Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:34am
Five students from other colleges in the region spent July at UGA, living on campus and experiencing the work of professional historians firsthand. The new program, launched by the history department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and funded entirely by donors, provided an opportunity to share UGA with these students and to build better relationships with their institutions. The focus of the History Fellows Summer Workshop was to…
Tags: History, Donors, Visitors, Fellows, Students, Research, Workshop
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:06am
Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye and Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd recently received career-defining professional awards: Professor of marine sciences and director of the Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf research consortium, Joye has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. An international nonprofit scientific association with…
Tags: Fellows, Department of Romance Languages, Meeting, Office of Student Academic Services, Earth, Four Towers Building, industry
Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:55am
The University of Georgia will host a viewing party of the solar eclipse on August 21. Professor Marshall Shepherd uses his Forbes column to underscore a crucial point about the rare event: Intuitively, I think most people understand that we have seasons because the Earth is tilted on its axis as it rotates around the sun. We are currently in northern (southern) hemisphere summer (winter) because that hemisphere is tilting toward the sun and…
Tags: Fellows, English, Department of English, Four Towers Building, Department of Dance
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:25am
Spatio-temporal rainfall patterns around Atlanta, Georgia and possible relationships to urban land cover. Great stuff. Baseball fans (and teams) are weather watchers comparable perhaps only to farmers. This new work builds on the urban heat island phenomenon Shepherd has published on previously, and like the best science, may help the public make sense out of a puzzling situation.  
Tags: Fellows, Four Towers Building, Earth, Human Nature
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:44am
Franklin faculty and students continue to be quoted by and to author articles across worldwide media, including all major print publications. A sample from the past few weeks: Research by Archeology graduate student Sammantha Nicole Holder had her featured in The Guardian (reconstructing the diet of Napoleon's Grand Army) The other side of Confederate Memorial Day (Spalding Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus James Cobb) – Time Four…
Tags: Human Nature, Coliseum Training Facility, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, Campus Transit Facility, HR, Fellows
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:39am
Our faculty and the university as a whole kick off the New Year with exemplary honors and awards. A few from the past month: Andrea Sweigart, assistant professor of genetics, honored with Presidential Early Career Award UGA marine scientists received a $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study how microorganisms in the oceans keep the Earth healthy, professor and P.I. Mary Ann Moran and GRA Eminent Scholar Arthur…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Fellows, Office of Institutional Diversity, ClinEpiDB, industry
Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:59am
Research, opinion and more put Franklin College faculty and students in print and pixels around the world in November. A sample of the great work by our colleagues: Chimps and bonobos had flings—and swapped genes—in the past (Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics Michael Arnold) – Science Magazine When does skepticism become bias in science? Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in his regular column in…
Tags: Human Nature, Fellows, HR, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Circle of Honor
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:15am
Not the feedback loop, but fact-checking media reports. In perhaps the next iteration of evaluating climate news and data, how trustworthy is the science you read about? A new group will track the accuracy of climate news to evaluate what's out there: Last week, Climate Feedback announced the Scientific Trust Tracker, a feature that will track news outlets’ accuracy on climate change, one scientist-reviewed story at a time. Right now, the Trust…
Tags: Black Theatrical Ensemble, Coliseum Training Facility, Fellows, Earth, instruction, Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:02am
Franklin faculty engagement and the impact of public scholarship on policy debates to understanding the news takes shape in media around the world. A sample from the month of October: Evidence of water found on Mars, reports the Athens Banner-Herald. Monday’s announcement by NASA “provides a more concrete result on such a claim based on the most recent Mars mission data,” said Inseok Song, associate professor of astronomy New research from…
Tags: Fellows, Department of Marine Sciences
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:48am
An original video series released yesterday explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. The series, “When Nature Strikes: Science of Natural Hazards” is produced by NBC Learn, the educational arm of the NBCUniversal News Group, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences and The Weather Channel. The ten-part video series draws on…
Tags: Fellows, documentary, St. Lucia, education, Humanities
Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:12am
Whatever the curent state of the art on presenting/denying/affirming the realities and consequences of a changing global climate, UGA and Franklin College scholars have long been a trustworthy source of expertise on the subject. And it is a complex subject, which is why it calls for scholarship from such a wide range of fields from marine sciences to geography and atmospheric sciences to microbiology, forestry, ecology and the biological…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Fellows, Georgia Climate Project, industry, Four Towers Building
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:38am
UGA Research magazine and now the UGA homepage feature this terrific article on atmospheric sciences hero, Marshall Shepherd: The bogeymen he faces aren't humanoid, however, but the misinformation he calls "zombie theories" — the litany of benighted arguments that human activities are not, after all, the root cause of global climate change. Time and time again, atmospheric scientists have countered these assertions — such as "The climate change…
Tags: Fellows, Coliseum Training Facility, museum
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:56am
Yesterday, The Guardian and ABC News quoted geography professor Marshall Shepherd about a study showing population concentrating into areas facing significant temperature rises. Today, we released news about a study authored by Shepherd and his colleagues about vulnerable populations in Georgia that are highly susceptible to climate change: The study, published May 18 in Applied Geography, examines not only the sensitivity and susceptibility of…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, experience, Fellows, Four Towers Building, Department of Marine Sciences
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:59am
Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography J. Marshall Shepherd addressed the debate (and political gamesmanship) surrounding cuts to NASA's earth science budget in the Washington Post last week: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, one of the few people that has actually seen our home planet from the vantage point of space, issued a statement noting that proposed cuts, “gut our Earth science program and…
Tags: Fellows, Sociology, linguistics, 9, Guggenheim, debate
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:19am
Special treat from the folks at the Athens Science Cafe tonight beginning at 6 pm at the Foundry: Marshall Shepherd talks about communicating weather and climate: "Zombies, Sports, and Cola: What does it mean for communicating weather and climate?" led by Dr. Marshall Shepherd from the UGA Department of Geography. Dr. Shepherd is the director of the UGA Atmospheric Sciences program and is a Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor.…
Tags: Fellows, public, Department of English
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:34am
In his Climate Action Plan, President Barack Obama laid out a series of steps to combat carbon pollution, prepare for climate-change impacts and lead global efforts to tackle this shared challenge. The steps range from broad, national policy to recognizing localized efforts and the people behind them. One of these will take place Monday, Feb. 9 at the White House and will be hosted by UGA's Marshall Shepherd: Shepherd, the University of Georgia…
Tags: Fellows, campus, experience, Coliseum Training Facility, Demosthenian Hall, Earth
Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:10am
From the Ebola outbreak to the eclipse of the Hunter's Moon to securing the White House, Franklin faculty answered reporter queries and authored popular press articles on a variety of subjects. A sampling from over the past month: UGA to share National Science Foundation grant – Tina Salguero, assistant chemistry professor, is on one of nine research teams across the country to share an $18 million NSF grant “to investigate the promise of 2-D…
Tags: Hawking, Fellows
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 9:29am
Karen Seto and Marshall Shepherd's recent paper in Current Opinions on Environmental Sustainability summarized the role of urbanization on climate and moved the discourse forward on challenges and opportunities at the intersection of the coupled-human natural system.  The objective of this lecture is to discuss the so-called "other," climate change related to human activity (urbanization).  To place urban effects on the climate system in proper…
Tags: poverty, Coliseum Training Facility, robots, Fellows
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:42am
The award sounds funny, but the prestigious Captain Planet Foundation has honored Marshall Shepherd for his very serious efforts on educating the public about climate change:  Marshall Shepherd is a Captain Planet Protector of the Earth, according to the Captain Planet Foundation, which recently added him to a list of outstanding real-life environmental superheroes. Shepherd, the UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Social Sciences, will…
Tags: Fellows, Coliseum Training Facility, achievement, honor
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:52pm
Athletic Association Professor of Social Sciences and director of our atmospheric sciences program Marshall Shepherd was a guest of Raphael Miranda on MSNBC this week, talking about extreme weather, new satellite technology for forecasting and the polar vortex, among other subjects. Great job, Dr. Shepherd.    
Tags: Fellows, Truman Scholarship, Department of English, UGA Entrepreneur Program, #UGA18
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:41am
Reflecting the need to understand the complexity of weather and climate issues today The Weather Channel is launching a new talk show, "Weather Geeks," featuring our own Marshall Shepherd as host: “One of the greatest aspects of my involvement with AMS and our community as a whole is the opportunity to hear the best minds in our field discuss the most pressing issues in weather,” said Shepherd. “Our vision is for Weather Geeks to be a weekly…
Tags: Fellows, St. Lucia, Department of English, LA Phil
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:49am
The National Urban League has published the 38th edition of The State of Black America, a book with essays by some of our nation's leading thinkers, including our own J. Marshall Shepherd: the State of Black America®– One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America – underscores a reality the National Urban League knows all too well – that the major impediments to equality, empowerment and mobility are jobs, access to a living wage and wealth…
Tags: plant biology, UGA Plant Center, Fellows, award, Athens Science Cafe
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:47pm
"We're the largest general scientific society in the world, and therefore we believe we have an obligation to inform the public and policymakers about what science is showing about any issue in modern life, and climate is a particularly pressing one," said Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO of AAAS. "As the voice of the scientific community, we need to share what we know and bring policymakers to the table to discuss how to deal with the issue." The Nobel…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Fellows, ClinEpiDB, Earth, author
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 9:12am
Atheltic Association Professor Marshall Shepherd was a guest on CBS' Face the Nation yesterday. He not only represented UGA extraordinarily well, as usual, he also made a great deal of sense talking about weather and climate:     The blog Living in the Real World offered some thoughts and critiques on Shepherd's interview: [Dr.] Shepherd makes navigating such interviews seem deceptively easy. The reality? The questions come fast, and they’…
Tags: Fellows, Department of English, goals
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:29am
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mph winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals. The PBS NOVA dcomentary Killer Typhoon featured perspectives from some of the world's leading climate scientists, including AMS president and UGA professor Marshall Shepherd. The program aired last night. The trailer:    …
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Fellows, photography, Human Nature