Fri, 03/20/2020 - 11:48am
As UGA transitions to online instruction on March 30 for the remainder of the spring semester, Center for Teaching and Learning director Megan Mittelstadt and Stephen Balfour, director of the Office of Online Learning, share some importance advice to keep in mind during the coming weeks: Empathy. Both faculty and students will have competing demands on their time and emotional resources in the coming weeks. They may be caring for loved ones or…
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 1:59pm
UGA Libraries’ competition encourages (and rewards!) creativity to help communicate ideas in any format students might imagine: When most people think of climate science, their only visual reference is a disaster movie. But Alison Banks knows that things are more complicated. As she modeled scenarios in her work as a master’s student in geography, Banks was inspired to create her own representation of the possibilities. With an image in her head…
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 1:00pm
J. Marshall Shepherd, a meteorologist whose diverse communication efforts engage a wide audience on weather, climate, and the relationship between science and society, will receive the 2020 Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science: As the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia,…
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:40pm
With the 2019 hurricane season officially beginning June 1, there's another potential obstacle to predicting monster storms: the next generation of cell phones: On one side of the debate, scientists worry that future 5G networks will hurt satellite data they rely on. On the other side, federal regulators and cell phone companies are racing to deploy 5G technology, which will deliver information up to 100 times faster than today's mobile networks…
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:49am
The Pew Charitable Trusts ran a great background feature and Q&A this week with Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd, where he explains his flood-related research and the importance of experts interacting with policymakers and the public: Q: The public isn’t always fully informed about flood risks. How can that change to help people make better decisions? A: I cannot…
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:45am
The Georgia Debate Union will begin the 2018-19 season at the prestigious Run for the Roses debate round robin, held in late September at the University of Kentucky. The projected top 7 debate teams in the nation receive invitations to the Kentucky Round Robin. The team of Nathan Rice and Johnnie Stupek, both rising seniors, will be representing UGA and the Georgia Debate Union.   The Kentucky Round Robin features the projected 7 best college…
Tags: Georgia Debate Union, Students, Issues, Rhetoric, Politics, Experience, Communication
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:16am
In the modern workplace, writing skills are more important than ever. From a study of millions of U.S. job advertisements, Burning Glass Technologies found, “Clear communication, particularly writing, is at a premium in nearly every occupation." Research by Hart Research Associates on employer priorities also found written communication to be highly valued; 82% of employers rated writing as an important skill for new graduates (2015). UGA's…
Tags: LACSI, Geography, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 2:59pm
Congratulations to the student winners of the Inaugural Capturing Science contest sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and the Office of Research to communicate science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, concepts using any media or genre: In the graduate category, the first-place winner [microbiology PhD candidate] Megan Prescott received $500 for her submission “Designing Science-Fashion Content.” Katlin Shae [3rd…
Tags: Earth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Waffle House, graduate students
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:18am
One of the most promising technologies in at least a generation, CRISPR-Cas is a powerful gene editing tool derived from a defense mechanism evolved in bacteria and other single-celled organisms. Progress on the tool at UGA will continue thanks to a new grant from the National Institutes of Health: CRISPR-Cas allows scientists to precisely edit sequences of DNA in everything from plants to humans, and it could one day be used to silence the…
Tags: Guitar, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, communication, Human Nature
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 9:25am
Startling new discovery of a gene that may play an important role in the development of the life-threatening birth defect congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or CDH: The hallmark of CDH is a rupture of the diaphragm that allows organs found in the lower abdomen, such as the liver, spleen and intestines, to push their way into the chest cavity. The invading organs crowd the limited space and can lead to abnormal lung development or poor lung…
Tags: University of Georgia Opera Theatre, communication, Psychology, classroom, Human Nature