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UGA Theatre presents The Last Witch

Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Continuing tonight and running through Sunday October 1, UGA Theatre presents The Last Witch:

Set in northern Scotland in 1727, The Last Witch is based on the historical account of Janet Horne, the last person to be legally tried and executed for witchcraft in the British Isles. After being scorned and ridiculed, the eccentric widow (played by Anna Pieri) chooses to capitalize on the circulating rumors that she possesses supernatural abilities. The community’s growing fear places the lives of Janet and her teenage daughter Helen (Melanie Sheahan) at risk. Written by Rona Munro and...

Bringing Middle East history, discovery to the classroom

Posted 3 weeks 3 days ago
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As the Middle East expert in the history department, assistant professor Kevin Jones teaches a three-part survey on the region, a course on the Arab-Israel conflict and an Honors course on religion, nationalism and revolution. The combination reflects an ongoing scholarly journey that all began in Jones' earliest days of college:

"My first day as an undergraduate student was Sept. 11, 2001," Jones said. "The Middle East was in the news, and as an undergraduate I took some classes to try and better understand it."

A philosophy major at Wake Forest University, Jones gravitated...

Parsing the Microbiome

Posted 4 weeks 19 hours ago
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The 2017 Institute of Bioinformatics annual symposium on Monday, September 25 focuses on the structured ecological community that regulates how the Earth functions in practically every way, from energy consumption to respiration:

the microbiome, a collective term for the multitude of microbial communities that form critical components of biological systems ranging from human health to agriculture and the environment. Microbiome research frequently involves complex datasets, with a wide variety of organisms interacting at different spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales. Parsing the...

Improving public health messaging on hot car deaths

Posted 1 month 17 hours ago
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Critical new findings urge better messaging about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars:

Each year, dozens of young children die after being locked in a hot car, but new research from the University of Georgia's department of geography shows that most parents don't believe it could happen to them.

Their findings, published recently in the journal Injury Prevention, could help improve public health messaging and prevent more deaths.

Department of geography doctoral student Castle Williams and professor Andrew Grundstein interviewed parents and caregivers as well...

Noted and Quoted, September 2017

Posted 1 month 2 days ago
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The stormy weather brings out the best in our climate experts, among others. A sample of the Franklin College faculty members quoted in the media during September:

Why President Trump recoils from denouncing his “alt-right” supporters, article in STAT quotes professor of psychology Keith Campbell

New light cast on sea level, climate threats – Brunswick News mentions work by Public Service Associate and geography Ph.D. Mathew Hauer

No, NASA is not predicting 15 days of complete darkness in November, by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall...

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