Thu, 06/11/2020 - 1:42pm
The Language Flagship is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college. Through a network of 31 Flagship Programs at 21 institutions of higher education across the U.S., The Language Flagship graduates students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of…
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 3:23pm
Boren Scholar and Latin American and Caribbean Studies major Emily Goggin came to UGA with an open mind about her future and found her calling early on. She has studied in Brazil and Ghana, and as an Army ROTC cadet, she will pursue her professional interest in international affairs in the military: During my freshman class registration, I signed up for a first-year seminar class without knowing its subject, teacher or content. It was near my…
Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:01am
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.7 million in support of the University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute(LACSI) to expand research, teaching and public service in Georgia and beyond: A unit of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, LACSI has more than 200 faculty affiliates spanning every college and professional school on campus, including 55 language or area studies specialists. The institute is…
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:52am
Building on interdisciplinary collaborations across campus made possible through the Portuguese Flagship Program, UGA is one of eight universities nationwide to be recognized for its exemplary international programs and partnerships by NAFSA, a nonprofit association dedicated to international education: The university’s network of partnerships within the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais received NAFSA’s 2018 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award,…
Tags: UGA Innovation Gateway, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, Germanic and Slavic Studies, African Studies
Tue, 09/08/2015 - 10:29am
In a prime example of basic bacterial research informing human disease research, microbiologists have identified a potential mechanism for neurodegenerative diseases: A role for the protein HSD10 had been suspected in patients with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, but no direct connection had previously been established. This new breakthrough suggests that HSD10 reduces oxidative stress, promotes cell repair and prevents cellular…
Tags: coeducation, Portuguese Flagship Program, opportunity
Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:04am
The creation of biofuels from trees involves a host of challenges, including but certainy not limited to the breakdown of lignin. So researchers have been approaching the problem from a variety of angles and here is the latest glancing blow for renewable energy production: Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into…
Tags: internships, Athens GA, Human Nature, Portuguese Flagship Program
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:24am
One the greatest missed opportunities of gathering so many people on campus several Saturdays each fall for football is not engaging them in other ways with the research mission of the university. Franklin colleagues in marine sciences have designed a new way to make inroads with some of the many UGA supporters who will be here for the Homecoming matchup with Vanderbilt: marine sciences department and faculty will present "Science at the Stadium…
Tags: Institute of Bioinformatics, Department of Romance Languages, industry, Portuguese Flagship Program