Thu, 07/26/2018 - 3:20pm
Plastic waste has been a growing focus of attention from UGA researchers for some time, and their work along several lines of inquiry is drawing important coverage to a serious problem. Marine sciences faculty have also been studying the problem near the Georgia coast and one of them was invited share some of that expertise at a congressional briefing this summer:  University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher [and…
Tags: Plastic, Oceans, Pollution, Marine Sciences, Faculty, Experts, Public Scholarship, Congress
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:07am
50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assasinated on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. His legacy continues to run deep, his shadow cast long, on American struggles with race, poverty, inequality and injustice. Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies Ed Pavlic offers this meditation on The Forgotten Economic Vision of Martin Luther King: King’s position in history signals part of the…
Tags: Fine Arts Building, Dean Rusk Hall, Anthropology, Department of History, Plastic
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:38pm
Senior biochemistry and molecular biology major and North Oconee graduate Hailey Clark has taken her UGA experience in the direction of a future in health economics: I cannot understate the value of the various undergraduate research opportunities that I have participated in. I was a Roosevelt Scholar (now an Honors Policy Scholar) and was immersed in the world of public policy. My work throughout the semester resulted in a policy proposal to…
Tags: Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Outstanding Advisor, Plastic
Fri, 11/11/2016 - 2:38pm
The purpose of government is a much more essential question than the framing we more often use to describe it, much less the criteria we use to select our leaders. But a new study from an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers sheds some light on the positive effects of a supplemental program as much more broad than typically considered: Increased enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Georgia contributed to the growth…
Tags: Plastic, Fair, Four Towers Building, Human Nature
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:11am
Augusta native and double Franklin major (A.B. economics, B.S. biology) has been involved in research, as well as many other activities, since he started at UGA: Since my first semester here at UGA, I have been involved with the Roosevelt Institute, a national student policy think tank with chapters at over 100 universities across the country. Working with Roosevelt, I have conducted policy research with faculty members in a variety of…
Tags: Book Sale, Plastic, Conner Hall, Human Nature, resistance
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:00am
Something that often goes missing in conversations on, much less debates about, what to do about climate change is optimism. If, for example, a discussion of the economics of the transition to an industrial model from the agricultural age had occured, there would have been great gnashing of teeth but a convincing case could have been made, though likely with some strict limitations toward eventual consequences, if these could have been imagined…
Tags: poverty, Coliseum Training Facility, Earth, Plastic
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:46am
UGA faculty members and Georgia Sea Grant are doing important work along the Georgia coast, helping communities plan for a major expansion of the Savannah Harbor: "Most of the regional attention to the Savannah Harbor deepening has focused on the ecological effects to the river and adjacent wetland ecosystems," said Charles Hopkinson, Georgia Sea Grant director. "We want to shift the focus to local communities so that they are prepared to handle…
Tags: experience, majors, Performance, 9, Plastic, symposium, #UGA18
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:55am
Very interesting new research from the Jerry Shannon in the department of geography on access to healthy food: The concept of food deserts grew out of a need to describe areas with the combination of a low-income population and reduced availability of stores selling healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Online resources made available by the USDA identify food deserts by measuring the distance to the closest supermarket from each census…
Tags: behavioral science, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Plastic, Four Towers Building
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:46pm
Terrific new study from the Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology Laboratory in the department of psychology: Although choosing to do something because the perceived benefit outweighs the financial cost is something people do daily, little is known about what happens in the brain when a person makes these kinds of decisions. Studying how these cost-benefit decisions are made when choosing to consume alcohol, University of Georgia…
Tags: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, tweets, Human Nature, smartphones, Plastic, Irma
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 9:50am
Did you know that that first time the seat of an empire was transferred to a colony happened in 1808? It was from Portugal to Rio de Janeiro, under the duress of the Napoloenic wars in Europe. And when Brazil gained its independence in 1822, the first country to recognize it was the very young United States of America and the two countries have been closely linked ever since. This and more I learned at the inaugural Brazilian Student Association…
Tags: TEDxUGA, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Human Nature, 9, Plastic