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, 03/05/2018 - 11:15am
Internationally renowned researcher whose work has created a better understanding of marine ecosystems and the roles of the ocean microbiome, UGA professor Mary Ann Moran has been named Regents’ Professor: Moran is a Distinguished Research Professor in the marine sciences department, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, who has served on the University of Georgia faculty since 1993. Regents’ Professorships are bestowed by the…
Tags: industry, Bronze Age, Visitors
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:30am
Google maps for the undersea world? A new University of Georgia project is designed to make that become a reality. The project, Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, aims to create an underwater 3-D map that illustrates spatial information about habitat characteristics like temperature, oxygen, light, using computational and graphical tools so that scientists, stakeholders, and the public can “see” how the ocean habitats will change.…
Tags: industry, Georgia Climate Project, Visitors, Coliseum Training Facility, Earth
Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:48am
Near the ocean surface, sunlight causes the breakdown of organic compounds and converts them into carbon dioxide. Until recently, this process has been nearly impossible to measure because the additional carbon dioxide produced per day is tiny compared to the existing high concentration of CO2 present in the sea. But using a new technique and a new NSF grant, marine sciences researchers at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are working to…
Tags: Rome, Visitors, excellence, outreach
Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:55am
The complex unpacking of how micro-organisms work - and work together - in the world's oceans continues apace, as this new perspective article by marine sciences faculty members attests: In the past, studying the connections between ocean-borne compounds and microbes has been impractical because of the sheer complexity of each. Three University of Georgia faculty members-along with an international team of scientists-bring to the forefront…
Tags: archaeology, industry, Visitors, Omisoka, student-athletes, Oxford
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:35am
The community of microorganisms in the world's oceans turn out to be the most important control mechanisms of how the Earth functions. Understanding their function and behavior will leverage our grasp on how the Earth will adjust to broad environmental changes, says Mary Ann Moran in a review article in the journal Science: The ocean microbiome covers the majority of the Earth's surface, extending an average of more than 2 miles deep to the sea…
Tags: archaeology, industry, Visitors, Performance
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:18am
Formerly Chief Scientist of NOAA, Dr. Earle is a National Geographic Explorer in Residence and was instrumental in adding the oceans layer to Google Earth. Great work, Dr. Joye. The power of film to help address conservation issues worldwide could prove decisive thanks to the tireless efforts of filmmakers, scientists and producers working together to bring attention and support solutions. Image: Samantha Joye with Sylvia Earle, BLUE Film…
Tags: Department of Romance Languages, Visitors, Genetics, industry
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:17am
  Image: meltwater runoff from the ice sheet margin in Greenland during summer 2013, courtesy of Thomas Mote.
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature, Visitors, Sociology, romance languages
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 10:29am
Great news from the department of marine sciences: UGA physical oceanographer Renato Castelao and colleague Ruoying He of North Carolina State University will launch two autonomous underwater vehicles called gliders in fall 2013. UGA's Salty Dawg and NCSU's Salacia, named for the Roman goddess of salt water, will remotely collect data on the exchange of water between the coastal ocean off Georgia and the Gulf Stream. "The oceans are chronically…
Tags: Visitors, Study Abroad, Volunteer, Diversity