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Childhood stress-related resistance to vaccines

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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The effects of stress on contemporary life continue to come into focus. Added contributions will come from UGA researchers trying to understand why stress experienced during childhood could make vaccines less effective for some people:

The researchers will study immune responses based on age, and whether or not stressful life experiences like physical or mental abuse, poverty, or adversity such as chaos in the home or neglect, can increase resistance to vaccines.

About 250 people ranging from age 18 to 85 will participate in the study. During the first of several lab visits...

Noted and Quoted, October 2017

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty, students and alumni continue to appear in a variety of media around the world. A sampling of October news about and by our colleagues:

Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions – research by associate professor of sociology Sarah Shannon at Phys.org

“Something tropical” in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend? Hurricane season is not over, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

UGA researches how “brown ocean” effect strengthens hurricanes on land, research by Marshall Shepherd...

African worlds through music

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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The 2017 African Studies Fall Lecture brings University of Mississippi professor George Worlasi Kwasi Dor to campus to present "African Worlds Through Music: Diversity, Historicity and Homology in African Music Cultures" on Thursday October 19 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.

Dr. Dor is the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at Ole Miss. Dor bases his published articles, book chapters, and presentations on inductive research he has conducted on the themes of African music theory, African art music, African indigenous knowledge, creative processes, the African diaspora and dance...

Gift to bring café to Griffin campus

Posted 2 months 1 day ago
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A historic structure at the heart of the University of Georgia Griffin campus will undergo a $1 million renovation thanks to a gift from the Dundee Community Association:

The nearly 100-year-old facility, which once housed mules that pulled plows and other farm equipment, will be repurposed into a café that will connect students and the surrounding community with the history of Griffin and Spalding County. The 3,900-square-foot Dundee Café at the Mule Barn is scheduled to open in summer 2018 in the historic structure near the campus student learning center.

The $1,023,000...

Indigeneity and the Sacred

Posted 2 months 3 days ago
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A new book on sacred natural sites, Indigeneity and the Sacred: Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas, was recently published by Berghahn Books:

The conservation of sites that indigenous people hold sacred has taken urgency as globalization and population growth increased demands for resources in the mountains of the Western Hemisphere.  Fausto O. Sarmiento, a professor of Geography and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, and Sarah Hitchner, an adjunct professor in Anthropology and assistant research scientist at the Center...

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