Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:53am
Stacy Cobb takes the Commencement stage tomorrow and steps into UGA history as she adds a chapter to her own wonderful story: The first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Georgia, Stacy Cobb has turned a passion for public health into a career as a biostatistician. Along the way, Cobb has discovered an expansive capacity for learning, the importance of role models and the crucial role that confidence plays in the…
Tags: History, Campus Transit Facility, Dawson Hall, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:04am
UGA added two new Udall Scholars to its ranks this year as third-year students Shreya Ganeshan and Elizabeth Wilkes were honored for their leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment. Each year, the Udall Foundation awards about 60 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for their efforts related to Native American nations or their work in environmental advocacy and policy. Ganeshan, from Johns Creek, is…
Tags: Community, Four Towers Building, History, Coliseum Training Facility, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Office of Government Relations
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:20am
Ping Ma, professor in the department of statistics, has been awarded $1.3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop statistical tools to further clarify the causes of many diseases-including cancer, heart disease and aging-related illnesses. Over four years, Ma and his team of researchers will look at something known as small RNAs, hoping to unravel their regulatory role on abnormal variations in genetic transcription…
Tags: History, Human Nature, D.W. Brooks Mall, New Year
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:23am
Long long ago in a land far far away not so far from here at all, crocodiles, dinosaurs, and birds all arose from early reptiles called thecodonts.   Using new computational methods developed by assistant professor of statistics Liang Liu, Travis Glenn of the College of Public health and others, an international team of scientists has shed more light on an obscure period of avian evolution and further untangle the bird family tree. Members of…
Tags: History, Earth
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:29am
One form of epigenetic change known as DNA methylation is particularly understudied in this area. "There's a large amount of evidence that a process known as DNA methylation is a key player in cancer development," Zhong said. "Today's next-generation sequencing techniques give us the data we need to close the gap in this area of research." Zhong and her team will develop a suite of statistical models to broaden the understanding of how…
Tags: History, disease, D.W. Brooks Mall, Human Nature, cellular biology, biosciences
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:58am
Christine Franklin, that is. It seems that every week is awards week for Franklin College faculty, as the American Statistical Association honored one of our best with its most prestigious award: [ASA] recently presented its Founders Award to Christine Franklin, the Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of statistics. The ASA is the nation's preeminent professional…
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:24am
Our department of statistics serves as an important nexus - instructing majors and graduate students, master's students from other disciplines and providing modeling and analysis for research projects around campus. It's terrific reputation is well-earned and now that renown has dveloped into a promising corporate partnership: [The department of] statistics and State Farm Insurance Companies will cooperate on a new program beginning this fall…
Tags: History, Meigs Professorship, Institute for Women's Studies, grades, Skidaway Inst of Oceanography - Department of Marine Sciences
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 9:47am
The Franklin College is home to 30 departments and nearly 30 more centers, institutes and programs. That's a lot of news to keep up with. But our units do a great job of sharing their specific news, notes, headlines and quotes with the wider world. And what were formerly printed materials that units mailed out are now nice elctronic documents and websites that allow us to share more information than ever with a growing roster of friends, alumni…
Tags: Jon Amster, Four Towers Building, History, Department of Statistics, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:04am
Senior Lecturer, undergraduate coordinator and Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor in the department of statistics Christine Franklin (no relation but a big part of our family) was awarded the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics at the USCOTS Award Banquet on Friday, May 17: This biennial award is presented at the U.S. Conference On Teaching Statistics to an individual who, over an extended…
Tags: History, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Humanities