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Improving public health messaging on hot car deaths

Posted 2 months 3 weeks 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 2 months 3 weeks 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...

Willson Center celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted 3 months 5 days ago
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Promoting research and creativity in the humanities and arts on campus and beyond, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary this academic year, beginning today with a public reception and a panel discussion on "The Humanities and Arts Today":

The discussion, moderated by Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center, will be held Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panelists are Laurie Baefsky, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts...

Thursday Scholarship Concert Series opens Sept. 7

Posted 3 months 6 days ago
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The students of the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, along with an array of faculty soloists, opens a new year of concerts for the Thursday Scholarship Series in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.:

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s flagship concert series opens with one of its most notable large ensembles performing classics from Barber, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.

The concert opens with Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra. Premiered in 1942, the single-movement orchestral work clocks in around 11 minutes.

“The Barber is a lush and...

OTAS - helping transfer students adjust

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Our Office of Students Academic Services reaches into many parts of campus, touching the college journey of many students - particularly including transfer students:

In an average year, transfers make up nearly 20 percent of newly enrolled students at the University of Georgia.

"Students in this transfer population include veterans, in-state and out-of-state transfers, international students as well as nontraditional students," said Field. "Students often arrive on campus unaware of the many UGA resources designed to help them succeed."

For example, Kayla, a new...

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