Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:47am
Earlier this semester, during the football bye week, UGA undergraduates took to the Miller Learning Center Reading Room to write. On Saturday, October 20, the Parents Leadership Council sponsored the second annual Undergrad Writing Retreat, a full day of students coming together to start papers, finish papers, revise, edit, and write. The event, coordinated by the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program and the Writing Certificate and Writing…
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
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:07am
The importance of the world's rainforests, and to some extent the mangroves, as storage sinks for atmospheric are carbon well-known. But salt marshes, too, are extraordinarily efficient mechanism for photosynthesis and the production of biomass that work together to sequester carbon at a high rate. So disappearing wetlands along the coast present much more peril than loss against storm surge, which itself plays significant part in their role in…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Writing Intensive program
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:07pm
AMS president and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of geography Marshall Shepherd is quoted in CNN's rundown of the top science stories of 2013. On climate change: Scientists are also hoping to help our own species understand the perils associated with climate change. The phenomenon raises the likelihood of severe weather events and is predicted to damage agriculture, forestry, ecosystems and human health. A key symbolic moment was when…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Fellows, Writing Intensive program, Kishi Bashi, Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA