Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:21am
The Georgia Debate Union finished the fall semester ranked as the top ranked varsity debate team in the country according to both the American Debate Association and National Debate Tournament varsity rankings. The team is ranked third in the Cross Examination Debate Association Rankings.   The rankings are based on a points-based system whereby individual two-person teams from a university or college accumulate points based off of their wins/…
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 2:57pm
UGA alumna Betsy Fretwell AB ’89, MPA ’91 provides an inspiring example of impact, intuition and service: As part of her high school’s Government for a Day program, Fretwell fatefully pulled the position of city manager from a hat. After a day spent in a position she had never even heard of, playing pretend for her city government, a seed was planted in her mind. Fretwell didn’t always intend to join the public service arena. Entering UGA as a…
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:51am
Franklin College double major (biology/psychology) Summer Roberson has built upon her experiences on campus and abroad to develop her passion for serving others: The summer following freshman year, I studied abroad in various locations in Australia and New Zealand. My cohort included students of all ages and majors. Lectures while hiking through Carnarvon Gorge and presentations that require you to snorkel through the Great Barrier Reef are…
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:25am
The National Institutes of Health has awarded University of Georgia researchers $1.956 million for a high-resolution mass spectrometer that will enhance capabilities for scientists in many fields across campus: The award by the NIH High End Instrumentation program, which provides grants in the range of $600,000 to $2 million for a variety of expensive instrumentation, including MRI imagers, electron microscopes, DNA sequencers, and mass…
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:10am
Commensalism is a term for one kind of biological relationship between species in which members of one gain benefits while those of the other neither benefit nor are harmed, contrasted with mutualism or parasitism. One obligate commensal is a common human fungal pathogen, the yeast Candida albicans, and the focus of new paper by assistant professor of plant biology Douda Bensasson published in the journal Genetics: Most humans are inhabited by…
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:14am
Lamar Dodd School of Art professor Joe Norman has taken art students into the world of public art commissions with the creation and restoration of murals and wall signs across the state: Joseph Norman’s work graces the collections of such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His pieces have been acquired by the Smithsonian—oh, and also by Oprah. But these days, Norman is giving art…
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:24am
The National Institutes of Health has established UGA as a core center of efforts to unblock a bottleneck in biological and medical research: University of Georgia scientists will utilize genetics and quantum chemistry as tools for identifying unknown metabolites in the human body as one of five Compound Identification Development Cores in the United States. The initiative, funded by National Institutes of Health Metabolomics Common Fund, is…
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 2:00pm
During the fall semester, our Franklin College Student Ambassadors took to their own Instagram account to introduce themselves. We introduced the first half on the chronicles blog last fall and are now happy to introduce you to the rest of these ambitious students. With a wide range of majors and ambitions, these students exemplify the range of opportunities available to students at Franklin College and UGA more broadly. Now, we're proud to…
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:03am
Supporting our students as they establish career goals and move toward the next steps in their professional lives working in the arts, the Hugh Hodgson School of of Music and the Lamar Dodd School of Art present Arts Career Entrepreneurship Day on Friday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the School of Art. In the Fall Semester of 2018 the School of Art and the School of Music initiated the Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space…
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:57am
During fall 2018, UGA Libraries and the Office of Research sponsored the Capturing Science Contest. The contest, now in its second year, challenged UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre. Organizers received 36 submissions covering STEM concepts in a variety of disciplines, including games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other…