Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:27pm
A striking new study published in the journal Cell shows details how ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans have more in common than meets the eye—namely, they both respire and conserve energy using a similar molecular mechanism, one that has adapted to changing environmental conditions over billions of years: "Nature is really good at finding molecules that work and then modifying…
Tags: student-athletes, English, freshman, Theatre and Film Studies, Human Nature
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:20am
Today is the day. Beginning about 1 p.m. and peaking at approximately 2:38 p.m., the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth. Professor of geography John Knox, who led the organization of a massive viewing opportunity at Stanford Stadum, explains.     Go to the stadium, or just get outside somewhere this afternoon for this very rare event. Some reminders: -Viewing the eclipse directly without protective glasses may result in serious eye…
Tags: English, Department of Dance, Four Towers Building, Earth, resistance
Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:55am
The University of Georgia will host a viewing party of the solar eclipse on August 21. Professor Marshall Shepherd uses his Forbes column to underscore a crucial point about the rare event: Intuitively, I think most people understand that we have seasons because the Earth is tilted on its axis as it rotates around the sun. We are currently in northern (southern) hemisphere summer (winter) because that hemisphere is tilting toward the sun and…
Tags: Fellows, English, Department of English, Four Towers Building, Department of Dance
Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:09am
Aggressive pathogens that infect humans can thrive in an oxygen-free environment via an ability to acquire the essential nutrient iron from heme (the cofactor that makes blood and muscle appear red). Newly published research from the department of biochemistry and molecular biology reveals how a key enzyme at the center of this survival mechanism functions, a breakthrough that will help provide an opportunity for a new class of antimicrobial…
Tags: English, Human Nature
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:52am
It sounds like the title of a cable documentary (a good one! And maybe it is) but scientists from North America, Europe and China have published a paper in PNAS that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on Earth: From strange and exotic algae, mosses, ferns, trees and flowers growing deep in steamy rainforests to the grains and vegetables humans eat and the ornamental plants adorning people's homes, all…
Tags: Thinc. at UGA, Creswell Hall, Human Nature, English
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:46am
This is an update on a story we reported back in January. The Franklin College is especially pleased that it is written by the newest member of our communications team, Jessica Luton. Be sure to watch the great videos for each research project.   To Infinity and Beyond From Observation to Application: Franklin students inform policy using NASA data By Jessica Luton When NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is mentioned in…
Tags: Sociology, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, English, Earth, history, Four Towers Building, prehistory
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 9:13am
The big news starting on Saturday grew out of reports that scientists measured an average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide of 400 parts per million for the first time, which equals one very busy UGA geography professor: "Most experts that really study CO2 amounts estimate that we haven't seen that amount of CO2 in our atmosphere in about 3 million years," said J. Marshall Shepherd, climate change expert and professor at the University…
Tags: Psychology, Climate Change, Fellows, English, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:05pm
But in April we schedule events designed to highlight the importance of sustainable living: From April 22-27, the UGA Office of Sustainability, Students for Environmental Action and other campus and community organizations will host events highlighting opportunities ranging from alternative transportation and local food to water resource preservation and career insights from industry leaders. UGA Earth Week is held in conjunction with Athens-…
Tags: English, Computer Science, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 9:06am
If anyone was wondering whether there would be any interest in public lectures on big scientific questions, and relatedly, what a packed Chapel for such a discussion would look like, here you are: The Origins Lecture Series continues on Wednesday Feb. 27,  when Claiborne Glover will discuss the origins of biomolecules. Again, arriving early is a good idea. Image: Clumsy author photo and Photoshop job, but you get the idea.
Tags: Earth, English, Thalian Blackfriars and The Black Theatrical Ensemble
Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:39am
The Origins Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel with Ray Freeman-Lynde from the department of geography: In the early 19th Century, geologists, using simple principles to determine the relative ages of rocks, came to understand the great age of the earth and to establish a relative geologic time scale. Following the discovery of radioactivity at the end of the 19th Century, geochronologists developed techniques…
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