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
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:03pm
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars at the University of Georgia are engaged in groundbreaking scientific research that not only tackles grand challenges facing the world, but also has the potential to create jobs: Since 1990, the nonprofit Georgia Research Alliance has partnered with the state's research universities to recruit world-class scientists who foster science- and technology-based economic development. At UGA, these scholars…
Tags: Plant Biology, Human Nature, Earth, Institute for African American Studies
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:55pm
Despite a nationwide emphasis on increasing the number of students entering science, technology, engineering and math fields, many leave the disciplines within their first two years. Now a group of institutions led by the University of Georgia will spearhead a new phase of development of a national network to support integration of research experiences into undergraduate life science lab courses. The network, called "Course-based Undergraduate…
Tags: Human Nature, resistance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth, labor, Institute for African American Studies, Department of Psychology, development
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:01am
The Small Satellite Research Laboratory hosted a Women in Technology Workshop for young women from Madison County Middle School on Monday May 22. The workshop was directed by SSRL members David L Cotten (Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) in Geography), Paige Copenhaver (Undergraduate, Physics and Astronomy), Natalie Davis (Undergraduate, Computer Systems Engineering), Sydney Whilden (Undergraduate, Physics and…
Tags: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Odyssey, Institute for African American Studies
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:23am
Scientific American weighs in on the tendency to prioritize STEM disciplines over the humanities and how Voltaire and Camus have an important role to play, especially in a high-tech future: Promoting science and technology education to the exclusion of the humanities may seem like a good idea, but it is deeply misguided. Scientific American has always been an ardent supporter of teaching STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.…
Tags: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, Church Hall, Institute for African American Studies, Demosthenian Hall
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:30pm
Our reliance on technology, hardware and software, seems beyond complete at this point. A contradiction maybe, but it illustrates the continual pressure under which a discipline like computer science operates - educating people in an always-expanding range of scientific and practical paradigms in computation and its applications. One of the 30 departments in the Franklin College, Computer Science is a robust unit that serves a variety of…
Tags: skills, employment, Institute for African American Studies, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:09am
Technology businesses come in all forms and sizes today, and nascent communities of tech companies can crop up almost anywhere. Increasingly, because of their vast spinoff potential and diversified workforce, communities have a strong desire to foster these communities in thier midst - to transform sleepy mainstreets into bustling, energy-producing, walkable, solar-paneled Main pathways and the like. Enter the Technology Association of Georgia,…
Tags: Institute for African American Studies, workshop, meeting, humanities
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:55am
  UGA touted for women in STEM programs By Jessica Luton jluton@uga.edu   The University of Georgia is helping more women go into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a recent College Database ranking. UGA comes in at number seven on The College Database’s “50 Colleges Advancing Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)” list.  A university that promotes STEM will mean more jobs for…
Tags: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Earth, College of Public Health, Institute for African American Studies
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:49am
  Fantastic - two Google scholarships. Difficult to verify, but we think Jennifer is the first UGA student to be selected for both awards. Big congratulations to her, Thiab Taha, and the computer science department. Image: Women-inspired Google doodle honoring Anita Borg, Grace Hopper and Lada Ada Lovelace
Tags: Department of Marine Sciences, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Institute for African American Studies, Lecture, Media
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 9:37am
EITS and, importantly, some of our best students, have been building a campus app set to roll out next week: The app, available to anyone using iPhone, iPad or iPod devices, will allow users to track campus buses, plan their meals at dining halls and catch the latest athletic scores, among other features. The Student Government Association, working with the university's central information technology department and coordinating with a number of…
Tags: Oceans, Pollution, Experts, Institute for African American Studies, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:46am
They describe surprise in discovering that the calcium copper silicate in Egyptian blue breaks apart into nanosheets so thin that thousands would fit across the width of a human hair. The sheets produce invisible infrared (IR) radiation similar to the beams that communicate between remote controls and TVs, car door locks, and other telecommunications devices. “Calcium copper silicate provides a route to a new class of nanomaterials that are…
Tags: Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Institute for African American Studies, Human Nature
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 9:48am
David Saltz, head of the department of theatre and film studies, and assistant professor Anthony Marotta are presenting a paper this weekend at the International Conference in Commedia dell'Arte at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Their paper, A 21st century huminoid robot, becomes a commedia performer, details a project that brings together several UGA units that we've written about previously when it was performed for the public back in…
Tags: UGA Honors Program, Institute for African American Studies, CURO
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:28am
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a new study authored by a UGA sociology PhD candidate with some interesting findings: the study, “Technological Change and Professional Control in the Professoriate,” includes interviews with more than 40 professors at three universities. It suggests that professors often use such technologies for logistical purposes rather than to improve learning. “There is little or no indication that innovative…
Tags: Institute for African American Studies, Chapel, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:23am
In my recent interview with former congressman and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr, we talked about the right to privacy and how it might be something we are compelled to enforce on ourselves, given our current willingness to share so much ourselves, so publicily. This blog post at the Chronicle touches on the same subject from the perspective of student life in the era of e-textbooks: CourseSmart, which sells digital versions…
Tags: Church Hall, Institute for African American Studies
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 2:56pm
The Green Revolution refers to a series of research, development and technology transfer initiatives between the 1940's and the late 1970's that increased agricultural production around the world. This campaign disseminated U.S. agricultural methods, such as the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hybrid seeds and the like to farmers throughout the developing world of the mid-twentieth century. Up to now, most scholars have credited the…
Tags: Campus Transit Facility, Human Nature, NEA Big Read, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Institute for African American Studies
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 9:12am
Can we understand art better without reducing the magic it can work on us? That is not the theme of this article by E. O. Wilson, though it would seem to be one implication of the schema he describes:  RICH AND SEEMINGLY BOUNDLESS as the creative arts seem to be, each is filtered through the narrow biological channels of human cognition. Our sensory world, what we can learn unaided about reality external to our bodies, is pitifully small. Our…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Earth, Institute for African American Studies, Franklin College, Conner Hall