Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:46pm
Students are returning so campus and downtown Athens will soon be full to bursting. One great thing students, faculty and staff can do to relieve congestion in the area is to leave your car at home. Flagpole provides a great primer on ways you can do just that: Campus Transit buses are free for anyone to use, and they stop at every stop on the route. You  can hop on and hop off at any stop. There’s more space out than in, so just remember to…
Tags: Department of Dance, Cortona, Computer Science
Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:08pm
The third Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Project (GLP 3rd OSM 2016), was held last week at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. The conference, aimed at bringing together the Land System Science community to present, discuss and foster progress towards a sustainable land use future, included the presentation of a working paper (with a UGA anthropology faculty contributor) on lessons learned on biofuel sustainability to date…
Tags: Computer Science, Earth, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:14pm
Many of these programs are affiliated with UGA. Just take a look at this list of grant awardees and you will quickly see just how well our local community entities work hand in hand towards similar goals. Whether it's sustainability, education for the arts or any other number of projects that benefit the Athens community at large, we are lucky to live in a community that values these partnerships and continues to use them to better our…
Tags: Computer Science, amazing, Institute of Native American Studies
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 10:19am
The Georgia Workshop on Culture, History and Power through the Franklin College and the Latin American Sustainable Agriculture initiative presents a screening of the sustainable agriculture documentary, Raising Resistance: The project seeks to engage some of the most pressing questions of the ability to derive sustainable agriculture production from Latin America while also ensuring the congruent development of local communities. The project…
Tags: Computer Science, graduate student
Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:26am
What role does today's college campus play in broader sustainability efforts? Our scientists and engineers conduct research and develop bench-scale projects that show promise; other researchers document the effects of mankind on the planet, generate new ways of thinking about waste, urban infrastructure and even visual representations of society's conflicting interests and desires. But what of the campus itself? While not isolated from its…
Tags: Computer Science, noted, career, Genetics, Department of Dance, privacy
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:30am
Friday and Saturday October 9-10, the Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia conference will be held in the Miller Learning Center: The theme of this year's conference is sustainability. Presentation topics throughout the conference will explore the intersections of social, economic and environmental challenges as they relate to women and girls in the state, including environmental justice, local food, food insecurity, climate change, environmental…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Computer Science, Lamar Dodd School of Art, flooding, Dawson Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:32am
Analogies can be highly effective expressions of a point that seems to go missing and/or is very difficult to understand - take the point, for example, that the Earth's resources are indeed exhaustible and need to be conserved, protected, enhanced and replenished: "You can think of the Earth like a battery that has been charged very slowly over billions of years," said the study's lead author, John Schramski, an associate professor in UGA's…
Tags: Department of Psychology, Computer Science, sports, Exhibit Opening, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Thinc. at UGA
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:17am
What can I do? It's always the question, arriving custom built with the pre-supposition that our individual efforts won't go very far to change anything, to make a difference. Especially where protecting the Earth is involved. It's so big and complex, and after all, you're just one person. One person who shops, who buys, who moves about your day, who is observed by others, who take their cues from you and from whom you accept affirmation of the…
Tags: SPIA, Computer Science, privacy, Performance, criminal justice, English
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:21am
If there's one thing we take for granted more than the infinite availability of water, it would be the technical ability of our best scientists should that availability ever come into question. Well, the infinite availability of water is very much in quesiton and what is the reaction of scientists? Looking to Mother nature for clues to survival in water-limited environments: [With] a $1.5 million collaborative grant from the National Science…
Tags: freshman, Computer Science, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Department of English, Awards
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:18am
  The UGA Office of Sustainability, as part of Athens-Clarke County Greenfest, awarded the 2014 Sustainable UGA Awards to outstanding students, faculty and staff. The Franklin College is proud to be the home of the Sustainable Outstanding Faculty Award winner and the Outstanding Student Award: Landon Bubb, a senior anthropology major from Lilburn, Georgia, is being honored with the 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.  As a leader of…
Tags: Computer Science, age, proliferation, privacy, Genetics, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:25am
There are many places to start when it comes to how we might address, if not mitigate, the environmental impact of the space we take up, the resources we consume and the waste created by the combination of these two. We could even start with re-imagining our space itself, for one example.  The UGA Office of Sustainability, the UGA Special Collections Library and the Interior Design area of the Lamar Dodd School of Art have teamed up to present '…
Tags: Computer Science, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, recovery
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:39am
More and more, students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art are leading the way in a variety of areas that include thinking about how our society deals with waste: Lindsay Pennington, a senior from Albany majoring in sculpture at the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art, is challenging the way people think about waste. Her senior exit show, "The Salon from Refuse," features sculptures from discarded materials and converts a 40-yard dumpster into a gallery…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Bulldog 100, Computer Science
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:28am
Through the new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Sorghum, UGA and partner researchers will use new genomics tools to address urgent needs for a more drought-resilient food supply, increase rates of sorghum improvement to better meet long-term population growth, and investigate production systems that promote sustainable farming, particularly regarding preservation or restoration of soil resources and water quality.  ... “…
Tags: Fair, Computer Science, media, Black History Month, geography, oil spill
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:05pm
But in April we schedule events designed to highlight the importance of sustainable living: From April 22-27, the UGA Office of Sustainability, Students for Environmental Action and other campus and community organizations will host events highlighting opportunities ranging from alternative transportation and local food to water resource preservation and career insights from industry leaders. UGA Earth Week is held in conjunction with Athens-…
Tags: English, Computer Science, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:15am
According to its own waste characterization study in 2006, the state of Georgia estimates that each year it spends $100 million to throw away $300 million worth of recyclables. Now the UGA Office of Sustainability is enlisting, and rewarding, students across campus in the effort to cut down on the waste: The University of Georgia Office of Sustainability has awarded $26,000 to seven student projects as part of its annual Campus Sustainability…
Tags: Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Computer Science
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 9:57am
Tate Student Center Image: Machu Pichu, courtesy of wikipedia commons and GNU Free Document License.  
Tags: Computer Science, Dance, English, Genetics