Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:58am

A new collaboration on microbial ecosystems, the summer program in public history, and Write@UGA were just some of the news worth crowing about this summer. A few more awards and news items worthy of congratulations:

UGA researchers report report milestone in global fight against a major cause of diarrheal disease – research by Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology Boris Striepen, Sumiti Vinayak

Researchers return to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the impacts of oil, methane and chemical dispersants on the deep-sea ecosystem – Georgia Athletic Association professor of Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye led the expedition

Dorothy Carter, assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on one of only seven proposals accepted by NASA's Human Research Program to support astronaut health on missions to Mars

UGA's Summer Program in Public History shows students what historians do beyond the university to bring history to a wider audience

Simons Foundation established a new collaboration investigating the mysteries of Earth’s microscopic communities. The Simons Collaboration on Theory of Microbial Ecosystems, which includes Distinguished Research Professor Mary Ann Moran, will investigate how microbial ecosystems in the oceans form and function

African music instrument donation helps UGA students learn music, culture, history

55 faculty members take part in the university's inaugural Write@UGA Faculty Writing Retreat in the Miller Learning Center

Clark Alexander named director of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 includes five distinguished Franklin alumni

Shawn Foster, a University of Georgia student majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, was one of 20 students nationwide selected as a Beinecke Scholar

Professor of art Michael Marshall featured in the premiere edition of Focal Plane

New study by Professor of psychology and chair of the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program Dorothy Fragaszy was the cover story in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd will receive the 2018 Helmut E. Landsberg Award from the American Meteorological Society

Samantha Joye, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences, was elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

And congratulation to faculty and staff, especially professor of geography and lead organizer John Knox, on the upcoming solar eclipse ‘blackout’ at the stadium next week

Image: PNAS cover linked to new study by Dorothy Fragaszy