Thu, 08/23/2018 - 3:09pm
Meet second year Ph.D. student in the department of chemistry, Brianna Garcia. Originally from La Verne, California, Brianna attended California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona where she earned her B.S. in Chemistry (Biochemistry option). Now, at the University of Georgia, Brianna works at the Complex Carbohydrates Research Center with Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Art Edison …
Tags: Franklin Student Spotlight, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Students, Research
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:59am
A new theory of aging published by Franklin College researchers in the journal BioEssays addresses the link between ATP levels and aging, based on broad research showing that stored energy levels decrease substantially as animals age: In the BioEssays article, Snehal Chaudhari and Edward Kipreos of the University Georgia propose the “Energy Maintenance Theory of Aging,” which posits that the survival of older animals requires the maintenance of…
Tags: Cellular Biology, Research
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
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 3:31pm
A title that would make an extraordinary single article [or film], but this triumvirate of stories in the media over the weekend featuring Franklin College faculty provides a handy illustration of the breadth of arts and science scholarship. Professor emeritus of history James Cobb in TIME magazine: During the 1950s and ‘60s, New York-based publications like TIME, Newsweekor Harper’s regularly devoted special issues or special sections of…
Tags: Fibonacci Sequence, History, Anthropology, Nature, Scholarship, Research
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:30pm
The thriving Experiential Learning initiative at UGA provides arts & sciences students and faculty members the opportunity to reach higher: While experiential learning has long been part of many of UGA’s pre-professional programs, there was initial concern about the feasibility of ensuring science and humanities majors had a diverse range of opportunities. In STEM disciplines, undergraduate research is the most coveted EL experience. But it…
Tags: Experiential Learning, Courses, Students, Faculty, Field Study, Projects, Research, Community
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:27am
In a new paper published in the journal Cell, genetics professor Kelly Dawe solves a long-sought mystery: Modern genetics is based on the idea that genes are passed on to progeny in a predictable fashion, as first described by 19th-century Austrian botanist Gregor Mendel. He determined that genes exist in pairs, and each one of the two has an equal chance of being transmitted to the next generation. However, in rare exceptions, chromosomes are…
Tags: Faculty, Research
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 4:47pm
Tomorrow, Tuesday April 2, the Graduate School presents the 13th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture at 4 pm in the UGA Chapel. The Speaker is Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the James M. Cox, Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory University. In 2007, Klibanoff won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation." The book explores news coverage of civil…
Tags: Financial Planning Research Center, Projects, Research