Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:03pm
Accomplishments of note by students, faculty, staff and alumni over the past month include: 31 Franklin College alumni were recognized this year in the 2018 class of the Bulldog 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni The student-led UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory is one of two projects chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space Inside the “Blue Planet II” dive into the deep…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Environmental Health Sciences, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, Human Nature, semester, Founders Memorial Garden
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:41am
The College of Pharmacy is home to a new campus-wide collaborative facility designed to hasten the development of therapeutic drugs for a number of major diseases, the Drug Discovery Core laboratory: A survey distributed to UGA researchers in 2016 identified chemical screening and toxicity profiling as the most critical needs for enhancing drug discovery research at UGA, and the DDC will address many of those needs for faculty working in…
Tags: Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Lecture, New Year
Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:05am
Human African trypanosomiasis, long known as sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne parasitic disease endemic to rural sub-Saharan Africa. A research team led by Kojo Mensa-Wilmot of cellular biology reports significant progress combating the disease in a newly published study: "There is a significant challenge in terms of trying to find new drugs to control the disease," said Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, professor and head of the department of cellular…
Tags: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, Marriage of Figaro, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:28am
A team of archaeologists led by University of South Carolina's Chester DePratter and UGA's Victor Thompson has located the remains of a Spanish fort erected in 1577 in the Spanish town of Santa Elena, on present-day Parris Island, S.C. For decades, attempts to find it have failed, and Fort San Marcos stayed hidden until new technology brought it to light: San Marcos is one of five Spanish forts built sequentially at Santa Elena over its 21-year…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Campus Transit Facility, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, Human Nature
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:25pm
Marine sciences professor Patricia Yager is part of an incredible story of the unlikely discovery of a reef system near the mouth of the Amazon River: A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves—something that makes…
Tags: Georgia Climate Project, industry, Earth, TEDxUGA, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 12:03pm
The startling discovery in a South African cave announced this week was the result of some very dangerous, underground work. The derring-do - discovery of Homo naledi, a close ancestor of humans - came courtesy of a fossil excavation team that included UGA anthropology alumna Hannah Morris: Spelunking in a dark, labyrinthine cave is a tough ask at the best of times. Add fossil excavation through an 18-centimetre wide gap into the mix and you…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, technology, Campus Transit Facility
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:01am
More evidence that the front lines of research on life-threatening diseases are right here on the UGA campus and in the Franklin College. Insightful new work from a research group lead by faculty member Natarajan Kannan of the Institute for Bioinformatics and the department of biochemistry and molecular biology: Enter protein kinases. Like specialized traffic signals, this huge class of proteins is critical for many aspects of cell communication…
Tags: Human Nature, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, 4, Psychology, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:49am
This story has been cropping up several places, even before we could get the press release out. But it is, ahem, a whale of a story: While the Atlantic gray whale was hunted to extinction by the 1700’s, the Pacific or California gray swims today with a population near its pre-whaling levels. University of Georgia scientists have published their discovery of an Atlantic gray whale fossil off the Georgia coast that has re-enlivened efforts to…
Tags: Center for Molecular Medicine, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, UGA Office of International Education
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 3:53pm
CBSNews.com ran a story about a very interesting discovery in Ontario - a giant, hitherto unknown 16th century settlement: Occupied between roughly A.D. 1500 and 1530, the so-called Mantle site was settled by the Wendat (Huron). Excavations at the site, between 2003 and 2005, have uncovered its 98 longhouses, a palisade of three rows (a fence made of heavy wooden stakes and used for defense) and about 200,000 artifacts. Dozens of examples of…
Tags: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Campus Transit Facility, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)