Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:49am
With the infrastructure demands of science and technology research collaborations reaching higher levels each year, the university will break ground on the new Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Building at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of the construction of the ISTEM Research Building, which will house engineering, chemistry and related disciplines to promote collaborations between…
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 3:09pm
Meet second year Ph.D. student in the department of chemistry, Brianna Garcia. Originally from La Verne, California, Brianna attended California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona where she earned her B.S. in Chemistry (Biochemistry option). Now, at the University of Georgia, Brianna works at the Complex Carbohydrates Research Center with Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Art Edison …
Tags: Franklin Student Spotlight, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Students, Research
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
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:49am
Associate professor of chemistry Jin Xie is using nanotechnology to make chemotherapy and radiation therapy more effective while minimizing their toxic side effects: What are your favorite courses and why? I redeveloped the nanomaterials course, and I enjoy teaching it. Nanotechnology, especially nanobiotechnology, is a highly interdisciplinary field, and it is rapidly evolving. In this course, I not only introduce basic nanoparticle synthesis…
Tags: Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), Social Sciences, Correll Hall
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:05pm
On behalf of cosmologists everywhere, as well as all who share a love for knowledge and intellectual elegance, we salute the life of the great physicist and theorist Stephen Hawking: With mathematician Roger Penrose, Hawking used Einstein’s theory of relativity to trace the origins of time and space to a single point of zero size and infinite density. Their work gave mathematical expression to the Big Bang theory, proposed by Belgian priest…
Tags: printmaking, jewelry and metals
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 10:43am
The New Year is off to a great start with opinion by and reporting on the expertise of Franklin College faculty members and alumni. A sample: The Paris climate agreement. Marshall Shepherd, director of UGA’s atmospheric sciences program, and a regular contributor to Forbes.com, reflects “on this global step towards good stewardship of the planet.” Shepherd also discussed the agreement Sunday during an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation. 'Let's…
Tags: chemistry, downtown, Environmental Health Sciences
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:09am
If you have to fly for work or pleasure, you will enjoy this show and its really cool images and videos.  We were burning up the Twitters with this all weekend, but such is our pride and not just for this example of fantastic expertise that is important to the public. We're continually humbled by Dr. Shepherd's ability to share his scholarship in a wide variety of media. And now that he has a regular broadcast perch at The Weather Channel, he…
Tags: public heath, Performance, Four Towers Building, St. Lucia, chemistry
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:05am
The sale of WUGA-TV to Marquee Broadcasting is scheduled to be completed on July 1, and we would be remiss not to note the end of this mini-epoch in university broadcasting. Since 2012, WUGA-TV existed as a local PBS affiliate in Athens, owned by UGA and whatever may have been its initial puropse or the original motivations behind the endeavor, the Franklin College became a significant contributor to the station. It broadcast, in every sense of…
Tags: genetics, research, chemistry, cyber security, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, transfer students, Department of Dance
Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:52am
The red carpet rolls out this weekend to celebrate the highest achievements in radio and television, networks, webcasting, podcasting, producing organizations and individuals at the 74th annual George F. Peabody Awards: The May 31 ceremony in New York will have a new venue: the Greek revival special-events palace Cipriani Wall Street. For the first time, the ceremony will be a Sunday night event, complete with red carpet, rather than a workday…
Tags: Congress, women in science, chemistry, horses, PhD, Island
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