Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:43am
University of Georgia doctoral candidate Jordan Russell was awarded a fellowship by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The program prepares graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the Department of Energy Office of Science mission by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories in areas that…
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:41am
A research team with partners from the UGA New Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship Foundation will develop a fully biodegradable plastic straw thanks to a $719,000 award from Singapore’s Temasek Foundation Ecosperity. The team worked to synthesize a food contact polymer that they will now attempt to develop into a commercially viable straw Currently, there are few non-plastic straw alternatives available to consumers. Many…
Tags: Pollution, Chemistry, Grant
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:06pm
The Charter Lecture Series was established in 1988 to honor the high ideals expressed in the 1785 charter that created UGA as the first chartered state university in America. Sticking with both themes, tomorrow's lecture features professor Edward Larson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Return of George Washington (1783-1789): The lecture, open free to the public, will be held April 23 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Larson is University Professor…
Tags: LEAD fellowship, bio-products, path, Financial Planning Research Center
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:11am
Ferdinand Phinizy was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838. His grandson, Phinizy Calhoun, was a 1900 graduate of the university and established the Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship. Previous lecturers include John Kenneth Galbraith, Dean Rusk, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, and most recently, Melissa Faye Greene. For the 2015 Phinizy Lecure, we add the name of James Cobb to that list of lumninaries: One of UGA's most distinguished faculty members and…
Tags: politics, voting, NEA Big Read, bio-products
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:51am
Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, whose 2010 book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery received the Pulitzer Prize for History, will deliver the 2014 Gregory Distinguished Lecture. Foner's lecture, drawn from a forthcoming book on the subject, is "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad." The lecture will take place Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith…
Tags: cosmology, CTEGD, bio-products, Financial Planning Research Center, Department of Marine Sciences
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 11:25am
Recent UGA history graduate Chelsey Cain has been named one of fifteen winners of the 2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award, it was announced on June 19. Selected from candidates across the country, the Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American History or American Studies. Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman…
Tags: plastic, pollution, Campus Transit Facility, ocean, bio-products