Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:02pm
Awards season celebrates many of our best and the accolades continue for Franklin College faculty and students. Among the many honors, inductions and elections: Janet Westpheling, professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is president-electof the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. SIMB is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Lecture, Ceremony, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:59am
Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Patricia Richards is known as a demanding instructor who dares her students to accept challenges that make them want to think on a level beyond a single course or grade: Fostering intellectual excitement in the classroom that inspires students, she helps build some of UGA’s most forward-thinking interdisciplinary programs. In addition to her joint appointment in the sociology department and the…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:11am
The Georgia Museum of Art will present the annual exit show for master of fine arts students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. This decades-long tradition presents a variety of media, themes and styles. This year’s candidates are: Painting and drawing: Katelyn Chapman, Whitney Cleveland, Annemarie Dicamillo and Kelsey Scharf Photo and video: Ally Christmas and Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay…
Tags: Biological Sciences, Cellular Biology, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Communication Studies, University Theatre
Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:52am
A new breeding technique using a plant's own DNA could produce crops that are more resistant to drought and disease: A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could selectively activate silenced genes already present within the plant. Using this method to increase diversity…
Tags: marine science, Thinc. at UGA, Black History Month, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, movement, Fair, Dawson Hall
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:21am
The new issue of the UGA Graduate School Magazine features stories on four Franklin students and recent alumni, including MFA graduate Amanda Scheutzow: Scheutzow discusses other mutated creations, including her birds, which are called “the Watchers.” Again, the tiny tableaus featuring these apocalyptic birds are jarring yet meaningful…artful, yet somehow musing. Now working in San Francisco since completing her degree this year, Scheutzow is…
Tags: Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Biological Sciences, University Theatre
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:37am
Darya Asheghali, a graduate student in the department of chemistry working in the lab of FACS faculty member Sergiy Minko, received a first place award in the graduate student paper competition at the Fiber Society’s annual fall conference held in Athens in November. Asheghali is a researcher in the Nanostructured Materials Lab that hosts students from the FACS department of textiles, merchandizing and interiors and the department of chemistry…
Tags: Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, Institute for African American Studies
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:43am
Winner of a 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, doctoral student Brittany Jenkins is committed to a career in medical research: My research on the genetics of breast cancer health disparities has allowed me to travel many places to further my training. I am currently located in Detroit, Michigan, where I am continuing my dissertation work at Henry Ford Health System under my adviser, Dr. Melissa Davis.…
Tags: Book Sale, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:02pm
To Apply:  On no more than 1 typed page, provide your full name, department, degree program, name of faculty advisor, and a summary of your research project that clearly explains the significance and originality of your research to both specialists in your area and non-specialists.  E-mail your application to camiew@uga.edu by October 2, 5 pm.  A great opportunity for students to explore and share art through research. Get your entires in by…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, Campus Transit Facility, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Instititue, Department of Marine Sciences
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:39am
Doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant in the department of genetics Brittany Jenkins has been awarded one of 39 Gilliam Fellowships by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. ... “The Gilliam fellows are outstanding…
Tags: Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Human Nature
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:38am
Remarkable growth in extramural funding to the university has led to an all-time high of $458 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2017: Externally funded research activity has climbed 37 percent over the past three years to $198 million in fiscal year 2017. "This tremendous growth in productivity reflects the unyielding commitment of UGA faculty to solve the important challenges of our time," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Their…
Tags: Human Nature, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Andrew Grundstei