Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:08am
Congratulations to Rishi Masalia, Ph.D. candidate in the department of plant biology, who has been named one of seven K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders for 2018 by the American Association of Colleges and Universities for his commitment to teaching and learning, as well as his involvement in science outreach in the Athens community. Masalia is the fifth UGA student to win the award. A biologist and bioinformatician by training, his area of…
Tags: Department of English, Waffle House, public
Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:18pm
Franklin faculty and students appeared in a wide variety of media during the month of November. A sample: UGA studies how stress affects vaccine effectiveness – assistant professor of psychology Katherine Ehrlich quoted in the Red &Black Study says public’s politics are correlated with climate change opinion. They shouldn’t be – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writes in his regular column at Forbes…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, Department of English
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:22am
Graduate student papers, TedX, AAAS and new offices for our advising colleagues lead the most recent round up of kudos and congratulations: UGA sociology graduate students Tara Sutton, Brittany Martin, and Eric Klopack accepted the ‪@ASCRM41 Division on Women & Crime graduate student paper award at the 73rd annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology November 15-18 in Philadelphia, PA Former UGA faculty member and Franklin College…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, ClinEpiDB, printmaking, Department of English
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:01pm
Two Franklin College faculty members are among three UGA professors named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: [The] three faculty members are among 396 new AAAS Fellows who will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue-representing science and engineering, respectively-rosette pin on Feb. 17 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. "Selection as an AAAS…
Tags: ClinEpiDB, Department of English, Human Nature, summer fellows
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:50pm
UGA plant scientists like professor of plant biology Katrien Devos, pictured, headline the top feature of the new issue of Research Magazine: In a changing climate, stress tolerance becomes really important, according to Chung-Jui “C.J.” Tsai, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of forestry and natural resources, and genetics. She uses model systems to find mechanisms that are applicable to any plants. “How do you grow crops—…
Tags: Department of English, movement, Fair, suburbs, Coliseum Training Facility
Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:12pm
New research from an international team of breeders, genome scientists, and plant biologists at UGA sheds light on longstanding questions about the origin and early evolution of sex chromosomes, and at the same time serves as a foundation for asparagus breeding efforts: While most flowering plants are hermaphrodites, garden asparagus plants are typically either male (XY) or female (XX), although YY "supermales" can be produced in the greenhouse…
Tags: Department of English, government, Human Nature, meeting
Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:03pm
In large-enrollment courses, Franklin faculty continue to be instrumental in pioneering access to free, online textbooks to help students save money and to improve teaching: The University System of Georgia (USG) has been a nationwide leader in using free online textbooks, and UGA has been at the forefront of those efforts, helping its students save more than $2.5 million since 2013. The bulk of that effort has come through a partnership with…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Colloquium, plants, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Geography, Department of English, #GoDawgs
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:23am
They follow the sun's path throughout the day - hence their name in the Romance languages - and this news about the sunflower genome turns our attention to a new paper in Nature: [UGA] researchers are part of an international team that has published the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist future research programs using genetic tools to improve crop resilience and oil production. They published their findings today in …
Tags: government, Department of English, Human Nature
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:31am
Professor of plant biology and Creative Research Medal winner Jim Leebens-Mack investigates the history of plant life on our planet while being an active member of the local community. His laboratory compares genome sequences to better understand the genetic basis of biological innovations that are of great practical importance for horticulture and agriculture: What are your favorite courses and why? I regularly co-teach three courses—“Genome…
Tags: Department of English, Human Nature, The Linguistics Society at UGA, government