens Banner-Herald quotes associate professor of geography John Knox UGA researchers growing trees faster and easier to turn into fuel, reports the Athens…
Tags: Human Nature, Big Data, microbiology, talk, Performance
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:46am
Weather, unrest around the world, linguistics, anti-vaccine outbreaks, Franklin faculty expertise is in high demand across all media platforms. A sampling from the month of February: Q&A with Valerie Babb, Franklin professor of English and director of UGA’s Institute of African American Studies – Red & Black English professor Bill Kretzschmar was interviewed on CNN regarding linguistics analysis of an ISIS Jihadist who speaks on videos…
Tags: Big Data, campus
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:09am
Franklin College faculty provide a variety of expert and background source material to reporters and editors around the world. A sampling from the past month: Why you shouldn’t be proud to be a workaholic – Inc.com reports on research by UGA assistant professor of psychology Malissa Clark: “Scientists to busy professionals: You really need to stop humble-bragging about your insane schedule.” U.S. weather satellite network hacked – China recently…
Tags: Big Data, biofuels, 9
Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:14am
Athletics Association Professor in the Social Sciences and nationally-recognized expert on climate Marshall Shepherd took to the pages of the Washingtom Post last week to point out connections between the latest Ebola outbreak and the challenges presented by climate change: However, before I mention these parallels, I want to establish that I trust the expertise and knowledge of those in the infectious disease and public health communities,…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Hawking, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Big Data
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:48am
The summer slows on campus but our faculty have been very busy in the national and international media. A sampling of the active engagement of faculty scholarship and expertise across a braod range of subjects: When predators vanish, so does the ecosystem – The New York Times reports on a study that shows recreational fishing and crabbing may be responsible for dying salt marshes off the coast of New England.  But “it’s still a leap to connect…
Tags: Big Data, chemistry, Mary Ann Moran
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:50am
Franklin College faculty continue to be quoted and to share their wide range of expertise across a variety of media of platforms. A sample from the past month: Atlanta Council President Ceasar Mitchell joins American Meteorological Society President J. Marshall Shepherd during the 94th AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta AMS conferece also covered by the Red & Black Shepherd was also a featured guest on the CBS Sunday morning program Face the…
Tags: Big Data
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:36pm
The end of the year and early 2014 has been a very active time for Franklin College faculty work and expertise. Their contributions to the public discussions on a range of subjects remains an important aspect of our work. Here are a few recent instances: As we noted, Georgia Athletic Association Professor J. Marshall Shepherd of the department of geography was part of panel on the Polar Vortex convened by the White House Office of Science and…
Tags: Human Nature, Big Data, biofuels
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:00am
A diversity of invaluable faculty expertise was reported on or quoted in a variety media over the last month. A few examples of this crucial element of university public service: Associate professor of chemistry Jason Locklin teamed up with an area high school student to create an app to help students study organic chemistry The Red & Black reported on work by asssitant research scientist Zhu-Hong Li of biochemistry and molecular biology and…
Tags: Human Nature, Big Data
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:45am
    That's the NOVA special from Wednesday, October 9, on the Aftermath of Megastorms, featuring our own J. Marshall Shepherd among its panel of experts. President of the American Meteorological Society and director of the UGA atmospheric sciences program, Marshall is a regular source for the news media on everything from climate change to aging weather satellites. Earlier in the same week, Marshall was on Atlanta's WSB discussing how critical…
Tags: Big Data, Coliseum Training Facility, glycoscience