Holland elected Paleontological Society president

Holland, head shot black and white.Congratulations to geology professor Steve Holland, who was just elected president of the Paleontological Society at the recent Geological Society of America meeting:

Founded in 1908, the Paleontological Society is an international professional organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology. Within its professional purview, the society fosters research, provides outreach and aids education.

“For more than a century, the...

4th Annual Ljungdahl Lecture features JPL's Russell

Russell headshot, with ferns.Outstanding UGA research scientist and teacher Lars Ljungdahl, Georgia Power Professor of Biotechnology, has long been a powerful creative force on our campus. Along with his late wife Despy Karlas (professor of piano in the Hodgson School of Music), Ljundahl has also been a longterm patron of the arts.

Shepherd and Knox opine on Sandy and forecasting in the AJC

How do we understand the potential of a megastorm like Sandy, currently battering the East coast of the U.S.? Geography professors Marshall Shepherd and John Knox explain in an Op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Advances in numerical weather forecasting during the past several decades have extended our ability to see into the future. In September 1938, before all of these advances, a hurricane devastated Long Island and much of...