Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:26am
Microbial ecosystems – the relationships between microorganisms and their environments including within the human body – play an important role in human health. Through diagnostic testing and genetic analysis, researchers can track how disruptions of this ecosystem can cause problems ranging from asthma and allergies to obesity and diabetes. The processes currently used to analyze this data are labor intensive and often inefficient. The sheer…
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:09am
As scientists improve their understanding of the impacts of microorganisms on the broad systems and that keep global biological cycles in balance, responses to a changing climate by microbes on land and sea across the Earth have become key indicators. Now, more than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity – they are calling for the world to stop ignoring an ‘unseen majority’ in Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystem…
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 9:24am
The National Institutes of Health announced a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) granted to UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of microbiology. MIRA grants are designed to increase the efficiency of NIH funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for…
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:23pm
Great diversity of subjects, opinions, expertise and sources in this month's round-up faculty, students and alumni appearing in the media: Can narcissists actually change their ways? We asked the experts – professor of psychology  Keith Campbell quoted in Huffington Post Researchers receive $10M to create computational and informatics tools for glycoscience – project co-led by Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology William York reported…
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Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:15am
Internationally renowned researcher whose work has created a better understanding of marine ecosystems and the roles of the ocean microbiome, UGA professor Mary Ann Moran has been named Regents’ Professor: Moran is a Distinguished Research Professor in the marine sciences department, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, who has served on the University of Georgia faculty since 1993. Regents’ Professorships are bestowed by the…
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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
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:55pm
International dramaturg while still just a junior, triple major Lukas Woodyard (theatre, English, comparative literature) shows why the A.B. degree is a key component of self-discovery for many UGA students: At UGA, all my achievements and highlights involved my activities with the theatre department. I have been highly involved since I first stepped into this department. As a freshman, I was involved in a few productions such as UGA Theatre’s “…
Tags: microbiome, Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Book Sale
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:15am
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen will visit UGA for a Feb. 13 talk as part of the Signature Lecture series and the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative speaker series. Nguyen’s Feb. 13 Global Georgia talk is presented as the department of comparative literature’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture.  Born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam in 1971, Nguyen and his family came to the United States as…
Tags: 1, microbiome, Financial Planning Research Center, The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:39am
Writer and translator Assaf Gavron will deliver the 2016 Betty Jean Craige Lecture on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Gavron's lecture, “The Hilltop: An Israeli Author’s Perspective," is free and open to the public: [Gavron] grew up in Jerusalem, studied in London and Vancouver, and lives in Tel Aviv. He has published five novels, a collection of stories, and a collection of Jerusalem falafel reviews. Among the numerous international awards he…
Tags: The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, microbiome, liberal arts, 1
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:13am
The intersection of current events that hold popular fascination with wider cultural truths and observations is a societal phenomenon tailor-made for our finest scholars and critics. What our stories, and the way we tell them, say about us can offer insights about the direction of a culture toward honesty about itself. This week, the African Studies Institute will host one of the great young African cultural scholars, Grace Ahingula Musila, …
Tags: Marriage of Figaro, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, microbiome
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 3:58pm
My primary field is linguistics, and the most interesting thing about the field, I think, is the focus on one of the key capacities that makes us human—language—and its form, structure, acquisition, use, preservation and evolution over time. Growing up, I was always fascinated by language use, especially living in a home with a school teacher (my mother) and an author and broadcaster (my father) who both worked in the two languages that I…
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Thu, 09/19/2013 - 9:04am
UGA and the Franklin College welcome Nikola Madzirov, a Macedonian poet whose work has been translated into 30 languages and published around the globe, to Athens to deliver two back-to-back events on Friday Sept. 20 at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave., sponsored by the University of Georgia Creative Writing Program and the departments of Germanic and Slavic studies and comparative literature. Madzirov describes his native Macedonia as a space…
Tags: 2, 1, marine sciences, Move-in, microbiome, Laboratory of Archeology