WUGA-FM celebrates 30 years on the air

Posted 3 months 1 day ago

Congratulations to our local public radio affiliate WUGA, which is celebrating 30 years in broadcasting:

the NPR affiliate operated by the University of Georgia, is celebrating 30 years of being on the air. The station first went live on the morning of Aug. 28, 1987, and has been serving the Athens community ever since, offering both national and local programming.

"There is no other radio station in this area that provides the kind of content that this station does," said Jimmy Sanders, WUGA's general manager. "The community values this radio station and recognizes how...

The science of rain delays

Posted 3 months 3 days ago

Professor Marshall Shepherd and UNC colleagues published a study on urban rainfall patterns around Atlanta that found that the new home of the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park, sits “in the maximum region” for cloudbursts:

 The pattern of rainfall anomalies is most evident in the early evening hours of the day and is hypothesized to be related to the evolution of the skin or surface urban heat island (UHI), rather than the canopy layer UHI. The study formally proposes the term “flow regime dependent” downwind anomaly regions Spatio-temporal rainfall patterns around Atlanta, Georgia and...

Training & Development summer course offerings

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Faculty and staff in the Franklin College update procedures and guidelines for their areas of responsibility on a near-constant basis just to keep up with challenges of serving our students in and out of the classroom, marking our day-to-day activities throughout the academic year. And yet professional development of faculty and staff is also a priority, so summer can be a great time to brush up on procedures or to learn completely new skills. Tranining & Development classes offered by Human Resources cover a range of activities relevant to our work.

Classes include faculty...

Travelling (and pregnant) with trowel

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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Great feature on anthropology professor Suzanne Pilaar Birch in The Guardian:

This bunch of smiling, pregnant scientists, evidently glowing as much from the sheer exertion of hard work as from hormones was a surprising spectacle on Twitter. It was around the time tennis champion Serena Williams announced she was having a baby and the internet was buzzing with the news that she’d won the Australian Open while pregnant – without dropping a set. We frequently see images of glamorous stars showing off their bumps – Beyoncé’s heavily styled Instagram shots, Demi Moore on the cover of ...

Communicating research to the public

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

The varied effects of climate change. The Zika virus. Vaccinations and immunizations. Are bumble bees disappearing? How do we keep our data private? As the media catches up with the latest scientific findings and relates them to the public, how should the public interpret them? It's a big question, especially given the volume of research publications and the click-bait business model of many online news sources. It can be easy for the public to be misled or simply to ignore significant new findings. A recent symposium on helping the public interpret new research presented some important...